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This paper uses a control-theoretic approach, the so-called predictive control, for the optimal design of a single-server, finite capacity, bulk-service queueing system. The problem is presented as an optimal control problem with one state vector variable and one control variable. The optimal service rate is obtained explicitly under a general quadratic cost function. Illustrative numerical examples are presented and the effect of the initial state distribution on the shape of the optimal solution is demonstrated.
Keywords : Queue; optimal control; predictive control; optimal design.