DECISION MODEL FOR CLOSED QUEUING NETWORKS.

TitleDECISION MODEL FOR CLOSED QUEUING NETWORKS.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1979
AuthorsKS Trivedi, and RA Wagner
JournalIEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
VolumeSE-5
Start Page328
Issue4
Pagination328 - 332
Date Published01/1979
Abstract

A computer configuration design problem is considered. The computer system is modeled by a closed queuing network. The system throughout is the objective function to be maximized and the speed of the devices are the decision variables. A rich class of nonlinear cost functions is considered. It is shown that any local optimum of the optimization problem is also a global optimum. It is also shown that the cost constraint is active and that the method of Lagrange multipliers can be used to solve the problem efficiently.

Short TitleIEEE Transactions on Software Engineering