The processor-sharing (PS) rule arises as a natural paradigm in a variety of practical situations, including time-shared computer systems. Although there has been much work on Poisson-input queueing analysis for the PS rule, there have been few results for renewalinput GI/G/1 (PS) systems. We consider the GI/G/1 (PS) system to provide develop a two-moment approximation for the mean performance measures. We derive the relationship between the mean unfinished work and the conditional mean sojourn time for the GI/G/1 (PS) system. Using this relationship, we derive approximate formulas for the mean conditional sojourn time, mean sojourn time, and the mean number of customers in the GI/G/1 (PS) system. Numerical examples are presented to compare the approximation with exact and simulated results. We show that the proposed approximate formulas have good accuracy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Computer Networks and Communications