Kings Distributed Systems
Kings has developed an application for disease modelling, used by university epidemiologists, and another for studying the underlying mechanisms impacting the transmission of tick-borne encephalitis. The company is now working alongside RiskThinking.AI, Limestone Analytics and Queen’s University researchers on a decision-support platform that uses predictive modelling to analyze policies and determine how to best protect Canadians from COVID-19. Using the tool, decisionmakers will have the ability to see how policies will impact both public health and economic activity.
Kings uses Aptum’s colocation services to house its scheduling platform – the heart of its solution – which connects researchers with available computing resources. “From a network perspective, Aptum has access to very big pipes,” Desjardins said. “And as we’re receiving simultaneous connection requests from hundreds of thousands of devices around the world, they need to be able to connect to a data center that can handle that kind of traffic. We wouldn’t be able to do what we’re doing without Aptum.”
In the future Kings hopes to roll its technology out to other locations around the world, leveraging Aptum’s global data center resources.