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Addison Snell Laura Segervall Christopher G. Willard Ph.D. Worldwide High Performance Computing 2018 Total Market Model and 2019–2023 Forecast: Cloud Categories

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Intersect360 Research report presents the cloud segment of the 2018 total market model and five-year forecast for the overall High Performance Computing (HPC) market, segmented into cloud segments: raw cycles, storage, application hosting (SaaS), infrastructure hosting (IaaS, PaaS), and other. The forecast horizon is from 2019 through 2023, with compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) using 2018 as a base.

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 reports available in this series include the following segmentations:

  • Products and Services: servers, storage, networks, software, service, cloud, other
  • Economic sectors: industry, government, academia
  • Vertical markets: academia, national security, national research labs, national agencies, state or local governments, bio sciences, chemical engineering, consumer product manufacturing, electronics, energy, financial services, large product manufacturing, media and entertainment, retail, transportation, other
  • Regions: North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, Latin America
  • Server class (HPC server revenue): entry-level, midrange, high-end, supercomputer
  • Cloud categories (HPC cloud revenue, this report): raw cycles, cloud storage, application hosting (SaaS), infrastructure hosting (IaaS, PaaS), other
  • Software categories (HPC software revenue): operating environments, developer tools, middleware, storage software, transfer costs, application software, other
  • Services categories (HPC services revenue): maintenance and repair, system engineering, system integration, training, programming services, other
  • HPC server market shares (current year only, not forecast)
  • HPC storage market shares (current year only, not forecast)

After a breakout growth year of 38.3% in 2017, cloud growth cooled somewhat but remained the highest-growth HPC segment in 2018, with 16.0% growth. Also interesting is that the subsegments that attracted the highest growth flipped. After environment hosting and especially application hosting bloomed in 2017, in 2018 it was raw cycles that showed substantial market growth, as HPC cloud models continued to mature.

Over the forecast period, we expect cloud to remain the highest growth product and service segment, crossing $2 billion in 2021 and $3 billion in 2023, with growth across all the subsegments. Successful cloud providers have the opportunity to create value-added “cloud-first” strategies with premium service offerings and competitive advantages other than cost savings.

 

TECHNOLOGIES COVERED IN THIS REPORT

  • HPC system elements
    • Systems, clusters
    • Server technologies
  • Storage elements
    • Storage systems
  • Interconnect elements
    • System interconnects
  • Software elements
    • Operating systems
  • Services
  • Cloud computing, grid computing, utility computing
  • Other technology trends
    • Big Data trends
    • Government programs or investment in HPC
    • Artificial Intelligence / AI
    • Deep Learning / Machine Learning

     

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

Definitions

What Is HPC?

Additional Reports and Segmentations

HPC 2018 TOTAL MARKET MODEL: CLOUD CATEGORIES

2018 Market Performance

Table 1: Market Revenue for Cloud Computing in HPC ($000), 2018 vs. 2017, by Cloud Computing Category

Figure 1: Graphical Depiction of HPC Cloud Revenue Growth, 2018 vs. 2017, by Cloud Computing Category

Availability of HPC-focused cloud instances

Maturation of software licensing models

The rise of machine learning

2018–2023 HPC CLOUD FORECAST: CLOUD CATEGORIES

Table 2: Market Revenue for Cloud Computing in HPC ($000), 2018 Actuals, 2019 to 2023 Forecast, by Cloud Category

Table 3: Cloud Category Share of HPC Cloud Segment, 2018 Actuals, 2019 to 2023 Forecast

Figure 2: Market Revenue for Cloud Computing in HPC ($000), 2018 Actuals, 2019 to 2023 Forecast, by Cloud Category

CONCLUSIONS

APPENDIX A: METHODOLOGY

Methodology Updates

APPENDIX B: HPC MARKET DYNAMICS MODEL AND FUNDAMENTAL FORECAST ASSUMPTIONS

Market Maturity

Fundamental Market Dynamics Model

Fundamental Market Assumptions

Model-Based Assumptions

 

 

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