[Haskell-cafe] Re: Opportunity: Spring semester internship on Haskell project at Intel

Ryan Newton rrnewton at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 11:44:48 EST 2010

Update: The job requisition number is 584943.  You can submit your full
application here:


Please include a cover-letter explaining why you are great for this job.


P.S. It looks like one link below was corrupted, the Nikola project can be
found here <http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/%7Emainland/projects/nikola/>.

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Ryan Newton <rrnewton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Haskellers,
> We're looking for outstanding candidates for an internship in Spring 2011.
> The internship will be in a suburb of Boston (Hudson, MA).  Graduate
> students and talented undergraduates are welcome to apply, but time is a bit
> short.
> We are a small research group run directly by the CTO<http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/bios/plowney.htm>of Intel's Developer Products Division.  Our group works on high-level parallel
> programming tools<http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-concurrent-collections-for-cc/>(including for
> Haskell<http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2010/05/27/announcing-intel-concurrent-collections-for-haskell-01/>)
> and applies binary translation <http://www.pintool.org/> to various
> problems; also we collaborate closely with Intel's various developer tools
> teams (Cilk <http://supertech.csail.mit.edu/cilk/>, TBB<http://www.threadingbuildingblocks.org/>,
> etc).
> We are looking for someone to work on a new, self-contained Haskell project
> to create an eDSL that targets the ArBB virtual machine (VM) for
> vectorization.  One possible solution is to adapt existing projects that
> target CUDA (e.g. accelerate<http://hackage.haskell.org/package/accelerate>and
> Nikola).
> Array Building Blocks (ArBB)<http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-array-building-blocks/>is an interesting and ambitious project that attempts to bring
> metaprogramming and eDSLs to the masses.  It's based on research by Michael
> Mccool at Waterloo that he used to found a company, RapidMind<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RapidMind>,
> which was later bought by Intel.
> The basic idea is that the VM abstracts over the thread and vectorization
> capabilities of CPUs, GPUs, and other manycore chips<http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20100531comp.htm>.
> The VM defines a restricted compute language and provides a managed (yes,
> garbage collected) environment.  Using the normal eDSL and metaprogramming
> tricks the user writes a portable program in a host language streams ASTs to
> the VM at runtime.  These vector programs include the usual aggregate array
> operations and high level transformations (map, fold, etc), and the VM can
> perform fusion/deforestation optimizations while JITting vector codes.
> The VM API for generating programs is a simple C API<http://software.intel.com/sites/products/documentation/arbb/arbb_manual_win/group__arbb__virtual__machine.htm>that can be called from anywhere.  The ArBB team is anxious to demonstrate
> language frontends for other languages, and Haskell is a good candidate.
> The official requisition will be available at the Intel Jobs site shortly,
> but in the meantime if you are interested, please forward your CV to me at
> ryan.r.newton at intel.com .
> Cheers,
>   -Ryan
> LOCATION: Hudson, MA
> DURATION: 3-6 Months, flexible
> START: Some flexibility, ~January, 2011
> EXPERIENCE: Expert Haskell/GHC programmer.  Interest in research a plus.
> LOCATION NOTE:  With a car it is possible to live in Cambridge or Boston
> and reverse-commute to our location.  (Working offsite two days a week is
> possible.)
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