, Volume 63, Issue 1-4, pp 241-252,
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Date: 14 Aug 2009

On the speed of convergence to stationarity of the Erlang loss system


We consider the Erlang loss system, characterized by N servers, Poisson arrivals and exponential service times, and allow the arrival rate to be a function of N. We discuss representations and bounds for the rate of convergence to stationarity of the number of customers in the system, and display some bounds for the total variation distance between the time-dependent and stationary distributions. We also pay attention to time-dependent rates.