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A geometric product-form distribution for a queueing network with non-standard batch arrivals and batch transfers

M Miyazawa, PG Taylor

Advances in Applied Probability | Published : 1997


We introduce a batch service discipline, called assemble-transfer batch service, for continuous-time open queueing networks with batch movements. Under this service discipline a requested number of customers is simultaneously served at a node, and transferred to another node as, possibly, a batch of different size, if there are sufficient customers there; the node is emptied otherwise. We assume a Markovian setting for the arrival process, service times and routing, where batch sizes are generally distributed. Under the assumption that extra batches arrive while nodes are empty, and under a stability condition, it is shown that the stationary distribution of the queue length has a geometric ..

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