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This year we had four Summer of Code projects. We are very grateful to Google for their support and are pleased that all four students successfully passed. As part of the GSoC, Google also provided Jikes RVM with 4 x $500 which we will use to support the regression testing kit at ANU.

Summaries of the outcomes of the four projects can be found on our Google Summer of Code 2011 page.

  • Tools for debugging the Jikes RVM runtime, James Bornholt
  • An Efficient Mark & Sweep Concurrent Snapshot-Based And On The Fly Sliding-Views based Garbage Collectors For Jikes RVM, Shahar Timnat
  • Generational Collector Organisation, Gary Rampaud
  • Parallel Compilation Services for Jikes RVM on multicore, Michael J Taylor

We very much hope that James, Shahar, Gary and Michael will continue to contribute to Jikes RVM and we wish them well for their future studies.