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tff.federated_secure_sum

Computes a sum at tff.SERVER of a value placed on the tff.CLIENTS.

This function computes a sum such that it should not be possible for the server to learn any clients individual value. The specific algorithm and mechanism used to compute the secure sum may vary depending on the target runtime environment the computation is compiled for or executed on. See https://research.google/pubs/pub47246/ for more information.

Not all executors support tff.federated_secure_sum(); consult the documentation for the specific executor or executor stack you plan on using for the specific of how it's handled by that executor.

The max_input argument is the maximum value (inclusive) that may appear in value. Lower values may allow for improved communication efficiency. Attempting to return a value higher than max_input is invalid, and will result in a failure at the given client.

Example:

value = tff.federated_value(1, tff.CLIENTS)
result = tff.federated_secure_sum(value, 1)

value = tff.federated_value((1, 2), tff.CLIENTS)
result = tff.federated_secure_sum(value, (1, 2))

value An integer or nested structure of integers placed at tff.CLIENTS, in the range [0, max_input].
max_input A Python integer or nested structure of integers matching the structure of value. If integer max_value is used with a nested value, the same integer is used for each tensor in value.

A representation of the sum of the member constituents of value placed on the tff.SERVER.

TypeError If the argument is not a federated TFF value placed at tff.CLIENTS.