We show that the fluid loss ratio in a fluid queue with finite buffer b and constant link capacity c is always a jointly convex function of b and c. This generalizes prior work by Kumaran and Mandjes (Queueing Systems 38 (2001) 471), which shows convexity of the (b,c) trade-off for large number of i.i.d. multiplexed sources, using the large deviations rate function as approximation for fluid loss. Our approach also leads to a simpler proof of the prior result, and provides a stronger basis for optimal measurement-based control of resource allocation in shared resource systems.
- Queueing Theory
- Trade-off between network resources
- Large deviations