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Experiment network



Management network


The management network is composed of one switch :

  • 50-port HP ProCurve 2650

All compute nodes are connected to the management switch with their iLO management card. Service nodes are also connected to this switch with their second compute network interface. This way, you can access the management network from these service nodes.

The service node iLO management cards are connected to the 24-port experiment switch. Thanks to this, these interfaces can be accessed from the laboratory network. They are not part of the management network.

Nancy's management network topology


Compute nodes, service nodes and the switch, that participates, possess an IP address on the management network. The numbering used is the same as the experiment network one. IP address keeps coroborate this numbering. So, the chosen IP network is

Address:         10101100.00011100.100110 00.00000000
Netmask: = 22   11111111.11111111.111111 00.00000000
Wildcard:            00000000.00000000.000000 11.11111111
Network:      10101100.00011100.100110 00.00000000
HostMin:         10101100.00011100.100110 00.00000001
HostMax:       10101100.00011100.100110 11.11111110
Broadcast:       10101100.00011100.100110 11.11111111
Hosts/Net: 1022                  Class B, Private Internet

This network range is divided between the materials in a similar way as experiment network does :

  • 172.28.152.[1-255] are dedicated to this network switches
  • 172.28.153.[1-255] are dedicated to service nodes
  • 172.28.154.[1-254] are dedicated to compute nodes


Compute nodes, service nodes and network switches are named on the experiment network. Each possess only one name, derived from cluster name in a manner to keep in mind that the interface is dedicated to management tasks. Names contain the material numbering, which coroborates the IP address.

  • sgrillade[1-255] are dedicated to this network switches
  • fgrillade[1-255] are dedicated to service nodes
  • grillade-[1-255] are dedicated to compute nodes

Grid'5000 interconnect


Connection to others Grid'5000 sites uses the national research network, called Renater. This network uses the 10Gbit Ethernet technology.

Nancy Grid'5000 interconnect

The local Renater site is managed by the CIRIL, which is located at 2 km from the Loria, which hosts Nancy's Grid'5000 cluster. This distance implies the use of a fiber medium with the 10GBASE-LR technology. The 48-port experiment network switch, which is equipped with a 10GbE LR transceiver, takes in charge the Grid'5000 interconnect.

Fiber linking to the CIRIL is not direct. Firstly, fiber goes down to the Faculté des Sciences. After that, it goes to Loria. Finally, it arrives on the cluster.

Nancy's Grid'5000 linking

Note: All the used fiber cables are dedicated to our Grid'5000 interconnect. When it is said trunk on the above figure it means a more rigid garter.


Not yet defined


There is no specific naming for the Grid'5000 interconnect, because the experiment network names are used on the entire grid.

Loria interconnect


The Loria laboratory possess a 1Gbit Ethernet network. Service nodes of the cluster are connected to this network. So the 24-port experiment switch, which connects service nodes, makes the uplink to this network.

Nancy's Loria interconnect

Nancy's Grid'5000 cluster is hosted in Loria building. So cabling distance is short. 1000BASE-T technology is used with an RJ-45 CAT6 cable. The 24-port experiment switch is directly linked to the Loria router.

Nancy's Loria linking


Loria uses a public IP address range for its materials : Within this range, the subnet is dedicated to Grid'5000 cluster:

  • 152.81.45.[101-1??] are dedicated to service node first experiment interface
  • 152.81.44.[201-2??] are dedicated to service node management interface
Note.png Note

Service node first experiment interfaces possess 2 IP addresses:

  • eth0 for cluster's intraconnect: 172.28.53.[1-X]
  • eth0:0 for Loria's interconnect: 152.81.45.[101-1XX]


Service node interfaces connected to Loria network are also named on it. These names are gathered into subdomain :

  • fgrillon[1-??] are dedicated to service node second experiment interface
Note:, and are also used for default service node.
  • fgrillade[1-??] are dedicated to service node management interface