The idle period of the finite G/M/1 queue with an interpretation in risk theory

A.H. Lopker, D. Perry

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Abstract

We consider a G/M/1 queue with restricted accessibility in the sense that the maximal workload is bounded by 1. If the current workload V t of the queue plus the service time of an arriving customer exceeds 1, only 1-V t of the service requirement is accepted. We are interested in the distribution of the idle period, which can be interpreted as the deficit at ruin for a risk reserve process R t in the compound Poisson risk model. For this risk process a special dividend strategy applies, where the insurance company pays out all the income whenever R t reaches level 1. In the queueing context we further introduce a set-up time a¿[0,1]. At the end of every idle period, an arriving customer has to wait for a time units until the server is ready to serve it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-407
JournalQueueing Systems: Theory and Applications
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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