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Distributed Systems

Distributed systems, addressing the intelligent and automatic management of resources and applications in, e.g., compute clouds and software-defined infrastructures.

The Umeå University distributed systems' research focuses on the autonomous management of the resources and applications forming the digitized society. Target infrastructures span from single large-scale cloud datacenters, via federations of clouds, to the highly distributed clouds that potentially may become the backbone for the full-fledged Internet-of-Things (IoT) and the more flexible concept of Software-Defined Infrastructures.

Research drivers are compute and data intensive applications requiring, e.g., elastic locality-aware infrastructures to meet the rapid capacity and locality variations of industrial services and large-scale distributed environments that enable coordinated use of federated resources for eScience applications, and machine-to-machine applications in the IoT context.

The research itself is highly multidisciplinary, developing the future autonomous management systems with contributions from feedback control, discrete optimization, mathematical statistics, and artificial intelligence including, in particular, artificial intelligence.

Research outcomes include autonomous management systems for operating the IT infrastructure and applications of the future. Central to the approach are software with flexibility in deployment and policy customization, providing key functionality for broad sets of usage scenarios.

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Projects Distributed Systems.


Publications Distributed Systems.


Researcher from Umeå University in European project on digital forensic
Published: 13 Dec, 2018

Juan Carlos Nieves, Department of Computing Science, member of a European digital forensic project.

Mistra Digital Forest is paving the way for robotics in the woods
Published: 11 Dec, 2018

Joins forest industry with academy to create digital solutions for sustainable bioeconomy.

Computer systems help healthcare staff make the right diagnosis
Published: 22 Nov, 2018

Chunli Yan is designing systems to how clinical decision support systems can be developed.

Effective data processing in the decentralised cloud infrastructure of the future
Published: 22 Nov, 2018

Amardeep Mehta developed methods to optimally allocate resources to "Mobile Edge Clouds".

Taking the pulse of AI in Sweden
Published: 08 Nov, 2018

A report that surveys AI and its use within various sectors in Sweden has now been published.

New professor with focus on ethical and societal impact of AI
Published: 22 Oct, 2018

Virigina Dignum, Computing Science, is one of the new professors within the WASP project.

Suna develops the language of robots
Published: 23 Nov, 2017

Researcher Suna Bensch comes from Germany and investigates talking social robots.