Improved multi-processor scheduling for flow time and energy

Tak-Wah Lam, Lap-Kei Lee, Isaac K. K. To, Prudence W. H. Wong
2009 Journal of Scheduling  
Energy usage has been an important concern in recent research on online scheduling. In this paper we study the tradeoff between flow time and energy [1, 5, 7, 19] in the multi-processor setting. Our main result is an enhanced analysis of a simple non-migratory online algorithm called CRR (classified round robin) on m ≥ 2 processors, showing that its flow time plus energy is within O(1) times of the optimal non-migratory offline algorithm, when the maximum allowable speed is slightly relaxed.
more » ... result still holds even if the comparison is made against the optimal migratory offline algorithm. This improves previous analysis that CRR is O(log P )-competitive where P is the ratio of the maximum job size to the minimum job size. 0 A preliminary version of this
doi:10.1007/s10951-009-0145-5 fatcat:ldprkd2f6bembbdltn3uvij6le