4.3. Grid‘5000

4.3.1. Background

Grid‘5000 [1] is a large-scale and versatile testbed for experiment-driven research in all areas of computer science, with a focus on parallel and distributed computing including Cloud, HPC and Big Data.

The platform gives access to approximately to 1000 machines grouped in 30 clusters geographically distributed in 8 sites.

The Open access [2] program allows external users to get an account on the platform.

4.3.2. Hardware

Due to the numerous use cases the platform addresses, servers and network configuration [3] may differ between different clusters but remain homogeneous inside the same cluster.