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Blocking formulae for the Engset model

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3 Author(s)
Pinsky, E. ; Lab. for Inf. & Decision Syst., MIT, Cambridge, MA ; Conway, A. ; Wei Liu

Presents simple recursive algorithms for computing call and time congestion in the classical Engset model with M sources and N servers. The first recursion has the complexity of O(MN) and gives the blocking probabilities for all intermediate values of M and N. The second recursion assumes a particular value of M and has the complexity of O(N). It gives the blocking probabilities for all intermediate values of N. Both recursions are similar to the well-known recurrence for computing the Erlang loss function

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Jun 1994

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