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TheM/G/1 retrial queue with the server subject to starting failures

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In this paper, we study a retrial queueing model with the server subject to starting failures. We first present the necessary and sufficient condition for the system to be stable and derive analytical results for the queue length distribution as well as some performance measures of the system in steady state. We show that the general stochastic decomposition law forM/G/1 vacation models also holds for the present system. Finally, we demonstrate that a few well known queueing models are special cases of the present model and discuss various interpretations of the stochastic decomposition law when applied to each of these special cases.

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Partially supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, grant OGP0046415.

Partially supported by internal research grant of Mount Saint Vincent University.

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Yang, T., Li, H. TheM/G/1 retrial queue with the server subject to starting failures. Queueing Syst 16, 83–96 (1994).

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  • Probability generating functions
  • retrial queues
  • steady state
  • server vacations
  • server setup times
  • stochastic decomposition