Identity and Reducibility Properties of Some Blocking and Non-Blocking Mechanisms in Congested Networks
Networks of queues with blocking are used for representing resource constraints in production, communication and computer systems. Different types of blocking which have been studied in various application fields will be compared and proved to be either identical (in terms of general performance indices) or reducible one to the other. The case is also shown of identity and reducibility properties holding between some types of blocking networks and some types of non-blocking ones.
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