Articles by Jason Anderson

Chameleon Changelog for August 2021

In this month's changelog, we announce support for "restricted" edge devices, allowing your research group to temporarily lock down a contributed edge device to only be reservable by your group, but also some more support for interesting peripherals like a camera connected to a Jetson Nano. For more details, come in!

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.

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!

Chameleon Changelog for May 2021

This month, we announce the early user period for our "edgy" users out there, remind you to please update your list of publications using Chameleon(!) and also let you know of a few important and cool things going on. Stay tuned next month for some announcements about new hardware installations, if all goes well!

Make Your Summer School a Success with Jupyter and Chameleon

Organizing a summer school, bootcamp or workshop this summer? Having trouble finding a consistent and predictable environment? Learn all about how to use the Chameleon JupyterHub artifact to configure resources (including GPUs!) and create a shared Jupyter notebook computing environment that any event attendee can use. You can manage users, deploy Chameleon resources, and use the Help Desk throughout your event!

Chameleon Changelog for April 2021

The summer is almost in full swing, and we're frantically getting stuff done so we can kick back and just rest on our laurels from May until August… just kidding. Expect lots more fun stuff to be announced this summer! For now, enjoy your latest changelog.

 

In this issue, learn more about running a workshop on Chameleon, blocking out portions of time on your CHI-in-a-Box associate site to "set it aside" for other uses, try out a new Jupyter tutorial around stitching, and apply to take ownership of some of our legacy hardware! We're also very excited to get some …

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!

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.

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