Superlinearly convergent asynchronous distributed network newton method

Fatemeh Mansoori, Ermin Wei

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Abstract

The problem of minimizing a sum of local convex objective functions over a networked system captures many important applications and has received much attention in the distributed optimization field. Most of existing work focuses on development of fast distributed algorithms under the presence of a central clock. The only known algorithms with convergence guarantees for this problem in asynchronous setup could achieve either sublinear rate under totally asynchronous setting or linear rate under partially asynchronous setting (with bounded delay). In this work, we built upon existing literature to develop and analyze an asynchronous Newton based approach for solving a penalized version of the problem. We show that this algorithm converges almost surely with global linear rate and local superlinear rate in expectation. Numerical studies confirm superior performance against other existing asynchronous methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2874-2879
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028733
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 18 2018
Event56th IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 12 2017Dec 15 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017
Volume2018-January

Other

Other56th IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/12/1712/15/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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