The theoretical particle physics group (PPT) at the University of Edinburgh has up to four one year positions to assist the DiRAC technical working group with the development of benchmarks for the STFC DiRAC supercomputing facility
Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing
The facility presently provides three x86 infiniband clusters (Leicester, Cambridge HPCS, and Durham), one SGI UV2000 (Cambridge COSMOS) and a 1.26Pflop/s IBM BlueGene/Q system.
The benchmarking will support a suite of codes in high energy theoretical physics, astrophysics and cosmology, and will include the popular Gadget, and MILC packages among others.
Successful applicants will employ high-quality technical analysis and design skills to produce novel technical solutions to deliver high-quality code optimisation of several UK academic research codes in these research areas. Their work will help develop benchmark codes and criteria to assist the DiRAC consortium to assess next generation supercomputers, and may involve engaging with external industrial companies to assess future novel and emerging architectures.