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A semi-preemptive priority scheduling discipline: Performance analysis

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  • Walraevens, Joris
  • Maertens, Tom
  • Bruneel, Herwig

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In this paper, we present an in-depth analytical study of a semi-preemptive priority scheduling discipline. This discipline eliminates the deficits of both the full- and non-preemptive versions. Under the non-preemptive category, in particular, higher-priority customers may have to wait even when the service of a lower-priority customer has just started, while under the full-preemptive discipline, the almost completed service of a lower-priority customer may be interrupted due to the arrival of higher-priority customers, possibly causing a large extra delay. For fixed low-priority service times, the semi-preemptive priority scheduling discipline shows a performance gain of up to 6% compared to the full- and non-preemptive versions.

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  • Walraevens, Joris & Maertens, Tom & Bruneel, Herwig, 2013. "A semi-preemptive priority scheduling discipline: Performance analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 224(2), pages 324-332.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:224:y:2013:i:2:p:324-332
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2012.08.008
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