February 09, 2017
A Unified Coding Framework for Distributed Computing with Straggling Servers
- Avestimehr A.
- Li S.
- Maddahali M.
We propose a unified framework for distributed computing incorporating recent coding ideas in  and  to speed up a distributed matrix multiplication application. We utilize MDS codes to create redundant computations to deal with straggling server nodes, and also apply coded multicasting during the data shuffling to reduce the total communication load. The proposed framework provides a flexible approach to trade computation latency for communication load.View Original Article