Title: A new artificial bee colony based on GPU for solving large-scale production scheduling problem

Authors: Wenjun Wang

Addresses: School of Business Administration, Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang 330099, China

Abstract: Production scheduling problem is a difficult and discrete optimisation problem, which is proved to be NP-hard. Its computational time grows exponentially with increasing of problem size. Therefore, solving large-scale production scheduling problem is a time-consuming task. To tackle this problem, this paper proposes a new artificial bee colony algorithm based on Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). It hopes that the GPU can accelerate the search and reduce the computational time. Experiments are conducted on some large-scale production scheduling problems. Results show that the proposed approach achieves promising performance.

Keywords: ABC; artificial bee colony; production scheduling; GPU; graphics processing unit; discrete optimisation; large-scale scheduling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2016.078203

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2016 Vol.10 No.4, pp.393 - 398

Received: 16 Jan 2016
Accepted: 15 Mar 2016

Published online: 29 Jul 2016 *

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