We consider a two-queue polling model in which customers upon arrival join the shorter of two queues. Customers arrive according to a Poisson process and the service times in both queues are independent and identically distributed random variables having the exponential distribution. The two-dimensional process of the numbers of customers at the queue where the server is and at the other queue is a two-dimensional Markov process. We derive its equilibrium distribution using two methodologies: the compensation approach and a reduction to a boundary value problem.
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|