Dynamic Server Allocation for Tandem Queues with Flexible Servers

Series: 
Stochastics Seminar
Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 269
,  
ISyE, Georgia Tech
Organizer: 
We consider Markovian tandem queues with finite intermediate buffers and flexible servers and study how the servers should be assigned dynamically to stations in order to obtain optimal long-run average throughput. We assume that each server can work on only one job at a time, that several servers can work together on a single job, and that the travel times between stations are negligible. Under various server collaboration schemes, we characterize the optimal server assignment policy for these systems.