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Author Chandy, K. Mani ♦ Howard, John H. ♦ Towsley, Donald F.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1977
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract A new property of queueing discipline, station balance, seems to explain why some disciplines yield product form solutions for queues and networks using nonexponential service disciplines and other disciplines do not. A queueing discipline satisfies station balance if rates at which customers receive service at each position of the queue are proportional to the probability that a customer arrives at that position. Station and local balance in queues and networks of queues are investigated. In addition to characterizing local balance and product form, the results of the paper generalize previous results on local balance to arbitrary differentiable service distribution functions.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1977-04-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 2
Page Count 14
Starting Page 250
Ending Page 263

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Source: ACM Digital Library