- The Delft Blockchain Lab led by the Distributed Systems Group has job openings for postdocs and research engineers in all aspects of blockchain technology (deadline 15 September 2018).
- The Distributed Systems Group has two job openings for PhD students in privacy-aware and adversarial learning in big data processing.
- The Distributed Systems Group has a job opening for a PhD student in blockchain technology for next-generation telecommunication networks in collaboration with KNP.
- Here is the 1-page annual report 2017 of the Distributed Systems group.
- Here is the 1-page annual report 2016 of the Distributed Systems group.
- Here is the 1-page annual report 2015 of the Distributed Systems group.
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
The Dutch National Blockchain Coalition has been initiated by secretary Kamp of the Department of Economic Affairs
The Dutch National Blockchain Coalition, in which the Distributed Systems Group of TU Delft participates, has been initiated by secretary Kamp at a meeting at the Department of Economic Affairs.
Bogdan Ghit's paper on checkpointing in the Spark data-processing framework has been accepted at HPDC'17
Bogdan Ghit's paper on checkpointing in the Spark data-processing framework has been accepted at HPDC'17.
Project on blockchain technology in the logistics sector has been granted by TKI Dinalog
A 2.2 million Euro project on blockchain technology in the logistics sector has been granted by TKI Dinalog to a consortium of more than 10 partners including TU Delft, ABN AMRO and the Port of Rotterdam...
ABN AMRO bank and the Distributed Systems Group have started a collaboration on the development of blockchain applications
ABN AMRO bank and the Distributed Systems Group, with Johan Pouwelse as the project leader, have started a collaboration on the development of blockchain applications.
Alexandru Iosup appointed to full professor at VU Amsterdam
The Distributed Systems Group congratulates Alexandru Iosup on his appointment to full professor at VU Amsterdam, and thanks him for his contributions to the group and for the many years of...
Yong Guo defended his PhD thesis entitled Distributed Heterogeneous Systems for Large-Scale Graph Processing
Yong Guo defended his PhD thesis entitled Distributed Heterogeneous Systems for Large-Scale Graph Processing.
Alexandru Iosup has obtained a VIDI grant from NWO for his project MagnaData
Alexandru Iosup has obtained a VIDI grant from NWO for his project MagnaData.
The Distributed Systems Group has an accepted paper in the industry track of the VLDB'16 conference
The Distributed Systems Group has an accepted paper in the industry track of the VLDB'16 conference on the Graphalytics benchmark authored by Alexandru Iosup and his team from TUDelft and industry.
Riccardo Petrocco defended his PhD thesis entitled Improving Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming
Riccardo Petrocco defended his PhD thesis entitled Improving Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming.
On March 12-26, the DS Group organized the 7th ACM/SPEC Int'l Conference on Performance Engineering
On March 12-26, the DS Group organized the 7th ACM/SPEC Int'l Conference on Performance Engineering.
- (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.