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One great thing about Berkeley is the endless supply of energy and ideas that flows through the place always bringing changes, building on what came before. In that spirit, we're fired up to announce the Berkeley RISELab, where we will focus intensely for five years on systems that provide Real-time Intelligence with Secure Explainable decisions.
Our mission in the RISELab is to develop technologies that enable applications to interact intelligently and securely with their environment in real time. As in previous labs, we're all in working on everything from basic research to software development, all in the Berkeley tradition of open publication and open source software. We'll use this space to lay out our ideas and progress as we go.
This individual will assist the senior researchers involved (Professors Scott Shenker and Sylvia Ratnasamy) and work closely with the relevant graduate students on a specific project. This project involves a complete redesign of the Linux page swapping mechanism and the Linux prefetching algorithm, along with a design of a datacenter-wide scheduling algorithm that determines which jobs are accepted and where they are placed. Applicants should have extensive experience with Linux swapping mechanisms, prefetching algorithms, datacenter scheduling algorithms, and previous research in the area (such as Infiniswap), along with simulations techniques for investigating designs. In addition, applicants should have demonstrated an ability to dive deeply into performance anomalies without waiting for guidance from the senior researchers.
95% Complete redesigning of the Linux page swapping mechanism and the Linux prefetching algorithm, along with a design of a datacenter-wide scheduling algorithm that determines which jobs are accepted and where they are placed. Utilize uncommon techniques to complete this extensive research that will be published in a premier conference.
5% Under general supervision, participates in the solution of physical and mathematical analysis of experimental data or in the mathematical solution of physical and engineering problems.
Working knowledge of engineering principles and methods in order to independently perform professional design work of limited scope and complexity.
Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments.
Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers.
Applicants should have extensive experience with Linux swapping mechanisms, prefetching algorithms, datacenter scheduling algorithms, and previous research in the area (such as Infiniswap), along with simulations techniques for investigating designs.
Experience in programming in a variety of languages.
Ability to debug complicated programs.
Knowledge of Linux's swapping mechanism
Experience with performance analysis.
Intimate knowledge of the new swapping design being explored.
Detailed experience with debugging swapping designs.
Bachelors degree in related area.
Salary & Benefits
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The hourly salary range designated for this position: $32.33 - $47.00; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
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