Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
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  • June 15, 2023
  • PhD Student (R1)

    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.)




    – 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


    – 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