Julia Computing will use the funding to further develop and advance its secure, high-performance JuliaHub cloud platform and to grow the Julia ecosystem. JuliaHub makes it easy to develop, deploy and scale Julia programmes and models that data scientists and engineers are adopting at an increasingly rapid pace, the company said in a blog post.
“Technical computing is stuck in a rut today,” said Viral Shah, cofounder and CEO of Julia Computing and co-creator of Julia. “Data scientists and engineers are using products that were designed many decades ago. JuliaHub makes it possible to design new drugs and therapies, develop new batteries, simulate a space mission, and map out the universe, all while using fewer computing resources and reducing data centre emissions. We truly are defining the future of data science and simulation, and it is thrilling to help drive these exciting innovations.”
Julia Computing was founded by the creators of Julia – the fastest and easiest high-performance computing language for artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, data science, modelling, and simulation. Julia is used by more than 10,000 companies worldwide, including AstraZeneca, BlackRock, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Moderna, Pfizer, as well as NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The company said Bob Muglia, former Snowflake CEO and former Microsoft President of Servers and Tools, will join its board.
Originally developed at MIT, the Julia programming language has been downloaded more than 29 million times by users worldwide, including thousands of open source developers who have contributed to Julia and its 6,000 registered packages. Over 1,500 universities worldwide are using and teaching Julia, including world class institutions such as MIT, Stanford, and UC Berkeley.
The community has seen exponential growth since Julia was introduced to the public in 2012, it said.