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Author(s):
Bast, Hannahdblp
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BibTeX cite key*:
Bast1998
Title, Booktitle
Title*:
Dynamic Scheduling with Incomplete Information
Booktitle*:
Proceedings of the 10th Annual ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA-98)
Event, URLs
Conference URL::
http://www.uni-paderborn.de/cs/SPAA/1998/index.html
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Event Address*:
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Language:
English
Event Date*
(no longer used):
June 28 - July 2, 1998
Organization:
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Event Start Date:
1 December 2020
Event End Date:
1 December 2020
Publisher
Name*:
ACM Press
URL:
Address*:
New York, USA
Type:
Vol, No, Year, pp.
Series:
Volume:
Number:
Month:
June
Pages:
182-191
Year*:
1998
VG Wort Pages:
ISBN/ISSN:
0-89791-989-0
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DOI:
Note, Abstract, ©
(LaTeX) Abstract:
We consider the following scheduling problem:
Our goal is to execute a given amount of
arbitrarily decomposable work on a distributed machine
as quickly as possible.
The work is maintained by a central scheduler
that can assign chunks of work of an arbitrary size
to idle processors.
The difficulty is that the processing time required for
a chunk is not exactly predictable---usually the less, the
larger the chunk---and that processors suffer a
delay for each assignment.
Our objective is to minimize the total wasted time of the schedule,
that is, the sum of all delays plus the idle times of processors
waiting for the last processor to finish.

We introduce a new deterministic model for this setting,
based on estimated ranges $[\alpha(w),\beta(w)]$ for processing times
of chunks of size $w$.
Depending on $\alpha$, $\beta$, and a measure for the overall
deviation from these estimates, we can prove matching
upper and lower bounds on the wasted time, the former being
achieved by our new \emph{balancing} strategy.
This is in sharp contrast with previous work that,
even under the strong assumption of independent,
approximately normally distributed chunk processing times,
proposed only heuristic scheduling schemes supported
merely by empirical evidence.
Our model naturally subsumes this stochastic setting, and
our generic analysis is valid for
most of the existing schemes too, proving them to be non-optimal.
Keywords:
Scheduling, Load Balancing, Parallel Loop
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BibTeX Entry:

@INPROCEEDINGS{Bast1998,
AUTHOR = {Bast, Hannah},
TITLE = {Dynamic Scheduling with Incomplete Information},
BOOKTITLE = {Proceedings of the 10th Annual ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA-98)},
PUBLISHER = {ACM Press},
YEAR = {1998},
ORGANIZATION = {Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)},
PAGES = {182--191},
ADDRESS = {Puerto Vallarta, Mexico},
MONTH = {June},
ISBN = {0-89791-989-0},
}


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