# Optimal Communication for Classic Functions in the Coordinator Model and Beyond

CoRR（2024）

摘要

In the coordinator model of communication with s servers, given an
arbitrary non-negative function f, we study the problem of approximating the
sum ∑_i ∈ [n]f(x_i) up to a 1 ±ε factor. Here the
vector x ∈ R^n is defined to be x = x(1) + ⋯ + x(s), where x(j) ≥
0 denotes the non-negative vector held by the j-th server. A special case of
the problem is when f(x) = x^k which corresponds to the well-studied problem
of F_k moment estimation in the distributed communication model. We introduce
a new parameter c_f[s] which captures the communication complexity of
approximating ∑_i∈ [n] f(x_i) and for a broad class of functions f
which includes f(x) = x^k for k ≥ 2 and other robust functions such as
the Huber loss function, we give a two round protocol that uses total
communication c_f[s]/ε^2 bits, up to polylogarithmic factors. For
this broad class of functions, our result improves upon the communication
bounds achieved by Kannan, Vempala, and Woodruff (COLT 2014) and Woodruff and
Zhang (STOC 2012), obtaining the optimal communication up to polylogarithmic
factors in the minimum number of rounds. We show that our protocol can also be
used for approximating higher-order correlations.
Apart from the coordinator model, algorithms for other graph topologies in
which each node is a server have been extensively studied. We argue that
directly lifting protocols leads to inefficient algorithms. Hence, a natural
question is the problems that can be efficiently solved in general graph
topologies. We give communication efficient protocols in the so-called
personalized CONGEST model for solving linear regression and low rank
approximation by designing composable sketches. Our sketch construction may be
of independent interest and can implement any importance sampling procedure
that has a monotonicity property.

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