ST PAUL, Minn., March 24, 2022 — Hyperion Research, the leading industry analyst and market intelligence firm for high performance computing (HPC) and associated emerging technologies including, Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI), High-Performance Data Analysis (HPDA), Quantum Computing, Cloud and Edge Computing, has announced the results of their 2021 HPC market growth tracking.
Total on-prem HPC server sales for 2021 reached $14.8 billion (USD) reflecting a strong 9.1% growth over the previous year. The total number of base processors sold came in at 4.3 million along with an additional 291 thousand GPUs and accelerators. That represents a 44.1% increase over 2020 for GPUs/accelerators.
Looking at the bigger picture of the on-prem market by folding in the on-prem servers, storage, software, applications and repair services, Hyperion Research analysis shows a strong and vibrant HPC ecosystem for 2021 of $29.7 billion (USD).
For the on-prem server sales, the market segments are broken down as follows:
An additional HPC market segment that Hyperion Research tracks closely is the use of public clouds for HPC workloads. For 2021, that market segment represents an additional $5.1 billion (USD) spending on HPC. This represents a noteworthy 18.6% growth over 2020.
Strong Performance During Uncertain Times
According to Hyperion Research CEO Earl Joseph, “We were surprised at how well the HPC market is doing given the covid situation and economic difficulties. The growth clearly shows that HPC vendors have been doing an excellent job at addressing the difficult supply chain problems. The growth is heavily driven by new technologies and new ways of using HPC, for example in AI, machine learning, big data, and new users moving into HPC to solve their problems.”
“Countries and companies around the world continue to recognize the value of being innovative and investing in R&D to advance society, grow revenues, reduce costs, and become more competitive,” said Hyperion Research Senior Vice President of Research Bob Sorensen.
Tracking, Analyzing, Verifying
Joseph continued, “The effort behind our market growth analysis and forecasting is significant and comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility. Our analyst team and research staff carefully follow the market trends via thousands of surveys of end users and buyers, combined with quarterly reviews of the numbers with each HPC supplier. The Hyperion Research HPC numbers have been reviewed every quarter by each vendor for over 30 years. As always, we welcome comments, suggestions, and ideas for improvement.”
About Hyperion Research
Hyperion Research is the premier industry analyst and market intelligence firm for high performance computing (HPC) and associated emerging markets. Hyperion Research analysts provide timely, in-depth mission-critical insight across a broad portfolio of advanced computing market segments, including High Performance Computing (HPC), Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI), High-Performance Data Analysis (HPDA), Quantum Computing, Cloud and Edge Computing.
Hyperion Research provides data-driven research, analysis and recommendations for technologies, applications, and markets to help organizations worldwide make effective decisions and seize growth opportunities. Research includes market sizing and forecasting, share tracking, segmentation, technology, and related trend analysis, and both user and vendor analysis for multi-user technical server technology used for HPC and HPDA (high performance data analysis). The company provides thought leadership and practical guidance for users, vendors, and other members of the global HPC community.
The industry analysts at Hyperion Research have been at the forefront of helping private and public organizations and government agencies make intelligent, fact-based decisions related to business impact and technology direction in the complex and competitive landscape of advanced computing and emerging technologies for more than 25 years.
Source: Hyperion Research