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Primeur weekly 2016-01-18

Focus on Europe

Science Europe to issue Research Infrastructures Survey Report ...

MEP Awards 2016 to announce shortlisted nominees for ICT Policy ...

CEA - French Alternative Energies And Atomic Energy Commission - implements Seagate ClusterStor high performance storage ...

Allinea Forge helps reservoir simulation software push the boundaries ...

Middleware

$5-million collaborative grant establishes NSF-funded Cybersecurity Center of Excellence ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research launches 8th Site HPC Budget Allocation Map ...

Fujitsu and NIMS develop world's largest-scale magnetic-reversal simulator ...

NCAR announces powerful new supercomputer for scientific discovery ...

DDN continues reign as HPC storage market leader with widening lead as top supplier ...

DDN storage enables National Center for Atmospheric Research to move beyond studying weather phenomena to advancing predictions with Big Data simulations ...

Deep Learning, ocean modelling, and HPCG come to ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

Gigabyte launches its line of server boards based on the Intel Xeon D-1500 product family ...

Gigabyte launches new feature-packed power supplies ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2015 financial results and reaffirms 2016 guidance ...

Applications

Major step toward confirming the existence of the Majorana particle, a peculiar fermion equivalent to Its own antiparticle, in materials ...

New modelling method measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy ...

The Cloud

Research & Markets to issue report on Cloud High Performance Computing with forecast to 2020 ...

Development of an evaluation platform capable of validating wide-area distribution systems ...

Seagate unveils 10TB helium enterprise drive to address storage demands of Cloud-based data centres ...

CSC embraces IBM Cloud to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

Intersect360 Research launches 8th Site HPC Budget Allocation Map

15 Jan 2016 Sunnyvale - Intersect360 Research has surveyed the High Performance Computing user community to complete its eighth Site Budget Allocation Map, a look at how HPC sites divide and spend their budgets. We surveyed users on their spending in seven top-level categories: hardware, software, facilities, staffing, services, cloud/utility/outsourcing computing, and other. Each category was further divided into constituent subcategories, resulting in 27 unique items included in the analysis.

This report provides the average budget distribution for the responding sites within each top-level category and presents an entire view of the total HPC budget distribution and product and services spending, excluding facilities and staffing.

Highlights from this study include the following:

  • Hardware represents the largest overall budget item, accounting for 48% of the total HPC budget in 2015, an increase from 45% in our 2014 survey. Servers, followed by storage, continue to lead spending within the hardware segment.
  • Staffing is the second-largest overall expense at HPC sites, accounting for 20% of the budget. System management and operations is the primary component of this category.
  • Software is the third-largest overall expense at HPC sites at 12% of the budget, with software tools as the major budget item.
  • Cloud/Utility/Outsourcing computing is still a very small percentage of overall HPC expenditures, with about a 3% share. Intersect360 Research has seen fluctuations year-to-year in spending on Cloud computing but no consistent or significant movement either upwards or downwards.
  • The top four HPC categories, i.e. server, storage, systems management and operations personnel, and networks, account for half (51%) of the total HPC budgets in 2015.
  • Servers, storage, and networks account for 64% of all HPC spending on products and services, excluding facilities and staffing.

More information is available in the Executive Summary of the report, written by Christopher G., Addison Snell, Laura Segervall, and Michael Feldman.

Source: Intersect360 Research

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-01-18

Focus on Europe

Science Europe to issue Research Infrastructures Survey Report ...

MEP Awards 2016 to announce shortlisted nominees for ICT Policy ...

CEA - French Alternative Energies And Atomic Energy Commission - implements Seagate ClusterStor high performance storage ...

Allinea Forge helps reservoir simulation software push the boundaries ...

Middleware

$5-million collaborative grant establishes NSF-funded Cybersecurity Center of Excellence ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research launches 8th Site HPC Budget Allocation Map ...

Fujitsu and NIMS develop world's largest-scale magnetic-reversal simulator ...

NCAR announces powerful new supercomputer for scientific discovery ...

DDN continues reign as HPC storage market leader with widening lead as top supplier ...

DDN storage enables National Center for Atmospheric Research to move beyond studying weather phenomena to advancing predictions with Big Data simulations ...

Deep Learning, ocean modelling, and HPCG come to ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

Gigabyte launches its line of server boards based on the Intel Xeon D-1500 product family ...

Gigabyte launches new feature-packed power supplies ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2015 financial results and reaffirms 2016 guidance ...

Applications

Major step toward confirming the existence of the Majorana particle, a peculiar fermion equivalent to Its own antiparticle, in materials ...

New modelling method measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy ...

The Cloud

Research & Markets to issue report on Cloud High Performance Computing with forecast to 2020 ...

Development of an evaluation platform capable of validating wide-area distribution systems ...

Seagate unveils 10TB helium enterprise drive to address storage demands of Cloud-based data centres ...

CSC embraces IBM Cloud to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...