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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Grid'5000 is a research effort developping a large scale nation wide infrastructure
for Grid research.
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.