As most of the real-time scheduling problems are known as hard problems, approximate or heuristic scheduling approaches are extremely required for solving these problems. This paper presents a new heuristic scheduling approach based on a modified Hopfield-Tank neural network to schedule tasks with deadlines and resource requirements in a multiprocessor system. In this approach, fast heuristic scheduling is achieved by performing a heuristic scheduling policy in conjunction with backtracking on the neural network. The results from our previous work, using the same neural network architecture without backtracking, are included here as a case with zero backtracking. Extensive simulation, which includes comparison with the conventional heuristic approach, is used to validate the effectiveness of our approach.
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|Published - 1995 Nov
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Theoretical Computer Science