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- Martín Pedemonte, Sergio Nesmachnow, Héctor Cancela
- Appl. Soft Comput.
- 2011

Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is a well-known swarm intelligence method, inspired in the social behavior of ant colonies for solving optimization problems. When facing large and complex problem instances, parallel computing techniques are usually applied to improve the efficiency, allowing ACO algorithms to achieve high quality results in reasonable… (More)

- Enrique Alba, Gabriel Luque, Sergio Nesmachnow
- ITOR
- 2013

The field of parallel metaheuristics is continuously evolving as a result of new technologies and needs that researchers have been encountering. In the last decade, new models of algorithms, new hardware for parallel execution/communication, and new challenges in solving complex problems have been making advances in a fast manner. We aim to discuss here on… (More)

- Sergio Nesmachnow, Héctor Cancela, Enrique Alba
- Appl. Soft Comput.
- 2012

This work presents a novel parallel micro evolutionary algorithm for scheduling tasks in distributed heterogeneous computing and grid environments. The scheduling problem in heterogeneous environments is NP-hard, so a significant effort has been made in order to develop an efficient method to provide good schedules in reduced execution times. The parallel… (More)

- Sergio Nesmachnow, Bernabé Dorronsoro, Johnatan E. Pecero, Pascal Bouvry
- Journal of Grid Computing
- 2013

We address a multicriteria non-preemptive energy-aware scheduling problem for computational Grid systems. This work introduces a new formulation of the scheduling problem for multicore heterogeneous computational Grid systems in which the minimization of the energy consumption, along with the makespan metric, is considered. We adopt a two-level model, in… (More)

- Sergio Nesmachnow
- IJMHeur
- 2014

- Sergio Nesmachnow, Héctor Cancela, Enrique Alba
- Soft Comput.
- 2010

This work presents sequential and parallel evolutionary algorithms (EAs) applied to the scheduling problem in heterogeneous computing environments, a NP-hard problem with capital relevance in distributed computing. These methods have been specifically designed to provide accurate and efficient solutions by using simple operators that allow them to be later… (More)

- Santiago Iturriaga, Sergio Nesmachnow, Bernabé Dorronsoro, El-Ghazali Talbi, Pascal Bouvry
- 2013 Eighth International Conference on P2P…
- 2013

This article presents a new parallel hybrid evolutionary algorithm to solve the problem of virtual machines subletting in cloud systems. The problem deals with the efficient allocation of a set of virtual machine requests from customers into available pre-booked resources from a cloud broker, in order to maximize the broker profit. The proposed parallel… (More)

- Mauro Canabé, Sergio Nesmachnow
- CLEI Electron. J.
- 2012

This work presents parallel implementations of the MinMin scheduling heuristic for heterogeneous computing using Graphic Processing Units, in order to improve its computational efficiency. The experimental evaluation of the four proposed MinMin variants demonstrates that a significant reduction on the computing times can be attained, allowing to tackle… (More)

- Jamal Toutouh, Sergio Nesmachnow, Enrique Alba
- Cluster Computing
- 2012

This work tackles the problem of reducing the power consumption of the OLSR routing protocol in vehicular networks. Nowadays, energy-aware and green communication protocols are important research topics, specially when deploying wireless mobile networks. This article introduces a fast automatic methodology to search for energy-efficient OLSR configurations… (More)

This article presents a two-level strategy for scheduling large workloads of parallel applications in multicore distributed systems, taking into account the minimization of both the total computation time and the energy consumption of solutions. Nowadays, energy efficiency is of major concern when using large computing systems such as cluster, grid or cloud… (More)