We consider a strategic game, where players submit jobs to a machine that executes all jobs in a way that minimizes energy while respecting the jobs' deadlines. The energy consumption is then charged to the players in some way. Each player wants to minimize the sum of that charge and of their job's deadline multiplied by a priority weight. Two charging… (More)
We study a simple scheduling game for the speed scaling model. Players want their job to complete early, which however generates a big energy consumption. We address the game from the mechanism design side, and by charging the energy usage to the players we seek for a good compromize between quality of service and energy usage.
Since a few years there is an increasing interest in minimizing the energy consumption of computing systems. However in a shared computing system, users want to optimize their experienced quality of service, at the price of a high energy consumption. In this work, we address the problem of optimizing and designing mechanisms for a linear combination of… (More)
This paper introduces a novel scheduling problem, where jobs occupy a triangular shape on the time line. This problem is motivated by scheduling jobs with different criticality levels. A measure is introduced, namely the binary tree ratio. It is shown that the greedy algorithm solves the problem to optimality when the binary tree ratio is at most 2. We also… (More)
In underground mining, daily a fleet of LHDs must be allocated to a haulage network of drifts for extracting ore according to a plan-driven strategy. This plan is hierarchically decided by a higher management level and it contains the number of ore bucketfuls to be extracted from each drawpoint within a drift for each working shift. In this paper, an… (More)