Q3 HPC Server Revenue Rises 3.9%
January 2, 2016
factory revenue for the high performance
computing (HPC) technical server market grew
by 3.9% to $2.8 billion in the third quarter
of 2016 (3Q16), compared with $2.7 billion
in the prior-year third quarter. Revenue for
the first three quarters of 2016 totaled
$8.1 billion, up 3.4% from the $7.8 billion
total for the same period last year,
according to new data from International
Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide
High-Performance Technical Server Q V iew.
•Revenue for Supercomputer systems priced at $500,000 and up jumped 22.3% to $985.3 million compared with $805.7 million in the 2015 third quarter.
•For Divisional systems priced from $250,000 to $499,000, revenue grew by a similarly robust 22.4% to $568.4 million in the quarter, up from $464.5 million in the prior-year third quarter.
'•Departmental revenue for systems priced between $100,000 and $249,000 declined 14.4% from $976.4 million in the prior-year quarter to $836.2 million in 3Q16.
•Revenue for Workgroup HPC systems priced
below $100,000 declined 8.7% from $433.0
million in the third quarter of 2015 to
$395.5 million in 34Q16.
•In the strategically important Supercomputers segment, the top three were again HPE (37.0% share), Dell (13.3% share), and Lenovo (8.1% share), with Fujitsu closely following (7.0% share).
•The combined "Other" category captured
22.1% of the HPC server market and 21.5% of
the Supercomputers segment. The "Other"
category includes more than 30 smaller HPC
server system vendors. Their collective
market share demonstrates that barriers to
entry into the HPC server market remain