Simulated Annealing Algorithm to Minimize Makespanin Single Machine Scheduling Problem withUniform Parallel Machines ()

Panneerselvam Senthilkumar, Sockalingam Narayanan

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**DOI: **10.4236/iim.2011.31003
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This paper presents a simulated annealing algorithm to minimize makespan of single machine scheduling problem with uniform parallel machines. The single machine scheduling problem with uniform parallel machines consists of n jobs, each with single operation, which are to be scheduled on m parallel machines with different speeds. Since, this scheduling problem is a combinatorial problem; usage of a heuristic is inevitable to obtain the solution in polynomial time. In this paper, simulated annealing algorithm is presented. In the first phase, a seed generation algorithm is given. Then, it is followed by three variations of the simulated annealing algorithms and their comparison using ANOVA in terms of their solutions on makespan.

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Uniform Parallel Machines, Measure of Performance, Heuristic, Simulated Annealing Algorithm, ANOVA

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P. Senthilkumar and S. Narayanan, "Simulated Annealing Algorithm to Minimize Makespanin Single Machine Scheduling Problem withUniform Parallel Machines," *Intelligent Information Management*, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2011, pp. 22-31. doi: 10.4236/iim.2011.31003.

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