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Author Kobayashi, Hisashi
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1974
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract The practical value of queueing theory in engineering applications such as in computer modeling has been limited, since the interest in mathematical tractability has almost always led to an oversimplified model. The diffusion process approximation is an attempt to break away from the vogue in queueing theory.The present paper introduces a vector-valued normal process and its diffusion equation in order to obtain an approximate solution to the joint distribution of queue lengths in a general network of queues. In this model, queueing processes of various service stations which interact with each other are approximated by a vector-valued Wiener process with some appropriate boundary conditions. Some numerical examples are presented and compared with Monte Carlo simulation results. A companion paper, Part II, discusses transient solutions via the diffusion approximation.
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 1974-04-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 2
Page Count 13
Starting Page 316
Ending Page 328


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Source: ACM Digital Library