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A parallel list scheduling algorithm: design and performance

Abdulghani, Amin Arshad (1993) A parallel list scheduling algorithm: design and performance. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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In this thesis a parallel list scheduling algorithm for scheduling a set of n partially ordered tasks on m processors of a distributed computing system has been studied. The parallel heuristic called Par-ETF is based on the sequential EFT approach. The Par-ETF algorithm was designed on the hypercube model and implemented on a transpute environment. Logical clock was used to study the perfomance of the algorithm to overcome the limitations imposed by the existing parallel computing environment. The time and cost complexity of the developed algorithm is O(n(log n + log m)) and O(mn²(log n + log m)). It has been observed through theoretical analysis and through implementation that the parallel algorithm produces the same schedules as the sequential ETF scheduling algorithm. A number of tests have been made on the Par-ETF program. Results obtained from these tests agree with the theoretical analysis of the Par-ETF algorithm.



Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Date:April 1993
Date Type:Completion
Subjects:Computer
Divisions:College Of Computer Sciences and Engineering > Information and Computer Science Dept
Creators:Abdulghani, Amin Arshad
Committee Advisor:Bozygit, M.
Committee Members:Er., Meng and Ghanta, Subbarao
ID Code:9581
Deposited By:KFUPM ePrints Admin
Deposited On:22 Jun 2008 16:44
Last Modified:25 Apr 2011 08:54

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