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Approximate Analysis of Load Dependent General Queueing Networks
November 1988 (vol. 14 no. 11)
pp. 1537-1545

A method for obtaining approximate solutions to load-dependent closed queueing networks containing general service-time distributions and first-come-first-served scheduling disciplines is presented. The technique demonstrated is an extension of the well-known method of R. Marie (1979). A formula for the conditional throughputs is derived. After each iteration a check is performed to guarantee that the results obtained are within a tolerance level epsilon . These iterations are repeated whenever invalid results are detected. On the average, the solutions obtained vary by less than 5% from their respective exact and simulation results.

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Index Terms:
performance evaluation; queueing networks; load-dependent; service-time distributions; scheduling; conditional throughputs; tolerance level; performance evaluation; queueing theory; scheduling
I.F. Akyildiz, A. Sieber, "Approximate Analysis of Load Dependent General Queueing Networks," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 1537-1545, Nov. 1988, doi:10.1109/32.9042
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