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Paper: Dynamic Scheduling in ALMA
Volume: 376, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI
Page: 673
Authors: Lucero, S.; Farris, A.
Abstract: In the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), the scheduling subsystem will primarily run in a dynamic mode. Algorithmically the scheduling subsystem will determine the best scheduling block to execute at any given moment. Through the use of a scheduling policy, stored in the ALMA archive, the scheduling algorithm calculates a score. This score uses a formula which is constructed using different factors with assigned weights specified in the scheduling policy. This allows the scheduling algorithm to be fine-tuned as experience is gathered with weather conditions and different states of the telescope. The flexibility of the scheduling policy and the dynamic scheduling algorithm will be described here.
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