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VMware Intern - VMware Research Group -Redesigning Rack-Scale Networks for Remote Memory in Baltimore, Maryland

Job Description:

Business Summary:

Come be part of VMware’s Research Group (VRG)! With a dedicated research group, VMware continues its long tradition of research focus and academic reach. We continue VMware's history of ground-breaking, technological innovation and a culture of technical leadership and market disruption. We aim to build a community of deep and substantial relationships between academic research and the rest of the company and to maintain deep interaction and collaboration by recruiting premier researchers who are keen on driving impact.

Job Role and Responsibilities

As a research intern, your primary responsibilities would include conducting conceptual and applied research on important and challenging open systems problems, along with engagement with the wider research community. You should have a history of systems research demonstrated by publications in top peer-reviewed journals and conferences. You will define and pursue creative research agendas with significant impact on both VMware and the broader research community.

We are looking for interns to work on several projects that seek to improve the performance predictability of emerging rack-scale applications (e.g., disaggregated memory systems) using programmable networks. These projects require a range of skills in analysis, protocol/algorithm design, and system building and might involve designing and implementing (a) flow control and congestion control mechanisms (b) network-aware scheduler (c) reasonable trade-offs between predictability and utilization and (d) memory primitives co-designed with the network stack. We will tailor the project to share interests and technical strengths with the intern

More details on the overarching projects this body of work belongs to can be found here:

Required Skills

  • You are pursuing a PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or equivalent field

  • You should have proven ability to generate new ideas and innovate in an academic research setting.

  • You have experience with one or more of the following domains: networking stacks, RDMA programming, SmartNIC development, and programmable P4 switch.

  • You possess systems-programming language experience including but not limited to: C/C++.

Preferred Skills

  • Interest in remote/disaggregated memory

  • Understanding kernel internals (such as OS scheduling, synchronization, virtual memory management, etc.) and driver development

Category : University and Recent Grads

Subcategory: Internships

Experience: Internship

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-02-08

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