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Large Deviations for Gaussian Queues

Modelling Communication Networks
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In recent years the significance of Gaussian processes tocommunication networks has grown considerably. The inherentflexibility of the Gaussian traffic model enables the analysis, ina single mathematical framework, of systems with both long-rangeand short-range dependent input streams.
Large Deviations for Gaussian Queues demonstrates how theGaussian traffic model arises naturally, and how the analysis ofthe corresponding queuing model can be performed. The text providesa general introduction to Gaussian queues, and surveys recentresearch into the modelling of communications networks. Coverageincludes:
* Discussion of the theoretical concepts and practical aspectsrelated to Gaussian traffic models.
* Analysis of recent research asymptotic results for Gaussianqueues, both in the large-buffer and many-sources regime.
* An emphasis on rare-event analysis, relying on a variety ofasymptotic techniques.
* Examination of single-node FIFO queuing systems, as well asqueues operating under more complex scheduling disciplines, andqueuing networks.
* A set of illustrative examples that directly relate toimportant practical problems in communication networking.
* A large collection of instructive exercises and accompanyingsolutions.

Large Deviations for Gaussian Queues assumes minimalprior knowledge. It is ideally suited for postgraduate students inapplied probability, operations research, computer science andelectrical engineering. The book's self-contained style makesit perfect for practitioners in the communications networkingindustry and for researchers in related areas.
Preface and acknowledgments.

1 Introduction.

Part A: Gaussian traffic and large deviations.

2 The Gaussian source model.

2.1 Modeling network traffic.

2.2 Notation and preliminaries on Gaussian random variables.

2.3 Gaussian sources.

2.4 Generic examples-long-range dependence and smoothness.

2.5 Other useful Gaussian source models.

2.6 Applicability of Gaussian source models for networktraffic.

3 Gaussian sources: validation, justification.

3.1 Validation.

3.2 Convergence of on-off traffic to a Gaussian process.

4 Large deviations for Gaussian processes.

4.1 Cram´er's theorem.

4.2 Schilder's theorem.

Part B: Large deviations of Gaussian queues.

5 Gaussian queues: an introduction.

5.1 Lindley's recursion, the steady-state buffer content.

5.2 Gaussian queues.

5.3 Special cases: Brownian motion and Brownian bridge.

5.4 A powerful approximation.

5.5 Asymptotics.

5.6 Large-buffer asymptotics.

6 Logarithmic many-sources asymptotics.

6.1 Many-sources asymptotics: the loss curve.

6.2 Duality between loss curve and variance function.

6.3 The buffer-bandwidth curve is convex.

7 Exact many-sources asymptotics.

7.1 Slotted time: results.

7.2 Slotted time: proofs.

7.3 Continuous time: results.

7.4 Continuous time: proofs.

8 Simulation.

8.1 Determining the simulation horizon.

8.2 Importance sampling algorithms.

8.3 Asymptotic efficiency.

8.4 Efficient estimation of the overflow probability.

9 Tandem and priority queues.

9.1 Tandem: model and preliminaries.

9.2 Tandem: lower bound on the decay rate.

9.3 Tandem: tightness of the decay rate.

9.4 Tandem: properties of the input rate path.

9.5 Tandem: examples.

9.6 Priority queues.

10 Generalized processor sharing.

10.1 Preliminaries on GPS.

10.2 Generic upper and lower bound on the overflowprobability.

10.3 Lower bound on the decay rate: class 2 in underload.

10.4 Upper bound on the decay rate: class 2 in underload.

10.5 Analysis of the decay rate: class 2 in overload.

10.6 Discussion of the results.

10.7 Delay asymptotics.

11 Explicit results for short-range dependent inputs.

11.1 Asymptotically linear variance; some preliminaries.

11.2 Tandem queue with srd input.

11.3 Priority queue with srd input.

11.4 GPS queue with srd input.

11.5 Concluding remarks.

12 Brownian queues.

12.1 Single queue: detailed results.

12.2 Tandem: distribution of the downstream queue.

12.3 Tandem: joint distribution.

Part C: Applications.

13 Weight setting in GPS.

13.1 An optimal partitioning approach to weight setting.

13.2 Approximation of the overflow probabilities.

13.3 Fixed weights.

13.4 Realizable region.

14 A link dimensioning formula and empirical support.

14.1 Objectives, modeling, and analysis.

14.2 Numerical study.

14.3 Empirical study.

14.4 Implementation aspects.

15 Link dimensioning: indirect variance estimation.

15.1 Theoretical foundations.

15.2 Implementation issues.

15.3 Error analysis of the inversion procedure.

15.4 Validation.

16 A framework for bandwidth trading.

16.1 Bandwidth trading.

16.2 Model and preliminaries.

16.3 Single-link network.

16.4 Gaussian traffic; utility as a function of loss.

16.5 Sanov's theorem and its inverse.

16.6 Estimation of loss probabilities.

16.7 Numerical example.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Autor: Michel Mandjes
ISBN-13 :: 9780470515082
ISBN: 0470515082
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 336
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Ebook