Mean value analysis for polling systems

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The present paper deals with the problem of calculating mean delays in polling systems with either exhaustive or gated service. We develop a mean value analysis (MVA) to compute these delay figures. The merits of MVA are in its intrinsic simplicity and its intuitively appealing derivation. As a consequence, MVA may be applied, both in an exact and approximate manner, to a large variety of models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-44
JournalQueueing Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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