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Control Strategy for Multi-Agent Systems

I am working on a smart grid system which can be modeled with multiple agents interacting with each other. The agents are physically coupled with non-linearities, the action of one agent has a direct ...
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Why can't we train neural networks in a peer-to-peer manner?

I have recently been exposed to the concept of decentralized applications, I know that neural networks require a lot of parallel computing infra for training. What are the technical difficulties one ...
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Do I need to maintain a separate population in each distributed environment when implementing PBT in a MARL context?

I have questions regarding on how to implement PBT as described in Algorithm 1 (on page 5) in the paper, Population Based Training of Neural Networks to train agents in a MARL (multi-agent ...
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Why do we average gradients and not loss in distributed training?

I'm running some distributed trainings in Tensorflow with Horovod. It runs training separately on multiple workers, each of which uses the same weights and does forward pass on unique data. Computed ...
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In how few updates can a multi layer neural net be trained?

A single iteration of gradient descent can be parallelised across many worker nodes. We simple split the training set across the worker nodes, pass the parameters to each worker, each worker computes ...