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CPU Microarchitecture Characterization Intern
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Do you want to shape the future of Arm technology that will enable the next revolution in computing? We have an exciting opportunity in the CPU technology team for a highly motivated individual to contribute towards shaping next-generation CPU microarchitecture through workload-driven performance investigations.
Arm’s Sophia Antipolis design centre is located in one of the most appealing parts of France, at the heart of Europe’s largest and most dynamic technology park. Surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this outstanding design center has delivered leading products from Arm’s Cortex (TM) processor family. These CPUs power some of the world’s best-selling smartphones, tablets and gaming systems, using technology that has taken user experience and performance to another level.
Micro-benchmarks are a common tool to understand the underlying micro-architecture of a physical device. This encompasses getting intelligence on CPU pipeline, memory hierarchy, virtual memory behavior. The goal of this internship is to develop infrastructure and tests to characterize Android devices. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how real device constraints (e.g. OS behavior) impact the visibility of micro-architectural properties.
- You will learn the details of CPU micro-architecture key structures and the underlying algorithms used. For example: branch history or prefetchers or caches...
- You will then define and develop, together with the team, an infrastructure and some new micro-benchmarks to be able to understand the detailed structure of given micro-architecture aspects.
- You will then test these on real devices and ensure the portability of the micro-benchmarks that you have developed.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Assembly/Python/C/C++ skills
- Basic understanding of cpu pipeline
- Basic OS understanding (Virtual Memory)
“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience:
- Experience in performance profiling
- SW development experience
- Salary – 1750 euros / month
- Lunch vouchers
- 1 day off (authorized leave) / month
- Transportation 50% reimbursement
- Mobility subsidy if eligible
- Work Council subsidy /meyclub
- 5 to 6 months
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