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Primeur weekly 2013-09-16

Special

Sensor Cloud network - a new infrastructure for clever applications ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing nominated for the 2013 Deloitte Rising Star Award ...

Harnessing the petabyte at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ...

New system allows Cloud customers to detect programme-tampering ...

IBM launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help companies improve marketing performance in real-time ...

Desktop Grids

Successful BOINC:FAST event in Russia ...

TheSkyNet - T2 is born ...

EuroFlash

ParallWare v0.1b released ...

Promising hybrid computer architecture at CSCS ...

Science and Industry join hands: 1st Meeting of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee ...

More than 70 students from 4 continents gain HPC skills at fourth annual Summer School ...

PRACE 8th Call is open between 3 September and 15 October 2013 ...

Dassault Systemes unveils the SOLIDWORKS 2014 product portfolio ...

USFlash

US Energy Secretary Moniz dedicates Clean Energy Research Center and new supercomputer ...

Louisiana State University CCT's researchers develop Melete, among first interactive supercomputers ...

SGI achieves even higher levels of performance, scale and efficiency in its SGI ICE X and Rackable server lines by adding the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 ...

Cray supercomputers now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2 product family ...

Intel introduces highly versatile data centre processor family architected for new era of services ...

Adaptive's Moab HPC Suite to optimize new supercomputer at National Scientific User Facility in Washington ...

Indiana University and Internet2 celebrate 15-year partnership for advanced research and education networks ...

Continuing recovery in low-end HPC systems fuels 7.9% growth in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

IBM introduces NeXtScale system: High Performance Computing experience and technology move from the lab to the data centre ...

New centre to better understand human intelligence and build smarter machines ...

Don Bosco University links to National Knowledge Network ...

Cisco unveils nPower, world's most advanced network processor ...

The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future? ...

Software may be able to take over from hardware in managing caches ...

Continuing recovery in low-end HPC systems fuels 7.9% growth in the second quarter, according to IDC


11 Sep 2013 Framingham - Worldwide factory revenue for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market jumped 7.9% to nearly $2.6 billion in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), up from $2.4 billion in the same period of 2012, according to the newly released International Data Corporation Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView. The results were announced at the 50th meeting of the IDC-operated HPC User Forum in Boston, where attendees heard talks on one of the fastest-growing HPC market segments, the bio-life sciences, and on new developments in quantum computing.

Fueling the second-quarter growth was the continued recovery in the bottom half of the HPC market, consisting of systems sold for under $250,000. Systems at these price points were hit especially hard by the global economic recession that began in 2008, as many of these discretionary purchases were postponed or cancelled, but buying began to recover in the first quarter of 2013. The brightest spot in 2Q13 was the Workgroup segment for HPC systems selling below $100,000. Revenue in this segment jumped 45.1% year over year to reach $414.7 million.

The Departmental segment for systems priced from $100,000 to $249,000 expanded by 33.8% year over year in the second quarter to reach $928.3 million. The Divisional segment ($250,000 to $499,000 price band) represented 13.6% of total HPC systems revenue, or $349.2 million, a 29.4% increase over 2Q12. Together, the Workgroup, Departmental, and Divisional segments made up 65.7% of all HPC server systems revenue in the second quarter. IDC recently 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 34.3% of the overall market in the second quarter, or $883.2 million in revenues. As expected, the Supercomputer segment experienced a drop in revenues from the exceptionally strong performance in the second quarter of 2012.

Unit shipments of 31,441 in the second quarter increased 34.7% compared to the second quarter of 2012 and declined nearly -6.2% over first quarter of 2013.

During the first half of 2013, the HPC technical server market grew by 6.2%, with an increase of 26% in unit shipments, compared to the same period in 2012. The high-end supercomputers segment experienced a year-over-year decline of -18% in the first half of 2013. Revenue for workgroup HPC systems grew 35.1% compared to the first half of 2012.

"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. We said earlier that we did not expect the supercomputers segment to maintain that steep growth curve in 2013, although there will be other growth periods in the future", stated Earl Joseph, IDC Programme Vice President for Technical Computing. "In the first and second quarters of this year, revenue growth has shifted to sub-$250,000 systems as the lower half of the market continues to rebound from the global economic recession."

At the HPC User Forum meeting, IDC Senior Vice President Vernon Turner highlighted the historical contributions of HPC to mainstream IT markets, including parallel processing, clusters, Grids, and Clouds.
Source: IDC

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Primeur weekly 2013-09-16

Special

Sensor Cloud network - a new infrastructure for clever applications ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing nominated for the 2013 Deloitte Rising Star Award ...

Harnessing the petabyte at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ...

New system allows Cloud customers to detect programme-tampering ...

IBM launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help companies improve marketing performance in real-time ...

Desktop Grids

Successful BOINC:FAST event in Russia ...

TheSkyNet - T2 is born ...

EuroFlash

ParallWare v0.1b released ...

Promising hybrid computer architecture at CSCS ...

Science and Industry join hands: 1st Meeting of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee ...

More than 70 students from 4 continents gain HPC skills at fourth annual Summer School ...

PRACE 8th Call is open between 3 September and 15 October 2013 ...

Dassault Systemes unveils the SOLIDWORKS 2014 product portfolio ...

USFlash

US Energy Secretary Moniz dedicates Clean Energy Research Center and new supercomputer ...

Louisiana State University CCT's researchers develop Melete, among first interactive supercomputers ...

SGI achieves even higher levels of performance, scale and efficiency in its SGI ICE X and Rackable server lines by adding the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 ...

Cray supercomputers now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2 product family ...

Intel introduces highly versatile data centre processor family architected for new era of services ...

Adaptive's Moab HPC Suite to optimize new supercomputer at National Scientific User Facility in Washington ...

Indiana University and Internet2 celebrate 15-year partnership for advanced research and education networks ...

Continuing recovery in low-end HPC systems fuels 7.9% growth in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

IBM introduces NeXtScale system: High Performance Computing experience and technology move from the lab to the data centre ...

New centre to better understand human intelligence and build smarter machines ...

Don Bosco University links to National Knowledge Network ...

Cisco unveils nPower, world's most advanced network processor ...

The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future? ...

Software may be able to take over from hardware in managing caches ...