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Issue No.04 - July (1983 vol.9)
pp: 522-526
R.L. Larsen , National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ABSTRACT
A dynamic control policy known as "threshold queueing" is defined for scheduling customers from a Poisson source on a set of two exponential servers with dissimilar service rates. The slower server is invoked in response to instantaneous system loading as measured by the length of the queue of waiting customers. In a threshold queueing policy, a specific queue length is identified as a "threshold," beyond which the slower server is invoked. The slower server remains busy until it completes service on a customer and the queue length is less than its invocation threshold. Markov chain analysis is employed to analyze the performance of the threshold queueing policy and to develop optimality criteria. It is shown that probabilistic control is sub-optimal to minimize the mean number of customers in the system. An approximation to the optimum policy is analyzed which is computationally simple and suffices for most operational applications.
INDEX TERMS
threshold queueing, Analytic models, Markov decision processes, multiserver queues, optimal control, performance evaluation, queueing theory, resource management
CITATION
R.L. Larsen, A.K. Agrawala, "Control of a Heterogeneous Two-Server Exponential Queueing System", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.9, no. 4, pp. 522-526, July 1983, doi:10.1109/TSE.1983.234960
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