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Grid'5000 is a large-scale and versatile testbed for experiment-driven research in all areas of computer science, with a focus on parallel and distributed computing including Cloud, HPC and Big Data.

Key features:

  • provides access to a large amount of resources: 1000 nodes, 8000 cores, grouped in homogeneous clusters, and featuring various technologies: 10G Ethernet, Infiniband, GPUs, Xeon PHI
  • highly reconfigurable and controllable: researchers can experiment with a fully customized software stack thanks to bare-metal deployment features, and can isolate their experiment at the networking layer
  • advanced monitoring and measurement features for traces collection of networking and power consumption, providing a deep understanding of experiments
  • designed to support Open Science and reproducible research, with full traceability of infrastructure and software changes on the testbed
  • a vibrant community of 500+ users supported by a solid technical team

Read more about our teams, our publications, and the usage policy of the testbed. Then get an account, and learn how to use the testbed with our Getting Started tutorial and the rest of our Users portal.

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Grid'5000 is supported by a scientific interest group (GIS) hosted by Inria and including CNRS, RENATER and several Universities as well as other organizations. Inria has been supporting Grid'5000 through ADT ALADDIN-G5K (2007-2013), ADT LAPLACE (2014-2016), and IPL HEMERA (2010-2014).

Current status (at 2017-07-27 08:47): 4 current events, 1 planned (details)

Latest news

Rss.svgNew production cluster in Nancy (grele)

We are glad to announce that a new cluster with 14 compute nodes is ready in the production queue in Nancy !

There are 2 Nvidia GTX 1080Ti per node, providing a total of 100352 GPU cores. They are also equipped with :

  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 (2.2GHz, 12C/24T)
  • 128GB of RAM
  • 2x 300GB SAS HDD 15K rpm

Intel Omni-Path network 100Gbps is not available yet, but should be soon. Note that, Grimani cluster will take advantage of this High speed Low latency network too.

This new High-End cluster, named "Grele", is jointly supported by CPER IT2MP (Innovations Technologiques, Modélisation et Médecine Personnalisée) and CPER LCHN (Langues, Connaissances & Humanités Numériques).

PS : At the moment grele-13 and grele-14 don't have GPUs, but they should arrive really soon !

PS2 : As a reminder, rules for the production queue :

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:00, 10 July 2017 (CET)

Rss.svgSysadmin position available on Grid'5000

A junior system administrator position is available on Grid'5000, located in Lille. More information in this document or on the Inria website.

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:00, 5 July 2017 (CET)

Rss.svgGrid'5000 software list updated

The Software page of the Grid'5000 wiki received a major overhaul. It lists many pieces of software of interest to Grid'5000 users, developed by the Grid'5000 community or the Grid'5000 team.

Please don't hesitate to suggest additions to that list!

-- Grid'5000 Team 13:00, 27 June 2017 (CET)

Rss.svgGrid'5000 services portfolio now available

The Grid'5000 services portfolio (in french: offre de service) is now available. This document (in french only, sorry), prepared by the architects committee together with the technical team, lists all services provided by Grid'5000 to its users. Those services are ranked according to their importance, measured as the resolution delay the team is aiming for when something breaks.

This first version is a good opportunity to provide feedback about missing services, over-inflated priority, under-evaluated priority, etc. Please tell us what is important for your experiments!

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:32, 22 June 2017 (CET)

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Grid'5000 sites

Current funding

As from June 2008, INRIA is the main contributor to Grid'5000 funding.


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Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP
Université Rennes 1, Rennes
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse / INSA / FERIA / Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
Université Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux
Université Lille 1, Lille
École Normale Supérieure, Lyon

Regional councils

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Nord Pas de Calais