Introduction

The “Distributed and Parallel Systems” research area led by Prof. Radu Prodan focuses on research and development of software tools to support the development and execution cycle of scientific and industrial applications on current parallel and distributed computing infrastructures.

Research Topics

  • parallel and distributed systems
  • Cloud computing and simulation
  • high-performance computing
  • performance analysis and prediction
  • resource management and scheduling
  • multi-objective optimization
  • programming and runtime environments
  • compiler technology
  • energy efficiency

News

Narges Mehran presented the paper  “MAPO: A Multi-Objective Model for IoT Application Placement in a Fog Environment” at the 9th International Conference on the Internet of Things, IoT 2019 in Bilbao, Spain (October 22-25, 2019). Authors: Narges…
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Prof. Radu Prodan participated at the PhD examination of Dr. Yang Hu and Dr. Huan Zhou at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. With: Prof. Peter van Emde Boas, Prof. Cees de Laat, Prof. Henri E. Bal, Dr. Paola Grosso, Dr. Zhiming Zhao,…
Read more about the High level Symposium. https://twitter.com/RaduProdanAAU/status/1181861996012158976
https://twitter.com/articonf/status/1179348799233368072
The Klagenfurt University hosted the first ASPIDE technical meeting (30th September - 2nd October), which aims on designing scalable software solutions for exascale computing.
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Trust, privacy, control and what else ! Lets hear to ARTICONF consortium as what transpires them to build Next Generation Social Media Ecosystem with novel set of trustworthy, resilient, globally sustainable and decentralized data-driven se…
The papers titled, ‘ARTICONF: Towards a Smart Social Media Ecosystem in a Blockchain Federated Environment’ , and ‘A Semantic Model with Self-Adaptive and Autonomous Relevant Technology for Social Media Applications’ presented at…
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Radu Prodan is program chair at the seventeenth international workshop on algorithms, models and tools for parallel computing on Heterogeneous Platforms (HeteroPar'2019), collocated at Euro-Par 2019, August 27, 2019.
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The paper “A Container-driven Approach for Resource Provisioning in Edge-Fog Cloud” has been accepted for publication at the 5th International Symposium on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing, ALGOCLOUD 2019 to be held at Munich, Germany…
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The paper “Dynamic Multi-Objective Virtual Machine Placement in Cloud Data Centers” has been accepted for publication at the Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2019 to be held at Chalkidiki, Greece…
The paper “MAPO: A Multi-Objective Model for IoT Application Placement in a Fog Environment” has been accepted for publication at the 9th International Conference on the Internet of Things, IoT 2019 to be held at Bilbao, Spain (October 22-25,…
Prof. Radu Prodan and Dr. Dragi Kimovski participated in the ASPIDE meeting.
The papers titled, 'ARTICONF: Towards a Smart Social Media Ecosystem in a Blockchain Federated Environment' , and 'A Semantic Model with Self-Adaptive and Autonomous Relevant Technology for Social Media Applications' are accepted at Seventh…
Prof. Radu Prodan coordinated EU H2020 Project ARTICONF team met at Stavanger and held technical cum plenary discussions between June 4th to June 7th 2019 with a goal to present some exciting development towards next generation social media…
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Prof. Radu Prodan is the Program Chair for ISPDC 2019, the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing, to be held at Amsterdam (Netherlands).
The prestigious 33rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2019 held at Rio de Janerio, Brazil (May 20-24 2019) found representation from ITEC department at UNI-KLU in a number of activities including paper…
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Link to the Journal of Grid Computing special issue.
Nishant Saurabh
tiroler cloud
Pictures from the Rigorosum with Prof. Thomas Fahringer and Prof. Justus Piater.
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Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Radu Prodan has been invited to be a part of panel discussion on emerging Blockchain and Edge computing technology and paradigms at PAISE (Parallel AI and Systems for the Edge), collocated workshop at the prestigious 33rd…
Nishant Saurabh
The paper “Semantics-aware Virtual Machine Image Management in IaaS Clouds” has been accepted for publication at 33rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium , IPDPS 2019 to be held at Rio de Janerio, Brazil (May…
Nishant Saurabh
The poster “Towards a semantic-centric VMI repository management” has been accepted for presentation at PhD forum event of 33rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2019 to be held at Rio de Janerio,…
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Prof. Radu Prodan visited the Indian Institute of Technology Kottayam.
Prof. Radu Prodan coordinated EU H2020 Horizon project - ARTICONF (smART socIal media eCOsystem in a blockchaiN Federated environment) held its first kick-off meeting at Klagenfurt from January 8th - 10th 2019. The ARTICONF team comprising…
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From October 13-22, 2018 Prof. Radu Prodan visited Chandigarh University and Lovely Professional University in India for interaction with research scholars and discussions about the common research projects.  
Please find the full AAU news blog article here.
Prof. Radu Prodan and Dr. Dragi Kimovski participate at "The 1st ACM SIGOPS Summer School on Advanced Topics in Systems" where with many proeminent speakers in the area of distributed systenms. They will also present a poster on their work on…
The H2020 FET-HPC project ASPIDE started with the Kickoff meeting at the University Carlos III in Madrid. Follow our progress on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Dr. Muhammad Aleem  from the Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, visits ITEC@AAU for a period of two months, invited by Prof. Radu Prodan. They will jointly investigate novel programming paradigms, APIs, runtime…
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Prof. Radu Prodan together with Prof. Dr. Eng. Florin Pop and Dr. Gabriel Antoniu published an editorial on “RM-BDP: Resource management for Big Data platforms” in Future Generation Computer Systems (Volume 86, September 2018, Pages 961-963). Abstract: Nowadays,…
Nishant Saurabh
Nishant Saurabh, as a representative of Prof. Radu Prodan from ITEC@AAU visited Thapar University, Patiala, Punjub, India for ongoing and prospective  future  research collaborations with Prof. Neeraj Kumar and his team. Prof. Neeraj Kumar…
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Prof. Radu Prodan gives an invited presentation on "Multi-Objective Workflow Scheduling on Clouds" at the Workshop on Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems organised at the ISC High-Performance 2018 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
ITEC is delighted to announce the next speaker in our guest lecture series - it will be Prof. Jorge Barbosa from Universidade do Porto, Portugal. The course will take place from November 8-10 and November 22-24, 2018. The objective of this…
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Radu Prodan participates in the Inauguration Seminar Talks and presents "Massively Multiplayer Online Games on Large-scale Systems".
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Prof. Radu Prodan together with Prof. Vlado Stankovski from the University of Ljubljana published a special issue on "Storage for the Big Data Era" in the Journal of Grid Computing.
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Radu Prodan's paper in Journal of Supercomputing ("E-OSched: a load balancing scheduler for heterogeneous multicores") is online now and can be accessed from the following URLs: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11227-018-2435-1
Prof. Kashif Munir from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, visits ITEC@AAU for a period of two months, invited by Prof. Radu Prodan. They will jointly investigate novel architectures and networking…
Dr. Dragi Kimovski presented his work on "Adaptive Nature-inspired Fog Architecture" at the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018).
Prof. Jorge Barbosa from the University of Porto visited ITEC@AAU for a period of 10 days to conduct joint research in the area of virtualisation technologies and scheduling in Cloud computing.
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Prof. Radu Prodan participated at the program committee meeting of "The 27th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing" (an A*-class conference) organised at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory in Berkley,…
Prof. Neeraj Kumar and three other researchers from the Thapar University, Patiala, Punjub, India, visited ITEC@AAU for a period of 10 days. They research together with Prof. Radu Prodan a "QoS-aware Energy Management Scheme for Self-Sustainable…
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Prof. Radu Prodan participated at the final meeting of the "Network for Ultra-scale Computing (NESUS)" COST action, where he was co-leader of the "State of the art and continuous learning in Ultra Scale Computing Systems" working group. He participated…
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Prof. Radu Prodan and Dr. Dragi Kimovski participated at the final review of the H2020 project "ENTICE: Decentralised Repositories for Transparent and Efficient Virtual Machine Operations", coordinated by their previous affiation, the University…
Narges Mehran officially joined Radu Prodan's team at ITEC@AAU
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Prof. Radu Prodan together with Prof. Vlado Stankovski from the University of Ljubljana edited a special issue on the modern topic of "Storage for the Big Data Era" in the Journal of Grid Computing.
Prof. Radu Prodan and his group of three researchers from the University of Innsbruck (Dr. Dragi Kimovski, Roland Mathá and Nishant Saubrauh) officially joined ITEC@AAU.
Prof. Radu Prodan acquired a new H2020 FET-HPC project called ASPIDE: exAScale ProgramIng models for extreme Data procEssing. The ASPIDE project will contribute with the definition of a new programming paradigms, APIs, runtime tools and methodologies…
tiroler cloud
Prof. Radu Prodan together with the help of Prof. Hermann Hellwagner obtained aproval for transfering the FFG Bridge-1 project Tiroler Cloud "A federated energy‐aware Cloud for industrial, business, and scientific applications" from the University…
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Expelliarmus is a novel semantic-centric approach to VMI management system in IaaS Clouds that helps to
minimize storage, publish and retrieval overheads. It incorporates three complementary features:

  1. VMIs are modelled as semantic graphs to expedite the similarity computation between multiple VMIs.
  2. Semantic-aware VMI decomposition and base image selection to extract and store non-redundant base image and software packages.
  3. Assemble VMIs based on the required software packages upon user request.
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The research activity is focused on the optimized monitoring and measurement techniques purposely tuned for data-intensive
applications able to offer fine-granular performance statistics collection with controlled overhead at the exascale.
The underlying challenge consists in providing techniques for monitoring resource utilisation and instrumenting of the scalabale applications without causing large overheads in the instrumented system.

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The research activity is focused on the auto-tunable system design (mathematical models, algorithms), which effciently performs orchestration of the massive data-intensive processes of the exascale systems while keeping in consideration the set of constraints. The underlying challenge consists in selection of tunable parameters space, optimization objectives and strategies for optimized (static, dynamic) control.
The optimization space created by these tunable parameters will be used as the core for the online scheduler operation that possibly considers multiple conflicting goals such as execution time, energy
and efficency by varying the tunable parameters.

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Askalon is an Execution Engine, which supports workflow executions in:

  1. different Clouds (Amazon EC2, OpenStack, etc.)
  2. Cloud simulations (Groudsim), and
  3. Fog

As part of Askalon, a performance monitoring tool stores workflow execution traces in a PostgresSQL database.

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ARTICONF researches and develops a novel set of trustworthy, resilient, and globally sustainable decentralised
social media services. ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new
generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that
proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far.

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Radu Prodan

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Radu Prodan

Full Professor
Office hours
Room
S.2.62
Fax
+43 463 2700 993616
Dr. Dragi Kimovski, MSc

Dr. Dragi Kimovski, MSc

Postdoctoral Assistant
Room
S.2.51
Projects
Aspide, AtomicFOG
Dr. Anatoliy Zabrovskiy

Dr. Anatoliy Zabrovskiy

Postdoctoral Researcher
Room
S.2.55
E-Mail
anatoliy.zabrovskiy@itec.aau.at
Projects
PROMETHEUS, DASHEval
Dr. Prateek Agrawal

Dr. Prateek Agrawal

Postdoctoral Researcher
Room
S.2.55
Project

 

Zahra Najafabadi Samani, MSc

Zahra Najafabadi Samani, MSc

Project Assistant
Room
S.2.55
Projects
ARTICONF
Vladislav Kashanskii, MSc

Vladislav Kashanskii, MSc

Project Assistant
Room
S.2.55
Projects
Aspide
Nishant Saurabh, MSc

Nishant Saurabh, MSc

Project Assistant
Room
S.1.41
Projects
Articonf
Roland Mathá, MSc

Roland Mathá, MSc

Project Assistant
Room
S.1.41
Website
Projects
eRamp, Tiroler Cloud
Narges Mehran, MSc

Narges Mehran, MSc

University Assistant
Mag. Dr. Mario Taschwer

Mag. Dr. Mario Taschwer

System Administrator
Room
S.2.52
Fax
+43 463 2700 993619
Short CV
Mario Taschwer completed his master´s degree in mathematics and physics at Vienna University in 1996. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked as a university assistant for the System Security research group at Klagenfurt University´s Institute of Applied Informatics. After a year of working as a free RTLinux consultant and developer for FSMLabs Inc. in Austria, he was employed by Quant-X GmbH, St. Veit/Glan, as an HPC (High Performance Computing) consultant in 2002. Since 2003 he has been responsible for managing the server systems and networking infrastructure at ITEC, where he also assists in teaching and research. In 2017, he received a PhD degree in computer science from Klagenfurt University, enabling him to intensify his collaboration with ITEC researchers.

Teaching
Computer Organization, Compiler Construction
Office hours
Monday 9 – 10 am
Projects
OVID
Martina Steinbacher

Martina Steinbacher

Secretary
Room
S.2.61
Fax
+43 463 2700 993603
Short CV
Martina Steinbacher graduated from the business school Feldkirchen in 1996. In the years following she served as the front-office-manager in a hotel. During winter seasons she was responsible for the administration of a ski school and also worked as a skiing instructor. She joined the Distributed Multimedia Systems group in 2001 and since then has handled the various administrative activities of the research group and of ITEC. In particular, she is in charge of project management, conference organization and graphic design activities.
Alexander Lercher

Alexander Lercher

Student Research Assistant
Room
S.1.41
Projects
ARTICONF

Ongoing Projects

We actively participate in numerous international and national research projects, ranging from basic research to application-oriented projects and direct cooperation with industry, such as:

  • ARTICONF: smART SocIal media eCOsytstems in a blockchaiN Federated environment, H2020-ICT-2018-2, 2019-2022.
  • ASPIDE: exAScale ProgramIng models for extreme Data processing, European Commission, H2020-FETHPC-2017, 2018 – 2020.
  • Tiroler Cloud: A federated Cloud for energy-aware resource provisioning for industrial and scientific applications, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), 2015 – 2018.

Completed Projects

We gained our expertise due to actively participation in numerous international and national research projects, ranging from basic research to application-oriented projects and direct cooperation with industry, such as:

  • ENTICE: dEcentralized repositories for traNsparent and efficienT vIrtual maChine opErations, H2020-ICT-2014-1, 2015 – 2018
  • eRamp: Excellence in Speed and Reliability for More than Moore Technologies, ENIAC Joint Undertaking, 2014 – 2016

Teaching

We teach basic lectures on distributed systems and compiler technology in bachelor and advanced Cloud, peer-to-peer, and parallel systems in the master program.

ASKALON

We integrate our innovative tools, services, and methodologies researched in the ASKALON environment aiming to make the development, optimization, and execution of real industrial and scientific applications on distributed computing environments an everyday practice.