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Stability, queue length and delay of deterministic and stochastic queueing networks
 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
, 1994
"... Motivated by recent development in high speed networks, in this paper we study two types of stability problems: (i) conditions for queueing networks that render bounded queue lengths and bounded delay for customers, and (ii) conditions for queueing networks in which the queue length distribution of ..."
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Motivated by recent development in high speed networks, in this paper we study two types of stability problems: (i) conditions for queueing networks that render bounded queue lengths and bounded delay for customers, and (ii) conditions for queueing networks in which the queue length distribution of a queue has an exponential tail with rate `. To answer these two types of stability problems, we introduce two new notions of traffic characterization: minimum envelope rate (MER) and minimum envelope rate with respect to `. Based on these two new notions of traffic characterization, we develop a set of rules for network operations such as superposition, inputoutput relation of a single queue, and routing. Specifically, we show that (i) the MER of a superposition process is less than or equal to the sum of the MER of each process, (ii) a queue is stable in the sense of bounded queue length if the MER of the input traffic is smaller than the capacity, (iii) the MER of a departure process from a stable queue is less than or equal to that of the input process (iv) the MER of a routed process from a departure process is less than or equal to the MER of the departure process multiplied by the MER of the routing process. Similar results hold for MER with respect to ` under a further assumption of independence. These rules provide a natural way to analyze feedforward networks with multiple classes of customers. For single class networks with nonfeedforward routing, we provide a new method to show that similar stability results hold for such networks under the FCFS policy. Moreover, when restricting to the family of twostate Markov modulated arrival processes, the notion of MER with respect to ` is shown to be
Logarithmic Asymptotics For SteadyState Tail Probabilities In A SingleServer Queue
, 1993
"... We consider the standard singleserver queue with unlimited waiting space and the firstin firstout service discipline, but without any explicit independence conditions on the interarrival and service times. We find conditions for the steadystate waitingtime distribution to have smalltail asympt ..."
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We consider the standard singleserver queue with unlimited waiting space and the firstin firstout service discipline, but without any explicit independence conditions on the interarrival and service times. We find conditions for the steadystate waitingtime distribution to have smalltail asymptotics of the form x  1 logP(W > x)  q * as x for q * > 0. We require only stationarity of the basic sequence of service times minus interarrival times and a Ga .. rtnerEllis condition for the cumulant generating function of the associated partial sums, i.e., n  1 log Ee qS n y(q) as n , plus regularity conditions on the decay rate function y. The asymptotic decay rate q * is the root of the equation y(q) = 0. This result in turn implies a corresponding asymptotic result for the steadystate workload in a queue with general nondecreasing input. This asymptotic result covers the case of multiple independent sources, so that it provides additional theoretical support for a concept of effective bandwidths for admission control in multiclass queues based on asymptotic decay rates.
Fitting Mixtures Of Exponentials To LongTail Distributions To Analyze Network Performance Models
, 1997
"... Traffic measurements from communication networks have shown that many quantities characterizing network performance have longtail probability distributions, i.e., with tails that decay more slowly than exponentially. File lengths, call holding times, scene lengths in MPEG video streams, and interva ..."
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Traffic measurements from communication networks have shown that many quantities characterizing network performance have longtail probability distributions, i.e., with tails that decay more slowly than exponentially. File lengths, call holding times, scene lengths in MPEG video streams, and intervals between connection requests in Internet traffic all have been found to have longtail distributions, being well described by distributions such as the Pareto and Weibull. It is known that longtail distributions can have a dramatic effect upon performance, e.g., longtail servicetime distributions cause longtail waitingtime distributions in queues, but it is often difficult to describe this effect in detail, because performance models with component longtail distributions tend to be difficult to analyze. We address this problem by developing an algorithm for approximating a longtail distribution by a hyperexponential distribution (a finite mixture of exponentials). We first prove tha...
Stochastically Bounded Burstiness for Communication Networks
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY
, 1999
"... We develop a network calculus for processes whose burstiness is stochastically bounded by general decreasing functions. This calculus enables us to prove the stability of feedforward networks and obtain statistical upper bounds on interesting performance measures such as delay, at each buffer in the ..."
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We develop a network calculus for processes whose burstiness is stochastically bounded by general decreasing functions. This calculus enables us to prove the stability of feedforward networks and obtain statistical upper bounds on interesting performance measures such as delay, at each buffer in the network. Our bounding methodology is useful for a large class of input processes, including important processes exhibiting "subexponentially bounded burstiness" such as fractional Brownian motion. Moreover, it generalizes previous approaches and provides much better bounds for common models of realtime traffic, like Markov modulated processes and other multiple timescale processes. We expect that this new calculus will be of particular interest in the implementation of services providing statistical guarantees.
Waitingtime tail probabilities in queues with longtail servicetime distributions
 QUEUEING SYSTEMS
, 1994
"... We consider the standard GI/G/1 queue with unlimited waiting room and the firstin firstout service discipline. We investigate the steadystate waitingtime tail probabilities P(W> x) when the servicetime distribution has a longtail distribution, i.e., when the servicetime distribution fails ..."
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We consider the standard GI/G/1 queue with unlimited waiting room and the firstin firstout service discipline. We investigate the steadystate waitingtime tail probabilities P(W> x) when the servicetime distribution has a longtail distribution, i.e., when the servicetime distribution fails to have a finite moment generating function. We have developed algorithms for computing the waitingtime distribution by Laplace transform inversion when the Laplace transforms of the interarrivaltime and servicetime distributions are known. One algorithm, exploiting Pollaczek’s classical contourintegral representation of the Laplace transform, does not require that either of these transforms be rational. To facilitate such calculations, we introduce a convenient twoparameter family of longtail distributions on the positive half line with explicit Laplace transforms. This family is a Pareto mixture of exponential (PME) distributions. These PME distributions have monotone densities and Paretolike tails, i.e., are of order x − r for r> 1. We use this family of longtail distributions to investigate the quality of approximations based on asymptotics for P(W> x) as x → ∞. We show that the asymptotic approximations with these longtail servicetime distributions can be remarkably inaccurate for typical x values of interest. We also derive multiterm asymptotic expansions for the waitingtime tail probabilities in the M/G/1 queue. Even three terms of this expansion can be remarkably inaccurate for typical x values of interest. Thus, we evidently must rely on numerical algorithms for determining the waitingtime tail probabilities in this case. When working with servicetime data, we suggest using empirical Laplace transforms.
Subexponential Asymptotics of a MarkovModulated Random Walk with Queueing Applications
, 1996
"... Let f(Xn; Jn)g be a stationary Markovmodulated random walk on R\Theta E (E finite), defined by its probability transition matrix measure F = fF ij g; F ij (B) = P[X 1 2 B; J 1 = jjJ 0 = i]; B 2 B(R); i; j 2 E. If F ij ([x; 1))=(1 \Gamma H(x)) ! W ij 2 [0; 1), as x! 1, for some longtailed distribut ..."
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Let f(Xn; Jn)g be a stationary Markovmodulated random walk on R\Theta E (E finite), defined by its probability transition matrix measure F = fF ij g; F ij (B) = P[X 1 2 B; J 1 = jjJ 0 = i]; B 2 B(R); i; j 2 E. If F ij ([x; 1))=(1 \Gamma H(x)) ! W ij 2 [0; 1), as x! 1, for some longtailed distribution function H, then the ascending ladder heights matrix distribution G+ (x) (right WienerHopf factor) has longtailed asymptotics. If EXn! 0, at least one W ij? 0, and H(x) is a subexponential distribution function, then the asymptotic behavior of the supremum of this random walk is the same as in the i.i.d. case, and it is given by P \Theta sup n0 Sn? x
Exponential approximations for tail probabilities in queues, I: waiting times
 Oper. Res
, 1995
"... In this paper, we focus on simple exponential approximations for steadystate tail probabilities in G/GI/1 queues based on largetime asymptotics. We relate the largetime asymptotics for the steadystate waiting time, sojourn time and workload. We evaluate the exponential approximations based on th ..."
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In this paper, we focus on simple exponential approximations for steadystate tail probabilities in G/GI/1 queues based on largetime asymptotics. We relate the largetime asymptotics for the steadystate waiting time, sojourn time and workload. We evaluate the exponential approximations based on the exact asymptotic parameters and their approximations by making comparisons with exact numerical results for BMAP/GI/1 queues. Numerical examples show that the exponential approximations are remarkably accurate at the 90 th percentile and beyond. Key words: queues; approximations; asymptotics; tail probabilities; sojourn time and workload.
Asymptotics for M/G/1 lowpriority waitingtime tail probabilities
, 1997
"... We consider the classical M/G/1 queue with two priority classes and the nonpreemptive and preemptiveresume disciplines. We show that the lowpriority steadystate waitingtime can be expressed as a geometric random sum of i.i.d. random variables, just like the M/G/1 FIFO waitingtime distribution. ..."
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We consider the classical M/G/1 queue with two priority classes and the nonpreemptive and preemptiveresume disciplines. We show that the lowpriority steadystate waitingtime can be expressed as a geometric random sum of i.i.d. random variables, just like the M/G/1 FIFO waitingtime distribution. We exploit this structures to determine the asymptotic behavior of the tail probabilities. Unlike the FIFO case, there is routinely a region of the parameters such that the tail probabilities have nonexponential asymptotics. This phenomenon even occurs when both servicetime distributions are exponential. When nonexponential asymptotics holds, the asymptotic form tends to be determined by the nonexponential asymptotics for the highpriority busyperiod distribution. We obtain asymptotic expansions for the lowpriority waitingtime distribution by obtaining an asymptotic expansion for the busyperiod transform from Kendall’s functional equation. We identify the boundary between the exponential and nonexponential asymptotic regions. For the special cases of an exponential highpriority servicetime distribution and of common general servicetime distributions, we obtain convenient explicit forms for the lowpriority waitingtime transform. We also establish asymptotic results for cases with longtail servicetime distributions. As with FIFO, the exponential asymptotics tend to provide excellent approximations, while the nonexponential asymptotics do not, but the asymptotic relations indicate the general form. In all cases, exact results can be obtained by numerically inverting the waitingtime transform.
Market Mechanisms for Network Resource Sharing
, 1999
"... The theme of this thesis is the design and analysis of decentralized and distributed market mechanisms for resource sharing in multiservice networks. The motivation for a marketbased approach is twofold. First, in modern multiservice networks, resources such as bandwidth and buffer space have dif ..."
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The theme of this thesis is the design and analysis of decentralized and distributed market mechanisms for resource sharing in multiservice networks. The motivation for a marketbased approach is twofold. First, in modern multiservice networks, resources such as bandwidth and buffer space have different value to different users, and these valuations cannot, in general, be accurately known in advance as users compete against each other for the resources. Second, the network resources themselves are distributed, and often, not subject to any single authority. We present
Exit Problems for Spectrally Negative Lévy Processes and Applications to Russian, American and Canadized Options
 Ann. Appl. Probab
"... this paper we consider the class of spectrally negative L'evy processes. These are real valued random processes with stationary independent increments which have no positive jumps. Amongst others Emery [11], Suprun [23], Bingham [4] and Bertoin [3] have all considered fluctuation theory for thi ..."
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this paper we consider the class of spectrally negative L'evy processes. These are real valued random processes with stationary independent increments which have no positive jumps. Amongst others Emery [11], Suprun [23], Bingham [4] and Bertoin [3] have all considered fluctuation theory for this class of processes. Such processes are often considered in the context of the theories of dams, queues, insurance risk and continuous branching processes; see for example [6, 4, 5, 19]. Following the exposition on two sided exit problems in Bertoin [3] we study first exit from an interval containing the origin for spectrally negative L'evy processes reflected in their supremum (equivalently spectrally positive L'evy processes reflected in their infimum). In particular we derive the joint Laplace transform of the time to first exit and the overshoot. The aforementioned stopping time can be identified in the literature of fluid models as the time to buffer overflow (see for example [1, 13]). Together Universit'e de Pau, email: Florin.Avram@univpau.fr y Utrecht University, email: kyprianou@math.uu.nl z Utrecht University, email: pistorius@math.uu.nl 1 with existing results on exit problems we apply our results to certain optimal stopping problems that are now classically associated with mathematical finance. In sections 2 and 3 we introduce notation and discuss and develop existing results concerning exit problems of spectrally negative L'evy processes. In section 4 an expression is derived for the joint Laplace transform of the exit time and exit position of the reflected process from an interval containing the origin. This Laplace transform can be written in terms of scale functions that already appear in the solution to the two sided exit problem. In Section 5 we ou...