Quantum and Classical Communication-Space Tradeoffs from Rectangle Bounds

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  • Hartmut Klauck
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3328)


We derive lower bounds for tradeoffs between the communication C and space S for communicating circuits. The first such bound applies to quantum circuits. If for any problem f : X × YZ the multicolor discrepancy of the communication matrix of f  is 1/2 d , then any bounded error quantum protocol with space S, in which Alice receives some l  inputs, Bob r  inputs, and they compute f (x i ,y j ) for the l · r  pairs of inputs (x i ,y j ) needs communication C =Ω (lrd log | Z | /S). In particular, n × n-matrix multiplication over a finite field F requires C = Θ (n 3 log2 | F |/S), matrix-vector multiplication C= Θ (n 2 log2 | F |/S). We then turn to randomized bounded error protocols, and, utilizing a new direct product result for the one-sided rectangle lower bound on randomized communication complexity, derive the bounds C = Ω (n 3 /S 2) for Boolean matrix multiplication and C = Ω (n 2/S 2) for Boolean matrix-vector multiplication. These results imply a separation between quantum and randomized protocols when compared to quantum bounds in [KSW04] and partially answer a question by Beame et al.[BTY94].


Hash Function Success Probability Communication Complexity Quantum Circuit Boolean Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut Klauck
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  1. 1.Institut für InformatikGoethe-Universität FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany

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