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The proposal period for 2022 internships is now closed
The proposal period for 2023 internships will open in November 2022

Student work experience opportunities also exist for students who want to suggest their own project idea. Project suggestions must be relevant to HPCC Systems and of benefit to our open source community. 

Find out about the HPCC Systems Summer Internship Program.

Project Description

These Service Mesh capabilities provide lots of standard implementations for common cloud deployment and management which can be applied by configuration without any new implementation.

Some well known Service Mesh implementations are:

  • Istio
  • Linkered
  • Consul

General service mesh capabilities:

  • Mesh – gateways (multi-cluster), virtual machines (mesh expansion)
  • Traffic Management – routing, splitting, timeouts, circuit breakers, retries, ingress, egress
  • Policy – access control, rate limit, quota, custom policy adapters
  • Security – authentication (jwt), authorisation, encryption (mTLS), external CA (HashiCorp Vault)
  • Observability – golden metrics, mirror, tracing, custom adapters, prometheus, grafana

Student and explore Service Mesh Interface (SMI)

If you are interested in this project, please contact Contact Details

Completion of this project involves:

  • Istio on local Docker Desktop
  • Istio on AKS and AWS
  • Explore service mesh capabilities:

By the mid term review we would expect you to have:

  • Istio on local and Azure AKS with some basic service mesh capabilities.

Xiaoming Wang

Backup Mentor: Godson Fortil

Skills needed
  • General Cloud Environment knowledge
  • AWS EC2, Client API (shell), S3, Docker, Jenkins, Packer
  • Unix Shell, Pythoin
  • Ability to build and test the HPCC system (guidance will be provided).
  • Ability to write test code. Knowledge of ECL is not a requirement since it should be possible to re-use existing code with minimal changes for this purpose. Links are provided below to our ECL training documentation and online courses should you wish to become familiar with the ECL  language.


  • Istio on local and Azure AKS with some basic service mesh capabilities.

End of project

  • Istio full service mesh capabilities on Azure and AKS
  • Documentation
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