Grid'5000 allows users to replace the operating system of the nodes thanks to Kadeploy :
- It's a unique feature compared to other experimental grids and a great possibility for scientific experiments.
- Users can control the entire software stack for experiments and reproductibility.
In Kadeploy's words, an operating system and a set of programs compose an environment. Several environments have already been created on each Grid'5000 site and can be used for your experience.
Concerning the official environment created by the Grid'5000 staff, you can find more information here.
Kadeploy is a result of a constant development effort to provide users with a reliable tool to deploy images on nodes.
Grid'5000 is a long-term user of Kadeploy, since the beginning.
For more information, refer to the Kadeploy website.