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Univa Grid Engine is an industry-leading distributed resource management (DRM) system used by hundreds of companies worldwide to build large compute cluster infrastructures for processing massive volumes of workload. A highly scalable and reliable DRM system, Grid Engine enables companies to produce higher-quality products, reduce time to market, and streamline and simplify the computing environment.

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Features and Benefits

The Univa Grid Engine Appliance allows any organization to deploy any size Grid Engine compute cluster on-demand, within minutes without breaking workflow and application integration in the cloud environment. Within a few clicks customers easily provision HPC clusters via the RightScale management interface. By adding compute on an as-needed basis, RightScale customers can dramatically slash the time-to-results and reduce costs, only paying for what they require.

  • Create your own High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster in minutes, without having to purchase hardware, leveraging all the cost benefits of RightScale.
  • No expertise in building and configuring complex clusters is required. You have the full capability of the RightScale dashboard at your fingertips.
  • Includes the power of the industry-leading Univa Grid Engine (UGE) software to manage your workload efficiently and economically.
  • Configuration and management of UGE is all handled for you – automatically – by UniCloud cloud management software.
  • Built-in support for S3 allows your applications to store their output in a secure, permanent location that you control – even if your applications don't support S3.
  • Your cluster is available to you “on-demand”. You get what you want, when you want it, and for how long you want it.


For more information, see One Click HPC - Grid Engine On Demand.

Common Use Cases

Univa Grid Engine is a “Distributed Resource Management” (DRM) system, used by hundreds of companies world-wide to build compute cluster infrastructures for processing massive volumes of workload. UniCloud is software that manages Univa Grid Engine in the cloud, freeing you from the efforts of setting up, installing, and configuring UGE.

With Univa Grid Engine, you are freed up from worrying about how best to utilize the power you've got in your cluster. Whether your tasks are big or small, all you need to do is tell UGE what needs to get done, and it handles the details for you. UGE distributes your jobs to available compute nodes, so your resources don't sit idle.


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RightScale Support

If you have questions regarding the RightScale components published by Univa, support will be provided per the terms of your RightScale™ Software Services, License and Support Agreement.  Click here for more information on how to get support or to get more information on RightScale business hours, response SLA, and contact information.

Univa Support

If you have questions regarding general Univa Grid Engine functionality, please contact

Pricing and Billing

Pricing for use of the RIghtScale components published by Univa is detailed in the ServerTemplate End User License Agreement (EULA), available upon import to your Library. For more details on pricing, please contact your RightScale Account Manager.
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