Acceleration of a CUDA-based hybrid genetic algorithm and its application to a flexible flow shop scheduling problem

Jia Luo, Didier El Baz, Jinglu Hu

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Abstract

Genetic Algorithms are commonly used to generate high-quality solutions to combinational optimization problems. However, the execution time can become a limiting factor for large and complex problems. In this paper, we propose a parallel Genetic Algorithm consisting of an island model at the upper level and a fine-grained model at the lower level. This design is highly consistent with the CUDA framework in order to get the maximum speedup without compromising to solutions' quality. As several parameters control the performance of the hybrid method, we test them by a flexible flow shop scheduling problem and analyze their influence. Finally, numerical experiments show that our approach cannot only obtain competitive results but also reduces execution time by setting a medium size selection diameter, a relatively large island size and a wide range size migration interval.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE/ACIS 19th International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2018
EditorsHa Jin Hwang, Lizhi Cai, Gun Huck Yeom, Tokuro Matsuo, Haeng Kon Kim, Hyun Yeo, Chung Sun Hong, Naoki Fukuta, Takayuki Ito, Huaikou Miao
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages117-122
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538658895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 20
Event19th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2018 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2018 Jun 272018 Jun 29

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE/ACIS 19th International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2018

Other

Other19th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2018
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period18/6/2718/6/29

Keywords

  • CUDA
  • Flexible Flow Shop Scheduling
  • GPU computing
  • Parallel Genetic Algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Control and Optimization
  • Information Systems and Management

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