PhD Student - Interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Computer Architecture (R1)

Job Reference

133_21_CS_SONA_R1

Position

PhD Student - Interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Computer Architecture (R1)

Data de tancament

Diumenge, 31 Octubre, 2021
Reference: 133_21_CS_SONA_R1
Job title: PhD Student - Interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Computer Architecture (R1)

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 700 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission

Applications are invited for PhD student positions at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS). The PhD student will become a member of a world class research group that frequently contributes to top computer architecture and high-performance computing venues (E.g. SC, ISCA, HPCA, HPDC, or PPoPP).

Research activities will be focused on one or several of the following topics, among others:

1. Virtual memory management: Acceleration of virtual to physical address translation, hardware support for OS, management of irregular workloads.

2. High-performance computing architectures: Acceleration of floating-point intensive workloads via reconfigurable or vector processors.

3. Cache management policies for graph and strongly irregular workloads.

4. Numerical libraries for scientific computing with focus on long vector architectures.

Experience in some of these topics is strongly appreciated.

Key Duties

  • Formulate and evaluate new ideas in a rigorous way
  • Write technical reports and papers
  • Use and extend scientific code (numerical libraries, simulators, etc.)

Requirements

  • Education
    • M.Sc. in Computer Science or close area (candidates expected to graduate in the current course are also encouraged to apply)
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Computer Architecture: micro-architecuture, resource sharing in multicores, cache hierarchy, simulation techniques
    • Artificial Intelligence: rule-based reasoning, decision trees, support vector machines, neural networks
    • Operating Systems: Linux, scripting, OS scheduler
    • Performance Analysis and Tuning of parallel applications
    • Programming: C/C++, OpenMP/MPI, CUDA, etc
  • Competences
    • Ability to take initiative and prioritize
    • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • Capacity to interact and build strong relations with other research groups
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Conditions

  • The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 1 year renovable renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: June 2021

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details


Deadline

The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

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