Chameleon for Education: IIT’s Intro to Parallel Programming

Interested in using Chameleon for education? Illinois Institute of Technology’s TA and PhD candidate Melanie Cornelius and Dr. Zhiling Lan use Chameleon for undergraduate and graduate students in their Intro to Parallel Programming and Parallel and Distributed Processing classes. Learn all about how the course is structured, incorporating Chameleon into assignments, and tips for using Chameleon for education.

Using Paramiko to Tune Network Performance

Interested in large-scale networking research? Learn more about GENI-style stitching and how to optimize host tuning for 20x performance increases with Python's paramiko package. This blog complements a fully packaged experiment on Trovi, so you can practice doing this yourself! New to Trovi? This blog also outlines how to start running the notebook on Trovi.

Chameleon Hackathon 2021 -- Experiments Reproducibility and Packagability

Call For Participations

The Chameleon team is excited to hold our first Chameleon Hackathon event sometime in the 4th week of August or 1st week of September.  This year’s hackathon will focus on reproducing and packaging experiments on the Chameleon platform.  In this Call for Participations, we would like to survey Chameleon users who are interested in joining this hackathon. Please continue reading and fill out the Google form at the very end.

Chameleon Changelog for July 2021

In this month's changelog, we announce more cool CHI@Edge features, notably support for accessing and reading attached camera data (and other peripherals!). We've also added support for more types of edge devices as we continue to build out the platform. On the bare metal cloud side of things, we've been making improvements to our interfaces--enjoy a refresh of the lease create GUI, which should support more complex types of leases! We also squashed some pesky bugs in the Python API to make it even easier to use Chameleon via Jupyter.

Reproducibility on Chameleon: Trovi meets YouTube

Explore experiments packaged and runnable on Chameleon with ~5 minute videos by the authors explaining how to launch the notebook, provision resources, and run the experiment. Whether you’re new to Chameleon, Jupyter, or Trovi, these videos can help you get started quickly and easily!

Network Traffic Fingerprinting of IoT Devices

This blog features Stevens Institute of Technology PhD candidate Batyr Charyyev’s research on using network traffic fingerprinting of IoT devices for device identification, anomaly detection and user interaction identification. Learn more about Charyyev and his research, including its applications to infer voice commands to smart home speakers.

Chameleon Changelog for June 2021

This month, we announce a lot of exciting new capabilities for CHI@Edge--Chameleon on the edge! Reserve devices, including Jetson Nanos with NVIDIA TX2 GPUs onboard! We also made it easier to onboard lots of users to a project (helpful for classes!) and gave the hardware catalogue a little refresh, in anticipation of the installation of Phase 3 hardware, which is coming soon!

Profile-Guided Frequency Scaling for Latency-Critical Search Workloads

Interested in learning how you can save power in computer systems, especially with latency critical applications? Learn more about how profile-guided frequency scaling can help solve this problem, with research supervised by Assistant Professor Vinicius Petrucci at the University of Pittsburgh and presented last month at IEEE/ACM CCGrid!