Principal Compute Application Modeling Performance Engineer - 78696

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.

PMTS Compute Application Modeling Performance Engineer


Team: Performance modeling, estimation and benchmarking for data center platforms/clusters



  • Develop datacenter platform performance models for High Performance Computing (HPC) and Machine Learning (ML) application workloads that provides acceptable simulation speed and accuracy necessary to make product development decisions.
  • Model will consider all key factors that affect application performance for a single node and beyond to multi-node clusters.
  • Gain understanding of HPC and ML workloads through detailed profiling and CPU, GPU and system level performance counters, and develop automation for easy and methodical data collection.
  • Work with application experts to analyze and determine compact, accurate and representative workloads for key applications.
  • Explore new performance modeling methodologies, including the application of Machine Learning to performance prediction.
  • Create kernel level performance metrics to aid in design of future GPU and CPU products.
  • Measure and analyze product performance to identify performance improvement opportunities.
  • Validate and adapt performance model with each new generation.


Preferred Experience:

  • C/C++ performance and power modeling/simulation of a CPU, GPU or other System-on-Chip (SoC) component
  • In-depth knowledge of performance analysis and modeling techniques, tools and benchmarking
  • Understanding of interactions and data flows between CPUs, GPUs and I/O components
  • Familiarity with processor or SOC design and validation processes and best practices
  • Excellent C, C++, and Scripting (Python, Perl, etc) skills
  • Knowledge of Graphics and Compute APIs - CUDA, OpenCL, Vulkan, etc. a  plus
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning networks and HPC applications a plus


Academic Credentials:

Bachelor of Science degree with emphasis in Electrical Engineering, Computer Architecture or Computer Science with relevant experience; OR

Master or PhD with emphasis in Electrical Engineering, Computer Architecture or Computer Science.



Santa Clara, CA


Requisition Number: 78696 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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