On the Applicability of Using Multiprogramming Level Distributions

  title={On the Applicability of Using Multiprogramming Level Distributions},
  author={Lawrence W. Dowdy and Manvinder S. Chopra},
A computer system's workload is represented by its multiprogramming level, which is defined as the number of tasks (jobs, customers) which actively compete for resources within the system. In a product-form queuing network model of the system, the workload is modeled by assuming that the multiprogramming level is either fixed (i.e., closed model) or that the multiprogramming level depends upon an outside arrival process (i.e., open model). However, in many actual systems, closed and open models… CONTINUE READING