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A new framework for analyzing online bin packing algorithms is presented. This framework presents a unified way of explaining the performance of algorithms based on the Harmonic approach. Within this framework, it is shown that a new algorithm, Harmonic++, has asymptotic performance ratio at most 1.58889. It is also shown that the analysis of Harmonic+1(More)
We investigate the problem of semi-online scheduling jobs on m identical parallel machines where the jobs arrive in order of decreasing sizes. We present a complete solution for the preemptive variant of semi-online scheduling with decreasing job sizes. We give matching lower and upper bounds on the competitive ratio for any xed number m of machines; these(More)