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PhD Position in Computer Science on Adaptive Multicore Memory Systems, Uppsala University, Sweden

In this work, adaptive memory systems and in particular on-chip memory hierarchies, will be designed and evaluated in the context of multicore processors. The memory system will adapt, i.e., dynamically reconfigure, in response to the behavior of a multithreaded or multiprogram workload.The candidate should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent, in a field which is relevant for the work. It is helpful to have a good background in some of the fields: computer architecture, VLSI, digital electronics, as well as to be proficient in implementing non-trivial algorithms. The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).

The department is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance and female candidates are particularly invited to apply.There are university guidelines regarding salary level.

Scholarship Application Deadline:12 April, 2011

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Open PhD and Postdoc Positions, Exascale Information Management, Fribourg-Switzerland

The eXascale Infolab at the University of Fribourg has several openings for Ph.D. students and Postdocs starting now. XI is a brand new lab focusing on creating next-generation information management infrastructures for scientific, semantic, and social data.

We are looking for highly qualified individuals with a MSc or a PhD in Computer Science (or related areas), interested in inventing the future of information management for new application domains (such as for eScience, the Social Web, or the Data Web). Candidates must have strong analytical and programming skills, a good command of the English language, and a genuine interest in designing, building and publishing innovative approaches and systems to manage new types of data in very large-scale environments.

Salary and social benefits are extremely competitive (salaries start at 41K CHF for new Ph.D. students and 81K CHF for postdocs, 1CHF=1USD). XI is supported by a generous grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and offers top-notch working conditions and cutting-edge hardware infrastructures. The PhD student or PostDoc will be able to join existing projects but also to establish his or her own research direction with the help of the other lab members. Current projects include building main-memory systems bridging the gap between transactional and analytical tools (project in partnership with MIT and the Hasso Plattner Institute), designing new algorithms to mine very large Web logs (in cooperation with VeriSign), and devising new techniques to store and process very large scientific arrays (with MIT, as part of the SciDB project ). New projects focusing on the Social Web and the Data Web will begin shortly, in partnership with leading companies and universities in Europe.

The lab is hosted by the Faculty of Science at the University of Fribourg. The faculty is currently experiencing a formidable expansion and recently received the largest-ever donation made to a Swiss university. Ideally situated in the heart of Switzerland and at the foot of the Alps, the city of Fribourg lies on the linguistic border between the French and German-speaking parts of the country. In addition to being recognized as a first-class location for business and education, Fribourg is also a delightful and exceptional place to live and is often ranked first for quality of life in Western Switzerland.

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