Information Technologies 2000
Conference paper

Optimal scheduling in queueing network models of high-volume commercial web sites

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The optimal control of various performance-based measures in high-volume commercial web sites requires a fundamental understanding of the interactions between the diverse set of internet services that support customer needs and the different importance levels of these services to both the customer and the e-commerce merchant. We present here a study of the control policy for each server in a multiclass queueing network that maximizes a particular function of profit, or minimizes a particular function of cost, across the different classes of Internet services.