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 AI.
- provides access to a large amount of resources: 15000 cores, 800 compute-nodes grouped in homogeneous clusters, and featuring various technologies: PMEM, 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)
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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 2020-04-09 16:18)
: 1 current events, 1 planned (details)
Random pick of publications
Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2139 overall):
- Vinicius Freitas, Alexandre Santana, Marcio Castro, Laércio Lima Pilla. A Batch Task Migration Approach for Decentralized Global Rescheduling. SBAC-PAD 2018 - International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing, Sep 2018, Lyon, France. pp.49-56, 10.1109/CAHPC.2018.8645953. hal-01860626 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
- Amir Wonjiga, Sean Peisert, Louis Rilling, Christine Morin. Blockchain as a Trusted Component in Cloud SLA Verification. UCC 2019 - 12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, Dec 2019, Auckland, New Zealand. pp.93-100, 10.1145/3368235.3368872. hal-02354647v3 view on HAL pdf
- Subarna Chatterjee, Christine Morin. Experimental Study on the Performance and Resource Utilization of Data Streaming Frameworks. CCGrid 2018 - 18th IEEE/ACM Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, May 2018, Washington, DC, United States. pp.143-152, 10.1109/CCGRID.2018.00029. hal-01823697 view on HAL pdf
- Manuel Pariente, Antoine Deleforge, Emmanuel Vincent. A Statistically Principled and Computationally Efficient Approach to Speech Enhancement using Variational Autoencoders. INTERSPEECH 2019 - 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Sep 2019, Graz, Austria. hal-02116165v2 view on HAL pdf
Major update of BIOS and other firmwares and future strategy
In the recent months, we have performed a campaign of firmware updates (BIOS, Network interface Cards, RAID adapters…) of the nodes of most Grid'5000 clusters.
Those updates improved the overall reliability of our deployment process, but they also included mitigations for security issues such as Spectre/Meltdown.
It was also an opportunity to align clusters with similar hardware on the same firmware versions.
Unfortunately, we understand that those changes may have an impact on your experiments (particularly in terms of performance). This is a difficult issue where there is no good solution, as it is often hard or impossible to downgrade BIOS versions.
However, those firmware versions are included in the reference API. We recommend that you use this information to track down changes that could affect your experiment.
For instance, in https://api.grid5000.fr/stable/sites/nancy/clusters/gros/nodes/gros-1.json?pretty=1 , see bios.version and firmware_version.
You can also browse previous versions using the API ¹, or using the Github commit history ²
We will continue to update such firmwares in the future, about twice a year, keeping similar hardware in sync, and documenting the versions in the reference API.
-- Grid'5000 Team 16:15, March 27th 2020 (...
Support for persistent memory (PMEM)
Grid'5000 now features, among the different technologies it provides, some nodes with persistent memory.
Please find an introduction and some documentation on how to experiment on the persistent memory technology in the PMEM page.
-- Grid'5000 Team 17:35, February 19th 2020 (CET)
New cluster available in Nancy: grue (20 GPUs)
We have the pleasure to announce that the Grue cluster in Nancy¹ (production queue) is now available:
It features 5 Dell R7425 servers nodes with four Tesla T4², 128 GB DDR4, 1x480 GB SSD, 2 x AMD EPYC 7351, 16 cores/CPU
As this cluster features 4 GPU per node, we remind you that you can monitor GPU (and node) usage using the Ganglia tool (std environment only) and looking a the grue nodes.
If your experiments do not require all the GPU of a single node, it is possible to reserve resources at the GPU level³ (also see this previous news for some examples).
You can also use the nvidia-smi and htop commands on your reserved nodes to get more information about your GPU and CPU usage.
This cluster has been funded by Ihe CPER LCHN project (Langues, Connaissances & Humanités Numériques, Contrat de plan État / Région Lorraine 2015-2020), and the LARSEN and MULTISPEECH teams at LORIA / Inria Nancy Grand Est.
As a reminder, since this cluster is part of the "production" queue, specific usage rules apply.
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As from June 2008, Inria is the main contributor to Grid'5000 funding.
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
Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Hauts de France