Issue No. 01 - January (1983 vol. 32)
I. Mitrani , Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The tradeoffs between efficiency and reliability in M / M / N queueing systems subject to breakdowns are studied numerically. The dependence of the optimal number of servers on the system parameters is investigated under two different sets of assumptions about the pattern of breakdowns and repairs.
steady state, Breakdowns, multiprocessor systems, queueing systems, response time
I. Mitrani and P. King, "Multiserver Systems Subject to Breakdowns: An Empirical Study," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 32, no. , pp. 96-98, 1983.