NET2 is one of the largest computational systems at UMass Amherst. It was developed and is operated by the UMass Physics Department and it is used to process data and simulation from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider/CERN.

It uses the RedHat OpenShift/OKD system for provisioning and deployment of applications using kubernetes. It is a cloud-based computational system similar to Amazon AWS or Google GCP.

We are seeking students interested in high-throughput/high-performance computing to develop new applications for NET2. Current projects involve the development of new tools to support training of ML algorithms, new solutions for handling petabyte-scale dataset in large storage systems, and new tools for authentication and authorization of cloud-based systems.

Work details: The work is mostly remote. Some work in the data centers (either at the MGHPCC or at IALS) may be required once a week (~3 hours/week). The candidate will work under the supervision of the Physics Department personnel, but will interact closely with UMass IT and with the ATLAS software and computing team. The starting date is flexible and so is the final date. There is possibility of extending the project during the summer with extended (paid) hours. 

Requirements:  Knowledge of Linux systems is essential. Some knowledge of computer networks is desirable. Knowledge about cloud-based computing and kubernetes applications would be a plus, but it is not required.

Contact: If you are interested, please contact Prof. Rafael Coelho Lopes de Sa directly (@email(link sends e-mail)) with your CV and your availability.