The research of this working group has its background in the design of structured peer-to-peer protocols, parallelisation of heuristic search with large pattern databases, and  distributed and parallel algorithms in general.

We try to transfer our knowledge of the resiliency and scalability of distributed systems to parallel applications. The group focuses on all aspects of scalability, reliability and efficiency in parallel and distributed systems. Our current research topics include: transactional key/value stores (Scalaris) and parallel algorithms for future processor technologies.