HP and IBM have 31.5 percent each revenue share in the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market in the first quarter of 2013, IDC said on Wednesday.
In the third position, Dell has 14.3 percent of global revenue.
Server companies with strong revenue growth in the first quarter of 2013 include SGI (+51 percent), Dawning (+38 percent), IBM (12.7 percent), and HP (7 percent).
IDC says SGI’s growth was driven by the acceptance of Supercomputers, while Dawning, IBM, and HP benefitted from growth in the Departmental, Divisional, and Workgroup segments.
Meanwhile, the global factory revenue for the HPC technical server market increased 5.3 percent to $2.5 billion in Q1 2013 from $2.4 billion from Q1 2012.
Shipments of 33,511 units in Q1 rose 16.4 percent, primarily due to increased sales in the Departmental, Divisional, and Workgroup segments.
Revenues for the high-end Supercomputers segment (systems sold for $500,000 and up) declined to $861 million in 1Q13, a 10.9 percent drop year over year.
IDC anticipates that through the rest of 2013, the Supercomputers segment will see increased growth driven by the acceptance of additional large systems across the world.
IDC expects the HPC technical server market to experience 6.8 percent CAGR with revenues reaching $15.4 billion by 2017.