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Queuing Theory and Scale

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The Euston Tap is a good pub in London. Upstairs, it has two bathroom cubicles: ‘men’, and ‘men and women’. How should customers queue? We give some Fermi calculations about when give ourselves permission to solve fun and difficult problems properly, give an outline of Google’s recently-publicised scheduling system, Borg, and then solve a fun and difficult queueing theory problem properly.

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Dr Donnelly studied for her PhD in astrophysics at DAMTP , Cambridge, submitting in 2013. She was president of the CU Go Soc, treasurer of the CU Real Ale Soc, and president of the Cambridge Impronauts. She is now a Google Site Reliability Engineer supporting Google Analytics, which was reported in 2012 to be used by more than ten million websites.

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