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Configuring multiserver systems with multiple priority classes

How many servers are best?

In this chapter, we address a fundamental problem in designing multiserver systems: how many servers are best? Dimensionality reduction (DR) allows us to study this problem not only when jobs are served in the order of their arrivals (FCFS) but also when there are priorities among jobs. Results of our analysis illuminate principles on how the number of servers affects the performance of multiserver systems.


Takayuki Osogami 2005-07-19