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Delay and partial system contents for a discrete-time G-D-c queue. (English) Zbl 1165.90393

Summary: We consider a discrete-time multiserver queueing system with infinite buffer size, constant service times of multiple slots and a first-come-first-served queueing discipline. A relationship between the probability distributions of the partial system contents and the packet delay is established. The relationship is general in the sense that it doesn’t require knowledge of the exact nature of the arrival process. By means of the relationship, results for the distribution of the partial system contents for a wide variety of discrete-time queueing models can be transformed into corresponding results for the delay distribution. As a result, a separate full analysis of the packet delay becomes unnecessary.

MSC:

90B22 Queues and service in operations research
68M20 Performance evaluation, queueing, and scheduling in the context of computer systems
60K25 Queueing theory (aspects of probability theory)
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