Optimal allocation of file servers in a local network environment

@article{Woodside1986OptimalAO,
  title={Optimal allocation of file servers in a local network environment},
  author={C. Murray Woodside and Satish K. Tripathi},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
  year={1986},
  volume={SE-12},
  pages={844-848}
}
A globally optimal allocation for files in a local network environment is presented. The principal concern is the delays due to contention at the file servers; storage space is assumed to be adequate. A queuing network model is used to represent the file servers and the workstations. The workloads generated by the workstations are statistically identical. The model assumes that the communications medium is lightly loaded. In this case there is very little queuing, so that a message transmission… CONTINUE READING