For the last two years, the Chameleon testbed has enabled researchers around the world to push the limits of cloud computing in areas such as astronomy, cybersecurity, and education. The project, led by the Computation Institute, has thus far served over 14000 users as an experimental, highly customizable environment where they can test new architectures and applications, at the large scale needed for today's big data projects. To commemorate established achievements and plan for the future of the testbed, Chameleon will host its first user meeting this September at Argonne National Laboratory.
You can register for the event, to be held September 13-14. An early bird discount applies to everyone who registers before August 31, 2017.
Abstract proposals, accepted now through July 21st, are expected to drive discussion of successes and challenges using Chameleon and how those projects have enabled computer science research. An ebook of those abstracts, called "Experiments in Computer Science Research 2017," will be published by the organizers after the meeting. The meeting will also include tutorials for new users, and announcements about new features planned for the project over the coming years.
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