Control of multiple service, multiple resource communication networks
- Author(s): Jordan, Scott
- Varaiya, Pravin
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/26.328979
The merging of telephone and computer networks is introducing multiple resources into networks, and information is becoming increasingly distributed across the network. Related services are being integrated onto a single network rather than being offered on separate uncoordinated networks. The authors focus upon communication networks that integrate multiple services using multiple resources. In particular, they look at the decision of whether to accept or deny service requests in such a system. They prove a conjecture for the optimal policy for a related system introduced in Foschini and Gopinath (1983) and characterize the optimal coordinate convex policy for the present multiple service, multiple resource system.