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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: 12000 cores, 800 compute-nodes grouped in homogeneous clusters, and featuring various technologies: 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 2019-06-19 19:28): No current events, 4 planned (details)

Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2030 overall):

  • Brice Nédelec, Julian Tanke, Pascal Molli, Achour Mostefaoui, Davide Frey. An Adaptive Peer-Sampling Protocol for Building Networks of Browsers. World Wide Web, Springer Verlag, In press, 21 (3), pp.629-661. 10.1007/s11280-017-0478-5. hal-01619906 view on HAL pdf
  • Étienne André. Contributions to parametric timed model checking: Theory and algorithms. Logic in Computer Science cs.LO. Université Paris 13, 2018. tel-01857440 view on HAL pdf
  • Yewan Wang, David Nörtershäuser, Stéphane Le Masson, Jean-Marc Menaud. Potential effects on server power metering and modeling. CloudComp 2018 - 8th EAI International Conference on Cloud Computing, Sep 2018, Exeter, United Kingdom. pp.1-12. hal-01869705 view on HAL pdf
  • David Adrian, Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Zakir Durumeric, Pierrick Gaudry, Matthew Green, et al.. Imperfect forward secrecy: How Diffie-Hellman fails in practice. Communications of the ACM, ACM, 2018, 62 (1), pp.106-114. 10.1145/3292035. hal-01982426 view on HAL pdf
  • Alexandre Santana, Vinicius Freitas, Marcio Castro, Laércio Lima Pilla, Jean-François Méhaut. Reducing Global Schedulers' Complexity Through Runtime System Decoupling. WSCAD 2018 - XIX Simpósio de Sistemas Computacionais de Alto Desempenho, Oct 2018, São Paulo, Brazil. pp.1-12. hal-01873526 view on HAL pdf

Latest news

Rss.svgTILECS workshop -- Towards an Infrastructure for Large-Scale Experimental Computer Science

Grid'5000 has joined forced with the FIT community to build SILECS, an unprecedented tool to address challenges from today's digital sciences.

The TILECS workshop is an event aiming at getting a better understanding of (1) experimental needs in the targeted fields; (2) existing testbeds. The end goal is to define a roadmap and priorities for the SILECS project.

See the full announcement on the workshop website.

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:00, 27 May 2019 (CET)

Rss.svgMore than 2000 documents in Grid'5000's HAL collection!

Grid'5000 uses a collection in the HAL Open Archive to track publications that benefited from the testbed. This collection now includes more than 2000 documents, including 1396 publications (journals and conferences articles, book chapters, etc.), 268 PhD theses, 44 HDRs, and 302 unpublished documents such as research reports !

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:00, 13 May 2019 (CET)

Rss.svgAvailability of scientific and HPC software using "module" command

Additional scientific and HPC related software are now available on Grid'5000

nodes and frontends, using the "module" command. For instance, newest versions of GCC, Cuda, OpenMPI are available this way.

To get the list of available software, use:

 module av                                                                     

To load a specific software into your environment, use:

 module load <software_name>                      

Please note that module command overloads some of your environment variables, such $PATH (internally we use Spack to build those modules).

Please also note that some software requires an access to a licence server.

More information at :

-- Grid'5000 Team 17:00, 6 May 2019 (CET)

Rss.svgPierre Neyron awarded Médaille de Cristal du CNRS

Pierre Neyron, who has been a member of the Grid'5000 technical staff since the early years of the project, has been awarded the "Médaille de Cristal de CNRS".

Quoting :

La médaille de cristal distingue les ingénieurs, techniciens et agents administratifs qui, par leur créativité, leur maîtrise technique et leur sens de l'innovation, contribuent aux côtés des chercheurs à l'avancée des savoirs et à l'excellence de la recherche française.

Congratulations Pierre!

-- Grid'5000 Team 13:00, 16 April 2019 (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
Hauts de France