Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
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Closes: 31 July 2024
  • July 31, 2024
  • PhD Students: GPU/FPGA Acceleration (R1)

    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:

    BSC Researcher Antonio J. Peña 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:

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    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
    EducationMS in a related field
    Essential Knowledge and Professional ExperienceGood level of C/C++ programming
    CompetencesGood English Level
    Some experience (not necessarily professional) with at least one GPU Computing programming model (CUDA, OpenACC, SYCL, etc.) will be valued
    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