Title: Queueing networks with batch service

Authors: Th. Hanschke, H. Zisgen

Addresses: Department of Mathematics, Clausthal University of Technology, Erzstrasse 1, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany. ' IBM Deutschland Research and Development GmbH, Hechtsheimer Strasse 2, 55131 Mainz, Germany

Abstract: In this paper, the decomposition method for ordinary single class open queueing networks is extended to queueing networks with batch processing. A comparison study with discrete event simulation as benchmark shows that the approach provides fairly good results for a wide range of applications. The model has been integrated into a software system for analysing large scale semiconductor manufacturing systems. [Received: 08 June 2009; Revised: 23 November 2009; Accepted: 01 February 2010]

Keywords: bulk arrival queues; batch service queues; queue approximation; queueing network decomposition; semiconductor manufacturing; wafer fabrication; queueing networks; batch processing; discrete event simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2011.041619

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2011 Vol.5 No.3, pp.313 - 326

Published online: 28 Jul 2011 *

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