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Addison Snell HPC User Ratings Survey: Awareness, Satisfaction, Loyalty Across Processors, Servers, Storage, Cloud


In this broad-based survey, HPC end user organizations provided ratings of prominent vendors across multiple dimensions. The study provides insights into the competitive market dynamics in HPC, addressing questions such as:
  • Which vendors have the greatest presence with HPC users, in both awareness and usage?
  • Which vendors are highest rated for technical capabilities, operational capabilities, and overall?
  • Which vendors have the best loyalty among existing users, and which will have the most success acquiring new users?
  • Which vendors have the best future outlook for HPC?
The study is based on responses from 194 user organizations from 30 different countries worldwide, across a wide range of use cases and budget sizes, providing insights for the broad HPC community. Users rated vendors in four modules:
Processor vendors:
  • AMD Radeon GPUs
  • Fujitsu A64fx ARM CPUs
  • Intel Xeon CPUs
  • Intel all other (FPGAs, GPUs, neural, etc.)
  • Marvell ThunderX1/X2/X3 ARM CPUs
  • NVIDIA GPUs for HPC and AI
Server vendors:
  • Atos (Bull)
  • Cray
  • Dell EMC
  • Fujitsu
  • HPE (not including Cray)
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Inspur
  • Lenovo
  • Penguin Computing
  • Supermicro
Storage vendors:
  • DDN
  • Dell EMC
  • HPE
  • IBM
  • Netapp
  • Panasas
  • Quantum
  • Qumulo
  • VAST Data
  • WekaIO
Cloud vendors:
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • IBM Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Nimbix
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
  • Penguin On-Demand (POD)
  • R Systems
  • Rescale
  • UberCloud


Purchase price: $25,000 USD

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