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A tandem queueing model with coupled processors. (English) Zbl 1033.90017
Summary: We consider a tandem queue with coupled processors and analyze the two-dimensional Markov process representing the numbers of jobs in the two stations. A functional equation for the generating function of the stationary distribution of this two-dimensional process is derived and solved through the theory of Riemann-Hilbert boundary value problems.

MSC:
90B22 Queues and service in operations research
60K25 Queueing theory (aspects of probability theory)
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