Universal Stability and Cost Optimization in Controlled Queueing Networks
The control of large queueing networks is a notoriously difficult problem. Recently, an interesting new policy design framework for the control problem called h-MaxWeight has been proposed: h-MaxWeight is a natural generalization of the famous MaxWeight policy where instead of the quadratic any other surrogate value function can be applied. Stability of the policy is then achieved through a perturbation technique. However, stability crucially depends on parameter choice which has to be adapted in simulations. In this paper, the authors use a different perturbation technique where the required properties are much easier to implement.