Experiences in Implementing Solution Techniques for Networks of Queues

  • David L. L. Thomas
Conference paper
Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)


This paper will show how to solve simple closed queueing network models using spreadsheets. Over the past decade there has been a growth in the use of personal computers and spreadsheets on the one hand and a growth in the use of approximate solution methods on the other. This paper will show that it is possible to use spreadsheets to re-create well known fixed point or approximate Mean Value Analysis results.


Queue Length Disk Drive Service Demand Fixed Point Method Queue Network Model 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. L. Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.British Telecom ComputerPerformance Management GroupCardiffUSA

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