Kelly network

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In queueing theory, a discipline within the mathematical theory of probability, a Kelly network is a general multiclass queueing network.[1] In the network each node is quasireversible and the network has a product-form stationary distribution, much like the single-class Jackson network.

The model is named after Frank Kelly who first introduced the model in 1975 in his paper Networks of Queues with Customers of Different Types.[2]


  1. ^ Chen, H.; Yao, D. D. (2001). "Kelly Networks". Fundamentals of Queueing Networks. Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability. 46. pp. 69–96. ISBN 978-1-4419-2896-2. doi:10.1007/978-1-4757-5301-1_4. 
  2. ^ Kelly, F. P. (1975). "Networks of Queues with Customers of Different Types". Journal of Applied Probability. 12 (3): 542–554. JSTOR 3212869. doi:10.2307/3212869.