SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 2 — UberCloud has announced the release of popular commercial and open source technical applications coming in Docker-based UberCloud Containers which are ready-to-execute packages of software designed to deliver the tools that engineers need to complete their task in hand. Popular commercial and open-source tools are pre-installed, configured, and tested, in UberCloud Containers, and are run on bare metal, without loss of performance. They are ready to execute, literally in an instant with no need to install software, deal with complex OS commands, or configure.
In September Univa announced Univa Grid Engine Container Edition enterprise workload management and orchestration software that blends performance computing jobs with application containers in a single cloud-native environment. Univa manages policy and scheduling complexity through native integration of containers into Univa’s leading edge solution stack.
“We are excited to partner with UberCloud as they build, manage and support performance application containers available to a whole host of new users,” said Gary Tyreman, CEO of Univa Corporation. “The broad use of containers will follow the availability and best practices UberCloud’s unique offering will leverage.”
“Container’s best-selling point, in my opinion, is the fact that I don’t have to change my “routines” to set up a simulation and solve it. Using the container is as if I’m logging onto just another local network machine via remote desktop,” said Mio Suzuki, Analysis Engineer at Trek Bicycle Corporation. “This is great especially for engineers like me with short project turnaround times restricting the ability to spend time to modify my working patterns or investigate in the new setup even when the “new way of doing” may become beneficial in the long run.”
UberCloud Container technology allows a wide variety and selection for engineers because containers are portable from server to server, cloud to cloud. The cloud operators or IT departments no longer need to limit the variety, since they no longer have to install, tune and maintain the underlying software. Enterprises can rely on the UberCloud Containers to cut through this complexity by providing hardware abstraction, where the container is not tightly coupled with the server. Abstraction between the hardware and software stacks provides the ease of access and use and the agility that bare metal environments lack.
“Application containers bring a simplicity to complicated performance and engineering environments never seen before”, said Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of UberCloud. “UberCloud builds powerful engineering and scientific software application containers as a professional service and in partnership with leading software providers. UberCloud and Univa technologies complement each other with Univa focusing on orchestrating jobs and containers on any computing resource infrastructure.”
UberCloud and Univa are partnering to provide a comprehensive container orchestration environment together with an early but growing set of containers for application software from ANSYS, CD-adapco, Gromacs, NICE DCV, Numeca, OpenFOAM, PSPP, Scilab, and many more to come. And, companies can now containerize all their application software, be it commercial, open source, or in-house developed. This way it will be easily accessible and usable on-demand, at their users’ finger tips: install once in a container, use anywhere.
UberCloud develops technology for engineers and scientists and their service providers to discover, try, and buy high performance technical computing as a service, in the cloud. Founded in 2012, UberCloud performed 180 engineering cloud experiments so far to better understand and resolve cloud computing challenges. UberCloud Container technology based on open-source Docker and developed for complex engineering and scientific applications enables ease of access to and use of any computing environment, for any user and any provider.
About Univa Corporation
Univa is the leading innovator of workload management solutions that optimize throughput and performance of applications, containers and services. Univa manages workloads automatically by maximizing shared resources and enabling enterprises to scale compute resources across on-premise, hybrid and cloud infrastructures. Univa’s solutions help hundreds of companies to manage thousands of applications and run billions of tasks every day to obtain actionable insights and achieve faster time-to-results. Univa is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Canada and Germany.