Low-latency distributed inference at the network edge using rateless codes
Paper in proceeding, 2021

We propose a coding scheme for low-latency distributed inference at the network edge that combines a rateless code with an irregular-repetition code. The rateless code provides robustness against straggling servers and serves the purpose of reducing the computation latency, while the irregular-repetition code provides spatial diversity to reduce the communication latency. We show that the proposed scheme yields significantly lower latency than a scheme based on maximum distance separable codes recently proposed by Zhang and Simeone.


Anton Frigård

Simula UiB

Siddhartha Kumar

Simula UiB

Eirik Rosnes

Simula UiB

Alexandre Graell I Amat

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Simula UiB

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems

21540217 (ISSN) 21540225 (eISSN)

Vol. 2021-September
9781728174327 (ISBN)

17th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, ISWCS 2021
Berlin, Germany,

Reliable and Secure Coded Edge Computing

Swedish Research Council (VR) (2020-03687), 2021-01-01 -- 2024-12-31.

Subject Categories

Computer Engineering


Communication Systems

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology



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