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2008 Technical HPC Server Market Review

by Christopher G. Willard, Ph.D., Addison Snell, Debra Goldfarb
for Intersect360 Research (originally published under the Tabor Research name)
April 2009

This Tabor Research report presents our 2008 server revenue estimates for the traditional High Productivity Computing (HPC) market. Tabor Research estimates that the traditional HPC server market generated approximately $7.50 billion in revenue in 2008, declining from $7.76 billion in 2007. The traditional HPC server market declined 3.4% year-over-year.

Key estimates from the study include:

  • The Supercomputer segment represents a respectable 18.5% of the HPC market. Supercomputers were the only product class to experience growth during 2008.
  • HP led the market in 2007 and 2008, with IBM within three share points of the lead. Each company has captured about a third of the market for the last three years.
  • In 2008, HPC sales in EMEA and Asia-Pacific showed positive growth while North America declined in growth. North America still represents over half of the market at 54.5%.
  • The largest portion of sales in economic sectors went to Commerce/Industry with 45.0% of the market.



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