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From Krishna Kalyan <>
Subject Re: GSoC Project Proposals
Date Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:58:42 GMT
Hello Matthias,
This is a very good list. I would also like to emphasize on starting early.


On Feb 22, 2018 2:59 PM, "Matthias Boehm" <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> first of all, thanks again for your interest. It's great to see that you
> are excited about our GSoC project idea on language and runtime support for
> parameter servers in SystemML. I'd like to give a couple of pointers to
> clarify potential questions some of you might have.
> 1) GSoC Guidelines: There are good existing guidelines. Please read them
> and make sure that you're eligible.
> 2) Project Discussion: For all technical discussions around potential
> project proposals, let's use the main epic JIRA SYSTEMML-2083. At this
> stage right now, it's important to understand the general goal, existing
> related work, and how the proposal would differentiate.
> Furthermore, think about aspects of the project you would be most
> interested in. Examples are (1) language and API extensions for a seamless
> integration in SystemML (e.g., paramserv builtin function, Keras2DML
> extension, function pointers), and (2) runtime support for
> local/distributed, synchronous/asynchronous execution and related
> performance features. Both would touch upon SystemML internals but at
> different abstraction levels. I encourage you to think about how you would
> approach such a sub project. Please don't hesitate to reach out (in public
> or private as you prefer) to discuss your ideas.
> 3) Optional Contributions: If you are unsure about what it means to work on
> the internals of SystemML, you might want to consider picking up small
> tasks and simply giving it a try. That's perhaps the best way to get
> comfortable and to evaluate for yourself if your would enjoy the summer
> project. There are many open issues some of which are tracked via JIRAs,
> but we're happy to give more pointed suggestions as well.
> 4) Project Proposals: After working through the technical aspects and your
> own ideas, you should be in good shape to write your project proposal. It's
> fine to have multiple proposals on the same overall project. At the end of
> the day, its your project
> proposal that covers your ideas on the how to tackle the overall goal. We
> are happy to provide feedback though. I would recommend to start early and
> iterate on it.
> @Nakul and @Krishna: Please correct me if I missed something (since I'm
> volunteering for the first time as a GSoC mentor).
> Regards,
> Matthias

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