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Files associated with workstations in a local area network are to be allocated among two or more file servers. Assuming statistically identical workstations and file servers and a performance model which is a closed multiclass separable queueing network, an optimal allocation is found. It is shown that all the files of each workstation should be placed on one file server, with the workstations divided as equally as possible among the file servers.
File servers, Workstations, Resource management, Educational institutions, Load modeling, Computational modeling, Local area networks, performance of systems, Design studies, file assignment, local networks, modeling techniques, multiclass closed queueing networks, optimization

"Optimal allocation of file servers in a local network environment," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. , pp. 844-848, 1986.
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