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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 2020-10-20 04:37): 1 current events, 1 planned (details)

Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2055 overall):

  • Alessio Pagliari, Fabrice Huet, Guillaume Urvoy-Keller. NAMB: A Quick and Flexible Stream Processing Application Prototype Generator. The 20th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing, May 2020, Melbourne, Australia. hal-02483008 view on HAL pdf
  • Boyan Kolev, Oleksandra Levchenko, Esther Pacitti, Patrick Valduriez, Ricardo Vilaça, et al.. Parallel Polyglot Query Processing on Heterogeneous Cloud Data Stores with LeanXcale. IEEE BigData, Dec 2018, Seattle, United States. pp.10. lirmm-01921718 view on HAL pdf
  • Ovidiu-Cristian Marcu. KerA: A Unified Ingestion and Storage System for Scalable Big Data Processing. Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing cs.DC. INSA Rennes, 2018. English. tel-01972280 view on HAL pdf
  • Renan Souza, Vitor Silva, Alvaro L.G.A. Coutinho, Patrick Valduriez, Marta Mattoso. Data reduction in scientific workflows using provenance monitoring and user steering. Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, 2020, 110, pp.481-501. 10.1016/j.future.2017.11.028. lirmm-01679967 view on HAL pdf
  • Badr Abdullah, Irina Illina, Dominique Fohr. Dynamic Extension of ASR Lexicon Using Wikipedia Data. IEEE Workshop on Spoken and Language Technology (SLT), Dec 2018, Athènes, Greece. hal-01874495 view on HAL pdf

Latest news

Rss.svgNew cluster grappe available in the production queue

We have the pleasure to announce that a new cluster named "grappe" is available at Nancy¹.

We chose that name to celebrate the famous alsatian wines, as the network part of grappe was wrongly delivered in Strasbourg. We interpreted that funny event as a kind of "birth origin".

The cluster features 16 Dell R640 nodes with 2 Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218R (20 cores/CPU), 96 GB of RAM, a 480 GB SSD + a 8.0 TB HDD reservable disk and 25 Gbps Ethernet.

Energy monitoring² is available for the cluster.

The 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.




-- Grid'5000 Team 14:30, October 16th 2020 (CET)

Rss.svgARM64 cluster Pyxis available in the default queue

We have the pleasure to announce that the "pyxis" cluster in Lyon is now available in the default queue !

It is composed of 4 nodes with ARM64 CPUs (ThunderX2 9980 with 2x32 cores), 256 GB RAM, 2 x 250 GB HDD, 10 Gbps Ethernet, 100 Gbps Infiniband interface. Each node power consumption is monitored with the Lyon wattmetre.

Pyxis nodes must be reserved using the "exotic" oar job type (add "-t exotic -p cluster='pyxis' " to your OAR submission).

Several arm64 environments are available to be deployed on this cluster:

This cluster has been funded by the CPER LECO++ Project (FEDER, Région Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, DRRT, Inria).

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:50, September 30th 2020 (CEST)

Rss.svgIPv6 on Grid'5000

Grid'5000 now offers IPv6 connectivity to Internet from nodes !

To get a global IPv6 address on an interface, you can run dhclient -6 <interface> on your node.

Inside Grid'5000, new DNS entries have been added. For example :

  • for the IPv6 address on the main interface of dahu-1
  • for the IPv6 address on the secondary interface of chetemi-2

Please note that IPv6 connectivity to Internet is now available but we are still working on some improvements and additional features such as :

  • IPv6 addresses for Kavlan. It is only for production network for the moment.
  • A tool to open access to your nodes from Internet. Incoming traffic from Internet to nodes is currently filtered.

-- Grid'5000 Team 16:00, September 17th 2020 (CEST)

Rss.svgRefactoring of the users' portal

We refactored the users' portal page of the Grid'5000 website, in order to give a better structure to the set of tutorials and guides. Some titles were slightly modified as well as some content, but you should be able to find all the information you were using so far easily.

For new comers, we hope it will be easier to find out efficiently how to use the testbed and its many features.

Also note that we removed the list of pages automatically provided by the wiki engine at the bottom, as we think this was not so relevant. All pages, even the outdated ones, can however still be found in the wiki.

-- Grid'5000 Team 16:00, July 9th 2020 (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