Student application deadline March 21
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, has been selected to serve as a host organization for Google’s Summer of Code, as a result of efforts by the STE||AR, or Systems Technology, Emergent Parallelism and Algorithm Research, group.
“Google’s decision to support our group recognizes the importance of our research in the area of distributed parallel computing,” said Hartmut Kaiser, senior research scientist with CCT. “This technology has the potential to transform the way we program and run applications today, and to massively increase the possible parallelism and thus the efficiency of our codes.”
Google Summer of Code is a global program providing financial support to student developers as they write code for open source software projects over a three-month period. Successful student applicants will be paired with a mentor from the STE||AR group, who will provide guidance and support throughout the coding process. This scenario provides students with real-world experience, helping to translate their education into marketable skills.
“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with bright, self-motivated students from all over the world,” said Adrian Serio, the scientific program coordinator for the STE||AR Group. “This program not only provides open source projects like HPX a chance to accomplish some of our project goals, but also provides student participants the ability to partake in the cutting edge computer science development happening here at LSU and elsewhere around the globe.”
Interested students should visit the group’s Summer of Code page for project ideas and application instructions. The deadline for application is March 21. Approximately 1,300 students will be accepted into just under 200 organizations around the globe.
About Google Summer of Code
Google Summer of Code began in 2005, and has since trained 7,500 student participants from 97 countries and more than 7,000 mentors from 100 countries, resulting in at least 50 million lines of code.
About the STE||AR Group
STE||AR is a group of researchers focused on developing scalable parallel applications. At LSU their work, which draws from the concepts outlined by the ParalleX execution model, is currently focused on developing HPX, a runtime system for parallel and distributed applications of any scale. This system provides researches and developers with a solid foundation for their work on tomorrow’s large scale scientific applications.