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)
Recently published documents and presentations:
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 2022-08-16 22:14)
: 2 current events, 1 planned (details)
Random pick of publications
Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2360 overall):
- Etienne André, Rémi Dulong, Amina Guermouche, François Trahay. DUF : Dynamic Uncore Frequency scaling to reduce power consumption. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley, 2021, 34 (3), pp.e6580. hal-02401796v4 view on HAL pdf
- Hubert Garavel. Proposal for Adding Useful Features to Petri-Net Model Checkers. Research Report Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes. 2020. hal-03087421 view on HAL pdf
- Prerak Srivastava, Antoine Deleforge, Emmanuel Vincent. Blind room parameter estimation using multiple multichannel speech recordings. WASPAA 2021 - IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, Oct 2021, New Paltz, NY, United States. hal-03304656 view on HAL pdf
- Lucas Nesi, Lucas Mello Schnorr, Arnaud Legrand. Multi-Phase Task-Based HPC Applications: Quickly Learning how to Run Fast. IPDPS 2022 - 36th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium, May 2022, Lyon, France. pp.1-11. hal-03608579 view on HAL pdf
- Thierry Gautier, Joao Vicente Ferreira Lima. Evaluation of two topology-aware heuristics on level-3 BLAS library for multi-GPU platforms. PAW-ATM 2021 - 4th Annual Parallel Applications Workshop, Alternatives To MPI+X, Nov 2021, Saint Louis, United States. pp.1-11. hal-03363275 view on HAL pdf
Shorter command usage for Kadeploy tools
We changed the syntax of the Kadeploy commands. A typical command line for a deployment was:
kadeploy3 -f $OAR_NODE_FILE -e debian11-x64-base -k
-e flag can now be omitted when deploying a recorded environment, while when deploying an anonymous deployment, the
-a flag must still be set.
- The public key is copied by default,
-k can be omitted.
- Nodes to be deployed are taken from
$OAR_NODE_FILE if not specified on the command line with
As a result, the same deployment can be achieve with the following shorter command line:
Moreover, the architectures are removed from the Grid'5000 reference environments names (eg: "debian11-x64-base" and "debian11-ppc64-base" both become "debian11-base"). Kadeploy infers the correct environment (CPU architecture) for the cluster to deploy. As a result, the previous kadeploy command line can be shortened to:
Old syntaxes and environment names including the architecture are however still supported for backward compatibility.
You can find more information on the Getting Started and Advanced Kadeploy pages.
-- Grid'5000 Team 10:50, Wed, May 19th 2022 (CEST)
Cluster "sirius" from Nvidia is available in the default queue
We have the pleasure to announce that a new cluster named "sirius" is available at Lyon.
This cluster consists in only one Nvidia DGX A100 node with 2 AMD EPYC 7742 CPUs (64 cores per CPU) and 8 Nvidia A100 (40 GiB) GPUs, 1TB of DDR4 RAM, 2x1.92 TB SSD + 4x3.84 TB SSD disks and a coming-soon infiniband network.
Energy monitoring is available for this cluster, provided by the same wattmeter devices as used for the other clusters in Lyon.
This cluster is tagged as "exotic", so the `-t exotic` option must be provided to oarsub to select sirius.
This machine has been funded by LIP laboratory with the support of INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes and ENS Lyon.
-- Grid'5000 Team 11:30, Wed, May 11th 2022 (CEST)
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS environment available
A kadeploy environment (image) for Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 LTS (ubuntu2204-min) is now available and registered in all Grid'5000 sites with Kadeploy.
Only x86_64 architecture is available for now. For ARM (arm64/aarch64) and POWER 8 (ppc64/ppc64le), you can use the previous Ubuntu 20.04 LTS images (ubuntu2004-min).
Please refer to our getting started document to learn how to deploy such an image on the platform .
This image is built with Kameleon (just like other Grid'5000 environments). The recipe is available in the environments-recipes git repository.
If you need other system images for your work, please let us know.
-- Grid'5000 Team 13:40, Fri, May 6th 2022 (CEST)
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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