Univa Grid Engine Comes To AWS Marketplace

Cloud Management

Today marks the arrival of the Univa Grid Engine, a cloud-based cluster solution that has been made available on the Amazon AWS Marketplace for organizations to deploy and use.

Enterprises engaged in areas like life sciences, oil and gas, and a number of other sectors can use this distributed resource management system to automatically manage workloads and optimize shared resources for some of the largest clusters in the world — both on-premises and in the cloud.

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As detailed by the company:

“It’s now easier than ever to spin-up fully functional Univa Grid Engine (UGE) clusters on AWS Marketplace using a 1-click installation process. Whether you’re deploying clusters just for testing or running large-scale simulations, the automated installation process makes installing a cluster easier than ever. Acknowledging the thousands of production deployments in enterprises of all sizes, and over 1,000 integrated applications, Univa Grid Engine supports the widest variety of distributed applications in fields like HPC, analytics, and machine learning / deep learning.

By making scalable Grid Engine services available through AWS Marketplace, users can deploy clusters tailored to their specific application requirements. Users can select the appropriate Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) and amount of AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) depending on their requirements.”


Unlike other similar solutions that deploy a full complement of nodes, the UGE service is deployed with a single head node, and makes use of the Navops Launch services to allow users to grow and shrink clusters with a single command.

Univa Grid Engine can now be deployed through the marketplace, and depending on the AWS instance type and zone, can scale to thousands of nodes supporting millions of jobs per day.

Take a look at the solution on AWS Marketplace here.

And find out more details on Univa Grid Engine on the company’s official website here.