Distributed and Parallel Systems Group focuses on research that enables a high degree of easy-to-use and seamless automation for flexible collaborations and computations on a global scale. For our research we consider highly parallel and heterogeneous, dynamic, failure-prone distributed and parallel systems, services and resources. DPS enables new forms of science that are computation and data-intensive, distributed, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Our objective is to simplify the effective use of multiprocessor architectures and geographically distributed, heterogeneous systems, which will provide the basis for the next generation of Internet-enabled performance-oriented applications. DPS research should enable scientists to do faster, better or different research.