CROSS Welcomes 2 GSoC Students

CROSS is honored to be a mentor organization for two of the 2018 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) students. GSoC selected 1,264 students from 64 different countries working with over 200 open source projects.

The two CROSS projects are:

Title: Archiving with Popper CLI
GSoC Student: Ankan Poddar (National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India)
Mentors: Ivo Jimenez, Michael Sevilla
Abstract: The project involves the implementation of a popper sub-command archive to create an online archive (snapshot) of the repository at any point of time and optionally generate a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Zenodo, Figshare, Open Science Framework (OSF) and Dataverse all provide public APIs which can be used to create online archives on these services and get a DOI.

Title: Zlog Entry Caching & Benchmarking
GSoC Student: Javier Ron (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral - ESPOL, Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Mentors: Noah Watkins, Jeff LeFevre
Abstract: Create a flexible caching service that can function locally on a zlog client node, while forming the basis for cache management in a proxy caching server. Finding and building a benchmark tool for ZLog. Run and report benchmark tests using the ZLog benchmark tool.

Carlos Maltzahn
Carlos Maltzahn
Retired Adjunct Professor, Sage Weil Presidential Chair for Open Source Software, Founding Director of CROSS, OSPO

My research interests include programmable storage systems, big data storage & processing, scalable data management, distributed systems performance management, and practical reproducible research.