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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 2023-03-31 23:59): 1 current events, 2 planned (details)

Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2494 overall):

  • Luca Di Stefano, Frédéric Lang. Compositional Verification of Priority Systems using Sharp Bisimulation. Research Report INRIA. 2022, pp.1-32. hal-03640683 view on HAL pdf
  • Joshua C Bowden, François Tessier, Charles Deltel, Simone Bnà, Gabriel Antoniu. In-situ visualization using Damaris: the Code Saturne use case. 2021. hal-03354035 view on HAL pdf
  • Pierre Champion, Thomas Thebaud, Gaël Le Lan, Anthony Larcher, Denis Jouvet. On the invertibility of a voice privacy system using embedding alignement. ASRU 2021 - IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, Dec 2021, Cartagena, Colombia. hal-03356021v2 view on HAL pdf
  • Cyrille Bonamy, Laurent Bourgès, Laurent Lefèvre. Impact des langages de programmation sur la performance énergétique des applications de calcul scientifique : un challenge ?. JRES 2022 - Journées Réseau de l’Enseignement et de la Recherche, RENATER, May 2022, Marseille, France. hal-03607468 view on HAL pdf
  • Florent Dubois. The vehicle routing problem for flash floods relief operations. Modeling and Simulation. Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, 2022. English. NNT : 2022TOU30074. tel-03726667 view on HAL pdf

Latest news

Rss.svgCluster "grat" is available in the Nancy production queue

We have the pleasure to announce that a new cluster named "grat" is available at Nancy¹ in the production queue.

This cluster features only one² Apollo 6500 XL675d node with 2 AMD 7513 (32 cores/CPU), 512 GB of RAM, 8xNvidia A100 SXM-4 GPUs with NVLink, one 3.84TB SSD + 7 additional 3.84 TB SSD and a 25 Gbps Ethernet card.

This cluster has been funded by the CPER IT2MP (Contrat Plan État Région, Innovations Technologiques, Modélisation & Médecine Personnalisée) and FEDER (Fonds européen de développement régional)³.


²: that node is named grat-1, obviously


-- Grid'5000 Team 11:00, Mar 24th 2023 (CEST)

Rss.svgNFS Support Now Available for All Grid'5000 Supported Linux Distributions

We are pleased to announce that we have released the NFS version of all our supported Linux distributions! With this new feature, you can now deploy your desired distribution with pre-configured LDAP and network storage support. This will enable you to log in to the deployed node using your own Grid'5000 account (not just root) and access your home directory and group storage directly from the deployed node.

While Debian 10 and Debian 11 already had NFS support, we have now added this feature to the following distributions:

  • Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04
  • CentOS 7, CentOS 8
  • CentOS Stream 8, CentOS Stream 9
  • Rocky Linux 8, Rocky Linux 9
  • Debian Testing.

All these new environments are suffixed with "-nfs" (e.g., `centosstream9-nfs`, `ubuntu2204-nfs`).

For more information on our available environments or on how to deploy environments with kadeploy, please refer to our Getting Started and Advanced Kadeploy pages.

-- Grid'5000 Team 18:00, Feb 22nd 2023 (CEST)

Rss.svgNew documentation for the FPGA nodes and wattmeter update in Grenoble

Documentation is now available at FPGA for the use of the FPGA nodes (servan cluster in Grenoble).

Furthermore, the Servan nodes' power supply units are now monitored by the Grenoble wattmeter and available in Kwollect.

Finally, due to the unreliability of the measures, Dahu is not monitored by the wattmeter anymore. Past problems with Yeti and Troll should now be fixed.

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:20, Sept 15th 2022 (CEST)

Rss.svgNew cluster “servan” available in Grenoble, featuring FPGAs

We have the pleasure to announce a new cluster named “servan” available in Grenoble. It is composed of 2 Dell R7525 nodes, each equipped with two AMD EPYC 7352 24-Cores CPUs, 128GB of DDR4 RAM, two 1.6TB NVMe SSD, and a 25Gbps Ethernet.

Additionally, each node features a Xilinx Alveo U200¹ FPGA with two 100Gbps Ethernet ports connected to the Grid'5000 network.

For now, no support is provided by the Grid'5000 technical team to exploit those FPGAs. But please let us know if you plan to try and use those FPGAs.

This cluster has been funded by CNRS/INS2I to support the Slices project.

Warning: debian11-xen² is currently unavailable on servan due to a problem with the network cards.



-- Grid'5000 Team 14:40, June 30th 2022 (CEST)

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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