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IPE 05-2022 Master Thesis or Internship A High Performance Computing Data Processing Pipeline for Container-Native Cloud Computing


Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)


Technologies like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence rely on heterogeneous and highperformance computing (HPC) resources to deliver high processing and analytical capabilities to scientific data. However, HPC resources are expensive and require special IT administration techniques and technologies that are not easy to maintain in small computing infrastructures. On the other hand, HPC services e.g. HPCaaS are provided for the public by super computing centers and public clouds like AWS with negligible maintenance.

Using third-party HPC services in small computing infrastructures would increase their computing power by folds and enhance their processing and analytical capabilities. However, the integration should be automatic and seamless with the existing IT infrastructure and should provide users with easy interfaces to deploy their code e.g. Linux containers.

In this Master’s Thesis, you are expected to build a HPC data processing pipeline that would make HPC resources available to small cloud computing infrastructures by relying on 3rd party HPC services and containers. You are expected to get familiarized with Kubernetes cloud platform and container technologies for HPC e.g. Singularity. You will extend Kubernetes cloud platform to add the 3rd party HPC services as cloud resources and propose an efficient interface to use them based on container-native workflows.


April 2022

Persönliche Qualifikation

  • Excellent skills in Linux Containers.
  • Good programming and scripting skills in a decent programming language e.g. Python
  • Good understanding of HPC infrastructures e.g. Slurm, Singularity, MPI, etc is considered a plus

Contract duration

6 Months

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Jalal Mostafa, phone +49 721 608-25630, email: or Suren Chilingaryan, phone +49 721 608-26579, email:

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