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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 2017-05-28 08:31): 1 current events, None planned (details)

Latest news

Rss.svg[Beta] Debian Stretch minimal image available

Grid'5000 provides a minimal image of Debian Stretch, featuring Linux 4.9, from now on in beta testing. If you use it and encounter problems, please send a report to :

We are also currently working on the other variants of Strech images (-base, -std, -xen, -big), as well as improvements such as support for predictable network interfaces names. Stay tuned for more information in few weeks.

-- Grid'5000 Team 17:00, 23 May 2017 (CET)

Rss.svgNew "OSIRIM" storage space available to Grid'5000 users

A new remote storage is available from frontends and nodes (in default environment or deployed -nfs and -big) under "/srv/osirim/<your_username>" directory.

It provides a persistent storage space of 200GB of storage to every users (using NFS and automount). If needed, more space can be requested by sending an e-mail to

This storage is kindly provided by the OSIRIM project, from Toulouse IRIT lab.

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:00, 15 May 2017 (CET)

Rss.svgThe new disk reservation feature is available for beta testing

In order to leave large datasets on nodes between experiments, a disk reservation service has been developed, and is now available for beta testing on the grimoire cluster in Nancy.

See this page for more details.

The service will be extended to other clusters after the beta testing phase.

-- Grid'5000 Team 15:00, 10 May 2017 (CET)

Rss.svg3rd Network Interface on paranoia cluster

Users can now use the 3rd network interface on cluster paranoia at Rennes. Eth0 and eth1 provide 10G and eth2 a gigabit ethernet connection¹.

We remind you that grisou and grimoire clusters have 4 interfaces 10G in Nancy.

¹ For more details, see Rennes:Network

-- Grid'5000 Team 15:00, 09 May 2017 (CET)

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Current funding

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


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University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
University of Rennes 1, Rennes
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse / INSA / FERIA / Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
University Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux
University Lille 1, Lille
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon

Regional councils

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Nord Pas de Calais