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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 AI.

Key features:

  • 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)

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 2021-09-28 07:32): 3 current events, 1 planned (details)

Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2178 overall):

  • Nicolas Turpault, Romain Serizel, Ankit Parag Shah, Justin Salamon. Sound event detection in domestic environments with weakly labeled data and soundscape synthesis. Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events, Oct 2019, New York City, United States. hal-02160855v2 view on HAL pdf
  • Tiago Carneiro, Jan Gmys, Nouredine Melab, Daniel Tuyttens. Towards ultra-scale Branch-and-Bound using a high-productivity language. Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, 2020, SI: On The Road to Exascale II: Advances on High Performance Computing and Simulations, 105, pp.196-209. 10.1016/j.future.2019.11.011. hal-02371238 view on HAL pdf
  • Mariana Vargas-Vieyra, Aurélien Bellet, Pascal Denis. Joint Learning of the Graph and the Data Representation for Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning. 14th Workshop on Graph-Based Natural Language Processing (TextGraphs 2020), 2020, Virtual, Spain. hal-03100039 view on HAL pdf
  • Etienne Rigaud. Représentation vectorielle de paires de verbes pour la prédiction de relations lexicales. 6e conférence conjointe Journées d'Études sur la Parole (JEP, 33e édition), Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN, 27e édition), Rencontre des Étudiants Chercheurs en Informatique pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues (RÉCITAL, 22e édition). Volume 3 : Rencontre des Étudiants Chercheurs en Informatique pour le TAL, Jun 2020, Nancy, France. pp.179-192. hal-02786199v3 view on HAL pdf
  • Damien Masson, Sylvain Malacria, Edward Lank, Géry Casiez. Chameleon: Bringing Interactivity to Static Digital Documents. CHI 2020 - ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Apr 2020, Honolulu, United States. 10.1145/3313831.3376559. hal-02467817 view on HAL pdf

Latest news

Rss.svgNew service available: reconfigurable Firewall for IPv6

Dear users,

A new service is available, which allows opening the Grid'5000 firewall for IPv6 connections from the Internet.

This service should allow an easier interconnection between experiments in Grid5000 and outside resources, without the burden and performance impact of having to setup tunnels (VPNs, ssh tunnels, etc.)

To benefit from this new possibility, you need to use IPv6 (Grid'5000 nodes have globally routable IPv6 addresses, which allows these nodes to be connected from the Internet, whereas in IPv4, network address translation prevents the connections to be initiated from the outside).

Grid'5000 firewall openings are requested using an API (which allows complete automation of these requests). These openings are allowed for Grid'5000 nodes in the context of OAR jobs and are closed at the end of the jobs.

A detailed documentation and usage example is available in the wiki:

IPv6 related documentation is also available in the wiki:

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:41, September 10th 2021 (CEST)

Rss.svgUsage policy update: changing the BIOS or BMC setting or flashing firmware is not allowed

Dear users,

The platform's usage policy was completed in order to prevent uncontrolled changes of BIOS or BMC settings or any device firmware.

Please read

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:30, September 8th 2021 (CEST)

Rss.svgGrid'5000 metadata bundler is available in alpha version

Dear users,

When running experiments on Grid'5000, users generate metadata across multiple services.

The extraction and the storage of this metadata is useful for matters of scientific data management and reproducibility. We are currently developing a tool designed to collect this metadata concerning an experiment from the different Grid'5000 services and bundle it in a single compressed archive. Making it easier to find, study, and store information about your experiments.

The g5k-metadata-bundler is now available in alpha version on all Grid'5000 node frontends.

At this point in time, the bundles generated by g5k-metadata-bundler contains:

  • the OAR information of a single job,
  • copies from the specifications of the nodes involved,
  • all monitoring information collected by kwollect during the job.

As the software is still in alpha version, the contents and structure of the bundle is subject to changes and a list of planned features is available on the dedicated wiki page.

We are also interested in user feedback on the support mailing list.

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:30, July 22nd 2021 (CEST)

Rss.svgNew AMD cluster named "neowise" available in Lyon for testing

Dear users,

A new cluster, named "neowise" is available in Lyon for testing.

This machine is a donation from AMD to Genci and Inria to support the French research community (in particular for works in relation with COVID19).

The cluster has 10 nodes, each including an AMD EPYC 7642 48-Core processor, 512GB of RAM, 8 Radeon MI50 GPUs, and an HDR Infiniband network (200Gbs). Its full characteristics are described at:

The cluster is still in testing phase and few issues are known:

- Few nodes currently have problems and will be unavailable until fixed - The software stack to use AMD GPUs is incomplete. The HIP compiler is included in default environment but many libraries or software (such as Deep Learning frameworks) are lacking. They will be added soon (mostly as "environment modules") - Some Grid'5000 "advanced" features are missing. An overview of what is working correctly is available at:

The neowise cluster is tagged as "exotic" and is currently available in "testing" queue. To submit a job, don't forget to add the appropriate options to oarsub. For instance:

$ oarsub -q testing -t exotic -p "cluster = 'neowise'" -I

We would like to thank AMD for this donation and Genci for their successful collaboration in making this machine available in Grid'5000.

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:30, June 24th 2021 (CEST)

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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