Univa Partners with science + computing to Expand Univa’s Reach to Enterprises in Europe and Add Services to Univa’s Product Suite

Markham, ON, TÜBINGEN, GERMANY – May 23, 2013 – Univa the Data Center Automation company and home of Grid Engine, today announced a reseller agreement with science + computing ag (s+c) a leading IT services, solutions and software provider. The partnership enables s+c to resell the complete Univa product suite including Univa Grid Engine, UniCloud and Univa License Orchestrator, and add additional services to Univa’s offering. The new partnership further expands Univa’s reach in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the DACH region).

“Our customers operate technical computing environments where infrastructure software like Univa Grid Engine is a key component. This partnership allows us to support our customers on all levels, giving them more options to use their compute clusters in the most efficient manner,” says Gerd-Lothar Leonhart, CEO of s+c. “Additionally, the possibility to integrate Univa Grid Engine with Hadoop systems opens up new opportunities to optimize the usage of Big Data installations.”

A subsidiary of the Bull Group, s + c offers IT services, solutions and software designed for the efficient use of complex computer environments in the fields of research, development and computation. This partnership enables s+c to sell Univa products to its core customer base that rely on HPC infrastructures, grid computing and Big Data solutions, including: automobile manufacturers and suppliers, microelectronic component manufacturers, aerospace companies, chemicals and pharmaceuticals companies, and scientific research facilities.

“The s+c team works with the world’s largest manufacturers and HPC environments, making them the perfect partner for us,” said Rob Secontine, VP Sales & Marketing, Univa. “Our partnership with s+c validates Univa’s solutions as core ingredients in the HPC and Big Data mix. The s+c team works extremely closely with their customers and therefore understands their requirements better than anyone else, so s+c are a natural partner for us.”

Univa Grid Engine, Univa’s core product, is the industry-leading distributed resource management platform that enables shared infrastructures under multiple workloads including Hadoop, a Big Data software framework that supports data-intensive distributed applications. Univa Grid Engine has been proven to perform in production environments such as:

  • 4 of 5 Top sites by core count
  • 4 of 5 Top Enterprise sites
  • 2 of the Top Oil & Gas companies
  • 4 of the Top 7 Research sites

About Univa Corporation

Univa, the Data Center Automation Company, is the leading provider of automation and management software for computational and big data infrastructures. Our products and global enterprise support give our customers the power to manage their entire computational space, no matter how big or where it is deployed. Many of the leading brands in the world depend on Univa’s unsurpassed expertise, and premier services and support. Univa is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA, with offices in Markham, ON, Canada; Austin, Texas, USA and Munich, Germany.

About science + computing

science + computing ag (s+c), a subsidiary of the Bull Group, offers IT services, solutions and software for the efficient use of complex computer environments in the fields of research, development and computation. A particular focus of the business activity is on the market of “Technical Computing” (CAD, CAE, CAT).

s+c concentrates on the optimal design of open and distributed computer systems and has years of experience in the operation and administration of complex Unix, Linux, Mac and Windows environments.

Currently around 300 employees are working for s+c at four locations in Tuebingen, Munich, Duesseldorf and Berlin. Among s+c’s customers are Audi, BMW, Bosch, Daimler and Porsche. The company cooperates with distribution partners in France, Italy, Japan and the USA. In 2012, s+c achieved a turnover of 29.61 million euros.