Faculty Publications

Title

Analyzing retrial queues by censoring

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Algorithms, Approximations, Censoring technique, Decay function, Decay rate, Matrix-product solution, Retrial queues, Stationary distribution

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Queueing Systems

Volume

64

Issue

3

First Page

203

Last Page

225

Abstract

In this paper we analyze the M/M/c retrial queue using the censoring technique. This technique allows us to carry out an asymptotic analysis, which leads to interesting and useful asymptotic results. Based on the asymptotic analysis, we develop two methods for obtaining approximations to the stationary probabilities, from which other performance metrics can be obtained. We demonstrate that the two proposed approximations are good alternatives to existing approximation methods. We expect that the technique used here can be applied to other retrial queueing models. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2010

DOI of published version

10.1007/s11134-009-9163-4

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