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This project aims at building an experimental Grid platform gathering 8 sites geographically distributed in France. The main purpose of this platform is to serve as an experimental testbed for research in Grid Computing.
This project is one initiative of the French ACI Grid Incentive
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Introduction


Grid'5000 is a research effort developping a large scale nation wide infrastructure for Grid research.
17 laboratories are involved, nation wide, in the objective of providing the community of Grid researchers a testbed allowing experiments in all the software layers between the network protocols up to the applications:

 
Applications
Algorithms
Runtime
Middleware
Operating Systems
Network protocols

 

Grid'5000 will allow Grid experiments France wide in all these software layers

The current plans are to assemble a physical platform featuring 9 clusters, each with 100 to a thousand PCs, connected by the Renater Education and Research Network. All clusters will be connected to Renater at 1 Gb/s (10 Gb/s is expected in near future).

This high collaborative research effort is funded by the French ministry of Education and Research, INRIA, CNRS, the Universities of all sites and some regional councils.


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