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Worldwide Technical Computing Server 2014–2018 Forecast Update

Worldwide Technical Computing Server 2014–2018 Forecast Update

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."

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IDC Opinion
In This Forecast Update
Methodology
Situation Overview
Future Outlook
Forecast and Assumptions
Worldwide Overall HPC Server Market Forecasts
Forecasts by Competitive Segments
Supercomputer Segment (ASP $500,000+)
Divisional Segment (ASP $250,000–499,999)
Departmental Segment (ASP $100,000–249,999)
Workgroup Segment (ASP <$100,000)
Market Context
Essential Guidance
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Table: Worldwide Technical Computing Server Revenue, Shipment, and Average Selling Price, 2008–2018
Table: Worldwide Technical Computing Server Revenue by Competitive Segment, 2008–2018 ($M)
Table: Worldwide Technical Computing Server Shipments by Competitive Segment, 2008–2018
Table: Worldwide Technical Computing Server Average Selling Price by Competitive Segment, 2008–2018 ($000)
Table: Worldwide Technical Computing Server Revenue, 2008–2018: Comparison of May 2014 and January 2015 Forecasts ($M)
Figure: Worldwide Technical Computing Server Revenue, 2008–2018
Figure: Worldwide Technical Computing Server Shipments, 2008–2018
Figure: Worldwide Technical Computing Server Average Selling Price, 2008–2018
Figure: Worldwide Technical Computing Server Revenue, 2008–2018: Comparison of May 2014 and January 2015 Forecasts

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