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Semi-matching algorithms for scheduling parallel tasks under resource constraints

Abstract : We study the problem of minimum makespan scheduling when tasks are restricted to subsets of the processors (resource constraints), and require either one or multiple distinct processors to be executed (parallel tasks). This problem is related to the minimum makespan scheduling problem on unrelated machines, as well as to the concurrent job shop problem, and it amounts to finding a semi-matching in bipartite graphs or hypergraphs. While the problem was known to be NP-complete for bipartite graphs, but solvable in polynomial time for unweighted graphs (i.e., unit tasks), we prove that the problem is NP-complete for hypergraphs even in the unweighted case. We design several greedy algorithms of low complexity to solve two versions of the problem, and assess their performance through a set of exhaustive simulations. Even though there is no approximation guarantee on these linear algorithms, they return solutions close to the optimal (or a known lower bound) in average.
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Anne Benoit, Johannes Langguth, Bora Uçar. Semi-matching algorithms for scheduling parallel tasks under resource constraints. [Research Report] RR-8089, 2012, pp.30. ⟨hal-00738393v1⟩



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