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Univa Corporation
Industry Cloud computing, Distributed computing, Grid computing, Computer software
Founded Lisle, Illinois (2004)
Headquarters Chicago - Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Products Univa Grid Engine, UniCloud, Unisight, License Orchestrator, Universal Resource Broker, Univa Short Jobs
Website www.univa.com

Univa is a privately-held software company that develops workload management products to manage applications, services and containers. Univa's products enable companies to scale computer resources across on-premises, cloud computing, and hybrid systems. The company is based in Chicago, with offices in Canada and Germany.

Products and services[edit]

Univa develops, sells and supports Univa Grid Engine software, Univa's version of the Grid Engine workload and distributed resource management technology. Univa announced in January 2011 that hired personnel formerly working for Oracle and Sun Microsystems on Grid Engine development. On October 2, 2014 Univa roll out new version of Grid Engine with new functionality for improved scalability, performance and resource control for small and large clusters.[1]

On October 22, 2013 Univa announced it acquired the intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks pertaining to the Grid Engine technology from Oracle and that it would support Oracle Grid Engine customers.[2]

Univa announced its Universal Resource Broker for Hyperscale Workload Optimization in May 2015. The product is powered by the company’s workload optimization Grid Engine solution.[3]

Univa announced its Navops suite of products in May 2016. [4] Navops is a suite of products that enables enterprises to take full advantage of Kubernetes and provides the ability to quickly and easily deploy a container-ready infrastructure and run containers at scale. Navops utilizes workload placement and advanced policy management across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures. With Navops, companies can automate micro-service applications and efficiently respond to end-user demand.

Univa offers consulting services for installation, tuning and configuration of its products.


Univa was founded in 2004 under the name Univa Corporation by Carl Kesselman, Ian Foster, and Steve Tuecke and was at that time primarily known for providing open source products and technical support based around the Globus Toolkit.

On September 17, 2007, the company announced that it would merge with the Austin, Texas-based United Devices and operate under the new name Univa UD.

The company operated as Univa UD until formally dropping "UD" and returning to common use of Univa Corporation. Under the leadership of its current CEO Gary Tyreman. Univa announced, on January 17, 2011, that it had hired the principal and founding engineers of the Grid Engine team.

On Oct 22, 2013 Univa has announced that it had acquired the intellectual property as well the copyrights and trademaks pertaining to the Grid Engine technology from Oracle and that it will take over supporting Oracle Grid Engine customers.[5]

A new technical partnership with Force India, providing automation data management software for large scale computational projects.

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