HPS-HDS: High Performance Scheduling for Heterogeneous Distributed Systems

Florin Pop*, Alexandru Iosup, Radu Prodan

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Heterogeneous Distributed Systems (HDS) are often characterized by a variety of resources that may or may not be coupled with specific platforms or environments. Such type of systems are Cluster Computing, Grid Computing, Peer-to-Peer Computing, Cloud Computing and Ubiquitous Computing all involving elements of heterogeneity, having a large variety of tools and software to manage them. As computing and data storage needs grow exponentially in HDS, increasing the size of data centers brings important diseconomies of scale. In this context, major solutions for scalability, mobility, reliability, fault tolerance and security are required to achieve high performance. More, HDS are highly dynamic in its structure, because the user requests must be respected as an agreement rule (SLA) and ensure QoS, so new algorithm for events and tasks scheduling and new methods for resource management should be designed to increase the performance of such systems. In this special issues, the accepted papers address the advance on scheduling algorithms, energy-aware models, self-organizing resource management, data-aware service allocation, Big Data management and processing, performance analysis and optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Issue numberPart 1
Early online date20 Sept 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


Prof. dr. ir. Alexandru Iosup is currently Tenured Full Professor and University Research Chair with the Computer Systems department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Associate Professor with the Distributed Systems group at TU Delft, and Chair of the SPEC Research Cloud Group. In 2009, he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from TU Delft. He received the yearly Netherlands Prize for Research in Computer Science (2016), the yearly Netherlands Teacher of the Year (2015), several SPECtacular awards (2012–2017), and numerous research awards and nominations. His research interests are in massivizing computer systems, that is, making computer systems combine desirable properties such as elasticity, performance, and availability, yet maintain their ability to operate efficiently in controlled ecosystems. Topics include cloud computing and big data, with applications in big science, big business, online gaming, and (upcoming) massivized education. His work is funded by a combination of prestigious personal grants (NWO/STW Vidi 2016 and NWO/STW Veni 2011), generous industry gifts and collaborations (Solvinity, Oracle, Intel), and EU and national projects.

FundersFunder number
European Commission
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Stichting voor de Technische Wetenschappen


    • Big data
    • Fault tolerance
    • Heterogeneous distributed systems
    • Resource management
    • Scheduling algorithms


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