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A new grant from the National Science Foundation extends the Chameleon cloud computing testbed for another three years, allowing the project led by University of Chicago and Computation Institute scientists to enter its next phase of computer science innovation. Upgrades to hardware and services as well as new features will help scientists rigorously test new cloud computing platforms and networking protocols.

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 kinds of 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. 

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Shlomi Dolev, Department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
October 02, 2015
The University of Chicago, Searle 240A, 5735 S. Ellis Ave.

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The CI’s 2014-15 Inside the Discovery Cloud speaker series focused on collaboration, presenting pairs of speakers who are working together to unlock new knowledge through computation. Attendees heard about how new computational approaches are changing medicine, biology, social science, public policy, and more, and discover opportunities for new collaborations and student research projects. View the videos of these stimulating talks.

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For decades, computer scientists have coasted on the momentum of Moore's law, confident that the steadily increasing number of transistors on a microchip would eventually solve all challenges.

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Since its announcement last summer, the Array of Things (AoT) urban sensing project has been gradually refining its technology and strategy for its exp

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Franck Cappello, Senior Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
February 12, 2015
University of Chicago, Searle 240A, 5735 S. Ellis Ave. & webcast via Blue Jeans (see new info below)

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Andrew Chien, UChicago; Pete Beckman, Argonne
April 15, 2015
Searle 240A, University of Chicago & Webcast

Everything you learned about Computing is Wrong
A few suggestions for thinking about Future Computing

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Knowledge Lab granted 1.38 million dollars this week to support 15 data-driven projects about how ideas are formed and circulated. Supported by the John Templeton Foundation, the grants encompass 11 different institutions, will welcome eight new researchers to Knowledge Lab’s Metaknowledge Research Network, and support the work of eight existing members.

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Cloud computing has changed the way we work, the way we communicate online, even the way we relax at night with a movie. But even as “the cloud” starts to cross over into popular parlance, the full potential of the technology to directly impact science, medicine, transportation, and other industries has yet to be realized. To help investigate and develop this promising cloud computing future, the National Science Foundation today awarded $10 million to a group of institutions led by the Computation Institute for the development of Chameleon, a new experimental testbed for cloud architecture and applications.