In addition to scalability and performance improvements, this release includes resource map enhancements for selecting host-based resources such as GPUs and improvements to Docker device selection, allowing GPUs to be mapped into Docker containers. Users can now place GPU applications into Docker containers and run them on any Docker-enabled host in the cluster.
"Grid Engine 8.5's significant performance improvement for submitting jobs and reduced scheduling times will have a profound impact to our customers bottom line as they can now get more work done in the same amount of time. By reducing the wait time for end-users, our customers can save significant costs. Managing the purchase of more servers and getting higher throughput means deadlines can be met with confidence and on budget. Our goal was to increase the value Univa provides over previous versions of Grid Engine, including the popular open source version 6.2U5", stated Bill Bryce, Vice President of Products at Univa.
Univa's internal benchmarks have been in use for years as part of the automated testing matrix during product development and quality assurance. A tech brief detailing the tests and the results quoted is available .
Univa Grid Engine 8.5 is available now and is already in production in some of the world's most demanding environments.