Two open source projects which will be participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2013 are inviting applications from students interested in Parallella related projects.
In both cases the Parallella project will supply hardware to students along with co-mentoring from Yaniv Sapir (Adapteva), and if necessary provide network access to a prototype board.
The GNU Radio project’s ideas list is hosted on their wiki, along with project details from their 2012 participation.
The mentor for a GNU Radio/Parallella project will be Tommy Tracy II of University of Virginia’s High Performance Low Power Lab. In a recent forum post Tommy provided instructions for building GNU Radio on Parallella, and he is currently working on porting GNU Radio blocks across to Epiphany.
Access to a Parallella prototype that is hosted in the ORBIT wireless testbed at Winlab, Rutgers University, should also be possible.
The Openwall project are interested in projects which add support for coprocessors such as Epiphany, for use with various hash/cipher types. The also have an ideas page with further details.
Time is of the essence
The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd May and time is of the essence as students must start working with projects before then, to discuss proposals in detail and in some cases perform a qualification task.
This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a respected global program, and to work on software that matters and with a cutting edge hardware platform, while getting support from domain experts and also receiving a stipend!