Evaluating the Local Ratio Algorithm for Dynamic Storage Allocation

  • Kirk Pruhs
  • Eric Wiewiora
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2409)


We empirically compare the local ratio algorithm for the profit maximization version of the dynamic storage allocation problem against various greedy algorithms. Our main conclusion is that, at least on our input distributions, the local ratio algorithms performed worse on average than the more naive greedy algorithms.


Greedy Algorithm Competitive Ratio Experimental Space Input Distribution Horizontal Slice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirk Pruhs
    • 1
  • Eric Wiewiora
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego

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