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Arnaud Legrand



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Arnaud Legrand is the leader of the POLARIS team. He is a CNRS research scientist at the LIG. His research targets the management (mostly from an algorithmic point of view, i.e., scheduling, load balancing, fairness, game theory….) and performance evaluation (in particular through simulation, visualization, statistical analysis, …) of large scale distributed computing infrastructures such as clusters, grids, desktop grids, volunteer computing platforms, clouds,… when used for scientific computing. He is one of the main developers of the SimGrid project, a simulation toolkit for building simulators of distributed applications (originally designed for scheduling algorithm evaluation purposes) developed in collaboration with Henri Casanova, Martin Quinson and Frédéric Suter.


Education and Professional Experience

Nov. 2015
Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, University of Grenoble
Oct. 2004-…:
Tenured Researcher for the CNRS (Chargé de Recherche) at Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, UCSD (USA). Collaboration with Henri Casanova, Larry Carter and Jeanne Ferrante.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France).
2000-Dec. 2003:
Ph.D. Computer Science, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme. Thesis: Heterogeneous parallel algorithms and scheduling : static and dynamic approaches Advisors: Prof. Olivier Beaumont and Prof. Yves Robert.

Arnaud Giersch   

Journal articles1 document

  • Henri Casanova, Arnaud Giersch, Arnaud Legrand, Martin Quinson, Frédéric Suter. Versatile, Scalable, and Accurate Simulation of Distributed Applications and Platforms. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier, 2014, 74 (10), pp.2899-2917. ⟨10.1016/j.jpdc.2014.06.008⟩. ⟨hal-01017319v2⟩

Preprints, Working Papers, ...1 document

  • Henri Casanova, Arnaud Giersch, Arnaud Legrand, Martin Quinson, Frédéric Suter. SimGrid: a Sustained Effort for the Versatile Simulation of Large Scale Distributed Systems. 2013. ⟨hal-00926437⟩