UberCloud, a provider of high-performance computing cloud resources, has partnered with Univa to release UberCloud containers. These containers, the company states, are ready-to-execute packages of software designed to deliver essential tools to engineers for the task at hand. They are also available to instantly launch on the cloud and offer commercial as well as open-source technical applications.
The partnership between UberCloud and Univa, a press release states, aims to provide an orchestration environment and eventually offer containers from ANSYS, CD-adapco, Gromacs, Numeca, OpenFOAM and more. In September, Univa announced its Grid Engine Container Edition enterprise workload management software that enables container usage and implementation.
“Container’s best-selling point, in my opinion, is the fact that I don’t have to change my ‘routines’ to set up a simulation and solve it. Using the container is as if I’m logging onto just another local network machine via remote desktop,” said Mio Suzuki, analysis engineer at Trek Bicycle Corporation. “This is great especially for engineers like me with short project turnaround times restricting the ability to spend time to modify my working patterns or investigate in the new setup even when the ‘new way of doing’ may become beneficial in the long run.”
“Application containers bring a simplicity to complex performance and engineering environments never seen before,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch, president of UberCloud. “UberCloud builds powerful engineering and scientific software application containers as a professional service and in partnership with leading software providers. UberCloud and Univa technologies complement each other with Univa focusing on orchestrating jobs and containers on any computing resource infrastructure.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.