SiFive is on a mission to make it easier and faster to build
custom chips for the new age of computing based on data, AI, and
communications. SiFive is the leading provider of commercial
processor cores using the exciting, new RISC-V standard being
adopted and evaluated by leading technology companies worldwide.
Founded by the inventors of RISC-V, and led by a team of seasoned
industry executives, SiFive offers the expertise, tools, and tech
to enable customized silicon to be developed specifically for each
You will be joining a team with passion and purpose:
democratizing access to silicon, to unlock customer roadmaps and
enable new product experiences in exciting new growth markets.
Location: Please note that due to COVID-19, all US-based
internships in 2021 are remote and therefore open to all US-based
candidates. In the chance that work-from-home restrictions are
lifted, and you do not live near one of our offices, SiFive may
arrange you to travel to the local office or HQ to meet the
What You Will Work On:
As an Intern in the Compiler Toolchains team, you will be
working on a port of the lllvm-mca Machine Code Analyzer to several
SiFive cores. MCA is written predominantly for out of order cores
and we would like a port of it for dual-issue in-order cores. You
will work with our performance analysis team, as well as the
compiler team, to help analyze our core's performance.
What You Will Learn:
- You will become intimately aware of the instruction scheduling
models with LLVM and their use in llvm-mca.
- How to design and implement a solution that is destined for
inclusion in upstream sources.
- How to collaborate with multiple and cross-functional
- Pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in Computer Engineering,
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a similar
- Interest in learning about instruction scheduling models, and
their use in performance analysis, within LLVM.
- Strong C++ programming skills.
- Practical or academic familiarity with LLVM.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or
interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to
receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact
us to request accommodation.
If you yearn to be challenged and wish to work in an environment
where the boundaries of your creativity and skills will be tested,
then SiFive is the place for you!
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unless contracted to fill a specific position. Agencies are hereby
specifically directed NOT to contact SiFive employees directly in
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recruiter. SiFive reserves the right to contact the candidate
directly. Employment agencies/external recruiters will receive no
compensation from SiFive or its companies.