Are User Runtime Estimates Inherently Inaccurate?

@inproceedings{Lee2004AreUR,
  title={Are User Runtime Estimates Inherently Inaccurate?},
  author={Cynthia Bailey Lee and Yael Schwartzman and Jennifer Hardy and Allan Snavely},
  booktitle={JSSPP},
  year={2004}
}
Computer system batch schedulers typically require information from the user upon job submission, including a runtime estimate. Inaccuracy of these runtime estimates, relative to the actual runtime of the job, has been well documented and is a perennial problem mentioned in the job scheduling literature. Typically users provide these estimates under circumstances where their job will be killed after the provided amount of time elapses. Also, users may be unaware of the potential benefits of… CONTINUE READING
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