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The statistical behavior of a loop service system is studied. The system consists of a main station, a server and N stations arranged on a loop. Customers arrive at each station according to a random process. The server makes successive tours along the loop bringing customers from the N stations to the main station. Two related measures of the grade of(More)
A communication system is considered which consists of buffered input terminals linked by means of a multidrop line to an output device. Data enters the system through the terminals and the service operation is the transfer of data units to the output device. The terminals are sequentially polled; each terminal holds the channel until its buffer is emptied.(More)