Scheduling solutions?

Mark Topinka mtopinka at stanford.edu
Mon Jan 26 23:19:05 PST 2004


Yes, I remember liking how the FIB scheduling is set up- some fixed total 
amount of time per rolling-7-day period, but with the additional wrinkle 
that Any unclaimed time can be claimed by Anybody if it's still free 24 
hours in advance?  -Mark

At 10:58 PM 1/26/2004 -0800, Dan Grupp wrote:
>good point. possible solution (similar to FIB reservations, where it works
>well, self-regulated): any unclaimed time is fair game 24 hrs in advance.
>
>THanks,
>DAn
>
>On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, David Goldhaber-Gordon wrote:
>
> > Dan,
> >
> > Your analysis is only correct if all 20 users each week want as much 
> time as
> > possible. If a quarter of them just want one 3-hour session each, a 10 hour
> > limit should indeed leave unclaimed time. I'm not saying an 8-hour limit
> > would not be preferable, but we do need to be careful not to overmanage and
> > end up with unclaimable time slots.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > David
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dan Grupp [mailto:grupp at snowmass.Stanford.EDU]
> > Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 9:53 PM
> > To: John Cumings
> > Cc: raith at snf.stanford.edu
> > Subject: Re: Scheduling solutions?
> >
> > i counted 20 users last week.
> >
> > slot size = 7 x 24 / 20 = 8.4
> >
> > So allocating 10hrs/wk is clearly over the available time. to free up the
> > scarece resource would have to set the limit to less than 8 hours.
> >
> > -dan
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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