Marcin Copik

High-performance computing, serverless, and all that jazz!



Department of Computer Science (D-INFK)

ETH Zürich

I’m a PhD student at the Scalable Parallel Computing Laboratory at the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich, advised by Prof. Torsten Hoefler. My main research goal is to develop high-performance solutions for the new cloud paradigm of Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) computing. The serverless revolution brings new elastic and flexible resource allocation techniques, and combined with a high-performance programming model, it will open new opportunities to increase resource utilization and decrease monetary and environmental costs in data centers of all sizes.

I obtained my Master’s degree in Simulation Sciences from the RWTH Aachen (Germany) where I worked on my Master thesis in the HPAC Group, supervised by Prof. Paolo Bientinesi and Prof. Benjamin Berkels. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Silesian University of Technology in Poland, where I had the opportunity to work at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences with Prof. Tadeusz Czachórski, Dr Artur Rataj, and Dr Mateusz Nowak.

Research Interests

  • Function-as-a-Service (FaaS)
  • Elastic and Efficient Computing
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Performance Modeling
  • Parallel Algorithms
  • Code-Driven Design and Optimizations


May 15, 2023 I will be attending IPDPS’ 23 where I will present our paper on rFaaS, and present my PhD research on high-performance serverless at the PhD Forum and PAISE workshop.
Dec 19, 2022 Our paper rFaaS: RDMA-Enabled FaaS Platform for Serverless High-Performance Computing has been accepted at IEEE IPDPS 2023 conference!
Nov 18, 2022 Our poster Software Resource Disaggregation for HPC with Serverless Computing has won the gold medal at the ACM Student Research Competition at ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2022!
Oct 19, 2022 I have received the ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship ! The award recognizes our work on the convergence of HPC and serverless cloud.
Aug 20, 2022 I’m glad to share that we received cloud research credits from AWS and Google Cloud! The grant money will support our reseach into high-performance computing in serverless cloud.