The Future Technologies group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks highly-motivated postdoctoral research associates to explore the architectures of and software systems for future extreme-scale high-end computer systems. FTG works at the cutting edge of computer architecture, codesigning and evaluating technologies for future systems. These technologies include heterogeneous cores, nonvolatile memory, and alternative programming models and systems software. This research has resulted in numerous awards including ACM Gordon Bell awards, and Best Paper awards. The majority of these artifacts are deployed in important applications and released publicly as open source software (e.g., SHOC https://github.com/vetter/shoc, MPIP http://mpip.sourceforge.net/).
Responsibilities for this position include working closely with the project team to create, evaluate, and publish novel research ideas and collaborate with our partners and sponsors. Research activities include, but are not limited to: Rapid prototyping and evaluation of experimental systems, including hardware, software, tools, and applications, and being proficient developing complex software systems, like an operating system, compiler, adaptive runtime system, or scalable performance tool. Studying the performance, resiliency, power, and productivity of contemporary and future high-performance computer systems under various workload characteristics through measurement, modeling, and simulation. Publishing papers in high-quality refereed conferences and journals, such as SC, ICS, ISC, PPOPP, IPDPS, MICRO, HPDC, and IEEE TPDS. Actively collaborating with industry, academia, government labs, and applications developers in a variety of venues.
Basic Qualifications: The position requires a PhD degree in computer science, computational science or related discipline. Research experience in ONE or more of the following areas: o emerging architectures including heterogeneous computing, memory systems; o performance modeling including simulation or analytical modeling; o node-level programming environments such as C/C++ with experience in CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC/OpenMP compiler directives; o distributed system programming models like MPI, one-sided asynchronous programming models, or workflow management systems like Condor or Pegasus; o compiler infrastructures like LLVM or GCC.Preferred Qualifications: The ability to take initiative on research insights to bring them to fruition through publication or demonstration on mission applications. Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and strong personal motivation. The ability to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary team.Additional Information:Applicants cannot have received their PhD more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.
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