Postdoctoral appointee – HPC Network and Workload Evaluation

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7116415 (Ref:414431)

Posted: November 17, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory seeks well-prepared candidates for a postdoctoral position in parallel discrete event simulations (PDES) of HPC networks and workloads.

In this role you will investigate new approaches to combining PDES with surrogate modeling techniques, such as machine learning and statistical models, to accelerate hardware co-design simulations of large-scale supercomputers. Models of HPC networks and communication-intensive workloads are expected to be key elements of this work.

You will also actively collaborate with domain scientists, university researchers, and supercomputer vendors and have the opportunity to build an independent research program. The expected work will provide the opportunity to use advanced supercomputers across the Department of Energy computing facilities, such as the planned Aurora exascale system (https://www.alcf.anl.gov/aurora) at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, to develop and evaluate simulation models at scale.

Position Requirements

Required skills and qualifications:

  • PhD (recent or soon-to-be completed within the last 0-3 years) in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Graduate/postgraduate research experience in computer science and/or high-performance computing.
  • Programming experience in C/C++ and Python.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to model Argonne's core values: impact, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork.

Preferred knowledge (not required):

US citizenship is NOT required for this position.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7116415 (Ref:414431)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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