Category – Tips and Tricks

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!

Conducting Storage Research on Chameleon

Chameleon has added lots of new and exciting storage capabilites in recent months - learn all about the resources available, how to conduct storage research on Chameleon, and examples of storage experiments being conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Tech, and Rutgers University. There's also a fully packaged experiment and accompanying YouTube video that you can run on Trovi to practice with!

CHI@NCAR: An Interview with the Newest Associate Site

Discover Chameleon's newest Associate Site in this interview with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Learn all about the process of setting up an Associate Site, how the NCAR site came about, and most importantly, what resources are available for you to experiment with!

Interactive Science Made Easy with Chameleon Daypass

Check out Chameleon Daypass! Enable Daypass for your Chameleon experiment, and let any user, including those without a Chameleon allocation, try running your experiment! You can even include a QR code which links to your experiment in your paper or on a poster. Learn about the latest innovation in reproducibility and how to make it work for you in this blog. 

Tickets of the Year: 2021 Edition

The Chameleon Tickets of the Year blog returns for a second time! To close out the year, we’ve gathered and answered some of the most commonly seen user problems brought to the Help Desk’s attention in 2021. As always, creating a helpdesk ticket is the fastest way to reach the Chameleon support team and get help, though it doesn’t hurt to check our documentation and the Chameleon FAQ as well!

Using Chameleon for Artifact Evaluation

Increasingly more computer science systems conferences are using Chameleon for artifact evaluation. Learn more about how to use Chameleon for reproducibility; including tips both for organizers of these events and artifact authors. 

New Experiments with New CHI@UC Hardware

The recently released Chameleon Phase 3 hardware will support new experiments in networking, disaggregated hardware, and more. Learn more about the different types of hardware and what kind of experiments they're best suited for!

Chameleon on YouTube: Top Chameleon Videos to Learn and Explore

New to Chameleon? Or are you a Chameleon veteran interested in exploring a new feature or tool you’ve seen on Chameleon, but not sure where to begin? Look no further - we’ve gathered the top Chameleon tutorials for you to use as inspiration! Ranging from full-length webinars to short overview videos, you can learn and explore new ways to experiment on Chameleon!

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.