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Proceedings of the 29th conference on Winter simulation - WSC '97
Recent evidence suggests that some characteristics of computer and telecommunications systems may be well described using heavy tailed distributions -distributions whose tail declines like a power law, which means that the probability of extremely large observations is non-negligible. For example, such distributions have been found to describe the lengths of bursts in network traffic and the sizes of files in some systems. As a result, system designers are increasingly interested in employingdoi:10.1145/268437.268733 fatcat:fe6qqytwhvdxhmewwiaxdwany4