@inproceedings{f20cf8e9fb664ec88b8940c785d8d0ae,

title = "Brief announcement: Complexity analysis and algorithm design for pipeline configuration in distributed networks",

abstract = "Supporting high-performance computing pipelines in wide-area networks is crucial to enabling large-scale distributed scientific applications that require minimizing end-to-end delay for fast user interaction or maximizing frame rate for smooth data flow. We formulate and categorize the linear pipeline configuration problems into six classes with two mapping objectives, i.e. minimum end-to-end delay and maximum frame rate, and three network constraints, i.e. no, contiguous, and arbitrary node reuse. We design a dynamic programming-based optimal solution to the configuration problem for minimum end-to-end delay with arbitrary node reuse and prove the NP-completeness of the rest five problems, for each of which, a heuristic algorithm based on a similar optimization procedure is proposed. Performance superiorities of these heuristics are illustrated by extensive experimental results in comparison with existing methods.",

keywords = "Dynamic programming, End-to-end delay, Frame rate, Heuristic algorithm, NP-complete, Optimization problem",

author = "Yi Gu and Qishi Wu and Anne Benoit and Yves Robert",

year = "2009",

doi = "10.1145/1582716.1582795",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "9781605583969",

series = "Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing",

pages = "332--333",

booktitle = "PODC'09 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing",

note = "2009 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, PODC'09 ; Conference date: 10-08-2009 Through 12-08-2009",

}