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Parameter Server for Distributed Machine Learning
Workshop on Big Learning: Advances in Algorithms and Data Management, with NIPS’13, December 2013.
Mu Li*, Li Zhou*, Zichao Yang*, Aaron Li*, Fei Xia*,
David G. Andersen*,
*Carnegie Mellon University
^Google Strategic Technologies
We propose a parameter server framework to solve distributed machine learning problems. Both data and workload are distributed into client nodes, while server nodes maintain globally shared parameters, which are represented as sparse vectors and matrices. The framework manages asynchronous data communications between clients and servers. Flexible consistency models, elastic scalability and fault tolerance are supported by this framework. We present algorithms and theoretical analysis for challenging nonconvex and nonsmooth problems. To demonstrate the scalability of the proposed framework, we show experimental results on real data with billions of parameters.
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