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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 2020-09-30 03:40): 2 current events, 1 planned (details)

Random pick of publications

Five random publications that benefited from Grid'5000 (at least 2054 overall):

  • Nathanaël Cheriere, Matthieu Dorier, Gabriel Antoniu. Lower Bounds for the Duration of Decommission Operations with Relaxed Fault Tolerance in Replication-based Distributed Storage Systems. Research Report RR-9229, Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique. 2018, pp.1-28. hal-01943964v2 view on HAL pdf
  • Tom Cornebize, Arnaud Legrand, Franz Heinrich. Fast and Faithful Performance Prediction of MPI Applications: the HPL Case Study. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER), Sep 2019, Albuquerque, United States. 10.1109/CLUSTER.2019.8891011. hal-02096571v3 view on HAL pdf
  • Francieli Zanon Boito, Ramon Nou, Laércio Lima Pilla, Jean Luca Bez, Jean-François Méhaut, et al.. On server-side file access pattern matching. HPCS 2019 - 17th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation, Jul 2019, Dublin, Ireland. pp.1-8. hal-02079899v2 view on HAL pdf
  • Jad Darrous. Scalable and Efficient Data Management in Distributed Clouds : Service Provisioning and Data Processing. Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing cs.DC. Université de Lyon, 2019. English. NNT : 2019LYSEN077. tel-02508592 view on HAL pdf
  • Nathanaël Cheriere, Matthieu Dorier, Gabriel Antoniu. Is it Worth Relaxing Fault Tolerance to Speed Up Decommission in Distributed Storage Systems?. CCGrid 2019 - IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing, May 2019, Larnaca, Cyprus. pp.1-10, 10.1109/CCGRID.2019.00024. hal-02116727 view on HAL pdf

Latest news

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)

Rss.svgGrid'5000 General Conditions of Use now available

To clarify the legal frame and the application of law surrounding Grid'5000 usage, we added a "General Conditions of Use" document to the Usage Policy.

From now on, usage of Grid'5000 must be in accordance with those two documents:

-- Grid'5000 Team 17:00, June 30th 2020 (CEST)

Rss.svgNew monitoring service for Grid'5000 available for beta testing

We are happy to announce a new service to provide environmental and performance metrics monitoring for Grid'5000 experiments.

The service uses the Kwollect framework and currently makes following metrics available:

- Energy consumption from dedicated “wattmetre” devices (currently available for some clusters in Lyon, Grenoble, Nancy) - Metrics collected from nodes’ Board Management Controller (out-of-band management hardware, such as Dell iDRAC), such as ambient temperature, hardware component temperature, energy consumption from PSU, fan speed, etc. - Traffic collected from network devices - Energy consumption from PDU, when available

It is also planned to add more metrics in the future.

The service documentation is available at:

The service is currently in beta. Many things may change in the future. Feel free to give us your feedback at

-- Grid'5000 Team 16:00, June 30th 2020 (CEST)

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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