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A Statistical Mechanical Approach to Systems Analysis

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1 Author(s)
Ferdinand, A.E. ; IBM Systems Development Division Lahoratory, Kingston, New York 12401, USA

The maximum entropy principle is used as the criterion for calculating the equilibrium state probabilities of a queuing or network system in which service rates are exponentially distributed. A configuration-independent partition function is given as the solution to this network problem; from this function the important properties of the system may be derived. Simple and well known examples are used to illustrate the method. A phenomenon similar to the phase transition of statistical mechanics is observed in a queuing model.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 5 )