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Located in the city centre, the University campuses and surrounding areas are extremely attractive, providing just the right mix between study and leisure.


As a multicultural university with one third of students and researchers from abroad, international relations is a daily reality for the Université libre de Bruxelles, just like the city of Brussels itself, one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.
Its outward-looking position with regard to Europe and the world has resulted in a number of agreements, collaborations and special partnerships being set up with some of the world's top universities.


Four scientific Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes and two Marie Curie Prizes are further evidence of the University's longstanding tradition of excellence.
The Université libre de Bruxelles is an active member of the Research Area and is involved in almost 130 projects financed by the 7th European Framework Programmes. Over the past few years, it has obtained 7 starting Grants from the European Research Area (ERC) to finance research in Medicine, Economics, Mathematics, Sociology, or Political Science, as well as 2 Advanced Grant in Artificial Intelligence and Physics. In addition, the University's Institute for European Studies is recognized as a “Jean Monnet European research centre” for its work on European integration.


The Université libre de Bruxelles has developed a large spectrum of student support initiatives: e.g., financial and psychological support, guidance, French classes, etc.
Since its foundation in 1834, the Université libre de Bruxelles has been closely involved in the ongoing debate on critical thinking and freedom. This has included outspoken opposition to dictatorships and other nationalist abuses, the promotion of equal opportunities and a raft of other social issues. Based on the principle of free enquiry that postulates independent reasoning and the rejection of all dogma, the University has retained its original ideals as a free institution that is firmly engaged in the defence of democratic and human values.

High Performance Computing Monitoring
Periode: tussen februari 2018 en juni 2018
Duur: van 5 tot 10 weken, van 11 tot 15 weken, van 16 tot 20 weken
Plaats: Brussels 1050
Mogelijkheid tot aanwerving: Nee


Kader/project Welcome to the Computing Centre High Performance Computing infrastructure of ULB/VUB, in the context of the Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (see the VSC web site) and the Consortium des Equipements pour le Calcul Intensif (see the CECI web site).
ULB/VUB, VSC and CECI users have access to HPC resources hosted at the Computing Centre. The clusters available at the Computing Centre are:

Hydra is a balanced cluster, i.e. suitable for single-core, small multi-cores (SMP) and multi-nodes (MPI) jobs. ULB and VUB users can freely access the cluster provided that they have activated their account on Hydra. The cluster allows running very long jobs (several weeks).

Vega is a CECI cluster offering many cores, suitable for SMP and MPI jobs. SMP and MPI jobs can use up to 1024 cores in a single run. Compute nodes density offer 64 cores and 256GB RAM. The storage system is performant enough to host IO intensive jobs as well.

Opdracht To support a new system administration project, we need data analytics to be developed on clusters accesses. This will occur under lead of the HPC engineers.

The HPC team activities include:
- HPC infrastructure maintenance and extension at hardware, system and software levels.
- Systems monitoring and optimization.
- Solution design and/or implementation to answer users' needs and/or improve service quality.
- Researchers support: infrastructure access and utilization, mainly scientific software installation and use.

Technische omgeving - RedHat Linux
- Configuration automation and management (e.g. Salt, Puppet, Chef or Ansible).
- Systems and infrastructure monitoring (e.g. SNMP, ELK, Zabbix or Nagios).
- Software compilation and installation (e.g. GCC, Make or GDB).
- A BigData interest will be considered as a significant advantage.
- Object oriented programming (e.g. Python, Perl or C++).
- Web development (e.g. HTML, Javascript, CSS, Ajax, PHP).

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