Using Demisubmartingales for the Stochastic Analysis of Networks
Stochastic network calculus is the probabilistic version of the network calculus, which uses envelopes to perform probabilistic analysis of queueing networks. The accuracy of probabilistic end-to-end delay or backlog bounds computed using network calculus has always been a concern. In this paper, we propose novel end-to-end probabilistic bounds based on demimartingale inequalities which improve the existing bounds for the tandem networks of GI/GI/1 queues. In particular, we show that reasonably accurate bounds are achieved by comparing the new bounds with the existing results for a network of M/M/1 queues.