Welcome to October, and a new (academic) year for all of you! Over the summer we’ve been working on some cool new things and are now happy to release them into the world for your use and enjoyment. In particular, say hello to the new Sharing Portal.
A new dedicated Jupyter appliance, new ways to get your code into the Jupyter environment, upcoming webinars, and more inside!
CHI-in-a-Box beta release, a new MPICH appliance, CUDA10 support for Ubuntu, and more inside! See what we've been cooking up this summer.
This month: a new firewall security feature for bare metal nodes, updates to official disk images, and a webinar you should take a look at if you want to learn more about wide-area layer-2 network provisioning with Chameleon!
Learn about the upgrades to the testbed we released in the run-up to the summer, including increased storage on our GPU nodes at TACC, more user-friendly options for stitching layer-2 circuits, and fully operational 100G nodes at CHI@NU!
I was going to make a joke about how April showers bring May flowers, but that seems to imply that April was a bad month, even if we were making it rain (or snow, as the case may have been in Chicago.) Anyhow, here’s what we’ve been up to this past month: multiple networks now allowed for nodes, complex reservations, and some major foundational upgrades!
Happy April 1st! Did we really replace all of our nodes with GPUs? I'm afraid that such news is unsubstantiated and we'll get to the bottom of who is spreading such rumors. However, we have some cool new features around our object storage and floating (public) IPs, and some information about upcoming big changes inside.
We were busy meeting with you all at the Chameleon User Meeting in Austin, but in between gorging ourselves on Texan BBQ and Mexican food, we conjured up some new things for you to enjoy. (If you typically stop reading at the summary, then just skip to filling out our new user survey for 2019, which will help us prioritize what shiny new hardware to purchase and what features to work on. We won't tell.)
To help you start the year off on the right foot we offer lots of improvements in VLAN management, experiment automation, and usability. And we are really looking forward to meeting many of you at the User Meeting in Austin next week and discussing all the innovations in person!
The holidays are over and you’re probably easing back into your normal pre-festivities routines. We’re happy to announce some new testbed capabilities and features to make your life (a bit) easier while you wrestle with those pesky New Year’s resolutions.