In recent years, we have witnessed new large-scale applications, consisting of thousands of computers and supporting millions of users. Examples include global Internet services, cloud computing systems, "big data" analytics platforms in data centres and smart city environments with mobile devices.
The goal of the LSDS group is to support the design and implementation of tomorrow's large-scale distributed systems. We investigate new abstractions and infrastructures for building scalable, robust and secure data-intensive applications. Our work follows an experimental approach and creates links between distributed systems, software systems, networking and database research.