TY - BOOK

T1 - A tandem queue with server slow-down and blocking

AU - van Foreest, N.D.

AU - Mandjes, M.R.H.

AU - van Ommeren, Jan C.W.

AU - Scheinhardt, Willem R.W.

N1 - Imported from MEMORANDA

PY - 2005

Y1 - 2005

N2 - We consider two variants of a two-station tandem network with blocking. In both variants the first server ceases to work when the queue length at the second station hits a `blocking threshold'. In addition, in variant $2$ the first server decreases its service rate when the second queue exceeds a `slow-down threshold', which is smaller than the blocking level. In both variants the arrival process is Poisson and the service times at both stations are exponentially distributed. Note, however, that in case of slow-downs, server $1$ works at a high rate, a slow rate, or not at all, depending on whether the second queue is below or above the slow-down threshold or at the blocking threshold, respectively. For variant $1$, i.e., only blocking, we concentrate on the geometric decay rate of the number of jobs in the first buffer and prove that for increasing blocking thresholds the sequence of decay rates decreases monotonically and at least geometrically fast to $\max\{\rho_1,\rho_2\}$, where $\rho_i$ is the load at server $i$. The methods used in the proof also allow us to clarify the asymptotic queue length distribution at the second station. Then we generalize the analysis to variant $2$, i.e., slow-down and blocking, and establish analogous results.

AB - We consider two variants of a two-station tandem network with blocking. In both variants the first server ceases to work when the queue length at the second station hits a `blocking threshold'. In addition, in variant $2$ the first server decreases its service rate when the second queue exceeds a `slow-down threshold', which is smaller than the blocking level. In both variants the arrival process is Poisson and the service times at both stations are exponentially distributed. Note, however, that in case of slow-downs, server $1$ works at a high rate, a slow rate, or not at all, depending on whether the second queue is below or above the slow-down threshold or at the blocking threshold, respectively. For variant $1$, i.e., only blocking, we concentrate on the geometric decay rate of the number of jobs in the first buffer and prove that for increasing blocking thresholds the sequence of decay rates decreases monotonically and at least geometrically fast to $\max\{\rho_1,\rho_2\}$, where $\rho_i$ is the load at server $i$. The methods used in the proof also allow us to clarify the asymptotic queue length distribution at the second station. Then we generalize the analysis to variant $2$, i.e., slow-down and blocking, and establish analogous results.

KW - MSC-90B22

KW - EWI-3569

KW - METIS-224549

KW - IR-65933

KW - MSC-60K25

M3 - Report

SN - 0169-2690

T3 - memorandum

BT - A tandem queue with server slow-down and blocking

PB - University of Twente

CY - Enschede

ER -