Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science
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This paper investigates parallel random sampling from a potentially-unending data stream whose elements are revealed in a series of element sequences (minibatches). While sampling from a stream was extensively studied sequentially, not much has been explored in the parallel context, with prior parallel random-sampling algorithms focusing on the static batch model. We present parallel algorithms for minibatch-stream sampling in two settings: (1) sliding window, which draws samples from a prespecified number of most-recently observed elements, and (2) infinite window, which draws samples from all the elements received. Our algorithms are computationally and memory efficient: their work matches the fastest sequential counterpart, their parallel depth is small (polylogarithmic), and their memory usage matches the best known.
Tangwongsan, Kanat and Tirthapura, Srikanta, "Parallel Streaming Random Sampling" (2019). Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications. 220.