Solution of Operational Profiles
for Multiuser Systems

J. F. Meyer


A solution method for multiuser operational profiles is developed by exploiting established theory concerning reversible Markov processes. Single-module systems are considered first, where, with a slight extension, we show that transient users can be accommodated. Necessary and sufficient conditions for a reversible $n$-user profile are then established in terms of ``slowdown factors'' associated with multiple use. The results are likewise applicable to multimodule systems, for if the per-module profiles are reversible then the overall operational profile admits to a product-form solution.