US-based company Univa has released version 5.8 of its Grid MP product for building distributed computing environments from both non-dedicated and dedicated resources. Grid MP enables the coordination and sharing of existing computing, application, data, storage, and network resources across departmental and geographically-dispersed organisations. Enhancements include new support for Amazon EC2 spot instances that allows budgetary control of cloud bursting workload, improved diagnostics for Grid MP services, and improvements that deliver faster performance in scheduling, console and overall system operation.
‘Many of the largest companies in life sciences depend on Grid MP to keep track of all the data related to job runs – where the job was executed, what type of machine and how long it took,’ said William Bryce, VP products, Univa. ‘By automating this function, Grid MP allows companies to quickly define a validated process for job execution that goes a long way toward achieving FDA compliance.’