IBM is looking for a student with LLVM expertise for a research project on optimizations for Cell. They have been in discussions with Michel to use the Cell back end for LLVM being developed at Aerospace, though I don't know if a final decision was reached on that (any news, Michel?). The goal of this work is to add new (LLVM-level and/or back-end-level) optimizations targeted at Cell.
This search is being started somewhat late for the summer. If you are interested in this position and qualify, please contact me as soon as possible.
Mark Nutter/Austin/IBM@IBMUS, Hema N Reddy/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
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Below you will find the job description we discussed. If you would, please post this Job description with any and all available sources that provides us the best opportunity to find qualified candidates. I believe that Mark mentioned that Senior undergraduates and gradulate school level candidates that meet the requirements are welcome to apply. As far as an initial contact, if possible, you can screen and forward resumes to Mark Nutter. If time doesn't allow, please post Mark ([hidden email]) as the person to forward their resume to. Thanks again for your help.
IBM CO-OP position: IBM Cell BE Advanced Applications & Software Development Kit Team Work Location: Austin, TX Start time: As soon as available (End of present Semester). Timeframe: Full Semester or negotiable or longer depending on availability.
Grad-caliber co-op position, CS or CE with working knowledge of internals of LLVM compiler infrastructure, to work with Cell / B.E. software & hardware architects to extend the function of CellSPU port of LLVM for future architectures. Candidates should have a strong background in compilers, JIT, OS internals, and RISC-like instruction set architectures, and be comfortable working with debuggers, simulators, and performance analyzers. Prior experience on Cell / B.E. is not required, but is a plus.