Univa Grid Engine 8.0 Now Available

Offering Enables Organizations to Protect Investments

Lisle, IL, April 12, 2011 – Univa, the data center optimization company, today announced the availability of Univa Grid Engine 8.0, the company's initial release of Grid Engine that is quality controlled and fully supported by Univa. This release enhances the Grid Engine open source core platform with significant patches, advanced features as well as integrations with enterprise-ready systems and cloud management solutions that will allow organizations to more readily implement the most scalable and high performing distributed computing solution on the market.

Univa Grid Engine 8.0 marks the start for a product evolution delivering critical functionality such as improved third party application integration, advanced capabilities and license and policy management and enhanced support for software and hardware platforms. Features delivered in Univa Grid Engine 8.0 include:

  • Zero switching costs
  • New multi-threaded interactive job support
  • Simple "1 Click" on-demand HPC
  • Significant patches over Grid Engine from other sources.
  • "Univa Grid Engine 8.0 is a significant milestone for all Grid Engine users," said Fritz Ferstl, CTO and EMEA Business Development at Univa Corporation. "Organizations now have a clear choice when considering how to best protect their significant investment in Grid Engine."

    Univa offers current Grid Engine users a future development path with a rich feature set that will continually improve the benefits driven from Grid Engine investments. Since Univa Grid Engine is a drop-in replacement there are zero switching costs and organizations can eliminate the risk of feature freeze. Univa Grid Engine is engineered, tested and fully supported by the Univa Grid Engine Team.

    About Univa Grid Engine

    Univa Grid Engine makes it easy to create a cluster of thousands of machines by harnessing the combined computing power of desktops, servers and clouds in a simple, easy-to-administer environment. Scheduling policies can be applied to all work submitted to the cluster, ensuring high-priority jobs are completed on time while simultaneously maintaining maximum utilization of all cluster machines. With Grid Engine, any resource or software license can be monitored, tracked and scheduled to ensure applications are automatically matched to the appropriate licenses and machines in the cluster.

    More details on Univa Grid Engine 8.0 can be found here

    About Univa Corporation

    Univa, the Data Center Optimization Company, is the leading provider of optimization and management software for traditional, dynamic and cloud data centers. Our award-winning products are used by Global 2500 companies to improve resource sharing, amplify the efficiency of people and processes, and increase application and license utilization. Univa offers the industry's broadest, most innovative and integrated product set for managing shared, high-demand data center resources. From workload management to policy-driven provisioning across physical, virtual and cloud resources, only Univa provides a proven combination of enterprise-class capabilities, industry expertise, and community sponsorship. Univa is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois with offices worldwide. For more information, go to www.univa.com.