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Revision as of 15:37, 6 October 2008

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ALADDIN-G5K : ensuring the development of Grid'5000

for the 2008-2011 period

An infrastructure distributed in 9 sites around France, for research in large-scale parallel and distributed systems

Engineers ensuring the development and day to day support of the infrastructure are mostly provided by Inria, under the ADT ALADDIN-G5K initiative.


Latest news

ALADDIN-G5K

Workshop on Grid'5000 and network virtualization to be held in Paris, October 16th 2008

Anyone working on attempting to abstract the Grid'5000 network, locally on one site or globally, should mark this date on her or his agenda. Please refer to Call for participation, program and inscriptions.


ALADDIN-AWARD

First ALADDIN-G5K award given to Olivier Richard

During ALADDIN-G5K's kick-off meeting, Olivier Richard was given the first ALADDIN-G5K award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the architecture and key software of ALADDIN / Grid'5000

ALADDIN-G5K

ALADDIN-G5K now officially started

ALADDIN-G5K, INRIA's action to support Grid'5000 during the next 4 years has now officially been accepted. A Kick-off meeting was held July 9-10, 2008 and the technical staff is now recruiting.

SuperComputing 2008

Grid'5000 at SC'08

Grid'5000 will be represented at SuperComputing 2008, Austin, Texas (USA). We will be pleased to welcome you at INRIA's booth and present the platform, its tools, and ALADDIN-G5K.


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Grid'5000 at a glance

Grid'5000 sites
  • Grid'5000 project aims at building a highly reconfigurable, controlable and monitorable experimental Grid platform gathering 9 sites geographically distributed in France featuring a total of 5000 processors:

Sites:

  • The main purpose of this platform is to serve as an experimental testbed for research in Grid Computing.
  • This project is one initiative of the French ACI Grid incentive (see below: Funding Institutions) which provides a large part of Grid'5000 funding on behalf of the French Ministry of Research & Education.


Grid'5000 will allow Grid experiments France wide in all these software layers
  • Grid'5000 is a research effort developping a large scale nation wide infrastructure for Grid research.
  • 17 laboratories are involved, nation wide, in the objective of providing the community of Grid researchers a testbed allowing experiments in all the software layers between the network protocols up to the applications.


The current plans are to assemble a physical platform featuring 9 local platform (at least one cluster per site), each with 100 to a thousand PCs, connected by the RENATER Education and Research Network.

All clusters will be connected to Renater with a 10Gb/s link (or at least 1 Gb/s, when 10Gb/s is not available yet).


This high collaborative research effort is funded by the French ministry of Education and Research, INRIA, CNRS, the Universities of all sites and some regional councils.


Rationale

The foundations of Grid'5000 have emerged from a thorough analysis and numerous discussions about methodologies used for scientific research in the Grid domain. A report presents the rationale for Grid'5000.

In addition to theory, simulators and emulators, there is a strong need for large scale testbeds where real life experimental conditions hold. The size of Grid'5000, in terms of number of sites and number of processors per site, was established according to the scale of the experiments and the number of researchers involved in the project.


Funding Institutions

Ministère de l'Education, de la Jeunesse et de la Recherche

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ACI Grid

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INRIA

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CNRS

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Universities

University of Paris Sud, Orsay
University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis
University of Rennes 1, Rennes
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse / INSA / FERIA / Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
University Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux
University Lille 1 / GENOPOLE, Lille
Ecole Normale Supérieure / MYRICOM, Lyon

Regional councils

Bretagne
Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Aquitaine
Ile de France
Lorraine

General Councils

Alpes Maritimes