United Devices' Grid MP(TM) Proven on HP Clusters in Testing with Novell Configuration Validation Suite; Now Runs on 64-Bit HP Cluster Platforms Supports Novell SUSE
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2005--United Devices announced today that its Grid MP(TM) software suite has been certified on Hewlett Packard's Cluster Platform 3000 and Cluster Platform 4000 and Blade Server cluster at HP's Houston Partner laboratory complex.
Testing at the HP laboratory complex was conducted using the Novell SLES 9 Validation Suite including the Novell(R) Validated Configuration Program, which defines and certifies multi-application, integrated application and platform stacks on Linux. Moving beyond current industry certification programs, the Novell Validated Configuration Program addresses an integrated stack when multiple components must work together. As a result, customers can smooth deployment of complex, mission critical Linux-based applications.
"Grid MP provides several competitive advantages to Linux cluster users," said Ben Rouse, United Devices' chief executive officer. "The Grid-Ready(TM) capabilities for cluster extension now let customers provision and share their HP Cluster Platform resource without purchasing additional grid management packages. And unlike other grid technologies, Grid MP can schedule work to clusters managed by multiple third party resource managers like LSF, PBS or SGE."
Grid MP(TM) from United Devices is the only infrastructure management solution that allows organizations to fully leverage and extend the processing power of Linux clusters. A Grid MP-enabled solution can power a cluster-only installation and then easily scale as organizations add both dedicated and non-dedicated resources -- including nodes within the cluster, other clusters, or any compute resource within the department.
This "grid-ready" feature of Grid MP allows other nodes to be added and managed easily without manual interventions or procuring additional software packages. In addition, UD's meta-scheduling capabilities enable workload management across a range of third party distributed resource managers (DRMs) already operating on existing clusters.
"The expanded capabilities announced with United Devices come at the right time for cluster users," said Bruce Toal, director of marketing at HP. "As demand for high-performance computing power continues to grow, cluster solutions need to be flexible enough to support a wider range of customer needs. By bumping the ProLiant Cluster Platform up to 64-bit and adding Novell SUSE support, we've teamed with United Devices to provide a powerful new resource for the cluster market."
The Novell Validated Configuration Program develops fully tested, fully integrated configurations that address enterprise business problems. Each of these configurations will provide Novell customers with all technical and business details necessary to model and accelerate Linux-based solution deployments.
Expanding Novell's recently announced data center strategy, the Novell Validated Configuration Program focuses on security, high availability, virtualization, systems management and monitoring, and application hosting. The program also supports high performance computing architectures for large-scale transaction processing environments.
About United Devices
United Devices is a market leader in grid and infrastructure management software and services. The company's products optimize an organization's existing resources (including clusters, servers and desktops) to create an enterprise-wide capacity on-demand environment. United Devices also operates the world's largest grid for grand-scale research that consists of over three million systems in more than 191 countries and territories.
United Devices, Grid MP and Grid-Ready are trademarks of United Devices.