Framework of the Open Access program
Researchers outside of France or researchers outside of the French academic community can request access to Grid'5000 thanks to the Open-Access program.
If you do not have active formal collaboration with academic researchers from France (e.g. via a European project or an international partnership) or a special agreement (in any of those cases, you may be able to get a regular account thanks to it), you can get a trial access to Grid'5000 for 2 months within the framework of the Open-Access program. See the get an account page.
After the 2 months, obtaining an extension of your program requires you to provide a report.
Open-Access user report
While a user report on the use of Grid'5000 within the framework of the Open-Access program is welcomed (wished) in any case, providing a report is mandatory in order to request an extension of the program.
Reports should be sent by email to the Open-Access program managers, and contain the following information:
(1) What is your Grid'5000 username ? <...> (2) What is your current situation (work status/employer/university/laboratory/project) ? <...> (3) What is your research topic, in a few lines ? <...> (4) What experiments have you been conducting on Grid'5000, in a few lines ? <...> (5) What Grid'5000 resources did you use and/or were/are you looking for (special hardware, cluster size, ...) ? <...> (6) What features of Grid'5000 did you use and/or were/are the most important to you (bare-metal deployment, network reconfiguration, ...) ? <...> (7) Did you produce any outcome and/or publish any results (scientific papers, software,...) thanks to Grid'5000 ? <...>
And if applying for an extension, please provide the following in addition to the previous points:
(8) Is it the first time you ask for an extension of your Open-Access program membership ? <Yes/No> (9) Why was the previous period not enough to conduct your experiments, in a few lines ? <...> (10) For how long would you like your Open-Access program membership extended ? <... months> (11) What kind of experiment do you plan to do if your membership extension is granted, in a few lines ? <...> (12) Since the last request (account creation or membership extension), did your professional situation change (new lab, position change,...) ? <Yes/No if Yes, please briefly describe the change)>