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Author Seiden, Steven S.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Bin packing ♦ Online algorithms
Abstract A new framework for analyzing online bin packing algorithms is presented. This framework presents a unified way of explaining the performance of algorithms based on the Harmonic approach. Within this framework, it is shown that a new algorithm, Harmonic++, has asymptotic performance ratio at most 1.58889. It is also shown that the analysis of Harmonic+1 presented in Richey [1991] is incorrect; this is a fundamental logical flaw, not an error in calculation or an omitted case. The asymptotic performance ratio of Harmonic+1 is at least 1.59217. Thus, Harmonic++ provides the best upper bound for the online bin packing problem to date.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-09-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 49
Issue Number 5
Page Count 32
Starting Page 640
Ending Page 671


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Source: ACM Digital Library