Logistic Planning, 12 tour-conductors
The number of possibilities grows exponentially with the size of the problem.
For twelve tour-conductors it is already undoable to find the optimum solution manually.
479 million odd combinations are simply impossible.
Brute computing force is not the solution here.
This type of questions demands smart algorithms.
SUMit's JAVA applet
solves this type of problem in a fraction of a second.
- Even a fast computer that evaluates 1,000 solutions per second will need more than five days, nonstop.
- For fifteen tour-conductors the computing time will be more than 41 years.
- For twenty it will take more than 77 million years!
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