# Function Load Balancing Over Networks

@article{Malak2020FunctionLB, title={Function Load Balancing Over Networks}, author={Derya Malak and Muriel M'edard}, journal={IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory}, year={2020}, volume={2}, pages={1041-1056} }

Using networks as a means of computing can reduce the communication flow over networks. We propose to distribute the computation load in stationary networks and formulate a flow-based delay minimization problem that jointly captures the costs of communications and computation. We exploit the distributed compression scheme of Slepian-Wolf that is applicable under any protocol information. We introduce the notion of entropic surjectivity as a measure of function’s sparsity and to understand the…

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