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.
Grid'5000 spring school now running
Latest updated experiment descriptions
Latest updated publications
Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2181 overall):
First INRIA-CEA workshop held on deployment and scheduling in large infrastructures
This workshop, held noon to noon January 22nd-23rd discussed common problems faced when dealing with deployment and scheduling in large infrastructures. Most participants are visible in the photo on the right of this page.
Grid'5000 spring school to be held in Nancy, in April 2009
A Grid'5000 spring school is in preparation for 4 days between April 7, 2009 and April 10, 2009 in Nancy. A dedicated page has been setup, which includes a call for presentations and practical sessions.
Grid'5000 at a glance
- 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:
- 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 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.
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.
Ministère de l'Education, de la Jeunesse et de la Recherche
University of Paris Sud, Orsay