Competition yields efficiency in load balancing games

@article{Anselmi2011CompetitionYE,
  title={Competition yields efficiency in load balancing games},
  author={Jonatha Anselmi and Urtzi Ayesta and Adam Wierman},
  journal={Perform. Eval.},
  year={2011},
  volume={68},
  pages={986-1001}
}
We study a nonatomic congestion game with N parallel links, with each link under the control of a profit maximizing provider. Within this ‘load balancing game’, each provider has the freedom to set a price, or toll, for access to the link and seeks to maximize its own profit. Given prices, a Wardrop equilibria among users is assumed, under which users all choose paths of minimal cost, which is defined as latency plus price. Within this model, we have oligopolistic price competition which in… CONTINUE READING
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