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Grid'5000: A Large Scale And Highly Reconfigurable Experimental Grid Testbed

Raphaël Bolze 1 Franck Cappello 2 Eddy Caron 1 Michel Daydé 3, 4 Frédéric Desprez 1 Emmanuel Jeannot 5 Yvon Jégou 6 Stephane Lanteri 7 Julien Leduc 2 Nouredine Melab 8 Guillaume Mornet 6 Raymond Namyst 9 Pascale Primet 10 Benjamin Quétier 2 Olivier Richard 11 El-Ghazali Talbi 12 Iréa Touche 13 
3 IRIT-APO - Algorithmes Parallèles et Optimisation
IRIT - Institut de recherche en informatique de Toulouse
6 PARIS - Programming distributed parallel systems for large scale numerical simulation
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, ENS Cachan - École normale supérieure - Cachan, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
7 NACHOS - Numerical modeling and high performance computing for evolution problems in complex domains and heterogeneous media
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée , JAD - Laboratoire Jean Alexandre Dieudonné : UMR6621
8 DOLPHIN - Parallel Cooperative Multi-criteria Optimization
LIFL - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, Inria Lille - Nord Europe
10 RESO - Protocols and softwares for very high-performance network
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
11 MESCAL - Middleware efficiently scalable
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIG - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
Abstract : Large scale distributed systems such as Grids are difficult to study from theoretical models and simulators only. Most Grids deployed at large scale are production platforms that are inappropriate research tools because of their limited reconfiguration, control and monitoring capabilities. In this paper, we present Grid'5000, a 5000 CPU nation-wide infrastructure for research in Grid computing. Grid'5000 is designed to provide a scientific tool for computer scientists similar to the large-scale instruments used by physicists, astronomers, and biologists. We describe the motivations, design considerations, architecture, control, and monitoring infrastructure of this experimental platform. We present configuration examples and performance results for the reconfiguration subsystem.
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Raphaël Bolze, Franck Cappello, Eddy Caron, Michel Daydé, Frédéric Desprez, et al.. Grid'5000: A Large Scale And Highly Reconfigurable Experimental Grid Testbed. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, SAGE Publications, 2006, 20 (4), pp.481-494. ⟨10.1177/1094342006070078⟩. ⟨hal-00684943⟩



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