Grid Branch-and-Bound for Permutation Flowshop

  • Maciej Drozdowski
  • Paweł Marciniak
  • Grzegorz Pawlak
  • Maciej Płaza
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7204)

Abstract

Flowshop is an example of a classic hard combinatorial problem. Branch-and-bound is a technique commonly used for solving such hard problems. Together, the two can be used as a benchmark of maturity of parallel processing environment. Grid systems pose a number of hurdles which must be overcome in practical applications. We give a report on applying parallel branch-and-bound for flowshop in grid environment. Methods dealing with the complexities of the environment and the application are proposed, and evaluated.

Keywords

branch-and-bound flowshop grid computing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej Drozdowski
    • 1
  • Paweł Marciniak
    • 1
  • Grzegorz Pawlak
    • 1
  • Maciej Płaza
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computing SciencePoznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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