The price of being near-sighted

  title={The price of being near-sighted},
  author={Fabian Kuhn and Thomas Moscibroda and Roger Wattenhofer},
Achieving a global goal based on local information is challenging, especially in complex and large-scale networks such as the Internet or even the human brain. In this paper, we provide an almost tight classification of the possible trade-off between the amount of local information and the quality of the global solution for general covering and packing problems. Specifically, we give a distributed algorithm using only small messages which obtains an (ρΔ)1/k-approximation for general covering… CONTINUE READING
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