A Decision Model for Closed Queuing Networks

TitleA Decision Model for Closed Queuing Networks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1979
AuthorsKS Trivedi, and RA Wagner
JournalIeee Transactions on Software Engineering
Start Page328
Pagination328 - 332
Date Published01/1979

This paper considers a computer configuration design problem. The computer system is modeled by a closed queuing network. The system throughput 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. Copyright © 1979 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Short TitleIeee Transactions on Software Engineering