We study a network of parallel single-server queues, where the service speeds are governed by a continuous-time Markov chain. This generic model finds applications in many areas such as communication systems, computer systems and manufacturing systems. We obtain heavy-traffic approximations for the joint workload, delay and queue length processes by combining a functional central limit theorem approach with matrix-analytic methods. In addition, we numerically compute the joint distributions by viewing the limit processes as semi-martingale reflected Brownian motions.
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