Worst-Case Performance Analysis of Some Approximation Algorithms for Minimizing Makespan and Flow-Time

In 1976, Coffman and Sethi conjectured that a natural extension of LPT list scheduling to the bicriteria scheduling problem of minimizing makespan over flowtime optimal schedules, called LD algorithm, has a simple worst-case performance bound: (5m-2)/(4m-1) , where m is the number of machines. We study structure of potential minimal counterexamples to this conjecture and … Read more