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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 2023-09-28 02:33): 2 current events, None planned (details)

Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2492 overall):

  • Lu Gan, Diana Nurbakova, Léa Laporte, Sylvie Calabretto. EMDKG: Improving Accuracy-Diversity Trade-Off in Recommendation with EM-based Model and Knowledge Graph Embedding. The 20th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, Dec 2021, Melbourne, Australia. 10.1145/3486622.3493925. hal-03518867 view on HAL pdf
  • Pavlos Kranas, Boyan Kolev, Oleksandra Levchenko, Esther Pacitti, Patrick Valduriez, et al.. Parallel Query Processing in a Polystore. Distributed and Parallel Databases, 2021, 39, pp.939-977. 10.1007/s10619-021-07322-5. lirmm-03148271 view on HAL pdf
  • Jose Jurandir Alves Esteves, Amina Boubendir, Fabrice Guillemin, Pierre Sens. DRL-based Slice Placement Under Non-Stationary Conditions. CNSM 2021 - 17th International Conference on Network and Service Management, Oct 2021, Izmir, Turkey. hal-03332502 view on HAL pdf
  • Charles Bouillaguet. Les attaques cryptographiques sont-elles toujours meilleures que la force brute ?. Cryptographie et sécurité cs.CR. Sorbonne Université, 2022. tel-03616505 view on HAL pdf
  • Diego Amaya-Ramirez, Romain Lhotte, Magali Devriese, Constantin Hays, Jean-Luc Taupin, et al.. Reduced structural flexibility of eplet amino acids in HLA proteins. ECCB 2022 21st European Conference on Computational Biology Planetary Health and Biodiversity, Sep 2022, Barcelona, Spain. hal-03924018 view on HAL pdf

Latest news

Rss.svgNew cluster “roazhon4” available in Rennes

We have the pleasure to announce a new cluster named “roazhon4” available in the production queue.

It features 1 Dell PowerEdge R7525 with 2 AMD EPYC 7H12 (Zen 2), x86_64, 64 cores/CPU 512 GiB of RAM, one 480 GB HDD SATA and one 2.0TB HDD SAS

This node comes from the migration of igrida00-04 node from Igrida cluster at the Inria Rennes center.

See our hardware page for details about this cluster:

About the name: Roazhon[1] is the name of Rennes city in Breton


-- Grid'5000 Team 14:00, Sep 25th 2023 (CET)

Rss.svgEnd of support of Xen environments

Deployment statistics showed that Xen Kadeploy environments were rarely used, so we decided to end support for them, as they add a significant maintenance load.

The environments that were published up to now remain available for deployment (see /grid5000/README.unmaintained-envs), and the support remains in Kadeploy, but no future update to other environments will be made.

Documentation has also been archived in

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:00, Aug 28th 2023 (CEST)

Rss.svgNew cluster “montcalm” available in Toulouse

We have the pleasure to announce the re-opening of Toulouse site and a new cluster named “montcalm” available in the testing queue. It features 9 HPE Proliant DL360 Gen10+ nodes with two Intel Xeon Silver 4314 CPUs, 256GB of RAM, one 960GB SAS SSD.

See our hardware page for details about this cluster:

In order to support the SLICES-FR project, the new site infrastructure has been funded by CNRS/INS2I and the cluster “montcalm” has been funded by University Paul Sabatier (UT3).

About the name: Montcalm [1] is a French pyrenean summit, culminating at 3,077 m (10,095 ft), located in the Ariège department, Midi-Pyrénées region of France.


-- Grid'5000 Team 14:00, Jun 26th 2023 (CET)

Rss.svgEnd of availability of clusters chetemi et chifflet at Lille

Due to technical constraints, we have scheduled the shutdown of the "chetemi" and "chifflet" clusters hosted at the Grid'5000 site in Lille for June 30, 2023.

We invite you to anticipate this shutdown and use the other clusters available in Lille or on the other Grid'5000 sites.

Please visit

We're working on the installation of new clusters in Lille that will be connected to Grid'5000 after the summer. We'll let you know more about the details of the equipment and its availability in a future announcement.

If these retirements are a problem for you, do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your understanding

-- Grid'5000 Team 09:00, Jun 26th 2023 (CET)

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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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IMT Atlantique
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