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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16 januari 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 januari 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.

24 september 2015

Johan Pouwelse gave a keynote lecture at the IEEE Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing 2015 in Boston

Johan Pouwelse gave a keynote lecture at the IEEE Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing 2015 in Boston.

01 juli 2015

Dick Epema has been appointed full professor and chair of the Distributed Systems group

Dick Epema has been appointed full professor and chair of the Distributed Systems group.

17 januari 2015

Alexandru Iosup teacher of the year in higher education 2015

Alexandru Iosup of the PDS group has won the title of "Docent van het Jaar Hoger Onderwijs 2015" (teacher of the year in higher education 2015) of the Interstedelijk StudentenOverleg (ISO).

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