Cray associates with Markley to host supercomputing-as-a-service

May 16, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Global supercomputer leader, Cray Inc. and Markley, a premier provider of data centre space and cloud computing services, have struck a partnership to provide supercomputing as a service solutions that combine the power of Cray supercomputers with the premier hosting capabilities of Markley.

Through the partnership, Markley will offer Cray supercomputing technologies, as a hosted offering, and both companies will collaborate to build and develop industry-specific solutions. The availability of sought-after supercomputing capabilities both on-premises and in the cloud has become increasingly desirable across a range of industries, including life sciences, bio-pharma, aerospace, government, banking, and more – as organizations work to analyze complex data sets and research, and reduce time to market for new products.

Through the new supercomputing as a service offering, the two companies will make it easier and more affordable for research scientists, data scientists, and IT executives to access dedicated, powerful compute and analytic capability to increase time to discovery and decision.

“The need for supercomputers has never been greater,” said Patrick W. Gilmore, chief technology officer at Markley. “For the life sciences industry especially, speed to market is critical. By making supercomputing and big data analytics available in a hosted model, Markley and Cray are providing organizations with the opportunity to reap significant benefits, both economically and operationally.”

Headquartered in Boston, Markley delivers enterprise-class, on-demand Infrastructure-as-a-Service to help organizations maximize IT performance while reducing upfront capital expenses. Markley also guarantees 100 percent uptime.

The first industry solution built by Cray and hosted by Markley will feature the Cray Urika-GX for life sciences – a complete, pre-integrated hardware-software solution. In addition, Cray has integrated the Cray Graph Engine (CGE) with essential pattern-matching capability and tuned it to leverage the highly-scalable parallelization and performance of the Urika-GX platform.

Cray and Markley have plans for the collaboration to quickly expand and include Cray’s full range of infrastructure solutions.

Cray and Markley will host a live webinar, “Power Your Analytics with Supercomputing as a Service,” June 13th at 10:00 a.m. PDT. More information and registration at for the webinar here.

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