The Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation has announced the end of its participation in the 2019 Google Summer of Code programme, with seven students contributing to projects under the Foundation’s umbrella mentorship.
Run by Google each year as a means of matching students with mentors already in the industry, the Google Summer of Code 2019 saw the FOSSi Foundation act as an umbrella organisation pairing students interested in the free and open source silicon movement with mentors on a range of projects. With autumn closing in, the Google Summer of Code is complete – and the Foundation has published the results of each student’s efforts.
“We at FOSSi Foundation are happy to announce that all of our Google Summer of Code (GSoC) students this year successfully completed their projects,” says director Philipp Wagner in the final GSoC update for 2019. “For multiple years now, FOSSi Foundation acted as umbrella organization for multiple GSoC projects. All projects were mentored by trusted community members, and we’re extremely happy how well the projects went! We owe a big thank you to all students and mentors, thanks to you, the free and open source hardware ecosystem is in a better place than before.”
Projects completed under GSoC 2019 include work on the 1st CLaaS framework for hardware acceleration of web applications and microservices, the integration of the WARP-V RISC-V core generator with the Chisel-based RocketChip system-on-chip (SoC) which led to a significant clock-speed improvement, the addition of a notification system to the LibreCores website, improvements to the LibreCores continuous integration (CI) coverage, the integration of the open ao486 soft core into the JuxtaPiton heterogeneous research processor, work on improving LLVM to support the development of a RISC-V-based general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU), and improvements to the Ariane RISC-V microarchitecture.
Full details of each project, along with the names of students responsible for each and their mentors, can be found on the FOSSi Foundation website.