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On the parallel speed-up of Estimation of Multivariate Normal Algorithm and Evolution Strategies
Olivier Teytaud and fabien teytaud
In: Evonum 2009(2009).

Abstract

Motivated by parallel optimization, we experiment EDA-like adaptation-rules in the case of λ large. The rule we use, essentially based on estimation of multivariate normal algorithm, is (i) compliant with all families of distributions for which a density estimation algorithm ex- ists (ii) simple (iii) parameter-free (iv) better than current rules in this framework of λ large. The speed-up as a function of λ is consistent with theoretical bounds.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)
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Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
ID Code:6887
Deposited By:Olivier Teytaud
Deposited On:09 April 2010