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Lunch & Learn – Cloud Chameleon

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NSF Cloud Chameleon

Chameleon is a large-scale testbed, funded by the NSF, that provides a platform for the computer science research community to explore transformative concepts in deeply programmable cloud services. Chameleon will allow users to explore problems ranging from the creation of Software as a Service to kernel support for virtualization. This broad range of supported research includes many other areas such as developing Platforms as a Service, creating new and optimizing existing Infrastructure as a Service components, investigating software-defined networking, and optimizing virtualization technologies.

Available resources include: 15,000+ compute cores (Skylake, Haswell, Low Power Xeon, Atom, ARM64), GPUs (Volta, Tesla K80, Tesla M40, Tesla P100), FPGAs, 1.6 PB object storage, 1 PB of programmable storage nodes, tenant controlled OpenFlow networks, Infiniband, layer 2 network stitching to ExoGENI (and RENCI). All resources are deeply programmable with tenants given baremetal access enabling low-level configuration including root accounts and custom kernels.

Come learn how your RENCI project can use Chameleon resources.


August 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Biltmore Conference Room
100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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