A truism in IT is that people often overestimate the impact technology will have in one year, and underestimate its impact in ten years. Cloud computing falls squarely into this category. Whether for traditional HPC, genomics, or deep learning, we’re increasingly seeing enterprise customers look to the cloud for a variety of performance-intensive workloads.
Getting started with cloud-based environments, kicking the tires, and learning new software can be challenging. That’s why we’re delighted to announce Oracle Cloud Jump Start support for Univa Grid Engine just in time for Oracle CloudWorld in New York this week.
For those not familiar with Oracle Cloud Jump Start, the service provides a simple way for customers to get started with “Demo Labs” in the Oracle Cloud. Customers can easily evaluate software applications and get an understanding of how they work before deciding whether to proceed to a pilot or a proof-of-concept. To make evaluations easier, we’ve recently unveiled a new Univa Grid Engine Demo Lab that helps users get familiar with Univa Grid Engine, kick the tires, and see how easy it is to deploy a wide variety of distributed workloads in the cloud.
After registering for a Jump Start account, users can launch the Univa Grid Engine Demo Lab and access a dedicated, virtual machine, pre-configured with the latest Grid Engine software. Users can then get familiar with Grid Engine commands, learn how to configure the cluster, run sample jobs, and better understand how to deploy their application workloads.
Once users understand the basics of Grid Engine, they’ll be in a better position to understand exactly how their applications can benefit from running in the Oracle Cloud. After trying out the Demo Lab, users can proceed to larger-scale pilots or production deployments.
In November 2016, Oracle announced its bare-metal cloud, and like many in our community, Univa took notice. Offering the latest Xeon® Platinum 8167M Skylake hardware, GPU instances with two NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs and 25 GbE network interfaces, Oracle offers one of the industry’s most compelling platforms for performance-oriented workloads. Add a rich set of cost-effective VM instances, the ability to mix and match VM and bare metal instances on the same VCN – and an open API for provisioning and management – and the Oracle cloud is now on the short list for enterprises demanding performance.
With thousands of deployments and over one thousand compatible applications, Grid Engine supports the widest variety of distributed applications in fields like HPC, analytics, genomics and machine learning / deep learning. By deploying an Oracle Jump Start Demo Lab, users can get started immediately, learn Grid Engine at their own pace, and understand how Grid Engine can improve time to results and reduce infrastructure costs for a wide variety of performance-intensive workloads.
For users wanting to test drive Univa Grid Engine in the Oracle Cloud visit Jump Start.
To learn more about Univa Grid Engine, visit univa.com