Univa Announces Release of Univa Grid Engine 8.1.4

Largest Grid Engine update in last 10 months brings new memory usage reporting and enhanced Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor support

Markham, ON, San Francisco, CA – March 28, 2013 – Univa, the Data Center Automation Company and home of Grid Engine, today announced the release of Univa Grid Engine Version 8.1.4 with 46 new updates versus the previous version. Univa Grid Engine, the most widely deployed, distributed resource management software platform, has gained in excess of 525 updates since Univa took over the management of Grid Engine. Univa Grid Engine 8.1.4 is available to download for customers now at https://support.univa.com and as a FREE Trial at Univa.com

"Our latest Univa Grid Engine version 8.1.4 has been completely customer driven and is the largest update of the last 10 months," said Fritz Ferstl, CTO Univa Corporation and father of Grid Engine. "We are leading the industry right now in converged infrastructures supporting Big Data and Big Compute, and our customers rely on Univa Grid Engine to manage mission-critical applications – so we make sure to always stay close to them in order to support their needs."

Univa supports the new breed of enterprise and Big Data applications its customers depend on. Commercial enterprises in the industries of Industrial Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Energy, Life Sciences, Biology and Semiconductors have increasingly turned to Univa because they need enterprise-grade support and functionality for their mission-critical computing capacity.

Of the 46 Key features updates, the major updates include:

  • Improved Load collection tool for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors ensures jobs run on the least loaded cores.
  • Extended memory usage metrics for Multi-Threaded applications.
  • Scheduler performance enhancements ensuring maximum number of jobs running in the cluster while improving system responsiveness.
  • Interactive Univa Grid Engine jobs can now set their memory affinity.

Univa Grid Engine is engineered, tested and globally supported by Univa – with an average of one fix per day – and has been proven to perform in production environments such as:

  • 4 of 5 Top sites by core count
  • 4 of 5 Top commercial sites
  • 2 of the Top Oil & Gas companies
  • 4 of the Top 7 Research sites

For a full list of updates in Univa Grid Engine from 8.1.0 to 8.1.4, please go to our resources website. More details on Univa Grid Engine can be found at http://www.univa.com/products/grid-engine.php.

About Univa Corporation

Univa, the Data Center Automation Company, is the leading provider of automation and management software for computational and big data infrastructures. Our products and global enterprise support give our customers the power to manage their entire computational space, no matter how big or where it is deployed. Many of the leading brands in the world depend on Univa’s unsurpassed expertise, and premier services and support. Univa is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA, with offices in Markham, ON, Canada; Austin, Texas, USA and Munich, Germany.

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