Vyasa Partners With Markley To Drive Deep Learning Innovation

October 3, 2018

By Bio-IT World Staff

October 3, 2018 | Vyasa has announced that it has selected Markley to house its GPU-based compute infrastructure. The partnership with Markley is part of $1.8 million in funding Vyasa received from MassDevelopment’s Emerging Technology Fund to hire and scale the company’s underlying infrastructure in Boston.

Vyasa’s secure, highly-scalable deep learning software, Cortex, allows users to apply deep learning in specialized ways to large scale data sets like text, images, quantitative data, and chemical structures.

Markley is a premier provider of mission-critical data center, networking and cloud computing services. With facilities in Boston and Lowell, Mass., and cloud points-of-presence across the country, Markley provides best-in-class infrastructure, high bandwidth network services, state-of-the-art security, and 24x7 on-site maintenance by operating engineers, technicians, and support staff. Markley provides data center, network, and cloud services to the world’s top universities, corporations, life sciences, and pharmaceutical companies.

“For a deep learning company like Vyasa, it’s important to innovate around the newest hardware and capabilities and invest in a hybrid architecture of both cloud compute capability and our own compute infrastructure. By partnering with Markley, we’re able to house our deep-learning infrastructure and expand our performance capabilities for our clients, beyond what was possible before,” Vyasa founder and CEO, Christopher Bouton, said in a press release. “Markley has built a terrific team of professionals that is highly specialized in the life sciences and pharma spaces making them the perfect fit for Vyasa.”

“For today’s life sciences and healthcare organizations, scalable, high density computing capabilities and time to solution are critical,” Steve Litster, chief technology officer at Markley, wrote in a statement. “At Markley, our goal is to deliver unparalleled performance, reliability, and services to every one of our customers. We’re thrilled that Vyasa has selected our mission-critical data center to support its GPU-based compute infrastructure, and we look forward to supporting the company’s efforts in deep learning analytics.”

Vyasa’s partnership with Markley comes on the heels of the company being accepted into the NVIDIA Inception Program. Through these achievements and efforts, Vyasa will be able to continue to grow its specialization in GPU-based computing while providing higher performance capabilities for its clients.