Distributed anonymous function computation in information fusion and multiagent systems
Author(s)Hendrickx, Julien; Olshevsky, Alexander; Tsitsiklis, John N.
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We propose a model for deterministic distributed function computation by a network of identical and anonymous nodes, with bounded computation and storage capabilities that do not scale with the network size. Our goal is to characterize the class of functions that can be computed within this model. In our main result, we exhibit a class of non-computable functions, and prove that every function outside this class can at least be approximated. The problem of computing averages in a distributed manner plays a central role in our development.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
47th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2009
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Hendrickx, J.M., A. Olshevsky, and J.N. Tsitsiklis. “Distributed anonymous function computation in information fusion and multiagent systems.” Communication, Control, and Computing, 2009. Allerton 2009. 47th Annual Allerton Conference on. 2009. 1582-1589. © Copyright 2010 IEEE
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