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Google Working On Open-Sourcing Their Fibers User-Space Scheduling Framework

For a number of years Google has developed Fibers (not to be confused with Google Fiber, their fiber Internet service) as a user-space scheduling framework. While it hasn't been open-source, the few public papers and talks on Google Fibers has been quite interesting for great performance and a novel design. Finally though Google is working towards open-sourcing Fibers and hoping to get the necessary Linux kernel modifications upstreamed.

9 June 2021 - Google Fibers - 22 Comments
Google Announces Some Very Interesting GSoC 2021 Projects

Google announced today the accepted projects/students for this year's Google Summer of Code. While for GSoC 2021 Google trimmed the length of this summer coding initiative and also cut the stipend amounts, there ended up being still a good turnout for this year with some interesting projects to be attempted.

17 May 2021 - Google Summer of Code 2021 - 5 Comments
Google Supports Getting Rust Into The Linux Kernel

It should come as little surprise -- especially given the recent news of Google allowing Rust to be used for Android system-level code -- but engineers at the search giant are in support of Rust code being used within the mainline Linux kernel.

15 April 2021 - Rust The Kernel - 50 Comments
Google Begins Allowing Rust Code For Developing Android

Not only is the Linux kernel moving to allow Rust code to be optionally used within the kernel, but Google is now allowing Rust code to be used for system programming work on Android's low-level operating system components too.

7 April 2021 - Rust For Android - 48 Comments
200+ Open-Source Projects Involved In GSoC 2021

Google has announced the 202 open-source projects that will be included as part of this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC) initiative for getting students involved in free software development.

10 March 2021 - Google Summer of Code - 4 Comments

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