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HPC User Site Census – Storage Suppliers

HPC User Site Census – Storage Suppliers

This report, part of our HPC User Site Census series, provides an examination of the suppliers of storage systems installed in a sample of High Performance Computing (HPC) user sites. Intersect360 Research surveyed a broad range of users about their current computer system installations, storage systems, networks, middleware, and supporting software. The resulting data is presented in a series of reports throughout the year, each describing different aspects of the HPC end-user landscape.

Key findings of the survey include the following:

  • Storage capacity continues its onward and upward trend. Aggregate site-level storage capacity reported at 385 sites reached 1.9 exabytes, about two and a half times the site-level storage capacity reported in 2012.
  • Installations of petabyte or larger storage systems are increasing and account for 31% of all storage systems reported. The top three most frequently reported capacities were two petabytes, one petabyte, and 100 terabytes.
  • DataDirect Networks (DDN) had the largest share with 13.9% of survey responses, followed by IBM with 11.8%. All other suppliers had less than 10% share of reported storage systems. No vendor
  • dominated every sector, region or capacity.
  • About 4.7% of the reported storage systems were identified as cloud-based systems, including both public and private cloud.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED IN THIS REPORT
INTRODUCTION
RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
Site-Level Storage Systems by Supplier
Cloud Storage Suppliers
Site-Level Storage Systems by Supplier and by Sector
Site-Level Storage Systems by Supplier and by Region
Site-Level Storage Systems by Supplier and by Capacity
CONCLUSIONS
APPENDIX A: STORAGE SUPPLIERS INSTALLED AT HPC SITES
APPENDIX B: METHODOLOGY NOTES

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