Chameleon Changelog for October 2022

Things were pretty scary yesterday but we managed to pull a few tricks and bring you some new treats to enjoy in November! Between new Fugaku nodes, the ability to experiment with SGX, and a better way to work with networking at CHI@Edge, we hope to keep you busy and entertained this next month!
 

Fugaku Nodes now at CHI@TACC

Interested in the Fugaku Supercomputer? We now have 8 Fugaku nodes (Fujitsu FX700), available in CHI@TACC! Each of these nodes has a 48 core ARM A64FX CPU, 32 GiB of HBM2 memory, 512GB of NVMe storage, and HDR100 Infiniband. Notably, the high-bandwidth memory and non-x86 architecture are hard to find in other systems. TACC’s Frontera Supercomputer originally procured these for evaluation, but they’re now available for general use in Chameleon.

Experiment Patterns: Making Complex Experiments Easy

To all of you starting a new academic year – welcome back! To help you hit the ground running with your research we would like to share some tips and tricks on how to make your experiments on Chameleon more productive.

Ring around the edges: self-organizing overlay VPNs linking distributed edge resources

Learn how to use EdgeVPN.io to easily create Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and run unmodified middleware and applications across edge and cloud computing resources across networks with different firewalls and NATs (Network Address Translators).

Chameleon Changelog for August 2022

We hope everybody has had a great vacation –  welcome back, we are glad to see you again! In this month’s changelog, we bring you groundbreaking composable Liqid hardware at CHI@TACC, updated categorization for projects, appliance news, and Xena upgrade at CHI@NU. Additionally, we have a reminder for a scheduled outage of our authentication service, and important notes on using our A100 hardware.