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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: 1000 nodes, 8000 cores, grouped in homogeneous clusters, and featuring various technologies: 10G Ethernet, Infiniband, GPUs, Xeon PHI
  • 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:

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).

Latest publications from Grid'5000 users

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2109 overall):

  • Anuvabh Dutt, Denis Pellerin, Georges Quénot. Coupled Ensembles of Neural Networks. Sixth International Conference on Learning Representations - Workshop Track (ICLR 2018), Apr 2018, Vancouver, Canada. hal-01887644 view on HAL pdf
  • Benjamin Camus, Fanny Dufossé, Anne-Cécile Orgerie. The SAGITTA approach for optimizing solar energy consumption in distributed clouds with stochastic modeling. Smart Cities, Green Technologies, and Intelligent Transport Systems, pp.1-25, 2018. hal-01945821 view on HAL pdf
  • Nathanaël Cheriere, Matthieu Dorier, Gabriel Antoniu. A Lower Bound for the Commission Times in Replication-Based Distributed Storage Systems. Research Report RR-9186, Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique. 2018, pp.1-26. hal-01817638v2 view on HAL pdf
  • Jonathan Pastor, Jean-Marc Menaud. SeDuCe: Toward a testbed for research on thermal and power management in datacenters. E2DC 2018 - 7th International Workshop on Energy-Efficient Data Centres, Jun 2018, Karlsruhe, Germany. pp.513-518, 10.1145/3208903.3213523. hal-01793521 view on HAL pdf
  • Denis Jouvet, David Langlois, Mohamed Amine Menacer, Dominique Fohr, Odile Mella, et al.. About vocabulary adaptation for automatic speech recognition of video data. ICNLSSP'2017 - International Conference on Natural Language, Signal and Speech Processing, Dec 2017, Casablanca, Morocco. pp.1-5. hal-01649057 view on HAL pdf

Current status (at 2019-11-21 00:27): No current events, 4 planned (details)

Latest news

Grid'5000 tutorial days in Lille

We are happy to let you known that tutorials around Grid'5000 will be organized in Lille on November 20th, 2014, with a few seats available for people outside Lille. All information on the dedicated web page.

Grid'5000 spring school now finished

The Grid'5000 spring school took place between June 16th, 2014 and June 19th, 2014 in Lyon. Three awards were given for presentation or challenge entries (the challenge entries ended as a tie):

Best presentation award to Miguel Liroz Gistau

Best presentation award to Miguel Liroz Gistau, Reza Akbarinia and Patrick Valduriez

Best challenge entry to Tomasz Buchert, Emmanuel Jeanvoine and Lucas Nussbaum

Best challenge entry to Tomasz Buchert, Emmanuel Jeanvoine and Lucas Nussbaum

Best challenge entry to Jonathan Pastor and Laurent Pouilloux

Best challenge entry to Jonathan Pastor and Laurent Pouilloux

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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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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
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims

Regional councils

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Nord Pas de Calais