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Primeur weekly 2014-11-17

Special

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer retains top spot on fourth consecutive TOP500 List ...

TOP500 site gets new look and expands content ...

Focus

Netherlands Forensic Institute to crack crime using HPC and Big Data ...

Intel to support merging of HPC and data analytics on the hardware, software and application level ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. to build two flagship supercomputers for national labs ...

Department of Energy awards $425 million for next generation supercomputing technologies ...

The Cloud

Altair launches HyperWorks Unlimited - Virtual for Amazon Web Services ...

EuroFlash

SysFera-DS V5.0 released ...

Bright Computing appoints industry veteran Clement Lau as Director for Asia Pacific ...

Bright Cluster Manager now supports RHEL 7 and CentOS 7 ...

UK Laboratory celebrates 50 years of supercomputing ...

Groundbreaking Welsh research project seeks to substantially cut cyclist deaths ...

MEGWARE and Numascale extend their collaboration and co-exhibit at SC14 ...

IBM, Forschungszentrum Jülich and NVIDIA team to establish POWER Acceleration and Design Center ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation will showcase the ARKA server RK003 at SC14 ...

USFlash

Indiana University showcases advanced computing tech at annual supercomputing conference ...

John West to head Strategic Initiatives at TACC ...

IDC finds growth, consolidation, and changing ownership patterns in worldwide data centre forecast ...

Supercomputers fuel global high-resolution climate models ...

100 supercomputers later, Los Alamos high-performance computing still supports national security mission ...

Asia Supercomputer Community to launch ASC15 at SC14 ...

ArrayFire is now open source ...

Mellanox announces availability of 100Gb/s Direct Attach Copper and Active Optical Cables ...

Mellanox provides leading application performance with FDR InfiniBand for HPC-purpose built Dell PowerEdge C4130 ...

Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions chosen for leading CORAL supercomputer project ...

CoolIT Systems features full range of Direct Contact Liquid Cooling solutions for HPC servers and data centres at SC14 ...

Supercomputing invited plenary talks focus on high-performance computing at DreamWorks Animation and NIH's vision for solving future computational challenges in health care ...

Supercomputing beyond genealogy reveals surprising European ancestors ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects IBM "data centric" systems to advance research and tackle Big Data challenges ...

Oak Ridge to acquire next generation supercomputer ...

Ohio supercomputing experts to leverage conference presence ...

IDC finds growth, consolidation, and changing ownership patterns in worldwide data centre forecast

10 Nov 2014 Framingham - A new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the transition to the 3rd Platform is having a direct impact on data centre construction and remodelling. IDC expects the total number of data centres (all types) deployed worldwide will peak at 8.6 million in 2017 and then begin to decline slowly. This shift will be triggered by a decline in internal data centre server rooms starting in 2016 and internal server closets starting in 2017. All other data centre categories will continue to grow throughout the forecast period, with the number of service provider data centres increasing much faster. Despite a decline in the number of data centres, total worldwide data centre space will continue to increase, growing from 1.58 billion square feet in 2013 to 1.94 billion square feet in 2018.

The data centre and server rooms/closets are no longer just the places where organisations house their IT assets. The data centre must serve as the primary point of engagement and information exchange with employees, partners, and customers in today's interconnected world. The data centre is also the foundation for new business models where leveraging large volumes of data and highly elastic compute resources are critical to delivering better insight and a superior product/user experience. This requires that data centres reliably deliver large and highly variable amounts of transaction, content serving, and analytic capacity on time, with no delays and no excuses. In this environment, building and running data centres as well as managing IT assets at the edge can no longer be a part-time or occasional job.

"Over the next five years, a majority of organisations will stop managing their own infrastructure", explained Richard L. Villars, Vice President, Datacenter and Cloud Research at IDC. "They will make greater use of on-premise and hosted managed services for their existing IT assets, and turn to dedicated and shared Cloud offerings in service provider data centres for new services. This will result in the consolidation and retirement of some existing internal data centres, particularly at the low end. At the same time, service providers will continue their race to build, remodel, and acquire data centres to meet the growing demand for capacity."

The most significant development in data centre construction is the growing importance of service provider mega data centres, which are the primary server location for large collocation and cloud service providers. By 2018, these mega data centres will account for the vast majority (72.6%) of all service provider data centre construction in terms of space while also accounting for 44.6% of all new high-end data centre space around the world (up from 19.3% in 2013).

Similarly, the number of internal high-end data centre environments, which typically require longer-term commitments of assets to build or refresh, will continue to grow throughout the forecast. Much of this growth can be attributed to continued strong data centre construction in China and construction of large data centres to replace smaller, more dispersed enterprise data centres. The continued build-out of larger data centres ensures that actual internal data centre space will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4% over the forecast period and account for nearly one third of total worldwide data centre space (all types) in 2018.

The IDC study, Worldwide Datacenter Census and Construction 2014-2018 Forecast: Aging Enterprise Datacenters and the Accelerating Service Provider Buildout (Doc #251830), provides a census of data centres around the world by size, sophistication, and ownership. It also forecasts data centre construction driven by replacement of older data centres and expansion to support new Cloud and analytic use cases. The report provides a forecast of data centre installations and new builds by enterprises and service providers through 2018. It also assesses the impact of changing industry business models and IT developments on data centre design, build, and management.
Source: IDC

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Primeur weekly 2014-11-17

Special

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer retains top spot on fourth consecutive TOP500 List ...

TOP500 site gets new look and expands content ...

Focus

Netherlands Forensic Institute to crack crime using HPC and Big Data ...

Intel to support merging of HPC and data analytics on the hardware, software and application level ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. to build two flagship supercomputers for national labs ...

Department of Energy awards $425 million for next generation supercomputing technologies ...

The Cloud

Altair launches HyperWorks Unlimited - Virtual for Amazon Web Services ...

EuroFlash

SysFera-DS V5.0 released ...

Bright Computing appoints industry veteran Clement Lau as Director for Asia Pacific ...

Bright Cluster Manager now supports RHEL 7 and CentOS 7 ...

UK Laboratory celebrates 50 years of supercomputing ...

Groundbreaking Welsh research project seeks to substantially cut cyclist deaths ...

MEGWARE and Numascale extend their collaboration and co-exhibit at SC14 ...

IBM, Forschungszentrum Jülich and NVIDIA team to establish POWER Acceleration and Design Center ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation will showcase the ARKA server RK003 at SC14 ...

USFlash

Indiana University showcases advanced computing tech at annual supercomputing conference ...

John West to head Strategic Initiatives at TACC ...

IDC finds growth, consolidation, and changing ownership patterns in worldwide data centre forecast ...

Supercomputers fuel global high-resolution climate models ...

100 supercomputers later, Los Alamos high-performance computing still supports national security mission ...

Asia Supercomputer Community to launch ASC15 at SC14 ...

ArrayFire is now open source ...

Mellanox announces availability of 100Gb/s Direct Attach Copper and Active Optical Cables ...

Mellanox provides leading application performance with FDR InfiniBand for HPC-purpose built Dell PowerEdge C4130 ...

Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions chosen for leading CORAL supercomputer project ...

CoolIT Systems features full range of Direct Contact Liquid Cooling solutions for HPC servers and data centres at SC14 ...

Supercomputing invited plenary talks focus on high-performance computing at DreamWorks Animation and NIH's vision for solving future computational challenges in health care ...

Supercomputing beyond genealogy reveals surprising European ancestors ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects IBM "data centric" systems to advance research and tackle Big Data challenges ...

Oak Ridge to acquire next generation supercomputer ...

Ohio supercomputing experts to leverage conference presence ...