HP leads HPC server market with 35% share in Q1: IDC

HP is leading the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market with 35 percent share in the first quarter of 2014, said IDC.

IBM is the second largest HC storage vendor with 23.1 percent market share.

Dell is in third-place position with 17.2 percent revenue.

The growth of NEC (87.3 percent), Sugon (14.9 percent), and Dell (8.5 percent) was significant in Q1 2014, said IDC.

NEC’s growth was driven by its gains in the Supercomputers segment, while Sugon and Dell experienced growth in the Departmental, Divisional and Workgroup segments.

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IDC said HPC server market decreased 9.6 percent to $2.3 billion. Unit shipments rose 0.4 percent to 33,577 units.

Revenues in the high-end Supercomputers segment (HPC systems sold for $500,000 and up) declined 32.7 percent to $580 million. Supercomputers segment will see modest growth through the rest of 2014, but will expand at 7.2 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2018.

The Divisional segment (HPC systems priced from $250,000 to $499,000) declined 2.6 percent.

Revenues for Departmental systems (priced $100,000 to $249,000) grew 0.6 percent and Workgroup revenues (for systems priced below $100,000) rose 11.4 percent, said IDC.

IDC expects the overall HPC server market to grow 7.4 percent yearly rate with revenues reaching $14.7 billion by 2018.