A Software Benchmarking Intern will collaborate with PSC’s computational scientists to evaluate and document performance of several existing scientific biomedical software packages on PSC’s newest computing platform, Bridges-2. The objective is to help users understand how to use the software as efficiently as possible.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Running pre-installed software on Bridges-2’s CPUs and GPUs with published and downloadable molecular systems and parameters.
  • Document software performance outcomes.
  • Study the parameters used to run several published benchmarks and to run with those same parallel parameters using MPI and OpenMP.

Our internships offer the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable experience and knowledge in computational science and research computing.
  • Network with leaders in academia and industry to form valuable relationships.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and at prominent conferences.

Job Requirements      Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree.Examples of relevant majors are computer science, statistics, computational biology or any major with a significant computational/programming component.
  • Proficiency with Linux: shells, editors, building applications, etc.
  • Ability to learn to use and understand molecular dynamics and computational chemistry software, without the need to modify it.
  • Familiarity with package installation.
  • Ability to understand or learn parameters used to run parallel applications such as MPI and OpenMP terminology (processors, tasks, etc)..
  • Ability to review software manuals and publications to obtain the needed parameters for the runs.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and creativity.

Duration                    May 10, 2021 – through summer, with potential for extension.
Job Location             Remote work, work must be conducted while in the United States 
Salary Information     Hourly rate
Work Period               Up to 37.5 hours per week during the summer, and up to 20 hours per week during the academic year.
Minimum QPA           3.0/4.0
Apply Email resume to benton@psc.edu