The Distributed Systems (DS) group 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, big data processing, blockchains, large-scale machine learning, 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 two research areas of the DS group are distributed machine-learning systems and cooperative systems (with a strong focus on blockchain technology). The Section Distributed Systems leads the Delft Blockchain Lab.

The teaching of the DS group consists of BSc courses on networks and operating systems, and of MSc courses on Blockchain Engineering, Cloud Computing, Distributed Algorithms, Distributed Systems and Performance Analysis of Computer Systems.

A slide set with an overview of the Distributed Systems Group.


Announcements

  • Here are the annual 1-page reports of the Distributed Systems group (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015).

News

16 January 2016

The 1-page annual report of the Distributed Systems of 2015 is available

The 1-page annual report of the Distributed Systems of 2015 is available.

11 January 2016

The Distributed Systems Group has three accepted papers in CCGrid 2016

The Distributed Systems Group has three accepted papers in CCGrid 2016 (on balancing datacenter resources across data-processing frameworks, on reducing the job slowdown variability when scheduling MapReduce, and on a comparison...

17 December 2015

Alexandru Iosup has been awarded the "Nederlandse Prijs voor ICT-Onderzoek 2016"

Alexandru Iosup has been awarded the "Nederlandse Prijs voor ICT-Onderzoek 2016". The award will be presented at ICT.Open 2016 on 22-23 March 2016. Here is the official announcement.

27 November 2015

An interview in Computable with our PhD student Vincent van Beek

An interview with our PhD student Vincent van Beek, who combines doing a PhD with a job in industry, in Computable (in Dutch).

25 November 2015

Alexandru Iosup has been appointed member of De Jonge Akademie

Alexandru Iosup has been appointed member of De Jonge Akademie, which is the junior section of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen.

23 November 2015

Smartphones app launched that enables autonomous communications without the need for access to the Internet

Johan Pouwelse and his students launched an app for smartphones that enables autonomous communications without the need for access to the Internet for downloading or using it.