Summer/Fall 2022 Data Center GPU Platform Emulation Engineer Co-op/Intern - (118264)

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

The Data Center GPU and Accelerated Processing Team delivers AMD products for Data Center, Machine Learning, and High Performance Computing. The Platform Emulation team (PEMU) is an integral part of Data Center GPU and Accelerated Processing  group responsible for pre-silicon activities to support product bring-up and launch. 


AMD is seeking a Platform Emulation Engineer Intern to join our Data Center GPU organization. Our products support the rapidly scaling Data Center and High Performance Compute infrastructure. You will be an integral member of the Platform emulation team responsible for emulation infrastructure development,  execution and debug of critical firmware used in our HPC and ML products,  developing test plans and execute test cases to enhance silicon test coverage, build and execute industry standard  HPC benchmarks and applications on the emulator.  You will work alongside our team of innovative engineers to support the deployment of AMD’s Instinct ML products targeting Supercomputers and Data Center workloads.



  • Collaborate with senior engineers to support debug of Firmware failures

  • Run and collect data for analysis on AMD’s high end emulators and simulation models

  • Develop scripts/tools to parse data from emulation runs

  • Instrument firmware code to support failure debug

  • Run and collect functional and performance data for HPC workloads

  • Attend weekly meetings, status communication, presentations.



  • Data Center and Machine learning use case and workloads

  • High Performance computing architecture and use cases

  • Firmware architecture and interaction with real hardware

  • Pre-silicon development and testing technologies

  • Hands-on emulation run and debug techniques

  • Deep dives into waveform analysis , code tracing and debug


  • Knowledge of computer hardware architecture (Graphic card, CPU/APU, memory, bus logic, and display technologies)

  • Knowledge of computer software architecture and boot flow  (boot code, firmware, bios,  device drivers, OS)

  • Excellent Programming skills, C, C++, Python, Tcl 

  • Understanding of  Verilog, VHDL design

  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix  environment and shell scripting

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Willingness to learn and think outside the box



  • BS/MS in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineer, or related field


AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.


Requisition Number: 118264 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Student/ Intern/ Temp


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