Questions tagged [scheduling]

Questions about the optimisation problem of ordering a set of tasks so that some objective function (e.g. makespan) is minimised. The set of constraints is crucial; in particular, there is a large body of research covering online variants. Use the process-scheduling tag for questions specifically about scheduling in operating systems.

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What kind of scheduling problem is this?

I'm working on a problem and would like to do some research on similar problems to help refine my approach. Can anyone help me identify what kind of problem this is or, at least, what kind of ...
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How can OS schedule disk requests efficiently without knowing the LBN to PBN mapping ?

I learn from the OS schoolbook that the OS has the function that schedule the disk requests with the knowing algorithms such as SSTF, SCAN .. However, the date layout inner disk drives now is very ...
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Hard disk scheduling - N-set-SCAN vs FSCAN

I'm wondering which is a better scheduling algorithm to use. The only real difference I can see is that in FSCAN there are two queues, and when a scan begins all requests are put in one queue and the ...
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How does variance in task completion time affect makespan?

Let's say that we have a large collection of tasks $\tau_1, \tau_2, ..., \tau_n$ and a collection of identical (in terms of performance) processors $\rho_1, \rho_2, ..., \rho_m$ which operate ...
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Scheduling optimization problem in theta(n)

I've been told it is possible to find a solution to this optimization problem in $\Theta(n)$ but I still don't know how I could do it. I did find easily a solution in $n\lg (n)$ though. I only need to ...
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Single machine job scheduling (Greedy heuristic)

Here is a variation of a job-scheduling Problem. Let $J = \{j_1,...j_n\}$ be a set of Jobs for $1 \leq i \leq n$. Given Job length $|j_i|\in \mathbb{N}$, deadline $f_i \in \mathbb{N}$, profit $p_i \ge ...
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Scheduling algorithm to minimize maximum deadline overshoot in pre-emptive scheduler

Suppose there are $n$ tasks, which need to be scheduled by a pre-emptive scheduler. Each task $T_i$ has a deadline $d_i$ and a total processing time $t_i$ associated with it. Now, all $n$ tasks are ...
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A variant of job assignment (scheduling) problem with variable time span

The problem is a scheduling problem with n jobs and k machines. Each job i can be started at any time, but its duration is not exactly known except a time span interval. For example, a job may take ...
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Find out whose turn it is to buy the croissants

A team has decided that every morning someone should bring croissants for everybody. It shouldn't be the same person every time, so there should be a system to determine whose turn it is next. The ...
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Job scheduling with a bottleneck problem

Given $n$ jobs $J_1,J_2,...,J_n$, each job requires $T_i > 0, T_i \in N$ time to complete. Each job must be pre-processed and post-processed by a single machine M that can handle only 1 job at a ...
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Issues with using greedy algorithm (Interval scheduling variant)

I am trying to solve a problem of finding incompatible jobs set using greedy algorithm. However, I am not sure if greedy algorithm can solve this problem or I need to perform another approach. I have ...
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Algorithm for finding optimal branch points

I'm developing software to run variations on a base process flow (see #1, below). A user specifies in a text file what steps in the process to modify. Because each step takes a long time to run, I'd ...
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Variation of interval scheduling algorithm with several job categories, only one from each can be used

I have a problem similar to the interval scheduling algorithm. The differences are: The jobs have the same length. There are several categories of jobs and only one job from each category can be ...
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Minimize the total execution time of jobs executed by 3 processors in sequence

There are 3 processors: $P_1$, $P_2$, $P_3$. $P_1$ can execute only one job while the other two can execute any number of jobs in parallel. Each job consists of 3 parts, and each part is processed by ...
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Interval Scheduling Problem with more than One Resource

Consider the interval scheduling problem, see also here. In order to schedule the $n$ job requests over one resource, you sort the requests in order of finish time, choose the request with earliest ...
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Maximum Schedulable Set Zero-Lateness Deadline Scheduling

This is a homework problem for my introduction to algorithms course. Recall the scheduling problem from Section 4.2 in which we sought to minimize the maximum lateness. There are $n$ jobs, each ...
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Can Santa be both fair and efficient?

As the net-evergreen The Physics of Santa establishes, it is physically impossible for Santa to get a gift to every kid on the planet. Route planning won't help much there, but can a good planning ...
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NP-completeness of scheduling to minimise tardy tasks with release times

In "Computers and Intractability A Guide to the Theory of NP-Completeness" textbook pp 236, "Sequencing to minimize tardy tasks" is NP-complete. To be specific the problem is as follows: For each ...
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Getting parallel items in dependency resolution

I have implemented a topological sort based on the Wikipedia article which I'm using for dependency resolution, but it returns a linear list. What kind of algorithm can I use to find the independent ...
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Ordering elements so that some elements don't come between others

Given an integer $n$ and set of triplets of distinct integers $$S \subseteq \{(i, j, k) \mid 1\le i,j,k \le n, i \neq j, j \neq k, i \neq k\},$$ find an algorithm which either finds a permutation $\pi$...
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Analyzing load balancing schemes to minimize overall execution time

Suppose that a certain parallel application uses a master-slave design to process a large number of workloads. Each workload takes some number of cycles to complete; the number of cycles any given ...

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