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Job Code: 09/2020
Job Offer from September 10, 2020
The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is a competence centre of the Max Planck Society. It is engaged in the development and optimization of algorithms and applications for high performance computing as well as in the design and implementation of solutions for data-intensive projects in close collaboration with scientists of the Max Planck Institutes. The MPCDF operates Max Planck supercomputers, compute systems and data repositories for various Max Planck institutes, and maintains an up-to-date infrastructure for data management including long-term archival as one of the largest such academic sites within Europe.
The MPCDF is looking for a PhD Student (m/f/d) in Computer Science (Job code: 09/2020).
The most powerful computers of the world (also known as supercomputers) are being used to solve the most challenging problems in science and engineering. These systems run large-scale simulations, like climate simulations, how plasma behaves in a fusion reactor, or the airflow around airplanes, to name just a few. With the growing size of supercomputers, soon reaching Exascale performance (1018 floating point operations per second), these simulations are getting bigger and bigger and produce more and more data, which makes the I/O subsystem of supercomputers a limiting factor.
The EU-funded project ADMIRE aims at improving this I/O bottleneck through various actions in the I/O subsystem and MPCDF is particularly interested in techniques that would allow to reduce the amount of data stored in the file system through so-called “in-situ” and “in-transit” approaches, that is, data is being analyzed and reduced in parallel to the running simulation or while it is being sent to different places in the system. This combines traditional HPC technologies with analysis technologies that traditionally have been used post mortem. A key question in this process is how the available computational resources can be shared most efficiently between the HPC simulation and the in-situ data analysis. Such co-scheduling issues have been a focus in cloud-based environments and we plan to exploit these technologies for our project.
The successful candidate would join the MPCDF team (based on the research campus Garching near Munich, Germany) and will work on the above-mentioned in-situ/in-transit approaches within the ADMIRE project. Close collaborations with other ADMIRE partners, like the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre or the Johann Gutenberg University Mainz are expected. We offer the opportunity to work in a world-leading international team, participate in leading conferences and workshops, and provide access to the world-class supercomputers at MPCDF. In parallel, the candidate is expected to acquire a PhD from the TU Munich Graduate School.
Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or a related discipline at the time of starting the position.
The applicant needs to fulfil the admission requirements of the TUM Graduate School and have a strong background in computer science, ideally parallel computing and/or cloud computing, and excellent programming skills in C/C++. A good command of English (both in speaking and writing) is required and the ability to work in international teams and a genuine interest in scientific problems is expected.
The full time appointment will last three years, with a possible one year extension if needed. The salary and working hours are in accordance with the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society for junior scientists.
Please apply with a letter of motivation, a CV, and copies of diplomas, grades, and thesis (or other publications) from previous university studies via our online application portal by October 31, 2020.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.Continue reading
|Title||PhD Student (m/f/d) | Computer Science|
|Employer||The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF)|
|Job location||Gießenbachstrasse 2, 85748 Garching|
|Published||September 14, 2020|
|Application deadline||October 31, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Informatics,   Information Science,   Algorithms,   Artificial Intelligence,   Artificial Neural Network,   Computer and Society,   Computer Architecture,   Computer Communications (Networks),   Computer Graphics,    and 21 more. Cyber Security,   Computing in Mathematics, Natural Science, Engineering and Medicine,   Computing in Social science, Arts and Humanities,   Data Mining,   Data Structures,   Databases,   Distributed Computing,   Human-computer Interaction,   Information Systems (Business Informatics),   Operating Systems,   Parallel Computing,   Programming Languages,   Quantum Computing,   Software Engineering,   Theory of Computation,   Computational Sciences,   Game Design,   Big Data,   Machine Learning,   Machine Vision,   Computer Vision  |