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Quantization design for unconstrained distributed optimization

Y Pu, MN Zeilinger, CN Jones

2015 American Control Conference (ACC) | Published : 2015

Abstract

We consider an unconstrained distributed optimization problem and assume that the bit rate of the communication in the network is limited. We propose a distributed optimization algorithm with an iteratively refining quantization design, which bounds the quantization errors and ensures convergence to the global optimum. We present conditions on the bit rate and the initial quantization intervals for convergence, and show that as the bit rate increases, the corresponding minimum initial quantization intervals decrease. We prove that after imposing the quantization scheme, the algorithm still provides a linear convergence rate, and furthermore derive an upper bound on the number of iterations t..

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