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ALADDIN-G5K : ensuring the development of Grid'5000

for the 2008-2012 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

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Grid'5000 usage featured in iSGTW

Pierre Riteau's work has once again reached the news: Miriam Boon, iSGTW, reports on sky computing


Latest updated experiment descriptions


Latest updated publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2143 overall):

  • Bruno Donassolo, Ilhem Fajjari, Arnaud Legrand, Panayotis Mertikopoulos. Load Aware Provisioning of IoT Services on Fog Computing Platform. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), May 2019, Shanghai, China. 10.1109/ICC.2019.8762052. hal-02056743 view on HAL pdf
  • David Guyon, Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Christine Morin, Deb Agarwal. Involving Users in Energy Conservation: A Case Study in Scientific Clouds. International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, Inderscience, 2019, 10 (3), pp.272 - 282. hal-01711515 view on HAL pdf
  • Sophie Cerf. Control Theory for Computing Systems: Application to big-data cloud services & location privacy protection. Systems and Control cs.SY. UNIVERSITÉ GRENOBLE ALPES, 2019. English. tel-02272258 view on HAL pdf
  • Jasmin Blanchette, Daniel Ouraoui, Pascal Fontaine, Cezary Kaliszyk. Machine Learning for Instance Selection in SMT Solving. AITP 2019 - 4th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving, Apr 2019, Obergurgl, Austria. hal-02381430 view on HAL pdf
  • Tiago Carneiro, Nouredine Melab. Productivity-aware Design and Implementation of Distributed Tree-based Search Algorithms. ICCS 2019 - International Conference on Computational Science, Jun 2019, Faro, Portugal. hal-02139177 view on HAL pdf


Screencast of latest webUI developments available

A screencast demoing the latest developments in the user interface built on top of the API's is now available. These developments showcase in particular how the webUI can help you understand and aggregate the metrics of an experiment to help you check whether what is happening is what you are expecting. Remember that the API exposes all the data used by the webUI: you can build your own comparable tools.

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Grid'5000 at a glance

Grid'5000 sites
  • Grid'5000 is a scientific instrument for the study of large scale parallel and distributed systems. It aims at providing a highly reconfigurable, controlable and monitorable experimental platform to its users. The initial aim (circa 2003) was to reach 5000 processors in the platform. It has been reframed at 5000 cores, and was reached during winter 2008-2009.
  • The infrastructure of Grid'5000 is geographically distributed on different sites hosting the instrument, initialy 9 in France. Porto Alegre, Brazil is now officially becoming the 10th site.


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

The current plans are to extend from the 9 initial sites each with 100 to a thousand PCs, connected by the RENATER Education and Research Network to a bigger platform including a few sites outside France not necessarily connected through a dedicated network connection. Sites in Brazil and Luxembourg should join shortly.

All sites in France are connected to RENATER with a 10Gb/s link.

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

Initial 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.

Current funding

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






University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
University of Rennes 1, Rennes
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse / INSA / FERIA / Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
University Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux
University Lille 1, Lille
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon

Regional councils

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Nord Pas de Calais