Computing Internship - XtreamCompute

This position is offered through the ANU Computing Internship


XtreamCompute is developing a thin-client solution that enables massive compute and secure data from any terminal be that a smartphone, laptop or desktop PC. XTC will provide the power of a supercomputer in your pocket, with superfast Internet connectivity, massive compute and memory. XTC leverages advances in edge compute, high-speed connectivity, and video coding to enable highly reliable, low-latency connections.

Project: Virtualization for real-time 3D rendering of XR Applications

This project is to build a demonstration system of a new Internet Protocol for reliable communication.  The project will integrate tools (like wireshark) to measure throughput, latency and reliability of the protocol, as well as included network impairments. Initially the project will use UDP to stream data from one computer to another, then the project will use AWS services, and finally, if time permits, we will integrate advanced algorithms to demonstrate improvements. The project will be paced to match the progress of the student.  XtreamCompute is a deep tech startup working on cutting edge protocols to improve the user experience for virtualised compute. The team consists of highly experienced engineers and management that will help guide the work and outcomes.

Required/preferred technical skills or experience in software languages, environments, platforms.

The language used will depend on open source code options, likely C Code, perhaps golang or Python.

Required/preferred professional or other skills

The prerequisites for the internship are, a) willingness to learn, b) basic coding experience, c) ability to be curious and seek out answers.

A strong interest in learning how advanced video streaming, video encoding, virtualisation and AR/VR works is desirable and Strong coding skills are highly desirable.

Delivery Mode

Remote (Intern engages on project in a remote capacity)

Student location

We are happy to host a student in any location.



Other requirements


How to apply

Applications are invited from eligible students to apply for the Computing Internship courses COMP3280 or COMP8830. Eligibility details and further information about the Computing Internship can be found on the Computing Internship page

1. Students must first seek confirmation of eligibility by submitting an Eligibility and Room Available in degree check.  

2. Eligible students can then apply through the Computing Internship application form. You can nominate multiple preferred Internship placements through the one application form. 

3. Your application will require you to upload the following documents:

  • an updated copy of your Resume, and
  • an Expression of Interest (limit 350 words) for each organisation you wish to apply to (for organisations with multiple projects only submit one Expression of Interest but state clearly which project/s you wish to be considered for).

Applications open on 29 October and close on 7 November 2021.


Application closing date

7 November 2021
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