2022 Internship - Performace Architecture

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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. For more information, please visit www.sifive.com.

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Location: Please note that due to COVID-19, the Taiwan-based internships in 2022 are only open to Taiwan-based candidates.

What You Will Work On:

As an Intern on Performance team, you will have a chance to work on a project which will let you learn how SW and HW interplay to maximize the performance.

What You Will Learn:

You will work on real projects, mentored by expert engineers, and your work will directly influence the development of our leading edge hardware IP. This internship is aimed to develop your potential and expand your knowledge. You’ll have the opportunity to learn

  • RISC-V vector extension
  • LLVM vectorization mechanism and restriction
  • Scalar/vector program execution in a in-order/out-of-order CPU microarchitecture
  • The performance evaluation of SW/HW interplay


  • Pursuing a Master's or PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a similar discipline.
  • Familiarity with CPU microarchitectur.
  • Knowledgeable about performance analysis and waveform analysis.
  • Knowledge of software optimization.
  • Understanding of RISC-V or ARM ISA.
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week for a minimum of 12-weeks in 2022.

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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