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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 2017-12-12 21:51): 1 current events, 2 planned (details)

Latest news

Rss.svgDebian 9 "stretch" environments now available for deployments

Kadeploy images are now available for Debian 9.

We used this opportunity to change the naming scheme, so they are named debian9-x64-min, debian9-x64-base, debian9-x64-nfs, debian9-x64-big.

Known regressions and problems are :

  • The Xen environment is not available yet
  • Network interfaces use the traditional naming scheme (eth0, eth1, ...) not yet the new predictable scheme
  • Intel Xeon Phi (for the graphite cluster in Nancy) is not supported yet
  • Infiniband network support is currently not tested

We are planning to switch the "std" environment (the one available when not deploying) in the coming weeks. You can beta-test the environment that we plan to switch to (debian9-x64-std).

Please report problems you encounter with the above environments to

-- Grid'5000 Team 16:30, 29 November 2017 (CET)

Rss.svgBetter Docker support on Grid'5000

Docker support on Grid'5000 has been enhanced.

We now document a set of tools and recommendations to ease Docker usage on Grid'5000.

More details are available on Docker page.

-- Grid'5000 Team 17:30, 28 November 2017 (CET)

Rss.svg5th_Network_Interface_on_grisou_cluster, using a white box switch

A 5th network interface is now connected on grisou¹, providing a 1 Gbps link, as opposed to the first four interfaces that provide 10 Gbps links.

Those interfaces are connected to a Dell S3048 Open Networking switch. Alternative operating systems are available for this switch. While we did not make specific developments to facilitate their use, please talk with us if you are interested in getting control over the switch in order to experiment on alternative software stacks.


-- Grid'5000 Team 17:00, 8 November 2017 (CET)

Rss.svgPersistent Virtual Machine for Grid'5000 users

We are happy to announce the availability of persistent virtual machines in Grid'5000: each user can now get one virtual machine that will run permanently (outside of OAR reservations). We envision that this will be helpful to host the stable/persistent part of long-running experiments.

More details are available here :

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:00, 7 November 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