2022 Summer Internship - Performance Architect - Modeling & Analysis

About SiFive

As the pioneers who introduced RISC-V to the world, SiFive is transforming the future of compute by bringing the limitless potential of RISC-V to the highest performance and most data-intensive applications in the world. SiFive’s unrivaled compute platforms have enabled leading technology companies around the world to innovate, optimize, and deliver the most advanced solutions of tomorrow across every market segment of chip design, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, automotive, datacenter, mobile, and consumer. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits.

As an Intern in the Performance Architecture group working with the Performance Modeling and Analysis team, you will will build powerful data visualization/analysis tools allowing the team to introspect performance issues on SiFive core hardware. You will also work on infrastructure development for performance analysis tools such as software profilers, stall/statistics visualization, and pipeline crawling.

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn and build experience with C++ to modify existing modeling infrastructures to collect performance data
  • Learn and build experience with Python, Plotly, and Pandas to build power data visualization tools that connect performance data to a given application
  • Build strong software skills and development practices/policies to ensure highest quality software development


  • Bachelor's Degree: CS, CE, ECE, Math or similar OR an undergraduate (junior or higher) with strong C++ experience and coursework in software design.
  • Strong C++11 or 17 background with the object-oriented programming knowledge.
  • Familiarity with computer micro-architecture; good to have experience with simulation tools like Gem5, SystemC, etc.
  • Familiarity with best software development practices.
  • Experience with Python

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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