Tail asymptotics for a generalized two-demand queueing model – a kernel method. (English) Zbl 1235.60132

Summary: We consider a generalized two-demand queueing model (the same model was studied in [P. E. Wright, Adv. Appl. Probab. 24, No. 4, 986–1007 (1992; Zbl 0760.60093)]). Using this model, we show how the kernel method can be applied to a two-dimensional queueing system for exact tail asymptotics in the stationary joint distribution and also in the two marginal distributions. We demonstrate in detail how to locate the dominant singularity and how to determine the detailed behavior of the unknown generating function around the dominant singularity for a bivariate kernel, which is much more challenging than the analysis for a one-dimensional kernel. This information is the key for characterizing exact tail asymptotics in terms of asymptotic analysis. This approach does not require a determination or presentation of the unknown generating function(s).


60K25 Queueing theory (aspects of probability theory)
30E15 Asymptotic representations in the complex plane


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