Grid5000:Open-Access

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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.

Please, mind reading the Grid'5000 Usage Policy and the General Conditions of Use for more details on the usage of the platform.

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)>
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In all your answers:

  • Please provide as much as possible verifiable references (URLs, names, ...) for publications, projects, affiliations, etc.
  • The more accurate the information is, the quicker it will be handled.