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Univa UD Announces Availability of UniCluster 4.0 Test Drive
Univa UD, the superior alternative in HPC systems management software for the complete distributed computing lifecycle, announced today the immediate availability of the UniCluster 4.0 Test Drive. Now available for download at, the new version includes expanded systems management functionality that helps to automate repetitive and homegrown administrative tasks that significantly reduce time to value and total cost of ownership for cluster owners.

The additional systems management capabilities make UniCluster a superior alternative for organizations seeking a way to significantly increase the efficiency of both their administrative teams and high performance computing infrastructures. The integration of functionality that addresses key steps in the HPC lifecycle, that today are often developed or maintained by in-house staff, frees up valuable resources, while a simplified, inclusive price model reduces the cost.

UniCluster 4.0 sets a new standard for high performance computing systems software, says Gary Tyreman, vice president and general manager of Univa UD HPC. Our approach reflects a sea change for how organizations view the operation of high performance computing environments. UniCluster provides the required functionality to significantly reduce operating expense in a single package.

That goes far beyond what a scheduler alone can provide, adds Tyreman.

UniCluster from Univa UD is a fully integrated, community-enabled open source cluster software stack with unrestricted support for all its components. Available by download, this product simplifies the deployment, configuration and management of clusters, from installation and job scheduling to monitoring and remote access. UniCluster allows users to seamlessly implement, manage and support high performance compute environments at a fraction of the cost of alternative offerings.

Increasingly HPC systems managers must balance infinite demand against the need for increased operating efficiency and expense management, said Fritz Ferstl, the director of HPC & Grid Software Engineering in Sun Microsystems. UniCluster adds key systems management functionality that can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership for Sun Grid Engine software users.

Features available in the release include:

  • Provisioning makes it easy to add, modify or remove cluster nodes.
  • Configuration Management simplifies managing node skew
  • Unified Package Management enables the cluster to be easily extended with new functionality or applications
  • Selectable Monitoring and Management tools and GUIs enable choice and more powerful cluster monitoring
  • Integrated Workload Management with award-winning Sun Grid Engine batch system providing efficient cluster resource utilization

UniCluster 4.0 delivers on Univa UDs HPC mission of bringing systems management best practices to HPC while providing better value for a better price. UniCluster 4.0 Test Drive is now available for download at:

Published Tuesday, September 09, 2008 6:44 PM by David Marshall
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