Category – Tips and Tricks

Experiment Pattern: Bastion Host

The easiest way to deploy a secure cluster for scientific research

We go over the benefits of using a bastion host to administer your cluster. It's the easiest way to deploy a secure cluster of hosts for your experiments, and it also helps to save resources!

Tickets of the Year: 2022

As has become holiday tradition, we review some of our most common tickets of 2022, and provide answers and context that we hope is a helpful gift for all of our experimenters in the coming year.

Haswells are Back: an Interview with the UIC Associate Site

Today's Tips&Tricks blog spotlights one of the Chameleon Associate Sites: the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois Chicago. Learn about the hardware availability at the site, the motivation behind creating it, and some hands on insights gained in the process of deploying CHI in a Box on the site!

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.

CHI-in-a-Box Update

Did you ever wonder what makes your favorite testbed “go”? The answer is  CHameleon Infrastructure, or CHI for short – packaged as CHI-in-a-Box so that anybody can run their own testbed. We blogged about it a year or so ago, and a lot can change in a year, so this blog brings you some important updates. Not least, there is now a paper on CHI-in-a-Box so you can join the testbed as an Associate Site!

Sharing Experiments with Trovi

Learn more about Trovi, Chameleon's experiment repository, and how you can use it to collaborate on experiments and share your work. The blog also covers Trovi's integrations with Zenodo and GitHub, creating a more seamless process for running your experiment - from production to publication. 

Conducting Research on the Edge: CHI@Edge

Learn all about CHI@Edge, Chameleon's edge computing testbed, how to interact with CHI@Edge devices, research projects that came out of our early preview and how to enroll your own device on CHI@Edge! Check out the post for links to an interactive user guide on Trovi, a YouTube video, and how to join the CHI@Edge Google Group to stay up to date with the latest news!