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Grid'5000 is a large-scale and versatile 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.

Key features:

  • provides access to a large amount of resources: 12000 cores, 800 compute-nodes grouped in homogeneous clusters, and featuring various technologies: 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.

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 2019-02-21 12:27): No current events, None planned (details)

Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 1729 overall):

  • Mascha Kurpicz, Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Anita Sobe, Pascal Felber. Energy-proportional Profiling and Accounting in Heterogeneous Virtualized Environments. Sustainable Computing : Informatics and Systems, Elsevier, In press, pp.1-36. hal-01633435v2 view on HAL pdf
  • Lionel Morel, Manuel Selva, Kevin Marquet, Coralie Saysset, Tanguy Risset. CalMAR -a Multi-Application Dataflow Runtime. Thirteenth ACM International Conference on Embedded Software 2017, EMSOFT'17, Oct 2017, Seoul, South Korea. 10.1145/3125503.3125562. hal-01631691 view on HAL pdf
  • Thomas Durieux, Benjamin Danglot, Zhongxing Yu, Matias Martinez, Simon Urli, et al.. The Patches of the Nopol Automatic Repair System on the Bugs of Defects4J version 1.1.0. Research Report hal-01480084, Université Lille 1 - Sciences et Technologies. 2017. hal-01480084 view on HAL pdf
  • Irina Illina, Dominique Fohr. Out-of-Vocabulary Word Probability Estimation using RNN Language Model. 8th Language & Technology Conference, Nov 2017, Poznan, Poland. 2017, proceedings of LTC 2017. hal-01623784 view on HAL pdf
  • Denis Jouvet, Yves Laprie. Performance Analysis of Several Pitch Detection Algorithms on Simulated and Real Noisy Speech Data. EUSIPCO'2017, 25th European Signal Processing Conference , Aug 2017, Kos, Greece. 2017. hal-01585554 view on HAL pdf

Latest news

Rss.svgUpdate about Kwapi status

For some time now there were several issues with kwapi monitoring of energy consumption and network traffic on Grid5000.

After some investigations, we made these actions to fix the problems:

  • Network monitoring has been disabled in Kwapi (servers were overloaded)
  • Code has been optimized and many bugs have been fixed.
  • Reliability problems with measurements made on some Power Delivery Units have been identified and Kwapi has been disabled on clusters where these problems are too important.
  • The time resolution of some PDUs has been updated in the reference API

Some details about PDU measurements issues can be found here:

The current status of Kwapi energy monitoring can be checked here:

For every clusters marked "green", Kwapi can be considered to be functional.

Cluster where dedicated monitoring devices are available (Lyon and Grenoble) are still fully fonctional.

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:30, 29 January 2019 (CET)

Rss.svgGrid'5000 is now part of the Fed4FIRE testbeds federation

In the context of the Fed4FIRE+ H2020 project, Grid'5000 joined the Fed4FIRE federation and is now listed as one of its testbeds.

There is still ongoing work in order to allow the use of Grid'5000 resources using Fed4FIRE API and tools.

For more information, see:

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:30, 10 January 2019 (CET)

Rss.svgNew clusters available in Grenoble

We have the pleasure to announce that the 2 new clusters in Grenoble are now fully operational:

  • dahu: 32x Dell PE C6420, 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6130 (Skylake, 2.10GHz, 16 cores), 192 GiB RAM, 240+480 GB SSD + 4.0 TB HDD, 10 Gbps Ethernet + 100 Gbps Omni-Path
  • yeti: 4x Dell PE R940, 4 x Intel Xeon Gold 6130 (Skylake, 2.10GHz, 16 cores), 768 GiB RAM, 480 GB SSD + 2x 1.6 TB NVME SSD + 3x 2.0 TB HDD, 10 Gbps Ethernet + 100 Gbps Omni-Path

These nodes share a Omnipath network with 40 additionnal "dahu"s, operated by GRICAD (Mésocentre HPC of Univ. Grenoble-Alpes) and are equipped with high frequency power monitoring devices (same wattmeters as in Lyon). This equippement was mainly funded by the LECO CPER (FEDER, Région Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, DRRT, Inria), and the COMUE Univ. Grenoble-Alpes.

-- Grid'5000 Team 15:00, 20 December 2018 (CET)

Rss.svgNew environnements available for testing: Centos 7, Ubuntu 18.04, Debian testing

Three new environments are now available, and registered on all sites with Kadeploy: Centos 7 (centos7-x64-min), Ubuntu 18.04 (ubuntu1804-x64-min), Debian testing (debiantesting-x64-min).

They are in a beta state: at this point, we welcome feedback from users about those environments (issues, missing features, etc.).

We also welcome feedback on other environments that would be useful for your experiments, and that are currently missing from the set of environments provided on Grid'5000.

Those environments are built with Kameleon <>. Recipes are available in the 'newrecipes' branch of the environments-recipes git repository:

Our testing indicates that those environments work fine on all clusters, except in those cases:

  • Debian testing on granduc (luxembourg) and sagittaire (lyon): deployment fails due to lack of entropy after boot (related to the fix for CVE-2018-1108)
  • Debian testing on chifflot (lille): deployment fails because the predictable naming of network interfaces changed

-- Grid'5000 Team 15:28, 19 December 2018 (CET)

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Grid'5000 sites

Current funding

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


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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

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Hauts de France