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Author Schriber, Thomas J.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract In a certain factory, a tentative operating objective is to keep 50 machines of a particular kind in production 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Management owns 50 machines of the kind in question, and employs 50 machine operators to run the machines. An operator can only run one machine at a time. And, because of production restrictions, it is infeasible to have any of these machine operators work overtime. Under ideal conditions, the tentative operating objective could be met with the 50 machines and 50 operators. Unfortunately, each of the machines is subject to random failure. A machine's production lifetime is 160±25 hours (uniformly distributed). Whenever a machine fails, it is sent to an in-house repair shop, which is manned by two repairmen.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1990-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGSIM Simulation Digest (SIML)
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 3
Page Count 2
Starting Page 75
Ending Page 76


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Source: ACM Digital Library