Research Assistant/Research Associate - Microprocessors for Task-Based Parallelism (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605-£44,263
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Research Assistant/Research Associate - Microprocessors for Task-Based

Parallelism (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 6 July 2025.

The Computer Architecture Group has developed a number of approaches for increasing the performance of applications through parallelisation. In the ParaSol project, we seek to develop architectures that can exploit fine- grained task-level parallelism for future microprocessors. We wish to identify opportunities for task-level parallelism during execution, extracting parallelism when beneficial, and dealing with cross-task data dependences via speculation or synchronisation. The successful candidate will develop new analyses suitable for deployment within the core and hardware that can realise this system, working closely with a team of PostDocs and PhD students, as well as project partner, Arm.

Our group consists of PostDocs and PhD students investigating performance, reliability and security in future many-core systems. The position is within the Computer Architecture Research Group at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in a joint project with Arm; there will be frequent interaction with Arm and the ability to work in Arm's offices in Cambridge for durations of the project. Collaboration with researchers at other universities and industry around the world is encouraged and there are strong links within the group with other local companies.

We seek candidates with a strong background in Computer Science with a particular interest in computer architectures and compilers. It is essential to have experience in program analysis for identifying parallelism opportunities, in developing microarchitectures for exploiting parallelism in high-performance processors and in creating schemes within simulators such as gem5 or another tool. Familiarity with working in teams with robust engineering practices (version control, continuous integration, automated testing) would be useful. The ideal candidate would have an awareness of the challenges and potential solutions to parallelism extraction.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded. Knowledge of a related area would be advantageous but not essential. Candidates should provide evidence of relevant work, where possible, and must demonstrate a desire to perform internationally leading research and to publish in the top conferences in the area.

The Department of Computer Science and Technology is an academic department that encompasses computer science along with many aspects of engineering, technology and mathematics. We have a world wide reputation for academic research with consistent top research ratings. The Department has an open and collaborative culture, supporting revolutionary fundamental computer science research, strong cross-cutting collaborations internally and externally, and ideas which transform computing outside the University. Please follow the link at: https: // www. to find out more about our Department.

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    4 June 2024

    Closing date

    16 June 2024

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