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A better algorithm for uniform metrical task systems with few states

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3 Author(s)
Bein, W. ; Sch. of Comput. Sci., Nevada Univ., Las Vegas, NV, USA ; Larmore, L.L. ; Noga, J.

We give a randomized algorithm (the "Wedge Algorithm") of competitiveness for any metrical task system on a uniform space of k points. This algorithm has better competitiveness than the Irani-Seiden algorithm if k is smaller than 108. The algorithm is better by a factor of 2 if k < 47.

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Parallel Architectures,Algorithms and Networks, 2005. ISPAN 2005. Proceedings. 8th International Symposium on

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7-9 Dec. 2005