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Worldwide Technical Computing Server 2014-2018 Forecast Update

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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."

Table of Contents

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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  • Related Research

List of Tables

  • Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Technical Computing Server Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Technical Computing Server Market, 2014-2018
  • 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)

List of Figures

  • 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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