IBM has partnered with Univa - the Red Hat of the grid - world to deliver commercially supported grid infrastructure software from the Globus Consortium, the companies announced at the GridWorld conference.
IBM has partnered with Univa - the Red Hat of the grid world - to deliver commercially supported grid infrastructure software from the Globus Consortium, the companies announced at the GridWorld conference in Boston on Monday.
Univa will deliver a commercially supported, enterprise-ready release of the open-standard software built around the Globus Toolkit for use across IBM eServer platforms running both AIX and Linux.
That includes IBM eServer, iSeries, pSeries, xSeries, zSeries and BladeCenter systems.
IBM also plans to work with Univa on product development and will provide technology assets so as to help out with development, delivery and support of Univas commercial releases on IBM systems.
In addition, IBM plans to internally use Univas commercial releases of Globus software.
IBM is a founding member of The Globus Consortium, a nonprofit organization formed by companies who support the Globus Toolkit.
The Globus Toolkit is the de facto standard for open-source grid computing infrastructure.
Globus forms best practices and drives funding and key requirements prioritization for the Globus open-source community.
"IBM is a founding member of the Globus Consortium and has worked closely with the Globus development community and the Globus ecosystem since its inception, investing millions of dollars in accelerating the adoption of Globus software in the commercial sector," said Ken King, vice president of Grid Computing at IBM, in a statement.
"We will work closely with Univa on delivery of enterprise-ready implementations of Globus for IBM platforms in much the same way that IBM works with Red Hat and Novell to ensure Linux distributions on IBM platforms are at the forefront of the industry," King said.
Univa Corp., formed in 2004 by the creators of Globus, offers development and support of commercial grid solutions based on Globus software.
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