Chameleon: An Innovation Platform for Computer Science Research and Education

New research ideas require an instrument where they can be developed, tested – and shared. To support Computer Science research such an instrument has to provide access to a diversity of hardware configurations, support deployment at scale, and deep reconfigurability so that a wide range of experiments can be supported. It also has to provide mechanisms for sharing so that new results can multiply their value by triggering further innovation. Most importantly — since science does not stand still – it requires constant adaptation to support an ever increasing range of experiments driven by emergent ideas and opportunities.