On distributed averaging algorithms and quantization effects

Angelia Nedić, Alex Olshevsky, Asuman Ozdaglar, John N. Tsitsiklis

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Abstract

We consider distributed iterative algorithms for the averaging problem over time-varying topologies. Our focus is on the convergence time of such algorithms when complete (unquantized) information is available, and on the degradation of performance when only quantized information is available. We study a large and natural class of averaging algorithms, which includes the vast majority of algorithms proposed to date, and provide tight polynomial bounds on their convergence time. We then propose and analyze distributed averaging algorithms under the additional constraint that agents can only store and communicate quantized information. We show that these algorithms converge to the average of the initial values of the agents within some error. We establish bounds on the error and tight bounds on the convergence time, as a function of the number of quantization levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008
Pages4825-4830
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Dec 9 2008Dec 11 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0191-2216

Other

Other47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period12/9/0812/11/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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    Nedić, A., Olshevsky, A., Ozdaglar, A., & Tsitsiklis, J. N. (2008). On distributed averaging algorithms and quantization effects. In Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008 (pp. 4825-4830). [4738891] (Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control). https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2008.4738891