Spring 2023 Architecture Modeling Co-Op/ Intern

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Architecture Modeling (AM) Intern 



The Architectural Modeling (AM) tool is the single simulator for all graphics products at AMD. The tool is utilized to predict the performance of the next-gen product across different GPU families at AMD. The role of the Engineer/Scientist can be of four different categories. 


  1. Problem identification: Data from the AM tool is used by AMD architects used to identify points that can be enhanced in our next-gen products. AM team develops a variety of tools and datapoints makes finding performance problems easier. 


  1. Feature Development: The AM team works with architects on ideas, called features, to improve the graphics architecture. The AM team has the core responsibility of proving or disproving new features inclusion in next-gen products. 


  1. Model Development: As an AM engineer you will develop the knowledge of the entire graphics and compute pipeline for all our off-the-shelve products, and details of the upcoming changes and their impact. 


  1. Model Enhancement: AM is a C++ simulator, with python postscripts for data visualization. As an AM engineer you would get the chance to bring your expertise in these languages to improve the AM tools in terms of wall-clock runtime, memory consumption, and complexity. 


  1. SW Shift Left: Help drive our SW shift initiative where we have a model and driver stack to facilitate our architecture analysis and IP verification needs. 


The Candidate 

As a GPU modeling engineer, you will work in a hardware/software codesign environment to craft industry leading simulation platforms and tools, have a strong voice in next generation of AMD products, and get to learn and contribute to the entire graphics pipeline and software/hardware stack. The ideal candidate is a highly skilled software designer and engineer, who is proficient in C++, and familiar with hardware architecture. Knowledge of the GPU hardware and the efficient use of discrete GPUs, APUs, and mobile devices is an advantage. The candidate will work in a big team environment on a variety of opportunities, so teamwork and drive are essential. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Architect, model and analyze hardware and software features to improve products performance, abilities, and cost. 

  • Develop tools and algorithms to identify and eliminate performance limiters 

  • Design, implement, assess, document and test new features for next-gen products 

  • Be a developer, leader, and owner of the Architectural Modeling Tool 


Preferred Experience 

  • Programming skills in C++ and python 

  • Hardware architecture experience 

  • Experience of modeling and simulation tools 

  • Experience of GPU architecture, drivers and/or compilers is a plus 

  • Experience of GPU general-purpose computing is a plus 

  • Experience of D3D, Vulcan and OpenGL graphics applications is a plus 

  • Experience of OpenCL/CUDA/ROCm development is a plus 


Academic Credentials 

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with emphasis in Electrical Engineering, Computer architecture, or Computer Science with relevant experience preferred  

  • Currently pursuing a Master or PhD degree with emphasis in Electrical Engineering, Computer architecture, or Computer Science 

Requisition Number: 170763 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Student/ Intern/ Temp

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