Comparing two queueing models for nonhomogeneous nonreliable terminal systems
This paper deals with two nonhomogeneous queueing models to describe the performance of finite, multiterminal systems subject to random breakdowns. The difference between the two models is relatively small, but we will see that the differences between some system performance characteristics are very large (100% or more). The other contribution of this paper is to introduce some new terminologies to queueing theory, which are necessary for the second model. All random variables involved here are independent and exponentially distributed. The models described here are generalizations of the homogeneous model treated earlier by different authors. At the end of this paper some numerical results illustrate the problem in question.
KeywordsSystem Performance Performance Characteristic Homogeneous Model Terminal System Random Breakdown
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