This paper studies inference acceleration using distributed convolutional neural networks (CNNs) in collaborative edge computing network. To avoid inference accuracy loss in inference task partitioning, we propose receptive field-based segmentation (RFS). To reduce the computation time and communication overhead, we propose a novel collaborative edge computing using fused-layer parallelization to partition a CNN model into multiple blocks of convolutional layers. In this scheme, the collaborative edge servers (ESs) only need to exchange small fraction of the sub-outputs after computing each fused block. In addition, to find the optimal solution of partitioning a CNN model into multiple blocks, we use dynamic programming, named as dynamic programming for fused-layer parallelization (DPFP). The experimental results show that DPFP can accelerate inference of VGG-16 up to 73% compared with the pre-trained model, which outperforms the existing work MoDNN in all tested scenarios. Moreover, we evaluate the service reliability of DPFP under time-variant channel, which shows that DPFP is an effective solution to ensure high service reliability with strict service deadline.
|ICC 2022 - IEEE International Conference on Communications
|Udgivet - 2022
|IEEE International Conference on Communications - Coex, Seoul, Sydkorea
Varighed: 16 maj 2022 → 20 maj 2022
|IEEE International Conference on Communications
|16/05/2022 → 20/05/2022