Worldwide Technical Computing Server 2014-2018 Forecast Update

Worldwide Technical Computing Server 2014-2018 Forecast Update

  • January 2015 •
  • 30 pages •
  • Report ID: 2604016 •
  • Format: PDF

This IDC Forecast Update presents an overview of IDC's forecast for the technical computing server market for the 2014-2018 period. The data in this document is based on IDC's segmentation of the technical computing server market, which is as follows:

  • Supercomputers. Systems purchased to support technical applications and sold for $500,000+
  • Technical divisionalservers. Systems purchased to support technical applications and sold for $250,000-499,999
  • Technical departmentalservers. Systems purchased to support technical applications and sold for $100,000-249,999
  • Technical workgroupservers. Systems purchased to support technical applications and sold for <$100,000

2010, 2011, and 2012 were strong recovery years for the HPC technical computing market, with 10%, 8%, and 8% year-on-year growth rates, respectively. Then 2013 and now 2014 showed a market slowdown. According to Earl Joseph, IDC HPC program vice president, "We are now forecasting a slight decline for 2014, followed by a 6.4% CAGR for the HPC market from 2014 to 2018, and expect the HPC server market to reach $14.1 billion by 2018."