Date Added: Jul 2012
In multiprocessor systems, one of the main factors of systems' performance is task scheduling. The well the task be distributed among the processors the well be the performance. Again finding the optimal solution of scheduling the tasks into the processors is NP-complete, that is, it will take a lot of time to find the optimal solution. Many evolutionary algorithms (e.g. Genetic Algorithm, Simulated annealing) are used to reach the near optimal solution in linear time. In this paper, the authors propose a heuristic for genetic algorithm based task scheduling in multiprocessor systems by choosing the eligible processor on educated guess. From comparison it is found that this new heuristic based GA takes less computation time to reach the suboptimal solution.