Journal of Scheduling

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 195–209 | Cite as

ILP models for the allocation of recurrent workloads upon heterogeneous multiprocessors

  • Sanjoy K. Baruah
  • Vincenzo BonifaciEmail author
  • Renato Bruni
  • Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela


The problem of partitioning systems of independent constrained-deadline sporadic tasks upon heterogeneous multiprocessor platforms is considered. Several different integer linear program (ILP) formulations of this problem, offering different trade-offs between effectiveness (as quantified by speedup bound) and running time efficiency, are presented. One of the formulations is leveraged to improve the best speedup guarantee known for a polynomial-time partitioning algorithm, from 12.9 to 7.83. Extensive computational results on synthetically generated instances are also provided to establish the effectiveness of the ILP formulations.


Task partitioning Sporadic tasks Unrelated machines Speedup bound ILP rounding 



Work supported by NSF Grants CNS 1115284, CNS 1218693, CNS 1409175, and CPS 1446631, AFOSR Grant FA9550-14-1-0161, ARO Grant W911NF-14-1-0499, and a Grant from General Motors Corp. This work has also been partially supported by the research project “Designing Human-Agent Collectives for Sustainable Future Societies” (C26A15TXCF) of Sapienza University of Rome, by MIUR PRIN Grant 2012JXB3YF_003, and by the National Group of Computing Science (GNCS-INDAM).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed InformaticaCNRRomaItaly
  3. 3.DIAGUniversità di Roma “Sapienza”RomaItaly

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