PhD Students: GPU/FPGA Acceleration (R1)

Job Reference

208_24_CS_AHPC_R1

Position

PhD Students: GPU/FPGA Acceleration (R1)

Data de tancament

Dimecres, 31 Juliol, 2024
Reference: 208_24_CS_AHPC_R1
Job title: PhD Students: GPU/FPGA Acceleration (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, was a founding and hosting member of the former European HPC infrastructure PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), and is now hosting entity for EuroHPC JU, the Joint Undertaking that leads large-scale investments and HPC provision in Europe. 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 1000 staff from 60 countries.

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We are particularly interested for this role in the strengths and lived experiences of women and underrepresented groups to help us avoid perpetuating biases and oversights in science and IT research. In instances of equal merit, the incorporation of the under-represented sex will be favoured.

We promote Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, fostering an environment where each and every one of us is appreciated for who we are, regardless of our differences.

If you consider that you do not meet all the requirements, we encourage you to continue applying for the job offer. We value diversity of experiences and skills, and you could bring unique perspectives to our team.

Context And Mission

The Accelerators and Communications for HPC Group leads cutting-edge research and development around accelerators/coprocessors in HPC and high-performance networking. We collaborate closely with the major vendors in the topic for HPC (NVIDIA, Intel, Huawei). We organize locally international events such as the PUMPS+AI Summer School, PATC Courses on CUDA/OpenACC, and annual hackathons, and collaborate in the organization of related international conferences and workshops such as SC, IEEE Cluster, or AsHES.

The group has been recently awarded one of the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants:

https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/bsc-researcher-antonio-j-pena-awarded-erc-consolidator-grant-for-the-home-project/

We are looking to cover a PhD Student positions to work on use of GPU and FPGA-based accelerators applied to Homomorphically Encrypted Deep Learning Inference. Prospective candidates may take a look at the following paper to get an initial idea of our focus:

https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.16139

Group Web Page: https://www.bsc.es/discover-bsc/organisation/scientific-structure/accelerators-and-communications-hpc

Key Duties

  • Drive research in the above-mentioned topic, under the supervision of the Group Manager and the mentorship of a postdoctoral researcher
  • Present the candidate's research at international conferences
  • Help integrating the outcome of the candidate's research into an open-source production-ready inference engine, in collaboration with research engineers in the team

Requirements

  • Education
    • MS in a related field
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Good level of C/C++ programming
  • Competences
    • Good English Level
    • Teamwork
    • Some experience (not necessarily professional) with at least one GPU Computing programming model (CUDA, OpenACC, SYCL, etc.) will be valued

Conditions

  • The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract (37.5h/week), a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, restaurant tickets, private health insurance, support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
  • Holidays: 23 paid vacation days plus 24th and 31st of December per our collective agreement
  • 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: ASAP

Applications procedure and process

All applications must be made through BSC website and contain:

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

    In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

    The panel will make a final decision and all candidates who had contacts with them will receive a feedback with details on the acceptance or rejection of their profile.

    At BSC we are seeking continuous improvement in our recruitment processes, for any suggestions or feedback/complaints about our Recruitment Processes, please contact recruitment [at] bsc [dot] es.

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  • Deadline

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

    OTM-R principles for selection processes

    BSC-CNS is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment principles (OTM-R). This is applied for any potential candidate in all our processes, for example by creating gender-balanced recruitment panels and recognizing career breaks etc.
    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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