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Latest revision as of 14:30, 12 February 2021

Grid'5000

Grid'5000 is a large-scale and flexible 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 and AI.

Key features:

  • provides access to a large amount of resources: 15000 cores, 800 compute-nodes grouped in homogeneous clusters, and featuring various technologies: PMEM, GPU, SSD, NVMe, 10G and 25G Ethernet, Infiniband, Omni-Path
  • 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.

Grid'5000 is merging with FIT to build the SILECS Infrastructure for Large-scale Experimental Computer Science. Read an Introduction to SILECS (April 2018)


Recently published documents and presentations:

Older documents:


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 2022-05-25 04:04): 2 current events, None planned (details)


Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2382 overall):

  • Ishani Sarkar, Guillaume Urvoy-Keller, Dino Lopez Pacheco, Soufiane Roubia, Quentin Jacquemart. Multi-Source HTTP Live Streaming (MSHLS), an ABR Algorithm for Hybrid V2V-CDN Video Streaming. Research Report I3S, Université Côte d'Azur; EasyBroadcast. 2021. hal-03452586 view on HAL pdf
  • Manuel Alejandro Diaz-Zapata, Özgür Erkent, Christian Laugier. Instance Segmentation with Unsupervised Adaptation to Different Domains for Autonomous Vehicles. ICARCV 2020 - 16th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Dec 2020, Shenzen, China. pp.1-7. hal-03041432v3 view on HAL pdf
  • Louis Delebecque, Romain Serizel, Nicolas Furnon. Towards an efficient computation of masks for multichannel speech enhancement. 2022. hal-03604983 view on HAL pdf
  • Nathan Grinsztajn, Olivier Beaumont, Emmanuel Jeannot, Philippe Preux. READYS: A Reinforcement Learning Based Strategy for Heterogeneous Dynamic Scheduling. IEEE Cluster 2021, Sep 2021, Portland / Virtual, United States. hal-03313229 view on HAL pdf
  • Fabrice Boudot, Pierrick Gaudry, Aurore Guillevic, Nadia Heninger, Emmanuel Thomé, et al.. Comparing the difficulty of factorization and discrete logarithm: a 240-digit experiment. Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO 2020, Aug 2020, Santa Barbara CA, United States. pp.62-91, 10.1007/978-3-030-56880-1_3. hal-02863525v2 view on HAL pdf


Latest news

Rss.svgShorter command usage for Kadeploy tools

We changed the syntax of the Kadeploy commands. A typical command line for a deployment was:

 kadeploy3 -f $OAR_NODE_FILE -e debian11-x64-base -k
  • The -e flag can now be omitted when deploying a recorded environment, while when deploying an anonymous deployment, the -a flag must still be set.
  • The public key is copied by default, -k can be omitted.
  • Nodes to be deployed are taken from $OAR_NODE_FILE if not specified on the command line with -f or -m.

As a result, the same deployment can be achieve with the following shorter command line:

 kadeploy3 debian11-x64-base

Moreover, the architectures are removed from the Grid'5000 reference environments names (eg: "debian11-x64-base" and "debian11-ppc64-base" both become "debian11-base"). Kadeploy infers the correct environment (CPU architecture) for the cluster to deploy. As a result, the previous kadeploy command line can be shortened to:

 kadeploy3 debian11-base

Old syntaxes and environment names including the architecture are however still supported for backward compatibility.

You can find more information on the Getting Started and Advanced Kadeploy pages.

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:50, Wed, May 19th 2022 (CEST)

Rss.svgCluster "sirius" from Nvidia is available in the default queue

We have the pleasure to announce that a new cluster named "sirius" is available at Lyon.

This cluster consists in only one Nvidia DGX A100 node with 2 AMD EPYC 7742 CPUs (64 cores per CPU) and 8 Nvidia A100 (40 GiB) GPUs, 1TB of DDR4 RAM, 2x1.92 TB SSD + 4x3.84 TB SSD disks and a coming-soon infiniband network.

Energy monitoring is available for this cluster, provided by the same wattmeter devices as used for the other clusters in Lyon.

This cluster is tagged as "exotic", so the `-t exotic` option must be provided to oarsub to select sirius.

This machine has been funded by LIP laboratory with the support of INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes and ENS Lyon.

-- Grid'5000 Team 11:30, Wed, May 11th 2022 (CEST)

Rss.svgUbuntu 22.04 LTS environment available

A kadeploy environment (image) for Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 LTS (ubuntu2204-min) is now available and registered in all Grid'5000 sites with Kadeploy.

Only x86_64 architecture is available for now. For ARM (arm64/aarch64) and POWER 8 (ppc64/ppc64le), you can use the previous Ubuntu 20.04 LTS images (ubuntu2004-min).

Please refer to our getting started document to learn how to deploy such an image on the platform [1].

This image is built with Kameleon (just like other Grid'5000 environments). The recipe is available in the environments-recipes git repository.

If you need other system images for your work, please let us know.

-- Grid'5000 Team 13:40, Fri, May 6th 2022 (CEST)

Rss.svgEnd of support for Debian 9 "Stretch" environments

We are going to drop support for the stretch/debian9 environments on April 30st 2022.

The last version of strech environments i.e 2021100608 will remain available on /grid5000. You can still access older versions of debian 9 environments under the archive directory (see /grid5000/README.unmaintained-envs for more information).

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:40, Tue, 19 Apr 2022 (CEST)


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Grid'5000 sites

Current funding

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

INRIA

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CNRS

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Universities

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

Regional councils

Aquitaine
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Bretagne
Champagne-Ardenne
Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Hauts de France
Lorraine