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Issue No.10 - Oct. (1985 vol.34)
pp: 962-964
Alan Sprague , Department of Computer and Information Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
ABSTRACT
We study the performance of parallel best-bound-first branch-and-bound algorithms, in which several nodes with least lower bounds are expanded simultaneously. It is well known that anomalies may occur in the execution of a parallel branch-and-bound algorithm. We show conditions under which anomalies are guaranteed not to occur when the number of processors is doubled, or not even doubled.
INDEX TERMS
parallel computation, Anomaly, best-bound-first, branch-and-bound
CITATION
Alan Sprague, "Performance of parallel branch-and-bound algorithms", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.34, no. 10, pp. 962-964, Oct. 1985, doi:10.1109/TC.1985.6312201
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