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#### Improved approximation schemes for scheduling unrelated parallel machines

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1998-1-026

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Jansen, K., & Porkolab, L.(1998). *Improved approximation
schemes for scheduling unrelated parallel machines* (MPI-I-1998-1-026). Saarbrücken: Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0014-7B69-4

##### Abstract

We consider the problem of scheduling $n$ independent jobs on $m$ unrelated
parallel machines. Each job has to be processed by exactly one machine,
processing job $j$ on machine $i$ requires $p_{ij}$ time units, and the
objective is to minimize the makespan, i.e. the maximum job completion time.
We focus on the case when $m$ is fixed and develop a fully polynomial
approximation scheme whose running time depends only linearly on $n$. In the
second half of the paper we extend this result to a variant of the problem,
where processing job $j$ on machine $i$ also incurs a cost of $c_{ij}$, and
thus there are two optimization criteria: makespan and cost. We show that for
any fixed $m$, there is a fully polynomial approximation scheme that, given
values $T$ and $C$, computes for any fixed $\epsilon > 0$ a schedule in $O(n)$
time with makespan at most $(1+\epsilon)T$ and cost at most $(1 + \epsilon)C$,
if there exists a schedule of makespan $T$ and cost $C$.