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2 Author(s)
Gay, T.W. ; IBM System Development Division laboratory, Poughkeepsie, New York 12602, USA ; Seaman, P.H.

This paper presents formulas for calculating waiting time for customers in a queue with combined preemptive and head-of-line (nonpreemptive) priority scheduling disciplines and describes the reasoning behind them. This work has been applied in the development of programmable terminal control units.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 1 )