A Multiserver Queueing System with Impatient Customers
AbstractMany real-world situations involve queueing systems in which customers wait for service for a limited time only and leave the system if service has not begun within that time. This paper considers a multiserver queueing system with impatient customers, where the customers arrive according to a Poisson process and the service requirements have a general distribution. A simple and insightful solution is presented for the loss probability. The solution is exact for exponential services and is an excellent heuristic for general service times.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by INFORMS in its journal Management Science.
Volume (Year): 45 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
M/G/c queue; impatience; loss probability; heuristic;
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