Distributed Systems

Announcements

Welcome to the home page of the Distributed Systems (DS) group, which is one of the sections of the Department of Software Technology (ST) of the Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS) of Delft University of Technology. Until 2015, the DS group was called the Parallel and Distributed Systems (PDS) group.

The mission of the DS group is to model, design, implement, and analyze distributed systems and algorithms. Its research is fundamental, aimed at the development and evaluation of new generic concepts in systems software, and application-driven, motivated by important application areas, such as e-science, online games, graph processing, and online social networks. Much of it is experimental, validating the proposed new concepts by means of implementation and deployment in prototypes that are used in the real world. The three research areas of the DS group are scheduling in distributed computing systems, big data processing, and cooperative systems. Recently, the group strongly increased its research into blockchain technology, and it leads the Delft Blockchain Lab.

The teaching of the DS group consists of BSc courses on computer systems, operating systems, and networks, and of MSc courses on Distributed Algorithms, Distributed Systems, and Cloud Computing. In the fall of 2017, a new course on Blockchain Engineering was started.

The DS group has excellent computing facilities for its experimental research. We have a 48-node cluster computer, which is part of the NWO-funded fifth-generation Distributed ASCI Supercomputer (DAS-5). Each node consists of two 2.4-GHz eight-core CPUs, 64 GB of main memory, and 2 4-TB disks, and a total amount of storage in the headnodes of 192 TB. All the nodes are connected by a 10-Gb Infiniband network and a Gigabit Ethernet network. The entire cluster is connected by a wide-area network to similar systems at the other universities participating in the Dutch Research School ASCI.

NEWS and NOTEWORTHY

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03 May 2018

Alexey Ilyushkin receives a best-paper nomination at CCGrid 2018

Alexey Ilyushkin receives a best-paper nomination at CCGrid 2018.

30 April 2018

Fact sheet with the achievements of project P20

Fact sheet with the achievements of project P20 (Infrastructure Virtualization for e-Science) of COMMIT/NL.

16 April 2018

Sobhan Omranian started as a PhD student on runtime systems for data processing frameworks

Sobhan Omranian started as a PhD student on runtime systems for data processing frameworks with Jan Rellermeyer as supervisor.

07 March 2018

Martijn de Vos and Kelong Cong both have a paper accepted at the IFIP Networking 2018 Conference

Martijn de Vos and Kelong Cong both have a paper accepted with their supervisor Johan Pouwelse at the IFIP Networking 2018 Conference.

01 February 2018

Launch event of the Delft Blockchain Lab

Launch event of the Delft Blockchain Lab.

29 January 2018

Both Aleksandra Kuzmanovska and Alexey Ilyushkin have a paper accepted with their supervisor Dick Epema at CCGrid 2018

Both Aleksandra Kuzmanovska (TU Eindhoven) and Alexey Ilyushkin have a paper accepted with their supervisor Dick Epema at CCGrid 2018

14 December 2017

Jan Rellermeyer has received the Test of Time Award

Jan Rellermeyer has received the Test of Time Award at the ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2017 Conference for his paper "R-OSGi: Distributed Applications Through Software Modularization" at Middleware 2007.

01 September 2017

Jan Rellermeyer has joined the Distributed Systems group

Jan Rellermeyer has joined the Distributed Systems group as an assistant professor.

22 August 2017

Interview with Bogdan Ghit in the COMMIT/ newsletter about his thesis

Interview with Bogdan Ghit in the COMMIT/ newsletter about his thesis.

08 May 2017

Bogdan Ghit defended his PhD thesis entitled Optimizing the Performance of Data Analytics Frameworks

Bogdan Ghit defended his PhD thesis entitled Optimizing the Performance of Data Analytics Frameworks.

2018

  • (1 September 2018) Stefanie Roos started as an assistant professor with privacy-aware distributed systems as her research topic.
  • (1 July 2018) NWO has granted the proposal for the sixth generation of the Distributed ASCI Supercomputer (DAS6) to a consortium consisting of TU Delft, the Universiy of Leiden, the University of Amsterdam, the Vrije University Amsterdam, and ASTRON.
  • (3 May 2018) Alexey Ilyushkin receives a best-paper nomination at CCGrid 2018.
  • (30 April 2018) Fact sheet with the achievements of project P20 (Infrastructure Virtualization for e-Science) of COMMIT/NL.
  • (16 April 2018) Sobhan Omranian started as a PhD student on runtime systems for data processing frameworks with Jan Rellermeyer as supervisor.
  • (7 March 2018) Martijn de Vos and Kelong Cong both have a paper accepted with their supervisor Johan Pouwelse at the IFIP Networking 2018 Conference.
  • (1 February 2018) Launch event of the Delft Blockchain Lab.
  • (29 January 2018) Both Aleksandra Kuzmanovska (TU Eindhoven) and Alexey Ilyushkin have a paper accepted with their supervisor Dick Epema at CCGrid 2018.

Contact us

Visiting Address
Building 28

Room: 320 East 3rd floor
Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6
2628 XE Delft
The Netherlands

Mailing Address
EEMCS, Distributed Systems
P.O. Box 5031, 2600 GA Delft
The Netherlands