3 years ago

Optimal control of Markov-modulated multiclass many-server queues.

Yi Zheng, Ari Arapostathis, Guodong Pang, Anirban Das

We study multiclass many-server queues for which the arrival, service and abandonment rates are all modulated by a common finite-state Markov process. We assume that the system operates in the "averaged" Halfin-Whitt regime, which means that it is critically loaded in the average sense, although not necessarily in each state of the Markov process. We show that under any static priority policy, the Markov-modulated diffusion-scaled queueing process is geometrically ergodic. This is accomplished by employing a solution to an associated Poisson equation in order to construct a suitable Lyapunov function. We establish a functional central limit theorem for the diffusion-scaled queueing process and show that the limiting process is a controlled diffusion with piecewise linear drift and constant covariance matrix. We address the infinite-horizon discounted and long-run average (ergodic) optimal control problems and establish asymptotic optimality.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1808.04049

DOI: arXiv:1808.04049v1

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