Handling load with less stress

@article{Bansal2006HandlingLW,
  title={Handling load with less stress},
  author={Nikhil Bansal and David Gamarnik},
  journal={Queueing Syst.},
  year={2006},
  volume={54},
  pages={45-54}
}
We study how the average performance of a system degrades as the load nears its peak capacity. We restrict our attention to the performance measures of average sojourn time and the large deviation rates of buffer overflow probabilities. We first show that for certain queueing systems, the average sojourn time of requests depends much more weakly on the load ρ than the commonly observed 1/(1 − ρ) dependence for most queueing policies. For example, we show that for an M/G/1 system under the… CONTINUE READING
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