Used by thousands of organizations around the world, Grid Engine is one of the world’s most popular and capable grid management systems with a vibrant, growing user community. When application providers describe their support for Grid Engine, they often lump the different Grid Engine variants into a single bucket. The basic features and interfaces are largely the same among Grid Engine variants, helping assure compatibility.
I’m frequently asked about the differences between Univa Grid Engine and various open-source distributions. Since Univa acquired the rights to Grid Engine from Oracle in 2013, the advances in Univa Grid Engine have been dramatic. Univa Grid Engine continues to be enhanced by essentially the same development team that worked on Grid Engine at Sun Microsystems, and Univa has been making steady improvements for almost as long as Grid Engine’s tenure at Sun.
It’s hard to keep such a list short, but here are ten interesting things you may not know about Univa Grid Engine.