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Grid'5000 is a large-scale and versatile 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.

Key features:

  • provides access to a large amount of resources: 1000 nodes, 8000 cores, grouped in homogeneous clusters, and featuring various technologies: 10G Ethernet, Infiniband, GPUs, Xeon PHI
  • 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.

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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 2018-03-17 18:06): 3 current events, None planned (details)

Latest news

Rss.svg1st Grid'5000-FIT school: call for participation

As previously announced, the first Grid'5000-FIT school will be held in

Sophia Antipolis, France from April 3rd to April 6th, 2018. This event is a first public milestone in the SILECS project, that aims at bringing together both infrastructures.

The program is now available, and includes a great set of invited talks, of

talks from Grid'5000 and FIT users, and tutorials on experimenting using those infrastructures.

Registration is free but mandatory. Please register!

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:00, 9 March 2018 (CET)

Rss.svg1st Grid'5000-FIT school: save the date, call for presentations and practical sessions

It is our pleasure to announce the first Grid’5000-FIT school, that will be held in Sophia Antipolis, France from April 3rd to April 6th, 2018. This event is a first public milestone in the SILECS project, that aims at bringing together Grid'5000 and FIT infrastructures.

The program is being polished and will be available soon on The week of work will give priority to practical sessions where you will use the FIT and Grid’5000 platforms and learn how to conduct scientific and rigorous experiments. Moreover, to foster collaboration, we will arrange a special session where you can present your own work (see “call for presentations” below) or propose your own practical session (see “Call for practical session” below).

We would like to stress in this announcement that we hope users will consider presenting their great work during the school, including already published results. The focus of user presentations during the school is not so much on new results but on showcasing great uses of Grid’5000 and/or FIT platforms, singly or together, with a focus on how the results have been derived from the platforms usage.

Registration will be free but mandatory due to the limited number of seats.

Stay tuned for extra details on

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:00, 1 February 2018 (CET)

Rss.svgDisk reservation feature available on chifflet and parasilo

The disk reservation feature is now available on chifflet in

Lille and parasilo in Rennes, in addition to grimoire in Nancy, which was already in beta testing phase. Disk reservation enables users to leave large datasets on nodes between experiments. See Disk reservation wiki page.

-- Grid'5000 Team 11:30, 8 January 2018 (CET)

Rss.svgStandard environments upgraded to Debian 9 "stretch"

All Grid'5000 nodes now use Debian 9 "stretch" as standard environment

(this is the environment available by default when not deploying).

Known remaining problems at this time are:

- Lyon, orion cluster: GPUs are no longer supported by CUDA 9 wich is the version now included in debian 9 environments. - Infiniband support: while we think we have resolved everything, we are not 100% sure at this point (it needs further testing). - Virtual machines on the standard environment don't work anymore (but work if you deploy, of course)

Your own scripts or applications might require changes or recompilation to work

on Debian 9. If we want to stick with Debian 8 for the time being, you can still manually deploy the jessie-x64-std environment.

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:30, 15 December 2017 (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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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
Nord Pas de Calais