T his paper presents an empirical comparison of polynomial-time approximation algorithms and local search heuristics for the problem of minimizing total weighted completion time on unrelated parallel machines. Algorithms with a worst-case performance guarantee are based on rounding a fractional solution to an LP-relaxation or to a convex quadratic-programming relaxation. We also investigate dominance relations among the lower bounds resulting from these relaxations.
|Journal||Informs Journal on Computing|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2002|