HPC: Retrospect & Looking Towards the Next 10 Years

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Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research

Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research

In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research looks back over the past 10 years of HPC and provides predictions for the next 10 years.

In related news, Intersect360 Research is out with their Worldwide HPC 2015 Total Market Model and 2016–2020 Forecast.

“This Intersect360 Research report presents the 2015 total market model and five-year forecast for the overall High Performance Computing (HPC) market, including servers, storage, services, software, networks and other products. The forecast horizon is from 2016 through 2020, with compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) using 2015 as a base. 2015 saw continued realignment of supplier position based on sale of IBM’s x86 server business to Lenovo. Expectations varied by economic sector, but were generally more bullish than supplier results might suggest. Cloud computing maintained a high level of interest, even as current spending remained relatively low. We continue to believe the fundamental growth drivers of the HPC market remain strong. However, we believe that spending in public sectors is currently constrained by a long-term shift towards government austerity policies, particularly in the United States and Europe. Thus we expect commercial and industrial spending to become an increasingly important part of the overall HPC market.”

Some of the key findings of this report include:

  • Total worldwide HPC market (servers, storage, software, etc.) reached $28.6 billion in 2015, up 2.7% from 2014.
  • Intersect360 Research projects HPC revenue compound annual growth rate to be 5.2%
  • CAGR from 2015 to 2020, reaching $36.9 billion at the end of the forecast period.
  • Servers were the largest component, reaching $10.6 billion (4.0% growth over 2014).
  • Industrial HPC is the driving engine of the market growing at 6.8% over the forecast period.
  • Academia showing some strength but will continue with moderate growth at 3.2% CAGR over the forecast period.
  • Government austerity programs show no signs of loosening up leading to a 3.0% CAGR over the forecast period.


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