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The Weekly Top Five

Feb 24, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Cray’s first XMT-2 supercomputer order, University of Delaware researchers’ extreme-scale architecture breakthrough, AMD’s OpenCL University Kit, Platform’s Grid Engine migration program, and PGI’s 2011 product refresh.

Univa Rescues Grid Engine From Oracle

Jan 18, 2011 |

Univa announced today it would be acquiring the Sun/Oracle Grid Engine engineering expertise from Oracle Corp. In doing so, the company will take over stewardship of the popular open source workload manager, which, in the space of two years, has passed through three companies: Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and now Univa. Its new owners plan to support existing deployments of Grid Engine as well as develop a commercial version with added capabilities.

Univa Revving the Grid Engine Revival

Jan 18, 2011 |

As a former product manager for Grid Engine, the news that Univa is rescuing the popular distributed resource management software is welcome, especially considering the leadership and development team behind the revival.