Intersect360 Research defines HPC as the use of servers, clusters, and supercomputers—plus associated software, tools, components, storage, and services—for
scientific, engineering, or analytical tasks that are particularly intensive in computation, memory usage, or data management. Intersect360 Research
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The HPC server market worldwide was $13.2 billion in 2019, up 2.4% from 2018. Reversing the trend from 2018, in 2019 servers were the slowest growth product
or service category in HPC, due to a continued expansion in cloud computing, together with an increase in managed services contracts, facilities outsourcing,
or other indirect arrangements that might be termed “cloud-like.”
While 2019 showed modest growth overall in HPC server revenue, results were markedly different between vendors. The prevailing story is that the leading
market share vendors lost revenue, and this was made up by large gains from smaller vendors.
HPE and Dell EMC remain the two dominant vendors of HPC servers, with a combined 60.0% market share. Both companies declined slightly in HPC server revenue
in 2019, opposite the overall growth trend. HPE lost slightly more than Dell EMC, bringing the two companies even closer together, with less than a
half-point of market share separating them. HPE still holds the number-one revenue share position for HPC servers, for the seventh consecutive year.
HPE benefited somewhat from its acquisition of Cray, which was completed in September 2019; HPE will realize the full effect of the acquisition in
This report gives specific HPC server revenues, shares, and analysis for Atos, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, Lenovo, and Penguin Computing.
These nine vendors were responsible for over 80% of HPC server market revenue. This report also includes brief discussion of other noteworthy vendors,
including Cisco, Hitachi, Intel, NEC, NVIDIA, Sugon, and Supermicro.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS 4
HPC Servers 5
What Is HPC? 6
HPC 2019 MARKET PERFORMANCE: VENDOR SERVER REVENUE AND SHARES 7
Table 1: HPC Server Revenue ($000), 2019 vs. 2018, by Vendor, with Revenue Shares 8
Figure 1: HPC Server Revenue Shares by Vendor, 2019 8
Figure 2: HPC Server Revenue ($000) by Vendor, 2018-19 9
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