Grid5000:Get an account

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Getting an account on Grid'5000 is easy. However, users must follow the usage rules imposed by the Steering Committee.

Only potential users who agree with the following charter (see also the full UserCharter) will get an account on Grid'5000:

  1. BEFORE any Grid'5000 resource utilization, the user must fill its user report, describing the context and the experiments he will conduct on Grid'5000
  2. The user must use Grid'5000 in the perspective of large scale experiment (at least 3 sites and 1000 CPUs). Usage of a single cluster is strongly discouraged and may lead to account cancelation.
  3. The user should NOT use Grid'5000 as a production platform. Any usage of Grid'5000 should make progress in Computer Science. You may generate usefull results for other communities, as long as the community of computer science researchers learn something from your experiments.
  4. The User must mention Grid'5000 in all publications presenting results or content obtained or derived from the usage of Grid'5000.

Joining the Grid'5000 community

To join the Grid'5000 community, and be able to access Grid'5000 resources, please find the nearest site representative from the Contacts page, and ask the Steering Committee person in charge.

Otherwise, please contact Franck Cappello,

See the news page for information about events where/when to meet the Grid'5000 community.

Current policy for non-French and/or non-academic applications:

Users from foreign countries may get an access to Grid'5000 resources only through formal collaboration with a French team already involved in the project. Feel free to contact one of the steering committee members.

Private compagnies interested in providing resources may contact one of the Grid'5000 steering committee members.