We treat the class of n job minus m machine scheduling problems with job processing times dependent on the number of jobs being simultaneously processed in the system at any point in time. Such systems occur when jobs are assigned to multiple parallel processors driven by a common power source. In situations typical of hydraulic and pneumatic power sources the level of power delivered to each processor is inversely proportional to the number of processors simultaneously at work. Aside from the variable processing rate assumptions, the remaining assumptions on the structure of the system conform to those of the standard identical parallel processor problem without job preemption.
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- Management Science and Operations Research