Univa grabs GridEngine. Specifically:
The company will immediately offer superior engineering support for Grid Engine versions already installed and will publish a Univa version of Grid Engine before the end of Q1 2011. Univa will concentrate on improving Grid Engine for technical computing and HPC use cases in addition to promoting the continuity of the Grid Engine open source community.
Hat tip to Chris D for pointing it out.
This directly addresses one of my major concerns on the longevity of GE. It also makes me feel a bit safer about using/deploying GE for users/customers. Specifically, if a committed and large/stable enough OSS project and/or committed company were to drive this, engage and work with the community to grow it, yeah … I am comfortable with this.
Good work Univa. Good work!