Chameleon Changelog for March 2021

Explore CHI-in-a-Box with the new QuickStart notebook, which guides you through the process of setting up CHI-in-a-Box on a bare metal CentOS 8 machine. Announcing a preview of Bring Your Own Device, a feature that allows operators to enroll and manage Chameleon hardware with greater ease. Easier CLI authentication from within your bare metal instances. Add users to your project by either username or email address. And, enjoy a new release of the Jupyter interface!

Automated Calibration of CyberInfrastructure Simulations Based on Real-World Chameleon Executions

Learn about using Chameleon to develop automated calibration for cyberinfrastructure research as part of WRENCH research team member's William Koch's Master's thesis. A M.S. student at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa (UHM), Koch explores cyberinfrastructure research, this research project's approach, and his research background in this blog post.

Cloud-Wrangling with Chameleon's Python Library

Chances are, if you're using Chameleon today, you're probably utilizing either the GUI or the CLI (or a mixture of both.) Did you know there's a Python library that makes it easy to script your Chameleon experiments? In January we announced the public release of python-chi, the official Python library for CHI (Chameleon Infrastructure), which is exactly that. Read on to learn all about python-chi and how to easily use it to experiment on Chameleon.

Chameleon Changelog for February 2021

Winter's almost over! This month we have a lot of announcements, notably a big facelift for CHI-in-the-Box, the packaging of Chameleon, but also a new interactive handbook for Chameleon and some nice KVM capabilities.

Using AI to Direct Traffic: Building Self Learning Networks on Chameleon

Dr. Mariam Kiran is a research scientist in the Scientific Networking Division, as a member of the Prototypes and Testbed group at ESnet, LBNL, and is leading research efforts in AI solutions for operational network research and engineering problems. In this blog, she discusses her research project DAPHNE (Deep and Autonomous High-speed Networks), her use of Chameleon, and her research background.

Setting Up an Associate Site: An Interview With Northwestern University

Sit down with Fei Yeh, an associate researcher with the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) at Northwestern University, to learn how a Chameleon associate site was set up, how you can use it, and his experience.

Chameleon Changelog for January 2021

Hey! It's your friendly neighborhood Chameleon changelog, back from a long vacation. This month we announce general availability for CHI@NU, new Cascade Lake racks at CHI@TACC, and more!

Interactive and Repeatable Experiments on Chameleon with Jupyter Notebook

As another semester begins, we’ve rounded up a series of fully packaged experiments on Chameleon. These experiments are all publicly available on Trovi, Chameleon’s sharing platform. The experiments can be used for classes to introduce different topics, tools, or datasets, or serve as an introduction to provisioning resources on Chameleon with Jupyter Notebook. Once you launch an experiment, you can edit the notebook, allowing individual experimentation, and letting you introduce variation, such as trying different resources or datasets.

Biometric Research in The Cloud

January’s User Experiment’s blog features Keivan Bahmani, a PhD candidate at Clarkson University. Learn more about Bahmani and his use of Chameleon for biometric research.