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Grid'5000

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 2022-08-15 12:13): 2 current events, 1 planned (details)


Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2360 overall):

  • Alexandre Bonnefond, Olivier Simonin, Isabelle Guérin-Lassous. Extension des Modèles de Flocking aux Environnements avec Obstacles et Communications Dégradées. JFSMA 2021 - 29èmes Journées Francophones sur les Systèmes Multi-Agents, Jun 2021, Bordeaux, France. hal-03369148 view on HAL pdf
  • Safa Alsaidi, Amandine Decker, Puthineath Lay, Esteban Marquer, Pierre-Alexandre Murena, et al.. A Neural Approach for Detecting Morphological Analogies. DSAA 2021 - 8th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Oct 2021, Porto/Online, Portugal. pp.1-10. hal-03313556 view on HAL pdf
  • Mathieu Stoffel. Approches statiques et dynamiques pour l'optimisation de la consommation énergétique des applications de calcul à hautes performances. Architectures Matérielles cs.AR. Université Grenoble Alpes 2020-.., 2021. Français. NNT : 2021GRALM034. tel-03562771 view on HAL pdf
  • Sébastien Bardin, Tristan Benoit, Jean-Yves Marion. Compiler and optimization level recognition using graph neural networks. MLPA 2020 - Machine Learning for Program Analysis, Jan 2021, Yokohama / Virtual, Japan. hal-03270335 view on HAL pdf
  • Joshua C Bowden, François Tessier, Charles Deltel, Simone Bnà, Gabriel Antoniu. In-situ visualization using Damaris: the Code Saturne use case. 2021. hal-03354035 view on HAL pdf


Latest news

Rss.svgNew cluster “servan” available in Grenoble, featuring FPGAs

We have the pleasure to announce a new cluster named “servan” available in Grenoble. It is composed of 2 Dell R7525 nodes, each equipped with two AMD EPYC 7352 24-Cores CPUs, 128GB of DDR4 RAM, two 1.6TB NVMe SSD, and a 25Gbps Ethernet.

Additionnaly each node features a Xilinx Alveo U200¹ FPGA with two 100Gbps Ethernet ports connected to the Grid'5000 network.

For now, no support is provided by the Grid'5000 technical team to exploit those FPGA. But please let us know if you plan to try and use those FPGA.

This cluster has been funded by CNRS/INS2I to support the Slices project.

Warning: debian11-xen² is currently unavailable on servan due to a problem with the network cards.

¹ https://www.xilinx.com/products/boards-and-kits/alveo/u200.html

² https://intranet.grid5000.fr/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=13923

-- Grid'5000 Team 14:40, June 30th 2022 (CEST)

Rss.svgShorter command usage for Kadeploy tools

We changed the syntax of the Kadeploy commands. A typical command line for a deployment was:

 kadeploy3 -f $OAR_NODE_FILE -e debian11-x64-base -k
  • The -e flag can now be omitted when deploying a recorded environment, while when deploying an anonymous deployment, the -a flag must still be set.
  • The public key is copied by default, -k can be omitted.
  • Nodes to be deployed are taken from $OAR_NODE_FILE if not specified on the command line with -f or -m.

As a result, the same deployment can be achieve with the following shorter command line:

 kadeploy3 debian11-x64-base

Moreover, the architectures are removed from the Grid'5000 reference environments names (eg: "debian11-x64-base" and "debian11-ppc64-base" both become "debian11-base"). Kadeploy infers the correct environment (CPU architecture) for the cluster to deploy. As a result, the previous kadeploy command line can be shortened to:

 kadeploy3 debian11-base

Old syntaxes and environment names including the architecture are however still supported for backward compatibility.

You can find more information on the Getting Started and Advanced Kadeploy pages.

-- Grid'5000 Team 10:50, Wed, May 19th 2022 (CEST)

Rss.svgCluster "sirius" from Nvidia is available in the default queue

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

This cluster consists in only one Nvidia DGX A100 node with 2 AMD EPYC 7742 CPUs (64 cores per CPU) and 8 Nvidia A100 (40 GiB) GPUs, 1TB of DDR4 RAM, 2x1.92 TB SSD + 4x3.84 TB SSD disks and a coming-soon infiniband network.

Energy monitoring is available for this cluster, provided by the same wattmeter devices as used for the other clusters in Lyon.

This cluster is tagged as "exotic", so the `-t exotic` option must be provided to oarsub to select sirius.

This machine has been funded by LIP laboratory with the support of INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes and ENS Lyon.

-- Grid'5000 Team 11:30, Wed, May 11th 2022 (CEST)

Rss.svgUbuntu 22.04 LTS environment available

A kadeploy environment (image) for Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 LTS (ubuntu2204-min) is now available and registered in all Grid'5000 sites with Kadeploy.

Only x86_64 architecture is available for now. For ARM (arm64/aarch64) and POWER 8 (ppc64/ppc64le), you can use the previous Ubuntu 20.04 LTS images (ubuntu2004-min).

Please refer to our getting started document to learn how to deploy such an image on the platform [1].

This image is built with Kameleon (just like other Grid'5000 environments). The recipe is available in the environments-recipes git repository.

If you need other system images for your work, please let us know.

-- Grid'5000 Team 13:40, Fri, May 6th 2022 (CEST)


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Grid'5000 sites

Current funding

As from June 2008, Inria is the main contributor to Grid'5000 funding.

INRIA

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CNRS

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Universities

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

Aquitaine
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Bretagne
Champagne-Ardenne
Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Hauts de France
Lorraine