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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: Services Categories


This Intersect360 Research report presents the services segment of the 2018 total market model and five-year forecast for the overall High Performance Computing (HPC) market, segmented into constituent categories: maintenance and repair, systems engineering, systems integration, training, programming, 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):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, this report):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)

In 2018, the services segment represented $3.0 billion (8.2%) of the worldwide HPC market ($36.1 billion), a 15.7% decline in revenue from 2017. The decline in services spending in 2018 was due in part to a focus on servers and cloud, in response to current market dynamics, particularly concerning machine learning and cloud. Training and programming services declined the least, as HPC buyers moved to incorporate new workloads. The HPC services segment will return to growth at below-market growth rates over the forecast period, with 2.4% CAGR, adding $374 million to reach $3.3 billion in 2023. While there was significant decline across the services categories in 2018, we do not forecast that trend to continue.



  • 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


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