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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30 maart 2017

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.

30 maart 2017

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.

15 november 2016

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...

25 oktober 2016

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.

13 oktober 2016

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...

13 mei 2016

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.

13 mei 2016

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.

05 mei 2016

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.

08 april 2016

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.

12 maart 2016

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.

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