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Scheduling pp 111-149 | Cite as

Parallel Machine Models (Deterministic)

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Abstract

A bank of machines in parallel is a setting that is important from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. From a theoretical point of view it is a generalization of the single machine, and a special case of the flexible flow shop. From a practical point of view, it is important because the occurrence of resources in parallel is common in the real world. Also, techniques for machines in parallel are often used in decomposition procedures for multi-stage systems.

Keywords

Optimal Schedule Critical Path Parallel Machine Competitive Ratio Round Robin 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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