“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”

Instant Access to Thousands of Journals for just $40/month

Planning Queueing Simulations

Simple heuristic formulas are developed to estimate the simulation run lengths required to achieve desired statistical precision in queueing simulations. The formulas are intended to help in the early planning stages before any data have been collected. The queueing simulations considered are single replications (one long run) conducted to estimate steady-state characteristics such as expected equilibrium queue lengths. The formulas can be applied to design simulation experiments to develop and evaluate queueing approximations. In fact, this work was motivated by efforts to develop approximations for packet communication networks with multiple classes of traffic having different service characteristics and bursty arrival processes. In addition to indicating the approximate simulation run length required in each case of a designed experiment, the formulas can help determine what cases to consider, what statistical precision to aim for, and even whether to conduct the experiment at all. The formulas are based on heavy-traffic limits for queues (the limiting behavior as the traffic intensity approaches its upper limit for stability) and associated diffusion approximations. In particular, the formulas apply to stochastic processes that can be approximated by reflected Brownian motion, such as the queue-length process in the standard GI / G /1 model. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Science INFORMS
Loading next page...

Sorry, we don’t have permission to share this article on DeepDyve,
but here are related articles that you can start reading right now:

Explore the DeepDyve Library

How DeepDyve Works

Spend time researching, not time worrying you’re buying articles that might not be useful.

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from Springer, Elsevier, Nature, IEEE, Wiley-Blackwell and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Simple and Affordable Pricing

14-day free trial. Cancel anytime, with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Best Deal — 25% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 25% off!
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

billed annually