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5000 CPUs distributed in 9 sites for research in Grid Computing, eScience and Cyber-infrastructures

Latest news

  • November 21, 2005: Grid'5000 @ PARISTIC: After SC2005 last Week, Grid'5000 will be presented at PARISTIC, Bordeaux.

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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 CPUs:

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  • 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 LogoACIGRID.jpg


Introduction

  • 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:
Applications
Algorithms
Runtime
Middleware
Operating Systems
Network protocols
Grid'5000 will allow Grid experiments France wide in all these software layers

The current plans are to assemble a physical platform featuring 9 clusters, each with 100 to a thousand PCs, connected by the RENATER Education and Research Network. All clusters will be connected to Renater at 1 Gb/s (10 Gb/s is expected in near future).

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 rational 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 CPUs 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, 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

General Councils

Alpes Maritimes