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This paper investigates the online scheduling problem on parallel and identical machines with a new feature that service requests from various customers are entitled to many different grade of service (GoS) levels. Hence each job and machine are labeled with the GoS levels, and each job can be processed by a particular machine only when the GoS level of the(More)
Effectiveness of MapReduce as a big data processing framework depends on efficiencies of scale for both map and reduce phases. While most map tasks are preemptive and parallelizable, the reduce tasks typically are not easily decomposed and often become a bottleneck due to constraints of data locality and task complexity. By assuming that reduce tasks are(More)
In semi-online scheduling problems, we always assume that some partial additional information is exactly known in advance. This may not be true in some application. This paper considers semi-online problems on identical machines with inexact partial information. Three problems are considered, where we know in advance that the optimal value, or the largest(More)