Alwen, Joel FIST Austria; De Rezende, Susanna; Nordstrom, Jakob; Vinyals, Marc
We study space complexity and time-space trade-offs with a focus not on peak memory usage but on overall memory consumption throughout the computation. Such a cumulative space measure was introduced for the computational model of parallel black pebbling by [Alwen and Serbinenko ’15] as a tool for obtaining results in cryptography. We consider instead the non- deterministic black-white pebble game and prove optimal cumulative space lower bounds and trade-offs, where in order to minimize pebbling time the space has to remain large during a significant fraction of the pebbling. We also initiate the study of cumulative space in proof complexity, an area where other space complexity measures have been extensively studied during the last 10–15 years. Using and extending the connection between proof complexity and pebble games in [Ben-Sasson and Nordström ’08, ’11] we obtain several strong cumulative space results for (even parallel versions of) the resolution proof system, and outline some possible future directions of study of this, in our opinion, natural and interesting space measure.
ITCS: Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science
Berkeley, CA, United States
2017-01-09 – 2017-01-11
Alwen JF, De Rezende S, Nordstrom J, Vinyals M. Cumulative space in black-white pebbling and resolution. In: Papadimitriou C, ed. Vol 67. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik; 2017:38:1-38-21. doi:10.4230/LIPIcs.ITCS.2017.38
Alwen, J. F., De Rezende, S., Nordstrom, J., & Vinyals, M. (2017). Cumulative space in black-white pebbling and resolution. In C. Papadimitriou (Ed.) (Vol. 67, p. 38:1-38-21). Presented at the ITCS: Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science, Berkeley, CA, United States: Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ITCS.2017.38
Alwen, Joel F, Susanna De Rezende, Jakob Nordstrom, and Marc Vinyals. “Cumulative Space in Black-White Pebbling and Resolution.” edited by Christos Papadimitriou, 67:38:1-38-21. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2017. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ITCS.2017.38.
J. F. Alwen, S. De Rezende, J. Nordstrom, and M. Vinyals, “Cumulative space in black-white pebbling and resolution,” presented at the ITCS: Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science, Berkeley, CA, United States, 2017, vol. 67, p. 38:1-38-21.
Alwen JF, De Rezende S, Nordstrom J, Vinyals M. 2017. Cumulative space in black-white pebbling and resolution. ITCS: Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science, LIPIcs, vol. 67. 38:1-38-21.
Alwen, Joel F., et al. Cumulative Space in Black-White Pebbling and Resolution. Edited by Christos Papadimitriou, vol. 67, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2017, p. 38:1-38-21, doi:10.4230/LIPIcs.ITCS.2017.38.
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