Development of Parallel Algorithms and Software for Mixed Integer Programming in Industrial Scheduling

PAMIPS - 8755

Keywords industrial scheduling, parallel program development, programming environments

Start Date: not yet known / Duration: 33 months / Status: contract not yet signed

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exploiting methods from Operations Research on powerful parallel computers

Objectives and Approach

Optimising industrial production by better use of resources, equipment and through faster rescheduling is an important element in improving productivity in large companies.

The project's approach will be demonstrated by:

The test-problems, provided by BASF and GESA are:

The results will have a direct impact on the planning and scheduling of the users in the consortium (BASF and GESA). For the university partners IWR and CORE exploitation will be relevant by selling consultancy and modelling experience to industry. The result for DASH will be a much improved software product. Parsytec plans to sell MPPs to industry for solving production scheduling problems.

Further information about PAMIPS is available from the PAMIPS home page (Parsytec, Germany) <URL:> or PAMIPS home page (Dash, UK) <URL:>.


Josef Kallrath
ZXA/ZC Systems for Chemistry
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. 52
D-67056 Ludwigshafen
tel: +49 621 60 78297
fax: +49 621 60 78222
telex: 46499-BAS d


Dash Associates [UK]
Gas y Electricidad [E]
Parsytec Computer [D]
Associate Partners
Universität Heidelberg, IWR [D]
Université Catholique de Louvain [B]
University of Buckingham [UK]

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PAMIPS - 8755, December 1993

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