HPC Surveys/Polls

The HPC Market has experienced healthy growth over the last decade. Here are ClusterMonkey we are constantly asking questions about the market with our "small polls." We also offer summaries of the HPC market. You can also find links to surveys and our past polls here.

Recently, Bill Broadley of UC Davis presented the Beowulf mailing list with a survey on NFS and HPC. Bill has collected the results and given permission to post a summary on Cluster Monkey. Many thanks for all the 27 respondents (who are seasoned HPC administrators) . Note that not all respondents answered all questions..

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A recent Intersect360 Research Report presents the 2015 total market model and five-year forecast for the overall High Performance Computing (HPC) market, including servers, storage, services, software, networks and other products. Last year (2015) saw continued realignment of supplier position based on sale of IBM’s x86 server business to Lenovo. Expectations varied by economic sector, but were generally more bullish than supplier results might suggest. Cloud computing maintained a high level of interest, even as current spending remained relatively low.

Intersect360 Research has releases their top six predictions for 2015 and a recent Systems Site Survey. The "top six" report mentions many-core accelerators, flash storage, 3D memory, integrated networking, and optical interconnects as technologies that will push HPC this year. The Site Census report provides a detailed examination of the server systems installed at a sample of High Performance Computing user sites. The full reports are open to members of HPC500 and Intersect360 clients. The following is publicly released data from these reports.

From the Good News for Out-of-work Electrons Department

Intersect360 Research has releases their HPC market forecast where they project the worldwide HPC market will grow at a 4.6% compound annual growth rate over the next four years in spite of mixed market messages from vendors. The report calculates 2013 HPC revenue at $30.5 billion worldwide, a 2.5% growth over 2012. They are also offering a free webinar to discuss the results. The full press release with links and more data is below.

Update: Also check out Intesect360's unique data on HPC Middleware over at HPCwire.

The editors of Desktop Engineering have posted the executive summary of a survey entitled "Desktop Engineering with IBM: High Performance Cluster Computing Survey."

Sponsored by IBM, a copy of survey the summary is available for download. Of interest are the "The Barriers to Cluster Adoption" on the last page. Many of these will ring true for the traditional HPC practitioner.

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