A Note on the GKR Protocol

J. Thaler

Abstract: This note describes a simplification of the GKR interactive proof for circuit evaluation (Goldwasser, Kalai, and Rothblum, J. ACM 2015), as efficiently instantiated by Cormode, Mitzenmacher, and Thaler (ITCS 2012). The simplification reduces the prover runtime, round complexity, and total communication cost of the protocol by roughly 33%.