Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in ENergy Efficient Adaptive Computing with multi-grain heterogeneous architectures (ENEAC)

University of Bristol - Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering

Based in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bristol University, you will investigate the possibility of creating energy efficient computing systems based on CPU+FPGA+GPU hybrids.

In particular the post will focus on developing energy efficient adaptive systems in which tasks are assigned to the computing resource that minimizes overall energy requirements. These systems will vary their voltage, frequency at run-time to adapt to the requirements of the application. Predicting optimal execution resources during application execution and minimizing overheads during state transitions are key milestones required for the success of the project.

The combination of general purpose CPUs, reconfigurable fabrics (FPGAs) and GPUs will be targeted with a common high-level programming language such as C++ or OpenCL (Open Computing Language) with special consideration given to functionality and performance portability. A run-time system able to distribute and manage task execution among the different computing resources currently available in the group will be used as part of the research activities.

The researcher will collaborate with industrial partners that will donate the devices embedding the multi-core CPU and GPU technology that will directly interface with a FPGA device in the same chip.

The ideal candidate will have extensive C/C++ programming expertise for multi-core CPU, GPUs and/or FPGAs. You should also be familiar with high-level synthesis tools from major FPGA vendors such as Xilinx VIVADO HLS toolset for Zynq devices and have a PhD degree in Microelectronics or related discipline.

This is a full-time open ended contract with funding up to 5 July 2019.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Jose Nunez-Yanez:

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