Jackson and Whittle Networks
This chapter describes the equilibrium behavior of Jackson and Whittle networks. In such a network, the numbers of discrete units or customers at the nodes are modeled by multidimensional Markov processes. The main results characterize the equilibrium distributions of the processes. These distributions yield several performance parameters of the networks including throughput rates, expected customer waiting times, and expected busy periods for servers.
KeywordsMarkov Process Invariant Measure Transition Rate Service Rate Sojourn Time
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