Winning solutions (2011-07-05 19:09:47)
As promised, the 2 winning solutions have been released on GNU GPL license. More information and download links on the Summary page.
Deadline extended (2011-05-23 18:58:59)
Over 3 weeks of the "Job Scheduling" challenge have passed. Because of technical difficulty of this contest and moderate number of participants till now, we decided to extend its deadline by 2 weeks, till June 13th, to give more people a chance to join, and let current participants further refine their algorithms. No more deadline extensions are expected.
One more update of evaluation (2011-05-10 13:04:21)
Evaluation procedure recognizes now the error of a missing class name and the error of negative task quantities in output plan. Full name of algorithm class must be provided on Submit form.
No negative profit (2011-05-09 13:59:00)
Another update of the evaluation procedure. Negative profit was possible previously, allowing for arbitrarily low scores. Now, if the profit is too low, the 1000/Profit component is set to 0.000999.
Fix in evaluation procedure (2011-05-06 18:54:05)
Evaluation procedure has been updated to notify about errors of algorithm API: when the algorithm doesn't contain "run" method. Scores will be recalculated shortly.