This paper studies an infinite-server queue in a Markov environment, that is, an infinite-server queue with arrival rates and service times depending on the state of a Markovian background process. Scaling the arrival rates $\lambda_i$ by a factor $N$ and the rates $\nu_{ij}$ of the background process by $N^{1+\vareps}$ (for some $\vareps > 0$), the focus is on the tail probabilities of the number of customers in the system, in the asymptotic regime that $N$ tends to $\infty$. In particular, it is shown that the logarithmic asymptotics correspond to those of a Poisson distribution with an appropriate mean.

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THEME Life Sciences (theme 5)
Publisher CWI
Series Life Sciences [LS]
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Blom, J.G, deTurck, K.E.E.S, & Mandjes, M.R.H. (2013). Rare event analysis of Markov-modulated infinite-service queues: A Poisson limit. Life Sciences [LS]. CWI.