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Optimal Dynamic Server Allocation in Systems with On/Off Sources

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Joris Slegers, Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani, Dr Nigel Thomas

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Abstract

A system consisting of several servers, where demands of different types arrive in bursts, is examined. The servers can be dynamically reallocated to deal with the different requests, but these switches take time and incur a cost. The problem is to find the optimal dynamic allocation policy. To this end a Markov decision process is solved, using two different techniques. The effects of different solution methods and modelling decisions on the resulting solution are examined.


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Author(s): Slegers J, Mitrani I, Thomas N

Editor(s): Wolter, K.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Formal Methods and Stochastic Models for Performance Evaluation. Fourth European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW)

Year of Conference: 2007

Pages: 186-199

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75211-0_14

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-75211-0_14

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783540752103


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