Throughput maximization of queueing networks with simultaneous minimization of service rates and buffers. (English) Zbl 1264.90054

Summary: The throughput of an acyclic, general-service time queueing network was optimized, and the total number of buffers and the overall service rate was reduced. To satisfy these conflicting objectives, a multiobjective genetic algorithm was developed and employed. Thus, our method produced a set of efficient solutions for more than one objective in the objective function. A comprehensive set of computational experiments was conducted to determine the efficacy and efficiency of the proposed approach. Interesting insights obtained from the analysis of a complex network may assist practitioners in planning general-service queueing networks.


90B22 Queues and service in operations research
90B10 Deterministic network models in operations research
90C29 Multi-objective and goal programming
90C59 Approximation methods and heuristics in mathematical programming
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