The multiprocessor scheduling problem consists in scheduling a set of tasks with known processing times into a set of identical processors so as to minimize their makespan, i.e., the maximum processing time over all processors. We propose a new heuristic for solving the multiprocessor scheduling problem, based on a hybrid heuristic to the bin packing problem. Computational results illustrating the effectiveness of this approach are reported and compared with those obtained by other heuristics.
Research report, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Department of Computer Science, February 2004.
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