Grid-Based Hybrid Genetic Approach to Relaxed Flexible Flow Shop with Sequence-Dependent Setup Times
In this paper, a hybrid genetic algorithm implemented in a grid environment to solve hard instances of the flexible flow shop scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times is introduced. The genetic algorithm takes advantage of the distributed computing power on the grid to apply a hybrid local search to each individual in the population and reach a near optimal solution in a reduced number of generations. Ant colony systems and simulated annealing are used to apply a combination of iterative and cooperative local searches, respectively. This algorithm is implemented using a master–slave scheme, where the master process distributes the population on the slave process and coordinates the communication on the computational grid elements. The experimental results point out that the proposed scheme obtains the upper bound in a broad set of test instances. Also, an efficiency analysis of the proposed algorithm indicates its competitive use of the computational resources of the grid.
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Área de conocimiento: INGENIERÍA Y TECNOLOGÍA
Campo disciplinar: CIENCIAS TECNOLÓGICAS
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