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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 2020-10-01 18:20): 4 current events, None planned (details)

Random pick of publications

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

  • Arif Ahmed, Guillaume Pierre. Docker-pi: Docker Container Deployment in Fog Computing Infrastructures. International Journal of Cloud Computing, Inderscience Publishers, 2019, 9 (1), pp.6-22. hal-02271434 view on HAL pdf
  • Vinícius Garcia Pinto. Performance Analysis Strategies for Task-based Applications on Hybrid Platforms. Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing cs.DC. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS; UGA - Université Grenoble Alpes, 2018. English. tel-01962333 view on HAL pdf
  • Davide Frey. Epidemic Protocols: From Large Scale to Big Data. Computational Engineering, Finance, and Science cs.CE. Université De Rennes 1, 2019. tel-02375909 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
  • Hoa Le, Christophe Cerisara, Claire Gardent. How much can Syntax help Sentence Compression ?. ICANN 2019, Sep 2019, Munich, Germany. hal-02323821 view on HAL pdf

Latest news

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)

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)

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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