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Grid'5000 is a large-scale and flexible 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 and IA.

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.

Grid'5000 is merging with FIT to build the SILECS Infrastructure for Large-scale Experimental Computer Science. Read an Introduction to SILECS (April 2018)

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 2019-10-23 04:07): 1 current events, 1 planned (details)

Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2073 overall):

  • Michael Mercier. Contribution to High Performance Computing and Big Data Infrastructure Convergence. Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing cs.DC. Comue Université Grenoble Alpes, 2019. English. tel-02284996 view on HAL pdf
  • Benjamin Camus, Anne Blavette, Fanny Dufossé, Anne-Cécile Orgerie. Harnessing the geographical flexibility of distributed computing clouds for cooperative self-consumption. ISGT-Europe 2018 - 8th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Oct 2018, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. pp.1-6, 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2018.8571867. hal-01856665 view on HAL pdf
  • Orcun Yildiz. Efficient Big Data Processing on Large-Scale Shared Platforms ˸ managing I/Os and Failure. Performance cs.PF. École normale supérieure de Rennes, 2017. English. NNT : 2017ENSR0009. tel-01723850 view on HAL pdf
  • Orcun Yildiz. Efficient Big Data Processing on Large-Scale Shared Platforms: Managing I/Os and Failures. Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing cs.DC. ENS Rennes, 2017. English. tel-01671413 view on HAL pdf
  • Jorge Veiga, Roberto Expósito, Bruno Raffin, Juan Tourino. Optimization of Real-World MapReduce Applications With Flame-MR: Practical Use Cases. IEEE Access, IEEE, 2018, 6, pp.69750-69762. 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2880842. hal-01955503 view on HAL pdf

Latest news

Rss.svgEnd of support for Debian 8 "jessie" environments

Dear users,

Since debian10  ("buster") environments have been released recently, we are going to drop support for the jessie/debian8 environments on October 31st 2019.

The last version of jessie environments i.e 2019081315 will remain available on /grid5000. You can still access older versions of jessie environments under the archive directory (see /grid5000/README.unmaintained-envs for more information).

Best regards,

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:30, October 16th 2019 (CET)

Rss.svgDefault environments under Debian 10

As announced, since September 26th 2019, the default environment and the frontend servers are now under Debian 10.


-- Grid'5000 Team 10:20, October 16th 2019 (CET)

Rss.svgDefault environments and frontends to be updated to Debian 10 "Buster"

Dear users,

We are planning to upgrade nodes default environement (the "-std" variant, provided when deployment is not used) to Debian 10 "Buster". Switchover is scheduled on September, 26th.

In addition, frontends will also be upgraded on October 3rd (It has already been upgraded on Luxembourg site).

Remind that this update may need you to modify your scripts (of course you will still be able to deploy Debian 9 environments).


-- Grid'5000 Team 12:00, 20 September 2019 (CET)

Rss.svgDebian 10 "buster" environments are now available for deployments

Kadeploy images (from min to big) are now available for Debian 10.

New features and changes in Debian 10 are described in:

In particular, it includes many software updates:

  • openjdk 11.0.4
  • Python 3.7.3
    • python-numpy 1.16.2
    • python-scipy 1.2.2
    • python-pandas 0.23.3
  • OpenMPI 3.1.3
  • GCC 7.4 and 8.3
  • G++ 8.3.0
  • Libboost
  • Ruby 2.5.1
  • Cuda 10.1.168 (418.67)
  • CMake 3.13.4
  • GFortran 8.3.0
  • Liblapack 3.8.0
  • libatlas 0.6.4
  • RDMA 24.0

Known regressions and problems are :

Let us know if you want us to support some tools, software,... that are not available on big and std.

As a reminder, this is the way you can use an alternate environment ( :

 $ oarsub -t deploy -I
 $ kadeploy -e debian10-x64-big -f $OAR_NODE_FILE -k

Please report any problem you encounter with the above environments to

-- Grid'5000...

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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