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Optimization: Simplex Algorithm

Imagine we have a set of computers running simulations. Those computers can be described by a group of features, for example its power consumption per hour and the total number of processes it can run per hour. From our R+D personnel, a series of programs are send to these computers so we have to perform some schedule to run the applications, but for our profit we wish to minimise the total consumption of the set of machines. Let's show some more detail:
Computer 1 has a power consumption of 100 watts per hour and can run 10  high cpu-demanding processes per hour and 7 low cpu-demanding processes per hour at the same time.Computer 2 has a power consumption of 350 watts per hour and can run 60 high cpu-demanding processes per hour and 20 low cpu-demanding processes per hour at the same time.From the R+D area there are a set of at least 3125 high cpu-demanding processes and at least 710 low cpu-demanding processes to be processed.
How many hours should our set of computers run to mini…