The Fastest Scientific Computing Platform on the Planet

Chief Silicon Architect

San Francisco Bay Area
Job Type
6+ years
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Chirath Neranjena
Chirath Neranjena

About the role

The Role:

  • You will be the Chief Silicon Architect for the next generation of Vorticity scientific computing engines
  • Hire and lead a silicon architecture team team to deliver the right tradeoffs for performance/watt/area; to accurately model and predict performance across a range of workloads
  • Work with external design houses and fabrication vendors to determine total cost and performance of various designs on various process nodes.
  • Work with software teams to understand opportunities to deliver optimal performance
  • Work with system teams to develop high performance system and memory interfaces
  • Clearly articulate the hardware roadmap to executive staff, stakeholders and customers
  • Drive alignment across all functions on key aspects of the architecture

Skills & Qualifications:

  • World class computer architect, with 10+ years of experience
  • Demonstrated leadership of high-performance computing, machine learning or related fields
  • Capability to drive fundamental changes in computer architecture
  • Demonstrated ability to understand numerical methods to solve complex scientific computing problems through finite difference, implicit, explicit and spectral methods etc.
  • Detailed experience of many core designs
  • Detailed knowledge of dataflow architectures and tradeoffs
  • Strong technical leadership skills across hardware and software.
  • Ability to lead end-to-end workload analysis from low level assembly instruction code to high level distributed algorithms.
  • Experience with performance analysis on: CPUs, GPUs, TPU, parallel architectures / distributed systems, dataflow / spatial architectures, many-core multi-thread environments
  • Experience with modeling and architecting a balanced optimized system across compute, memory and fabric.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate complex architectural tradeoffs while taking into consideration the audience's technical knowledge.
  • PhD or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent

About Vorticity

As passionate scientists and engineers, we are well aware of the plethora of critical problems in the world that cannot be solved because humanity simply does not have enough computing power. To address this, Vorticity is developing a radically new silicon chip architecture and system to dramatically accelerate scientific computing problems.

Vorticity’s mission is to expand human ingenuity. To do that we are building a team of exceptional people to work together on big problems. Join us!

Team Size:5
Location:Redwood City, CA
Chirath Neranjena
Chirath Neranjena