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United Devices

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开发者 United Devices, Inc.
版本历史 1999年
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United Devices(简称UD)位于美国德克萨斯州奥斯汀市,是一家提供专业分布运算解决方案的公司。其分布运算解决方案的涉及范围甚广,包括生命科学、金融服务、工业制造、政府机构、科研机构、娱乐及媒体等等。


History

Founded in 1999 in Austin, Texas, United Devices began with distributed computing expertise from distributed.net and SETI@home, although only a few of the original technical staff from those organizations are still on board today.

In April 2001, grid.org was formally launched as a philanthropic non-profit website to demonstrate the benefits of Internet-based large scale grid computing.

Later in 2002 with help from UD, NTT Data launched a similar Internet-based Cell Computing project targeting Japanese users. In 2004, IBM and United Devices worked together to start the World Community Grid project as another demonstration of Internet-based grid computing.

In August 2005, United Devices acquired the Paris-based GridXpert company and added Synergy to its product lineup.

In 2006, the company acknowledged seeing an industry shift from only using grid computing for compute-intensive applications towards data center automation and business application optimization.

Partly in response to the market shifts and reorganization, grid.org was shut down on April 27, 2007 after completing its mission to "demonstrate the viability and benefits of large-scale Internet-based grid computing".

On September 17, 2007, the company announced that it would merge with the Lisle, Illinois-based Univa and operate under the new name Univa UD. The combined company would offer open source solutions based around Globus Toolkit, while continuing to sell its existing grid products and support its existing customers.

On June 26, 2008, United Devices client software on World Community Grid finished its role and completely relayed to BOINC's.


Commercial products

  • Grid MP — a job scheduler and application provisioning platform. It is offered in various editions, depending on the scalability needs of the customer. The company publishes a list of high-profile organizations using Grid MP on the United Devices website
  • MP Insight — allows customers to perform data analysis to determine if their grid computing resources are being effectively used.
  • MP Synergy — a metascheduler based on Globus Toolkit technology that allows users to perform efficient scheduling within an organization that has multiple job schedulers already deployed and controlling independent clusters. Supported schedulers include Grid MP, Sun Grid Engine, Platform LSF, PBS, LoadLeveler, and Condor.
  • Reliance — designed specifically for the datacenter to provide automated infrastructure management and to ensure application service levels are honored by monitoring events and performing provisioning actions based on these events.