Cloud enablement

Grid Startup Hits the Source

Startup Univa Corp. is taking a leaf from commercial Linux vendor Red Hat Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT) and applying it to the grid computing market.

The Elmhurst, Ill., vendor revealed its strategy at this week’s Supercomm show in Chicago, where open-source was touted as a key enabler for grid computing. With standards to support grid still being ratified, industry group GlobusAlliance has developed an open-source middleware toolkit for building grid systems and applications (see Keynote: Grids to Grow and Vendors Form Globus Consortium).

Adapting open-source to specific applications is easier said than done, and not all users possess the technical expertise to fully exploit the technology (see Opening Up the Data Center and Red Hat Goes for Government). This is where Univa comes in...

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. — James Rogers, Site Editor, Next-Gen Data Center Forum

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