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Queueing Networks

  1. Peter J. Denning

Published Online: 15 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse971

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Denning, P. J. 2008. Queueing Networks. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–7.

Author Information

  1. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2008

Abstract

Queueing networks model workflow in distributed computing systems and networks. They predict throughput, queue length, response time, and bottlenecks with simple, fast algorithms.

Keywords:

  • queueing networks;
  • performance calculation;
  • performance prediction;
  • operational laws;
  • throughput;
  • response time;
  • bottlenecks;
  • mean value analysis;
  • capacity planning