Univa Partners With StackIQ; Pairs Superior Workload and Cluster Management for an Optimized Data Center

Austin, TX, October 12, 2011 – Univa, the data center optimization company, today announced that effective immediately StackIQ,the leader in multi-server management systems for clusters and clouds,will market, sell and support Univa Grid Engine to its customer and reseller channels. With more than 10,000 data centers using Rocks and Grid Engine, this partnership brings together two of the most widely deployed and trusted HPC management products.

The arrangement will allow organizations to more easily implement the most scalable and high performing distributed computing solutions on the market. With out-of-the-box integration into Rocks+ with the Univa Grid Engine Roll, the deployment and configuration of Univa Grid Engine is fully automated and seamless. In addition, this solution provides a leading, independent alternative solution for Platform LSF partners.

Key value points:

  • Commercial support across the full stack
  • Complete solution across all HPC & technical computing industries
  • Ready to go right out of the box.
  • "Rocks+ is the leading solution for managing clusters and clouds at scale," said Gary Tyreman, CEO of Univa Corporation. "With over 10,000 data centers using Rocks we are excited to partner with StackIQ and offer the leading complete, integrated workload management solution."

    "I am thrilled with the partnership StackIQ and Univa have forged," said Joe Markee, CEO of StackIQ. "Now, we can work together to bring a powerful, comprehensive, cluster management solution to the marketplace."

    About Rocks+

    The open source Rocks Cluster Distribution has been the de facto standard for building and running compute clusters for more than a decade. Rocks+ is the commercial edition of Rocks that provides an end-to-end cluster operating environment to manage the Linux operating system, cluster management middleware, libraries, compilers, and monitoring tools.

    Rocks+ includes software developed by the Rocks Cluster Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego and its contributors.

    Univa Grid Engine is engineered, tested and fully supported by the Univa Grid Engine Team. More details can be found at http://www.univa.com/products/grid-engine

    More details on this partnership can be found at http://www.univa.com or http://www.stackiq.com

    About StackIQ

    StackIQ develops and sells Rocks+, a multi-server management system for clusters and clouds. Rocks+ provides a single step install and single point of management for Linux environments – and is capable of dynamically provisioning heterogeneous server types by leveraging pre-packaged "Rolls" and user-defined appliance types. StackIQ is located in La Jolla, California, adjacent to the University of California, San Diego.

    About Univa Corporation

    Univa, the Data Center Automation 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.