Univa Grid Engine
"If I went to another company that was using purely an open-source Grid Engine, I would take Univa with me to assure this kind of flexibility and security. I know Univa has my back."
Katrina Montinola, Archimedes
Univa Corporation provides the evolution of Grid Engine, the most widely deployed and distributed resource management software platform used by enterprises and research organizations across the globe.
Univa Grid Engine is the next generation product that open source Grid Engine users have been waiting for. Our customers save time and money through increased uptime, and with our innovative feature and product evolution they can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership of running Grid Engine.
We have improved the speed of several aspects of the product with new features and functionality designed to improve the speed of dispatching and throughput. The following features drive performance of Grid Engine to a new height. They are only available from Univa.
Browse the topics below to see what Univa exclusively provides as an upgrade to open source Grid Engine.
Performance is Money
"...we were finally able to switch our focus away from a malfunctioning [open source] Grid Engine..."
Time is Money
"...the benefits are significant, especially in managing the risk the business is exposed to." – Tata Steel
Our customers represent many of the top Grid Engine sites:
Performance Begins with Univa Grid Engine
Performance of modern workload management systems can be defined many ways depending on the primary use and dependency on the system. For many Grid Engine users downtime is most unacceptable. Univa agrees and that's why we view stability as the foundation of performance that enables the workload management system to maximize throughput. The stability found in Univa Grid Engine has allowed the design of unique features that extends performance to make Grid Engine scream in the most demanding data centers.
Unique Performance Features
For a complete list of new functionality please read the release notes which can be found here
What does this mean for your business?
Univa is evolving Grid Engine at a rapid pace. In the past year alone we have made substantial advances in stability and the many new features have helped our customers drive down the costs of running Grid Engine. We are the one company with the expertise and means to further enhance Grid Engine, and that creates substantial value to Univa Grid Engine users.
Our global presence and extensive partner network provide you with the power to manage your entire computational space, no matter its size or where it is deployed. Additionally, our product is backed by unsurpassed expertise and unbeatable services and support. After all, we are the Grid Engine gurus who wrote the product to begin with!
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Value and Benefits
|Unparalleled Scalability||Designed as an enterprise reporting and data collection system, UniSight can easily scale to more than 3 million jobs per day|
|Ease of Administration and Use||Its ease to use and administer provides 900% time saving in contrast to similar tools on the market. This allows IT managers to increase productivity and gain the insights they need to make better decisions fast|
|Multiple Cluster Data Collection||UniSight collects data from multiple clusters and schedulers with a single systems and database, making it possible to compare throughput and other performance metrics on different machines. UniSight supports Grid Engine and Grid MP schedulers out of the box, and other schedulers can be supported as necessary|
|Reporting both Current and Historical Data||While many commercial reporting products can leverage only current data, UniSight can generate summary reports for any resource, current or historical|
|Agentless Data Collection||UniSight is able to collect reporting data remotely from scheduling servers using standard JDBC. This offers a distinct advantage over tools whose data collection agents are often unreliable, prone to failure, memory-intensive, and hard to monitor and/or administer|
|Flexible Data Management||UniSight can automatically import data from existing clusters and allows exporting to Excel, Word, PDF or CSV files, for importing into any 3rd party applications such as billing engines|
|Report Generation||UniSight offers a targeted set of powerful, practical reports out of the box. Custom reports can also be created by Univa Services based on the specific metrics your company needs to track.|
Univa License Orchestrator
Most Grid Engine users have long desired to manage applications as a resource with confidence and at scale. Often monitoring license usage or using custom home-grown scripts was the only solution. Until now.
Univa License Orchestrator prioritizes the sharing of limited and expensive application license features according to business objectives by incorporating availability into Univa Grid Engine scheduling decisions. Univa License Orchestrator enables maximum workload throughput for users, groups or projects with flexible sharing policies and simple configuration bringing administration efficiency.
Univa License Orchestrator is designed by the same people who developed Grid Engine – which has been battle-tested in thousands of mission critical environments across the globe – and this allows tight integration inside the scheduler which can only be found in Univa Grid Engine.
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Share Hadoop with Univa Grid Engine
Univa software is unique because it simplifies the challenges enterprises face when adopting Big Data solutions like Hadoop.
The foundation of Big Data is infrastructure. Without the infrastructure there is no support for the applications that run on top of it. Infrastructure is hardware and software that includes industry standard servers, storage, networking and clustering software. The most important element is the software that supports the applications. This is where Univa lives.
Univa Grid Engine is a platform used to manage the sharing of high demand resources across business units, groups and priorities. Univa Grid Engine is deployed in support of all types of mission critical computing – from technical computing applications that design new safe cars or electronics we use every day; enterprise applications that coordinate fleet and crew; converged infrastructures that support both Hadoop and other applications.
Where do you host the applications?
Buy another cluster?
How do you share?
Building and managing clusters is what our customers do and its what we know. Univa Grid Engine unifies Big Compute and Big Data workload management by making it possible to fully leverage and share existing clusters – ensuring the infrastructure is future-proofed.
As Big Data technologies enter the enterprise, they must coordinate and integrate with existing systems management best practices in the data center. While benefits from Big Data applications are immense they can be quickly undermined by poor utilization in a silo or the inability to share.
Univa offers a range of benefits to Big Data applications
- Shared infrastructure reduces the costs of deploying Hadoop by up to 50%
- Policy driven scheduling increases utilization and control
- Support for dynamic and multiple instances of Hadoop and other applications on a shared cluster
- Sharing supports high utilization and resource availability
Easily Connect Grid Engine to Clouds
- Integrate existing workflow into Cloud
- Configuration Flexibility
- Private Cloud
- Hybrid Cloud
- One Click HPC
- Synchronized Infrastructure Automation
Cloud Enable Grid Engine
UniCloud is software that plugs Univa Grid Engine into any cloud management system or service. UniCloud enables public and private cloud resources to be utilized with existing HPC workflow.
Automation tools will drive the cloud-enablement of Grid Engine clusters and UniCloud addresses dynamic provisioning and orchestration of application workloads in response to changing demand and predefined policies.Key Features
- UniCloud fully provisions applications to standalone, virtual or Cloud servers
- UniCloud can automatically scale application environments in response to increasing workload
- Within policy, UniCloud can move resources from another running application to a higher priority workload UniCloud will delete under-utilized servers, thus continuously optimizing the environment to reduce costs
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