We consider the problem of scheduling permanent jobs on related machines in an on-line fashion. We design a new algorithm that achieves the competitive ratio of 3 + √8 ≈ 5.828 for the deterministic version, and 3.31/ln 2.155 ≈ 4.311 for its randomized variant, improving the previous competitive ratios of 8 and 2e ≈ 5.436. We also prove lower bounds of 2.4380 on the competitive ratio of deterministic algorithms and 1.8372 on the competitive ratio of randomized algorithms for this problem.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Optimization
- Computational Mathematics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics