Distributed inference with declarative overlay networks

Stanislav Funiak, Ashima Atul, Kuang Chen, Joseph M. Hellerstein and Carlos Guestrin

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2008-135
October 19, 2008

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2008/EECS-2008-135.pdf

There is a growing trend towards systems in multiple distributed locations that generate massive amounts of data. Distributed inference algorithms enable these systems to combine noisy observations without communicating them to a central location. However, the design and implementation of distributed algorithms is very challenging. We propose a combination of overlays and declarative programming to simplify the design of distributed inference algorithms. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach on a number of inference algorithms and evaluate the implementation on a suite of datasets in a real network deployment.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Funiak:EECS-2008-135,
    Author = {Funiak, Stanislav and Atul, Ashima and Chen, Kuang and Hellerstein, Joseph M. and Guestrin, Carlos},
    Title = {Distributed inference with declarative overlay networks},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2008},
    Month = {Oct},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2008/EECS-2008-135.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2008-135},
    Abstract = {There is a growing trend towards systems in multiple distributed locations that generate massive amounts of data. Distributed inference algorithms enable these systems to combine noisy observations without communicating them to a central location. However, the design and implementation of distributed algorithms is very challenging. We propose a combination of overlays and declarative programming to simplify the design of distributed inference algorithms. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach on a number of inference algorithms and evaluate the implementation on a suite of datasets in a real network deployment.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Atul, Ashima
%A Chen, Kuang
%A Hellerstein, Joseph M.
%A Guestrin, Carlos
%T Distributed inference with declarative overlay networks
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%D 2008
%8 October 19
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