BIT Numerical Mathematics

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 206–216 | Cite as

Scheduling of computer programs for optimal machine utilization

  • Arne Thesen
Article

Abstract

This paper discusses the problem of developing schedules for the execution of computer programs in a batch oriented multiprogramming environment. An approximate approach to the problem is developed by heuristically reducing the dimensionality of the problem to a sequential optimization problem. The superiority of this heuristic criterion over five other commonly used criteria is shown. A numerical example is given.

Keywords

Computer Program Computational Mathematic Sequential Optimization Optimal Machine Approximate Approach 

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© BIT Foundations 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arne Thesen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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