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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

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Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC

11 Dec 2013 Framingham - As expected, worldwide factory revenue for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market declined sharply to $2.5 billion in the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13), down from an exceptional $3.4 billion in the same period of 2012, according to the newly released International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView.

"The third quarter results continued the trend IDC reported three months ago, when we noted that the top half of the HPC market, especially supercomputer systems sold for $500,000 and up, expanded rapidly right through the global economic recession and experienced record-setting growth in 2012", stated Earl Joseph, Programme Vice President for HPC. "In 2012, several very large, one-time-only supercomputer sales drove that segment up by close to $1 billion. IDC did not expect the supercomputers segment to repeat that performance in 2013, although there will be other growth periods in the future."

In the first three quarters of 2013, revenue growth has shifted toward sub-$250,000 systems as the lower half of the market continues to rebound strongly from the global economic recession. The brightest spot in 3Q13 was the Departmental segment for systems priced from $100,000 to $249,000. Revenue in this segment jumped 41.5% year over year to $966.3 million. The Workstation segment, for HPC systems selling below $100,000, expanded by 37.2% year over year in the third quarter to $421 million. Together, the Workgroup and Departmental segments made up 53.8% of all HPC server systems revenue in the third quarter. IDC has corroborated the recovery trend in the lower half of the market by conducting several thousand survey calls with HPC buyers and end users.

The high-end Supercomputers segment ($500,000 and up) accounted for 33.2% of the overall market in 3Q13, or $854.6 million, a sharp drop of 59.7% from the exceptionally strong figure of $2.1 billion in the third quarter of 2012. The Divisional segment ($250,000 to $499,000 price band) represented 13.0% of total HPC systems revenue, or $335.1 million, a 5.4% increase over the third quarter of 2012.

Unit shipments of 31,792 in 3Q13 increased 29.8% year over year and increased by 1.1% over the first quarter of 2013. The increases reflected the resurgence of the lower half of the market, where most HPC server shipments happen.

During the first three quarters of 2013, HPC technical server market revenues declined by modest -6.7%, with an increase of 26.3% in unit shipments, compared to the same period in 2012. The high-end Supercomputers segment experienced a significant decline of -38.9% in the first three quarters of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Revenue for Workgroup HPC systems grew 35.8% compared to the first three quarters of 2012.

Vendor highlights for second-quarter 2013 include:

  • HP and IBM remained in close contention for worldwide market leadership by capturing 32.7% and 29.5% of overall revenue share, respectively.
  • Dell maintained its strong third-place position with 15.2% of global revenue.
The IDC Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView presents the HPC market from various perspectives, including by competitive segment, vendor, cluster versus non-cluster, geography, and operating system. It also contains detailed revenue and shipment information by HPC models.
Source: IDC

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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...