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Grid'5000 at a glance

Grid'5000 sites
  • Grid'5000 project aims at building an experimental Grid platform gathering 9 sites geographically distributed in France:


  • Bordeaux
  • Grenoble
  • Lille
  • Lyon
  • Nancy
  • Orsay
  • Rennes
  • Sophia-Antipolis
  • Toulouse
  • 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


  • 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:
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.

Funding Institutions

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


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

Regional councils

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Ile de France

General Councils

Alpes Maritimes

Applying for a Grid'5000 user account

To obtain an access to Grid'5000 resources in order to perform grid computation experiments, please apply for a user account via the following form.