6 Jul 2015

DAS-5 is now fully operational! To make room for DAS-5, DAS-4/UvA and DAS-4/ASTRON have been decomissioned, only their headnodes remain available.

28 Oct 2014

The Hadoop setup on DAS-4/VU has been updated to version 2.5.0.

30 Jan 2014

The Intel OpenCL package for Intel CPU's and Xeon Phi has been updated to version 3.2.1.

3 Sep 2013

The Nvidia CUDA development kit has been updated to version 5.5.

25 April 2013

Slides of the DAS-4 workshop presentations are now available.

14 Jan 2013

DAS-4/VU now has 8 new nodes with latest Nvidia K20 GPU.

DAS-4 PhD theses completed


  • Ben van Werkhoven: Scientific Supercomputing with Graphics Processing Units (October 2014)
  • Ana-Maria Oprescu: Stochastic approaches to self-adaptive application execution on clouds (Mar 2013)
  • Jacopo Urbani: On Web-scale Reasoning (Jan 2013)
  • Z. Wei: Scalable data management for Web Applications (Dec 2012)
  • Ela Krepska: Towards Big Biology: High-Performance Verification of Large Concurrent Systems (Sept 2012)
  • Dejun Jiang: Performance Guarantees for Web Applications (March 2012)
  • Syed Jaffry: Analysis and Validation of Models for Trust Dynamics (Sept 2011)
  • Guido Urdaneta: Collaborative Wikipedia Hosting (June 2011)
  • Niels Drost : Real-World Distributed Supercomputing (Nov 2010)
  • Maik Nijhuis : A Framework for Parallel Streaming Applications (Oct 2010)
  • Spyros Kotoulas: Scalable discovery of networked data: Algorithms, Infrastructure, Applications (March 2010)
  • Mathijs den Burger: High-throughput Multicast Communication for Grid Applications (June 2009)
  • Geoffrey Stuart Nitschke: Neuro-Evolution For Emergent Specialization in Collective Behavior Systems (March 2009)


  • R. Quax: Information processing in complex networks (March 2013)
  • L.A. Naumov: Modelling with Cellular Automata: Problem Solving Environments and Multidimensional Applications (June 2011)
  • D.J. Groen: High performance N-body simulation on computational grids (Nov 2010)
  • E. Lorenz: Multi-scale simulations with complex automata: in-stent restenosis and suspension flow (Nov 2010)
  • S. Murtaza: High performance reconfigurable computing with cellular automata (May 2010)
  • Y. Fomekong-Nanfack: Genetic regulatory networks inference : modeling parameters estimation \& model validation (April 2010)
  • Jeroen van der Ham: A Semantic Model for Complex Computer Networks (Apr 2010)
  • J. Vidal Rodriguez: Stochasticity in Signal Transduction Pathways (Nov 2009)
  • Vladimir Korkhov: Hierarchical resource management in grid computing (2009)
  • Freek Dijkstra: Framework for Path Finding in Multi-Layer Transport Networks (2009)
  • V.V. Krzhizhanovskaya: A Virtual Reactor for Simulation of Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (June 2008)


  • E. Gavves: Nuances in Visual recognition (Sept 2014)
  • I. Everts: Selecting and robustifying local image descriptors (Sept 2014)
  • H. Dibeklioglu: Enabling dynamics in face analysis (Sept 2014)
  • X. Li: Content-based visual search learned from social media (Mar 2012)
  • O. de Rooij: Interactive Content-Based Visualizations for Accessing Multimedia Collections (2013)
  • K.E.A. van de Sande: Invariant color descriptors for efficient object recognition (Dec 2011)
  • J.R.R. Uijlings: The what and where in visual object recognition (Dec 2011)
  • V. Nedovic: Depth from an image (Dec 2011)
  • J.C. van Gemert: Robust visual scene categorization in context (Sept 2010)
  • B. Huurnink: Search in audiovisual broadcast archives (Nov 2010)


  • Tran Ngoc Minh: Workload Modeling and Performance Evaluation in Parallel Systems (Nov 2012)
  • V.V. Thieu: Opportunities for Performance Optimization of Applications through Code Generation (March 2012)
  • H. van der Spek: Transparent Restructuring of Pointer-Linked Data Structures (Dec 2010)

TU Delft

  • D. Gkorou, Exploiting Graph Properties for Decentralized Reputation Systems (Nov 2014)
  • M.N. Yigitbasi: Understanding and Improving the Performance Consistency of Distributed Computing Systems (Dec 2012)
  • O.O. Sonmez: Application-Oriented Scheduling in Multicluster Grids (June 2010)
  • J.J.D. Mol: Free-Riding Resilient Video Streaming in Peer-to-Peer Networks (Jan 2010)
  • G.P. Halkes: MAC Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks and Their Evaluation (Aug 2009)
  • A. Iosup: A Framework for the Study of Grid Inter-Operation Mechanisms (Jan 2009)
  • P.J. Garbacki: Improving P2P Applications by Breaking the Architecture Symmetry (Dec 2008)