Artalejo, Jesús R. and Economou, A. and Lopez-Herrero, M. J.
(2007)
*Algorithmic analysis of the maximum queue length in a busy period for the M/M/c retrial queue.*
INFORMS Journal on Computing , 19
(1).
pp. 121-126.
ISSN 1091-9856

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## Abstract

This paper deals with the maximum number of customers in orbit (and in the system) during a busy period for the M/M/c retrial queue. Determining the distribution for the maximum number of customers in orbit is reduced to computation of certain absorption probabilities. By reducing to the single-server case we arrive at a closed analytic formula. For the multi-server case we develop an efficient algorithmic procedure for computation of this distribution by exploiting the special block-tridiagonal structure of the system. Numerical results illustrate the efficiency of the method and reveal interesting facts concerning the behavior of the M/M/c retrial queue.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | M/M/c retrial queue; maximum orbit size; busy period; continuous-time Markov chain; tridiagonal; linear system; Extreme values |

Subjects: | Sciences > Mathematics > Operations research |

ID Code: | 15270 |

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