Scheduling for a processor sharing system with linear slowdown

Scheduling for a processor sharing system with linear slowdown We consider the problem of scheduling arrivals to a congestion system with a finite number of users having identical deterministic demand sizes. The congestion is of the processor sharing type in the sense that all users in the system at any given time are served simultaneously. However, in contrast to classical processor sharing congestion models, the processing slowdown is proportional to the number of users in the system at any time. That is, the rate of service experienced by all users is linearly decreasing with the number of users. For each user there is an ideal departure time (due date). A centralized scheduling goal is then to select arrival times so as to minimize the total penalty due to deviations from ideal times weighted with sojourn times. Each deviation penalty is assumed quadratic, or more generally convex. But due to the dynamics of the system, the scheduling objective function is non-convex. Specifically, the system objective function is a non-smooth piecewise convex function. Nevertheless, we are able to leverage the structure of the problem to derive an algorithm that finds the global optimum in a (large but) finite number of steps, each involving the solution of a constrained convex program. Further, we put forward several heuristics. The first is the traversal of neighbouring constrained convex programming problems, that is guaranteed to reach a local minimum of the centralized problem. This is a form of a “local search”, where we use the problem structure in a novel manner. The second is a one-coordinate “global search”, used in coordinate pivot iteration. We then merge these two heuristics into a unified “local–global” heuristic, and numerically illustrate the effectiveness of this heuristic. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mathematical Methods of Operations Research Springer Journals

Scheduling for a processor sharing system with linear slowdown

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Mathematics; Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization; Operations Research/Decision Theory; Business and Management, general
ISSN
1432-2994
eISSN
1432-5217
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00186-017-0583-3
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