Univa Announces a Global Partnership and Reseller Agreement with UberCloud


UberCloud Helping to Bring Univa Solutions to the Enterprise HPC

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Univa®, a leading innovator in workload management and optimization
solutions for HPC and enterprise customers, announced a new global
partnership and reseller agreement with UberCloud™. Under terms of the
agreement, UberCloud, a leading HPC cloud provider, will resell Univa
Grid Engine™ and related Univa products to UberCloud’s growing community
of HPC customers across a range of industries, including manufacturing,
life sciences and oil and gas.

Univa and UberCloud have a long history of collaboration and have been
pioneers in applying containers to HPC since the early days of Docker.
Containers allow for packable, portable applications for on-premises,
cloud and hybrid cloud deployments. UberCloud is the only commercial
organization that has built a library of secure, registry-deployed HPC
application containers that support key technologies, like Infiniband,
MPI, GPUs and NFS essential for many enterprise HPC verticals.

In November of 2017, the two companies announced
the integration of UberCloud parallel application containers with Univa
Grid Engine, enabling enterprises to automatically dispatch and run MPI
parallel jobs in containers, from a user-specified Docker image. Today’s
announcement extends this partnership further.

“When organizations run HPC applications in the cloud, the meter starts
running immediately,” says Gary Tyreman, CEO of Univa. “It’s not just
infrastructure and software costs, but the larger issue of engineering
productivity that’s at issue. By deploying packaged HPC applications in
containers, and managing them with Univa Grid Engine, users become
productive immediately. They can focus on their work rather than
spending time troubleshooting complicated HPC software stacks.”

Univa Grid Engine complements UberCloud’s containerized workload
strategy. Support for Docker containers is woven tightly into the design
of Univa Grid Engine. Key functionality includes container-aware job
limit controls, accounting, array jobs, interactive jobs, parallel jobs
and support for device mapping between containers and host operating
systems, all key prerequisites for effectively managing containerized
enterprise HPC applications.

“It’s like we’ve come full circle with our Univa and UberCloud
collaboration,” says Wolfgang Gentzsch, Co-founder, and President of
UberCloud. “When I started GENIAS Software in 1990, we developed CODINE,
one of the first commercial workload schedulers, under Fritz Ferstl’s
technology leadership. When Sun Microsystems acquired our company in
2000, we renamed it Sun Grid Engine which eventually became Oracle Grid
Engine until the intellectual property was acquired by Univa in 2013.
And here we are, integrating our software container technology into
Univa Grid Engine and proudly reselling the whole application
self-service stack; simply amazing!” UberCloud were co-winners with
Stanford University in innovative work in life sciences on the living
heart project
leading to three prestigious awards during the annual
SuperComputing 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

“We’re delighted to announce this important relationship with
UberCloud,” continues Gary Tyreman, CEO of Univa. “UberCloud is a clear
leader in packaging applications for consumption by the enterprise, and
the availability of Univa Grid Engine on UberCloud will be beneficial to
a wide range of customers who increasingly see cloud migration as a key
part of their strategy going forward.”

Univa continues to innovate and make it easier for enterprise customers
of all kinds to deploy applications to public, private and hybrid
clouds. On March 15, 2018, Univa announced the open source Project
Tortuga to accelerate the migration to hybrid cloud. In addition, Univa
also provides cloud and cloud-native HPC solutions with its Navops
product family.

For more information visit www.univa.com
or www.theubercloud.com.

About Univa Corporation

Univa is the leading independent provider of software-defined computing
infrastructure and workload orchestration solutions. Univa’s intelligent
cluster management software increases efficiency while accelerating
enterprise migration to hybrid clouds. Millions of compute cores are
currently managed by Univa products in industries such as life sciences,
manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation and financial services. We
help hundreds of companies to manage thousands of applications and run
billions of tasks every day. Univa is headquartered in Chicago, with
offices in Toronto and Munich. For more information, please visit www.univa.com.

About UberCloud

UberCloud is the online Community, Marketplace, and Software Container
Factory where engineers, scientists, and their service providers,
discover, try, and buy ubiquitous high-performance computing power and
Software-as-a-Service, from Cloud resource providers and application
software vendors around the world. UberCloud’s unique high-performance
software container technology simplifies software packageability and
portability, enables ease of access and instant use of engineering SaaS
solutions, and maintains scalability across multiple compute nodes.


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