Document Type: Research Paper
University of Tehran, Department of Algorithms and Computation.
University of Tehran, College of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science
We consider online scheduling of jobs with specic release time on m identical machines. Each job has a weight and a size; the goal is maximizing total weight of completed jobs. At release time of a job it must immediately be scheduled on a machine or it will be rejected. It is also allowed during execution of a job to preempt it; however, it will be lost and only weight of completed jobs contribute on prot of the algorithm. In this paper we study D-benevolent instances which is a wide and standard class and we give a new algorithm, that admits (2m + 4)-competitive ratio. It is almost half of the previous known upper bound for this problem.