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Allocation and Admission Policies for Service Streams

Lookup NU author(s): Michele Mazzucco, Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani, Dr Martin Fisher



A service provisioning system is examined, where a number of servers are used to offer different types of services to paying customers. A customer is charged for the execution of a stream of jobs; the number of jobs in the stream and the rate of their submission is specified. On the other hand, the provider promises a certain quality of service, measured by the average waiting time of the jobs in the stream. A penalty is paid if the agreed QoS requirement is not met. The objective is to maximize the total average revenue per unit time. Dynamic policies for making server allocation and stream admission decisions are introduced and evaluated. The results of several simulations are described.

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Author(s): Mazzucco M, Mitrani I, Fisher M, McKee P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2008)

Year of Conference: 2008

Pages: 227-234

Date deposited: 06/09/2010

ISSN: 1526-7539

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/MASCOT.2008.4770575

Notes: Best paper award.

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ISBN: 9781424428175