CPU Multicore Architecture Researcher- 126428

Location: Santa Clara, California, 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.

CPU Multicore Architecture Researcher - 126428

The Role:

AMD Research is an entrepreneurial research organization with a strong track record of driving research innovations into AMD products. We are a global leader in the development of the world’s most advanced high-performance computers (HPC), such as El Capitan, the world-leading 2 exaflop supercomputer.

AMD Research is looking for an innovative researcher to shape the architecture of next generation, energy efficient memory hierarchies and pioneering CPU multicore SoCs, targeting scalable performance on emerging and critical workloads.

The Person:

You cannot stop inventing, learning, implementing, and validating new ways to increase compute efficiency, achieve unmatched performance and groundbreaking energy efficiency. Does this describe you? If so, then join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze performance limitations of current and planned hardware; conceive of architectural and software stack optimizations and new features to accelerate the performance, lower power, and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Implement innovative software and/or hardware solutions and demonstrate their effectiveness analytically and in simulation
  • Drive the results of the research projects into product roadmaps
  • Submit patentable inventions
  • Clearly communicate research findings to academic, product and commercial audiences

Required Skills:

  • Deep understanding of CPU multicore and memory system architecture fundamentals
  • Extensive experience in performance/power analysis and processor simulator development
  • Proven experience in ideation, evaluation, and optimization of a research project
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ and Python

Additional Experience Desired:

  • CPU hardware profiling measurements and workload characterization methods
  • Fundamental understanding of ISA architectures preferably x86
  • Good understanding of the CPU SW-HW interface

Academic Credentials:

  • PhD degree or equivalent accomplishments in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or related field preferred


Santa Clara, CA; Austin, TX






Requisition Number: 126428 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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