IPE 07-19 Internship: Optimizing imaging algorithms for the latest CPU and GPU Architectures

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - KIT - Helmholtz Association

Karlsruhe, Germany

Work group:

Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE)


Area of research:

Work placement


Job description:

Parallel programming technologies are extremely important in the domain of scientific computing. Standard servers include CPUs with up to 64 cores. Modern GPUs are able to execute thousands of floating point operations in parallel and have become an invaluable tool in almost any scientific field with high computational throughput. In order to make use of the computational power it becomes more and more important to parallelize existing algorithms and tune the implementations to the recent hardware architectures. For optimal performance, it is crucial to take the details of hardware architectures into account. The student will perform optimization of selected image-processing algorithms for recent parallel architectures in one of our currently running projects. Available projects include

advanced image reconstruction and segmentation algorithms in cooperation with the ANKA synchrotron at  KIT,digital image tracking algorithms done in cooperation with the Institute for Thermal Process Engineering,simulation codes for the international KATRIN and Edelweiss collaborations.

Required Skills

Good knowledge of C programming language, knowledge of OpenCL or/and CUDA is a plus.

Experience Gained

Image processing in scientific applications, high performance computing, hardware-aware software development, parallel and GPU programming, benchmarking and profiling.

Contract Duration

limited, according to the study regulations

Contact person

Suren Chilingaryan, IPE, Phone: +49 721 / 608 26579 (suren.chilingaryan@kit.edu)

Andreas Kopmann, IPE (andreas.kopmann@kit.edu)


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2646

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