Approximate formulae for Gaussian priority queues

Petteri Mannersalo, Ilkka Norros

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Queueing theory with general Gaussian traffic has no exact results, but reasonably good approximations are easy to obtain. In the context of Differentiated Services, FIFO queues play a minor role. Instead, it is important to understand how priority queues behave when the inputs are Gaussian. This paper focuses on developing practically usable estimates for distributions of Gaussian priority queues. The key idea is to identify the most probable paths along which a big queue arises. Some of the approximations are compared to simulations, and the results are promising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeletraffic Engineering in the Internet Era
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Teletraffic Congress - ITC-17
EditorsJorge Moreira de Souza, Nelson L.S. da Fonseca, Edmundo A. de Souza e Silva
ISBN (Print)978-0-444-50911-6
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event17th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC 17 - Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Duration: 24 Sep 200128 Sep 2001

Publication series

SeriesTeletraffic Science and Engineering


Conference17th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC 17
CitySalvador da Bahia

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