Université de Rennes 1

UR1The distributed systems group headed by Prof. Guillaume Pierre has a track-record for ground-breaking research on the design, development, and evaluation of techniques for large-scale systems such as Clouds. In the past decade, there has been a shift from traditional distributed systems to systems that span the Internet and on topics concerning security, support of various kinds of wireless and wired networks, heterogeneity of participating nodes, scalable application hosting, and, above all, decentralization of processes, data, and control.

The group has a long-standing tradition in systems research and is renowned for their work on Globule, and ConPaaS.