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This page lists authorized usage of Grid'5000 by the executive committee that doesn't fit well with the Usage Policy. For recurring usage for teaching, please refer to Enseignement.

Asking for special permission

In order to make a request for a special usage permission, please send an email to the Grid'5000 executive committee ( Your request should include:

  • a description of the motivations and the expected scientific impact of your experiments
  • detailed information about what you are asking for in terms of resources:
    • number of nodes
    • sites/clusters
    • date/time of the reservation
    • duration of the reservation
  • explanation about why this work is not doable under the Grid'5000 Usage Policy (that is, which rules are a problem for this work, and why).

Special permissions granted per year


  • 48 nodes on Nantes (Ecotype cluster) from 14th May to 18th May 2018 for Marie Delavergne, Ronan Alexandre Cherrueau and Adrien Lebre : Evaluation of NewSQL databases.
  • Permission to bypass the day/night boundary (i.e. have jobs running from 9am to 8pm) until 2018-05-31, for Amir Teshome Wonjiga: experiments on cloud security monitoring that require few nodes but a long time.
  • 18 nodes on Nantes (Econome cluster) from 27th February to 2nd March 2018 for Linh Nguyen : Experiment on optimization of VM boot time.
  • 12 nodes on Lyon (taurus cluster), for 7 days, January 8th to January 15th, for Mathilde Boutigny, Issam Raïs and Laurent Lefèvre (LIP, Lyon): experiment on energy savings
  • 7 nodes in Rennes for 2 days (parasilo/paravance clusters), Monday January 22th 9:00 to Wednesday January 24th 19:00, for Clément Elbaz (Christine Morin, Myriads team, INRIA Rennes), presentation at FIC 2018 in Lille (


  • 7 nodes in Rennes for 2 days, October 16 and 17, for Clément Elbaz (Christine Morin, Myriads team, INRIA Rennes), presentation at "rencontres Inria-Industrie" (Paris)
  • 20 paravence nodes in Rennes for 5 days in a row: from Friday May 5th 9am to Tuesday May 10th 9am, for Vikas Jaiman (Erods team, LIG)
  • 7 nodes in Rennes for 2 days during the whole days starting at 8 AM for a presentation at FIC 2017 for Anna Giannakou


  • 4 taurus machines in Lyon for 3 days in a row, once, for Hélène Coullon, Issam Raïs, Laurent Lefèvre, Christian Perez, to be completed by October 9th, 2016
  • 22 Suno nodes, once a week during the complete day, between July 14th and August 31st, 2016, for Hardik Soni
  • long jobs on the production resources in Nancy to Bernard Maigret, on the graoully cluster between July 21st and July 31st 2016
  • 15 nodes in Lyon (job 801706), 2 nodes in Nancy (job 807704), 15 nodes in Rennes (job 740896), 15 nodes in Reims (job 188450), for Adel Nadjaran Toosi, between February 5, 2016 and February 8, 2016 (80h), for an experiment on geographical load balancing requiring 3 consecutive days.


  • 20 nodes on stremi @ Reims, between 15:00 and 23:59 CET on November 17th, 18th and 19th, 2015 (during SC'15), for Daniel Balouek-Thomert, to demonstrate a collaboration between Avalon and the NewGeneration-SR startup around plugins for green scheduling in datacenters.
  • 4 nodes on econome and 8 nodes on paranoia between Friday, Oct. 23rd, 19:00 CEST to Friday Oct. 30th, 19:00 CET. This is for the Harness project's final review. Reservation by George Ioannidis
  • 15 nodes for paravance for the whole week between June 1st and June 6th, 2015. This is for Daniele Calandriello, from the Sequel team at Inria


  • Daily reservation of a Taurus node for the Seed4C project from November 17th, 2014 to February 2015.
  • Reservation of 2 nodes for a complete week in Nantes, from November 10th to November 17th 2014 (Jonathan Pastor)
  • Yulin Zhang ( 10 nodes of Lyon (3 hercule, 3 orion and 4 taurus) for about 8 hours on October 29th, 2014
  • Reservation of all the platform by Simon Delamarre for the Spring School Tutorials and challenges: June 17th 14:00 -> 18:00 and June 18th 14:00 -> 18:00.
  • Reservation of lyon, rennes, luxembourg and nancy for the COMPAS Grid'5000 tutorial on April 22th between 09:00 and 12:30
  • Reservation of ~1500 cores on luxembourg, lyon and reims for the IC2E Grid'5000 tutorial on March 10th between 14:00 and 22:00
  • Long usage of one node by Georges Markomanolis on the Stremi cluster in Reims on February 20th, 2014. The job is about simulating with SimGrid 130GB of Time-Independent traces of LU benchmark, class D, 4096 MPI processes.
  • Use of 200 machines on Nancy to prepare an entry to the Scale challenge, on February 7th, 2014, between 9:00 and 19:00. Afin de finaliser notre soumission au challenge SCALE de CCGrid, for user tbuchert.


  • Use of Grid'5000 for a few day for the mid-term review of European project Seed4C, from October 14th to October 17th. Involved people are Yulin Zhang (hzhang), Lamiel Toch (latoch) and Guillaume Verger (gverger)
  • Use of Grid'5000 for the Scale challenge. 14-16 mai, for
    • D. Balouek, A. Lèbre, F. Quesnel and
    • Eugen Feller, Christine Morin, Matthieu Simonin, Anne-Cécile Orgerie, and Yvon Jégou (Won 2nd prize!)


  • Use of Grid'5000 for tutorials at SC'Camp, between July 10-16, 2011, for 30 to 40 students
  • Use of clusters parapide (Rennes) and griffon (Nancy) from 9:00 to 18:00 for a demonstration of Computer-Go on April 13-14th 2011.
  • Use of Grid'5000 for the Tapei GO competition, Taiwan on March 9th, 2011, from 3 to 9 am.


  • Review of the XtreemOS european project, December 2nd, 2010.
  • Super Computing and Distributed Systems Camp, Catay, Santander, Colombia, August 15-22, 2010 : created between 20 and 30 accounts for an OAR tutorial
  • Challenge Humans vs Computer Go competition, in Rennes and Nancy, July 20th, 2010.
  • Challenge trecvid, pour les utilisateurs du groupe irim. Pas d'exceptions à la charte pour la durée et le nombre des jobs.
  • Challenge de programmation lors de PASCO 2010, du 21 au 23 juillet, de 7h à 22h, à Grenoble.
  • Démo OGF-29 : tout Grid'5000, le 21 juin de 18h15 à 19h30 heure de Chicago (le 22 juin de 1h15 à 2h30 heure de Paris)
  • Démo au colloque ANR STIC à la cité des sciences (4-7 janvier 2010) : 8 noeuds à Lyon pour 84h.




  • 4th Plugtest 2007 : 28 octobre-1er Novembre 2007


  • 3rd Plugtest 2006 : 28-30 novembre 2006 : bug 329 :