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Univa to support Oracle Grid Engine users

28 October 2013



Univa, the data centre automation company, has assumed support for Oracle Grid Engine customers. As a part of the transaction, Univa acquired Oracle Grid Engine assets and intellectual property making it the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine. Univa has been a distributor of Grid Engine since 2011. Many of the core contributors to the original, open-source Grid Engine project, who have been working with Grid Engine internals and queuing theory for years, work for Univa.

Grid Engine is a widely deployed, distributed resource management system that orchestrates the distribution of workloads to available compute resources. Providing users with flexibility and accuracy, Grid Engine monitors the real‐time status of all resources in the cluster and can assign jobs to those resources that are best suited to manage workloads. With the guidance of Univa, Grid Engine has been deployed in enterprise technical computing clusters for non‐technical enterprise applications and more recently with big data applications, including Hadoop.

‘Grid Engine celebrated its 20th anniversary this year,’ said Gary Tyreman, President and CEO of Univa. ‘This is a very exciting time for Univa, as we welcome more Grid Engine users. This transaction establishes Univa as a steward of Grid Engine and complements a banner year of growth and expansion for Univa outside of enterprise technical computing. We are excited to continue to develop Univa Grid Engine to meet the needs of tomorrow for the HPC and big data communities.’

Beginning immediately, existing Oracle Grid Engine customers with active support contracts will receive support and maintenance from Univa’s team. Univa will also offer such customers special upgrade options and provide a smooth transition to Univa Grid Engine.

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