Postdoctoral Position in Emerging Exascale Technology
Simula Research Labratory

Postdoctoral position in emerging Exascale

Application deadline: 29 February 2020

Candidates are invited to apply for a Post.Doc. position in emerging Exascale
technology at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway. This position will be
funded by the NexaScale research project.

As a Post.Doc. candidate you will work closely with our industry
partner Numascale in developing a multi-port node controller concept, as an efficient
technology to build scale-up (Exascale) servers. A large international company and
the University of Oslo are also partners in the project.
The Post.Doc. position lasts for 24 months.
Dataflow in on- and off-chip networks in cc-Numa systems

We want to investigate optimizations for performance and resource utilization in
large ASICs used for switching in custom networks of approximately 1000 CPU
cores. The networks are used to maintain cache coherency in the system and key
characteristics are low latency, high bandwidth, complicated protocols, short
messages and multiple virtual channels.
The goal is to establish a theoretical framework to predict performance and resource
utilization in networks and use this framework to optimize future product generations.

Required skills

Computer architecture, modelling experience, network theory, and ASIC design.
In addition to that, having strong English written and oral communication skills, and a
good ability to cooperate with others and work independently on challenging

Application requirements

Please include a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and
grades, a publication list, and up to three references in your application.

Simula Offers

• Excellent opportunities for performing high quality research, as part of a highly
competent and motivated team of international researchers and engineers;
• An informal and inclusive international working environment;
• Generous support for travel and opportunities to build international networks,
through established collaboration with industry, exchange programs and research
visits with other universities, and funding to attend conferences.
• Modern office facilities
• A competitive salary
• Numerous benefits: access to company cabin, BabyBonus arrangements, sponsored
social events, generous equipment budgets (e.g., computer, phone and
subscription), subsidized canteen meals and monthly bus pass, comprehensive
travel/health insurance policy, etc.
• Relocation assistance: accommodation, visas, complimentary Norwegian language
courses, etc
• Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees' health and well-being is a priority
and we encourage them to make use of our flexible work arrangements to help
balance their work and home lives efficiently.

About Simula

Simula Research Laboratory AS is a publicly owned research institute located at
Fornebu outside of Oslo, Norway. Simula has a multicultural organization, employing
about 155 individuals from 35 countries. Simula conducts Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) research in the fields of scientific computing,
software engineering, communication technology, machine learning and
cryptography. Simula's main objective is to create knowledge about fundamental
scientific challenges that are of genuine value for society.

This is achieved through high quality research, education of graduate students, industry collaboration,
technology transfer, and commercialization. Since 2001, scientific evaluations
conducted by the Research Council of Norway has repeatedly placed Simula at the
forefront of international research in ICT. The most recent in-depth evaluation was
published in 2017, grading research groups at Simula as excellent.
Simula is an equal opportunity employer, and women are particularly encouraged to

Application deadline: 29.02.2020.

However, applications will be screened continuously and a decision will be made as
soon as we find the right candidates.
The starting date is preferably no later than April 1, 2020.


Enquiries regarding the position and the applications should be directed to
Tor Skeie (
Simula Research Laboratory uses Semac´s background check in our recruitment

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information
about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where
the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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