|United Devices, Inc.|
|Address:||9737 Great Hills Trail, Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78759, United States|
|Products:||Grid MP, MP Insight, MP Synergy|
|Partners:||IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Satyam Computer Services, Sun Microsystems, see complete list|
|Customers:||Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, National Physical Laboratory, NTT Data, Sanofi Aventis, University of Texas at Austin, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, University of Oxford, University of Florida, see complete list|
|Competitors:||DataSynapse, Platform Computing, Entropia|
|Stock:||not publicly traded|
|Jobs:||, United Devices|
United Devices, Inc. provides software and services that enable customers to more efficiently use computing resources (including those tied to both corporate networks and the Internet).
The company's grid software enables users to allocate workloads to computers and devices throughout enterprises, aggregating computing power that would normally go unused. Founded in 1999, United Devices targets customers in the life sciences, engineering, and geoscience industries, fields that by nature require massive amounts of computing power. The company has agreed to acquire GridXpert, which specializes in grid computing management for financial and industrial firms. It is based primarily in Austin, but also has satellite offices in Paris and Pune.
The company employs about 50 people.
Grid MP — universal batch job and distributed computing scheduler. It is offered in various editions, depending on the scalability needs of the customer. From Grid MP Workstation, to Grid MP Cluster, to Grid MP Enterprise, to Grid MP Global it can handle a variety of different-sized requirements.
MP Insight — allows customers to perform data analysis to determine if their corporate computing resources are being effectively used.
MP Synergy — a metascheduler to allow users to perform efficient scheduling within an organization that has multiple job schedulers already deployed and controlling independent clusters. Supported schedulers include Platform LSF, PBS, LoadLeveler, and even Grid MP.
United Devices also operates a series of public projects on their w:grid.org website as part of a philanthropic effort to improve humanity. It also has the side-effect of acting as a marketing tool to helping to spread awareness of the Grid MP Global product, and prove the scalability of it. Some of the costs associated with operating the past projects on grid.org have been financially sponsored in part by companies including Microsoft, Intel, and IBM.