On G-networks and resource allocation in multimedia systems
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Eur. J. Oper. Res.
queueing networks; Gelenbe networks; negative customers; signals and; triggers; product form; random neural networks; learning; VIDEO; Management; Operations Research & Management Science
Consider a multimedia-on-demand server who transmits video documents through a high-speed network, to geographically distributed clients. The server accumulates requests for specific documents in separate queues. The queues need to share the transmission medium in some fashion, typically in Round-Robin (RR) mode. We describe the resulting performance modeling problem, and develop an approximate representation using queuing networks. Our analytic model enables the efficient implementation of a new scheduling scheme, that we call the Local Round-Robin (LRR). We show that LRR yields significant improvement in system performance, compared to the original RR. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
European Journal of Operational Research
"On G-networks and resource allocation in multimedia systems" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7862.