Effect of Representation Methods on Time Complexity of Genetic Algorithm based Task Scheduling for Heterogeneous Network Systems

  • Kim, Hwa-Sung (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)
  • Published : 1997.12.31


This paper analyzes the time complexity of Genetic Algorithm based Task Scheduling (GATS) which is designed for the scheduling of parallel programs with diverse embedded parallelism types in a heterogeneous network systems. The analysis of time complexity is performed based on two representation methods (REIA, REIS) which are proposed in this paper to encode the scheduling information. And the heterogeneous network systems consist of a set of loosely coupled parallel and vector machines connected via a high-speed network. The objective of heterogeneous network computing is to solve computationally intensive problems that have several types of parallelism, on a suite of high performance and parallel machines in a manner that best utilizes the capabilities of each machine. Therefore, when scheduling in heterogeneous network systems, the matching of the parallelism characteristics between tasks and parallel machines should be carefully handled in order to obtain more speedup. This paper shows how the parallelism type matching affects the time complexity of GATS.