As published in Primeur Magazine
Intersect360 Research surveyed the HPC user community to complete its seventh Site Budget Allocation Map, a look at how HPC sites divide and spend
their budgets. The report concludes that hardware represents the largest overall budget item, accounting for 45% of the total HPC budget in 2014.
Staffing continues to be the second-largest overall expense, accounting for 22% of sites.Software as a share of the overall HPC budget accounts
for 13% of that budget. Cloud/Utility/Outsourcingcomputing is still a very small percentage of overall HPC expenditures, with about 3% share. Budgets
are expected to increase by 1% or more for 59% of all respondents, and 43% expect budgets to increase by more than 5%.