We consider Poisson streams of exponentially distributed jobs arriving at each edge of a hypergraph of queues. Upon arrival, an incoming job is routed to the shortest queue among the corresponding vertices. This generalizes many known models such as power-of-d load balancing and JSQ (join the shortest queue) on generic graphs. We prove that stability in this model is achieved if and only if there exists a stable static routing policy. This stability condition is equivalent to that of the JSW (join the shortest workload) policy. We show that some graph topologies lead to a loss of capacity, implying more restrictive stability conditions than in, for example, complete graphs.
- JSQ load balancing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Computer Science Applications
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Computational Theory and Mathematics