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queuing

The process of lining up events in the order you want them processed. Whether it refers to packets in an IP network that search for the most optimal path to their destination, or telephone callers sitting in a "hold queue" waiting to be answered, queuing means the same thing: deciding on priorities through bottle-necked passageways. The science of queuing has developed many formulas for maximizing efficiency. See traffic engineering methods, queue, message queue and print queue.
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Queuing is an iconic part of new device fan culture, said Clive Ormerod, GM Customer and Marketing for Spark.
nd] is the average queuing delay taken by VOIP packets from the source client to the destination via n mesh routers in a network.
Although, to be fair to our queuing heritage, a recent visit to the USA confirmed that the Americans have taken it over and modified it to an art form.
The queuing lines, which have been tried by such varied retailers as Duane Reade, Trader Joe's Co.
In a top ten of the worst offenders for queuing, post offices topped the table, with average queues of 19 minutes, followed by banks at 18 mins.
The Fast Congestion Notification (FN) [20] mechanism is a proactive queue management mechanism that marks/drops packets before a buffer overflow happens to avoid congestion FN marks (if ECN) / drops (if non-ECN) the arriving packets before the buffer overflows, to effectively control: (i) the instantaneous queue length below a the optimal queue length to reduce the queuing delay and avoid the buffer overflows, and (ii) the average traffic arrival rate of the queue in the proximity of the departing link capacity to enable the congestion and queue length control.
SIR - I can't be the only visitor to Cardiff to wonder if the Cheese Festival should be renamed the Queuing Festival.
As with all rationing, queuing motivates competition as people act to improve their prospects of acquiring the amount of the good they desire.
IN THE minds of many of our European neighbours, Britons are obsessed with two things: the weather and queuing.
Carl Henderson, 20, offshore worker, of Eaglescliffe: "I'd consider queuing for tickets to see a band like Oasis.
Virtual queuing is a strategy for reducing ASA and trunk/toll costs.
Accountant Jim Spencer, 46, said: "There must be 30 of us queuing up inside.