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Introduction to Scheduling - Yves Robert

Introduction to Scheduling

By: Yves Robert (Editor), Frederic Vivien (Editor)

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Full of practical examples, Introduction to Scheduling presents the basic concepts and methods, fundamental results, and recent developments of scheduling theory. With contributions from highly respected experts, it provides self-contained, easy-to-follow, yet rigorous presentations of the material.

The book first classifies scheduling problems and their complexity and then presents examples that demonstrate successful techniques for the design of efficient approximation algorithms. It also discusses classical problems, such as the famous makespan minimization problem, as well as more recent advances, such as energy-efficient scheduling algorithms. After focusing on job scheduling problems that encompass independent and possibly parallel jobs, the text moves on to a practical application of cyclic scheduling for the synthesis of embedded systems. It also proves that efficient schedules can be derived in the context of steady-state scheduling. Subsequent chapters discuss scheduling large and computer-intensive applications on parallel resources, illustrate different approaches of multi-objective scheduling, and show how to compare the performance of stochastic task-resource systems. The final chapter assesses the impact of platform models on scheduling techniques.

From the basics to advanced topics and platform models, this volume provides a thorough introduction to the field. It reviews classical methods, explores more contemporary models, and shows how the techniques and algorithms are used in practice.

On the complexity of scheduling / Peter Brucker and Sigrid Knust -- Approximation algorithms for scheduling problems / Jean-Claude K??nig and Rodolphe Giroudeau -- Online scheduling / Susanne Albers -- Job scheduling / Uwe Schwiegelshohn -- Cyclic Scheduling / Claire Hanen -- Cyclic scheduling for the synthesis of embedded systems / Olivier Marchetti and Alix Munier-Kordon -- Steady-state scheduling / Olivier Beaumont and Loris Marchal -- Divisible load scheduling / Matthieu Gallet, Yves Robert, and Fr??d??ric Vivien -- Multi-objective scheduling / Pierre-Fran??ois Dutot ... [et al.] -- Comparisons of stochastic task-resource systems / Bruno Gaujal and Jean-Marc Vincent -- The influence of platform models on scheduling techniques / Lionel Eyraud-Dubois and Arnaud Lagrand.

ISBN: 9781420072747
ISBN-10: 1420072749
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 18th November 2009