Ernst Gunnar Gran received his Candidatus Scientiarum1) degree in computer science from the Department of informatics at the University of Oslo in 2007. Beside his studies, Ernst worked full time for several years as a System Administrator and a Scientific Programmer, first at the Department of informatics, University of Oslo, and then later at the Simula Research Laboratory. In December 2007 Ernst started his Ph.D. studies at the Networks and Distributed Systems department at Simula.
Main research interests
As part of the ICON research group, Ernst works as a researcher focusing on high performance interconnection networks in general, and congestion management in such networks in particular. Congestion management in a computer network is to some extent comparable to traffic planning in the real world. It’s all about distributing the users (cars or data) among a set of available resources (roads/crossings or computer links/switches) in an efficient way to avoid traffic jams during rush hours. Ongoing research focuses especially on congestion management in the next generation of InfiniBand based clusters and supercomputers.
1)Candidatus Scientiarum was the equivalent of a Master’s degree at the Norwegian universities prior to the implementation of the provisions of the Bologna process.