PhD Scholarship in Re-Configurable High-Performance Computing, Netherlands

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PhD Scholarship in Re-Configurable High-Performance Computing, Netherlands is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

PhD Scholarship in Re-Configurable High-Performance Computing, Netherlands



University of Amsterdam is inviting applications for PhD scholarship in re-configurable high-performance computing. The appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of four years. Periodic evaluations will be held after 9 and 14 months, and upon positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended to 48 months. The application deadline is 4 September 2015.



EXTRA (an acronym standing for ‘Exploiting eXascale Technology with Reconfigurable Architectures’) is a project gra’nted by the EU as part of the FET-PROACTIVE Horizon 2020 call ‘TOWARDS EXASCALE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING’ call. UvA will work together with partners from UK (Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, Maxeler), Italy (Politecnico di Milano), Greece (Telecommunications Systems Institute, Synelixis), and Germany (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), under the coordination of University of Gent. The EXTRA project focuses on tackling the huge computational challenges of future exascale High Performance Computing (HPC) applications through ultra-efficient heterogeneous systems. To reduce power and increase performance, such systems will be built from compute nodes with reconfiguration as an intrinsic feature. On such systems, HPC applications can be optimally accelerated at all times, even if they regularly change over time. To support this development, we create a new and flexible exploration platform for developing reconfigurable architectures, design tools and HPC applications with built-in run-time reconfiguration. Our main goal is to enable the efficient co-design and joint optimization of architecture, tools, applications, and reconfiguration technology in order to prepare for the necessary HPC hardware nodes of the future.



Study Subject(s): Scholarship is provided in Re-configurable High-Performance Computing at the University of Amsterdam.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Amsterdam.
Scholarship Provider: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands



Eligibility: The candidate must:
-have completed a MSc in computer science or computer engineering, or will acquire such a degree not later than October 2015;
-have prior knowledge (through courses and/or projects) of high performance computing, parallel and heterogeneous computing, performance evaluation and analysis, and application design and development. Proficiency in mathematics and statistics is appreciated. Knowledge on reconfigurable computing is a plus, but is not mandatory if the candidate is willing to acquire it within the first 3-6 months of the project;
-have good communication skills – both for presentations and scientific writing, be a good team player, and be willing to collaborate with the rest of the consortium partners. The grade list of the must demonstrate their knowledge and ambition, and their MSc work will be considered as evidence of both their ability to perform in a research environment and their technical writing skills;
-be proficient in English for reading, writing, listening, and speaking since the working language for the project is English.



Eligible Nationalities: The students of Netherlands can apply for the scholarship.



Duration of award(s): The appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of four years. Periodic evaluations will be held after 9 and 14 months, and upon positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended to 48 months.



Scholarship Benefits: The appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of four years. Periodic evaluations will be held after 9 and 14 months, and upon positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended to 48 months. The appointment must lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan that includes attendance of courses, summer and/or winter schools, and national and international meetings will be drafted for the PhD candidate. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduate students. The salary is in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel. The salary will range from €2,125 (first year) up to a maximum of €2,717 (last year) before tax per month (scale P) based on a full-time appointment. There are also secondary benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year allowance of 8.3%. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.



Application Procedure: Applications must include the following information, in separate PDF files, using surname, initials, and a self-evident word as file names – e.g., Smith_J_CV.pdf:
-a curriculum vitae;
-a summary (and a link to the full version) of the MSc thesis (at most 1 page);
-a letter of motivation (at most 1 page) explaining the interest and suitability of the candidate in this specific position;
-a research statement (at most 2 pages) explaining the research interest of the candidate and their connection to the job description above;
-a list of all university courses (MSc and BSc) taken, including a transcript of grades;
-the names and contact details of two referees willing to provide recommendation letters and/or details about your profile; we recommend one of them to be the main supervisor for the MSc thesis work.
-Completed applications must be submitted via application-science-at-uva.nl, and should state your name and vacancy number 15-298 in the subject field. The committee does not guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered. Applications will be accepted until 4 September 2015.



Deadline: 4th September 2015.



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Degree Level:

PhD Scholarship in Re-Configurable High-Performance Computing, Netherlands is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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