Queueing Networks

  • N. U. Prabhu
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 7)


A network of queues is a system of service facilities (counters, stations, nodes) that are interconnected in a given manner. Customers may enter the system from the outside, pass from node to node, and eventually leave the system. Each node has its own service mechanism (one or more servers and given service time distributions) and queue discipline. As an example we may think of a computer system consisting of a network of processors (CPU’s, I/O processors, terminals) and a collection of customers (jobs, messages, tasks).


Queue Length Sojourn Time Steady State Distribution Steady State Probability Closed Network 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. U. Prabhu
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  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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