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.
- 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 2018-01-19 09:16)
: 2 current events, None planned (details)
Standard environments upgraded to Debian 9 "stretch"
All Grid'5000 nodes now use Debian 9 "stretch" as standard environment
(this is the environment available by default when not deploying).
Known remaining problems at this time are:
- Lyon, orion cluster: GPUs are no longer supported by CUDA 9 wich is the
version now included in debian 9 environments.
- Infiniband support: while we think we have resolved everything,
we are not 100% sure at this point (it needs further testing).
- Virtual machines on the standard environment don't work anymore (but work if
you deploy, of course)
Your own scripts or applications might require changes or recompilation to work
on Debian 9. If we want to stick with Debian 8 for the time being, you can still
manually deploy the jessie-x64-std environment.
-- Grid'5000 Team 14:30, 15 December 2017 (CET)
Debian 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 email@example.com.
-- Grid'5000 Team 16:30, 29 November 2017 (CET)
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As from June 2008, INRIA is the main contributor to Grid'5000 funding.
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
Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Nord Pas de Calais