Issue No. 08 - August (1979 vol. 28)
T.S. Heines , Department of Computer and Information Science, Cleveland State University
A buffer has been analyzed in a computer communication system with Poisson arrivals, periodic opportunities for service, and random blocking of service. The solution obtained reflects the waiting a customer must do until a service opportunity arises. Compared to previous solutions for this problem, the average queue length and the variance of queue length are larger by a factor which depends on the arrival rate.
queuing theory, Buffer blocking, buffering, communications, data transmission, periodic service
T. Heines, "Buffer Behavior in Computer Communication Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 28, no. , pp. 573-576, 1979.