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A technique to control waiting time in a queue

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The technique outlined gives a solution to the problem of optimizing the service rate(s) in a queuing system according to the given criteria. It should be noted that this solution is suboptimal in several respects. Whereas the stated objective of the procedure is to make W → Wd, the procedure actually makes E((w − Wd)2)→O. The minimization of E((W − Wd)2) tends to weight deviations on either side of Wd equally. which implies that the cost of an item finishing ahead of schedule is the same as the cost of an item late by an equal time.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 1 )