By Topic

Approximating the Performance of a Batch Service Queue Using the {\rm M/M}^{\rm k}/1 Model

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Kan Wu ; Nanyang Technology University, Singapore ; Leon F. McGinnis ; Bert Zwart

Batching plays an important role in semiconductor fabs, and it can lead to inefficiency if not treated with care. The performance of parallel batch processes is often approximated by the G/G/1-based approximate models. By carefully examining the existing models, the dependence between queueing time and wait-to-batch time has been identified. A new improved model for parallel batch systems is proposed to exploit this dependence. The computation of the new model is still simple and fast, but it gives better approximation by reducing the systematic error in earlier models which ignored the dependence between queueing time and wait-to-batch time.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 1 )