On the Effect of Task-to-Worker Assignment in Distributed Computing Systems with Stragglers

8 Aug 2018Amir Behrouzi-FarEmina Soljanin

We study the expected completion time of some recently proposed algorithms for distributed computing which redundantly assign computing tasks to multiple machines in order to tolerate a certain number of machine failures. We analytically show that not only the amount of redundancy but also the task-to-machine assignments affect the latency in a distributed system... (read more)

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