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EU Centre of ExcellenceISO 9001

ERCIMW3C MemberFraunhofer Project Center

Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems

Head of department

Péter Kacsuk
Péter Kacsuk
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 007
Phone: +36 1 329 7864
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: kacsuk.peterEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Homepage: http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu

Deputy head

Róbert Lovas
Róbert Lovas
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 006
Phone: +36 1 279 6064, +36 1 329 7864
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: robert.lovasEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu

Generic information

Description

Main activities

MTA SZTAKI, over its part, LPDS (Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems) as a key research institute in distributed, grid and cloud technologies is a founding member of the Hungarian Grid Competence Centre, the Hungarian National Grid Initiative and the Hungarian OpenNebula Community and also coordinates several European Grid projects in the 7th Framework.

The main research areas of the laboratory are the grid and cloud technologies.

Our mission is twofold in grid related research. On one hand we would like to provide efficient software development tools and high-level services together with customizable scientific gateways (WS-PGRADE/gUSE) based on workflows. On the other hand we are developing easy-to-maintain middleware solutions (SZTAKI Desktop Grid) and technologies for inter-operability (3G-Bridge) that enables cost-efficient alternative distributed, grid and cloud platforms for scientific and business applications.

Our laboratory, in association/cooperation with the departments ILAB, ITAK and DSD, was involved in the development of the SZTAKI Cloud, and takes part in more and more cloud based projects. Our cloud computing group is focusing on research related to the field of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based cloud systems. The main goal of our cloud research is to make our previously evolved products and services to be available for cloud-based executing in a scalable and transparent way.

Main research areas

  • grid computing, especially Desktop Grids
  • cloud systems
  • interoperability between cloud and grid systems
  • resource brokering in cloud systems
  • scientific gateways for grid and cloud systems
  • workflow based IT solutions

Main achievements

LPDS has participated in national and international grid research projects since 2000 with outstanding results in the area of Grid middleware and in the development of high-level user interfaces. In this field an important result is the WS-PGRADE/gUSE Portal (continuously developed), made for to access grid and cloud systems through a portal in a convenient and user-friendly way.

  • Providing IT based solutions for more effective exploitation of our resources

Other important development of the laboratory in the grid research field is the SZTAKI Desktop Grid (SZDG). The goal of SZDG is to provide a solution to exploit the spare capacities of home PCs, or computers located at different sites of a company or an institute. A desktop grid can interconnect a large number of distributed resources to solve complex scientific applications, allowing anyone to contribute to national and international science projects with their PCs.

  • Extending resource from the cloud

In the cloud-based research field we have two closed and two ongoing projects. S-CUBE is a service-based system that solves the fragmentation of the research done by different scientific groups. The goal of EDGI was to develop a middleware between clouds and grids in order to make the cloud system able to help the grid in dynamic resource brokering. The ongoing SCI-BUS project performs application-specific portals for the different fields of science that let the users to access distributed computing infrastructures in a transparent way. Within the SZTAKI Cloud our aim is to adapt the gUSE/WS-PGRADE Portal (used in several European grids) to cloud and make it scalable.

  • Knowledge transfer, supporting education

Since 2004, with national and international trainings, LPDS provides knowledge transfer and targets new users from industry as well as from science. LPDS organized and hosted several grid and cloud summer schools and is very active in undergraduate and postgraduate education. Personnel of the laboratory conduct regular lectures/classes at graduate and postgraduate levels at universities ELTE, OE, and BME. The laboratory is the founding member of the International Desktop Grid Federation.

International and EU-s projects

  • Ongoing projects

AgroDat.hu
CloudSME
CLAKK
SCI-BUS (Coordinator: LPDS)
IDGF-SP (Coordinator: LPDS)
ER-flow
EGI-InSPIRE
agINFRA

  • Recently closed projects

GLOBAL excursion
EDGI (Coordinator: LPDS)
DEGISCO (Coordinator: LPDS)
SHIWA (Coordinator: LPDS)
EDGeS (Coordinator: LPDS)
S-CUBE
ETICS-2

Main services

Main products

More information about the laboratory:

LPDS laboratory pdf

Staff

Gábor Bacsó
Gábor Bacsó
Address: 1132 Budapest Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 028
Phone: +36 1 279 6056
E-mail: bacso.gaborEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Ákos Balaskó
Ákos Balaskó
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 009
Phone: +36 1 279 6065
E-mail: akos.balaskoEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Kriszta Bánvölgyi
Kriszta Bánvölgyi
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 006
Phone: +36 1 279 6064, +36 1 279 6809, +36 1 329 7864
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: banvolgyi.krisztaEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Homepage: http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu
Zoltán Farkas
Zoltán Farkas
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Mail address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 019
Phone: +36 1 329 7864
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: zoltan.farkasEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Márk Gergely
Márk Gergely
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 025
Phone: +36 1 279 6864
E-mail: gergely.markEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Tibor Gottdank
Tibor Gottdank
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 030
Phone: +36 1 279 6076
E-mail: gottdank.tiborEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Ákos Hajnal
Ákos Hajnal
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 030
Phone: +36 1 279 6076
E-mail: hajnal.akosEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Gábor Herman
Gábor Herman
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 019
Phone: +36 1 279 6007
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: ghermannEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Attila Hinkel
E-mail: hinkel.attilaEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Krisztián Karóczkai
Krisztián Karóczkai
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 027
Phone: +36 1 279 6073
E-mail: krisztian.karoczkaiEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Gábor Kecskeméti
Gábor Kecskeméti
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 025
E-mail: kecskemeti.gaborEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Attila Kertész
Attila Kertész
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 009.
Phone: +36 1 279 6065
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: kertesz.attilaEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Homepage: http://www.inf.u-szeged.hu/~keratt
József Kovács
József Kovács
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 010
Phone: +36 1 279 6066
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: kovacs.jozsefEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Miklós Kozlovszky
Miklós Kozlovszky
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 26
Phone: +36 1 279 6067
Fax: +3613297864
E-mail: kozlovszky.miklosEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Réka Mária Makkos
Réka Mária Makkos
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 028
Phone: +36 1 279 6056, +36 1 329 7864
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: makkos.rekaEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Attila Marosi
Attila Marosi
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 020
Phone: +36 1 279 6072
E-mail: marosi.attilaEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
István Márton
István Márton
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 027
Phone: +36 1 279 6073
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: marton.istvanEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Zsolt Németh
Zsolt Németh
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 009
Phone: +36 1 279 6065
E-mail: nemeth.zsoltEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Kitti Varga
Kitti Varga
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 029
Phone: +36 1 279 6075
E-mail: varga.kittiEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Ádám Visegrádi
Ádám Visegrádi
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 025
Phone: +36 1 279 6864
Fax: +36 1 329 7864
E-mail: visegradi.adamEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu
Sándor Ács
Sándor Ács
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Room number: VH 025
Phone: +36 1 279 6064
E-mail: acs.sandorEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu

Students

Ádám Novák
Address: 1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22.
Mail address: 8995 Salomvár, Kossuth Lajos utca 3.
Room number: VH 025
Phone: +36 1 279 6064
E-mail: novak.adamEZT_TOROLJE_KI@EZT_TOROLJE_KIsztaki.mta.hu

Important publications

2013.

Legal Aspects of Data Protection in Cloud Federations
Authors: Kertész, Attila; Váradi, Szilvia
Date: 2013.
Enhancing Federated Cloud Management with an Integrated Service Monitoring Approach
Authors: Kertész, Attila; Kecskeméti, Gábor; Oriol, Marc; Kotcauer, Péter; Ács, Sándor; Rodríguez, M.; Mercè, O; Marosi, Attila; Marco, Jordi; Franch, Xavier
Date: 2013.
Strategies for Increased Energy Awareness in Cloud Federations
Towards Data Interoperability of Cloud Infrastructures using Cloud Storage Services
Authors: Planzer , Tamás; Kertész, Attila
Date: 2013. 08.
The 2-Blocking Number and the Upper Chromatic Number ofPG(2,q)
Authors: Bacsó, Gábor; Héger, Tamás; Szőnyi, Tamás
Date: 2013. 12.

2012.

The necessity of legally compliant data management in European cloud architectures
Authors: Varadi, Szilvia; Kertész, Attila; Parkin, Michael
Date: 2012.
An interoperable and self-adaptive approach for SLA-based service virtualization in heterogeneous Cloud environments
Authors: Kertész, Attila; Kecskeméti, Gábor; Brandic, Ivona
Date: 2012.
Facilitating Self-Adaptable Inter-cloud Management
Authors: Kecskeméti, Gábor; Maurer , Michael J.; Brandic , Ivona; Kertész, Attila; Németh, Zsolt; Dustdar, Schahram
Date: 2012.
Application repository based evaluation of the EDGI infrastructure
Authors: Visegrádi, Ádám; Ács, Sándor; Kovács, József; Terstyánszky, Gábor
Date: 2012. 05.

2011.

Parameter sweep job submission to clouds
Authors: Kacsuk, Péter; Marosi, Attila; Kozlovszky, Miklós; Ács, Sándor; Farkas, Zoltán
Editor: Cafaro, M.; Aloisio, G.
Date: 2011.

2010.

SZTAKI desktop grid: adapting clusters for desktop grids
Authors: Marosi, Attila; Balaton, Zoltán; Kacsuk, Péter; Drótos, Dániel
Editor: Davoli, F.; Meyer, N.; Pugliese, R.; Zappatore, S.
Date: 2010.
Efficient graph partitioning algorithms for collaborative grid workflow developer environments
Authors: Sipos, Gergely; Kacsuk, Péter
Date: 2010.
Gridification of regional Fault Plain Solution (FPS)
Authors: Yilmazer, Mehmet; Bektas, Bilal; Kozlovszky, Miklós
Date: 2010.
Virtual appliances: a way to provide automatic service deployment
Authors: Kecskeméti, Gábor; Kacsuk, Péter; Delaitre, Thierry; Terstyánszki, Gábor
Editor: Davoli, F.; Meyer, N.; Pugliese, R.; Zappatore, S.
Date: 2010.
From grid islands to a World Wide Grid
Authors: Kacsuk, Péter; Kiss, Tamás
Editor: Davoli, F.; Meyer, N.; Pugliese, R.; Zappatore, S.
Date: 2010.
Application and middleware transparent checkpointing with TCKPT on ClusterGrids
Authors: Kovács, József; Kacsuk, Péter; Januszewski, R.; Jankowski, G.
Date: 2010. 03.
Job scheduling in hierarchical desktop grids
Authors: Farkas, Zoltán; Marosi, Attila; Kacsuk, Péter
Editor: Davoli, F.; Meyer, N.; Pugliese, R.; Zappatore, S.
Date: 2010.
Numerical modeling of mantle convection in 3D on the SEE-GRID-SCI infrastructure
Authors: Kozlovszky, Miklós; Balaskó, Ákos; Süle, Bálint
Date: 2010. 10. 11.

2009.

Grid interoperability solutions in grid resource management
Authors: Kertész, Attila; Kacsuk, Péter
Date: 2009.
Towards a World Wide Grid: integration service grids and desktop grids
Authors: Kacsuk, Péter
Editor: Topping, B. H. V.; Iványi, P.
Date: 2009.