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Univa Announces Support for New Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor With the Release of Grid Engine 8.4.0

June 20, 2016
By Business Wire News


ISC High Performance Conference, Booth 1216 –Univa, a leading innovator of workload management, today announced the release of Univa Grid Engine Version 8.4.0 with preview support for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor (formerly code-named “Knights Landing”), enabling enterprises to launch and control jobs on Intel Xeon Phi processor-based systems. The update simplifies running and managing applications on Intel Xeon Phi processor-based clusters.

“Grid Engine 8.4.0 has many significant updates including Docker support and integration with the new Intel Xeon Phi processor,” said Bill Bryce, Vice President of Products at Univa. “This latest release will allow a user or administrator to schedule jobs so that the right business-critical jobs are prioritized over other workloads-thus maximizing shared resources and allowing Univa customers to gain velocity.”

Of the more than 80 key features updates, the major updates include:

  • Support of Docker containers – Univa Grid Engine will automatically dispatch jobs to run in Docker containers from a user specified Docker image
  • System Profiling – Administrators can examine different aspects of Univa Grid Engine to determine if a type of job, configuration or infrastructure outside of Univa Grid Engine is causing issues and slowdowns.

“As a key element of the Intel® Scalable System Framework, the Intel Xeon Phi processor is set to change the face of High Performance Computing, bringing unprecedented parallel processing capability into the compute socket,” said Hugo Saleh, Director of Marketing, High Performance Computing Platform Group, Intel Corporation. “Grid Engine 8.4.0 will extend Univa’s enterprise class job scheduling and monitoring capabilities to maximize the effective use of the Xeon Phi processor.”

Univa Grid Engine

Univa Grid Engine is the leading workload management system. The solution maximizes the use of shared resources in a datacenter and applies advanced policy management tools to deliver products and results faster, more efficiently, and with lower overall costs. The product can be deployed in any technology environment, including containers: on-premise, cloud or hybrid cloud. A variety of add-ons can be utilized to extend workload management capabilities and create a customized solution for any enterprise infrastructure. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Grid_Engine


Univa Grid Engine 8.4.0 is available now and is in production in some of the world’s most demanding environments. For more information, contact Univa at: To download a free trial go to:

About Univa Corporation

Univa is the leading innovator of workload management products that optimize performance of applications, services and users. Univa enables enterprises to fully utilize and scale compute resources across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures. Advanced reporting and monitoring capabilities provide insights to make scheduling modifications and achieve even faster time-to-results. Univa’s solutions help hundreds of companies to manage thousands of applications and run billions of tasks every day. Univa is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Canada and Germany. For more information, please visit

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