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A hybrid ant algorithm for scheduling independent jobs in heterogeneous computing environments

Ritchie, G. and Levine, J. (2004) A hybrid ant algorithm for scheduling independent jobs in heterogeneous computing environments. [Proceedings Paper]

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    Abstract

    The efficient scheduling of independent computational jobs in a heterogeneous computing (HC) environment is an important problem in domains such as grid computing. Finding optimal schedules for such an environment is (in general) an NP-hard problem, and so heuristic approaches must be used. In this paper we describe an ant colony optimisation (ACO) algorithm that, when combined with local and tabu search, can find shorter schedules on benchmark problems than other techniques found in the literature.

    Item type: Proceedings Paper
    ID code: 32299
    Keywords: hybrid ant algorithm, heterogeneous computing environments, ant colony optimization, Electronic computers. Computer science
    Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
    Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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      Depositing user: Pure Administrator
      Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2011 16:48
      Last modified: 20 Jul 2013 21:39
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/32299

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