COntinued recovery in low-end HPC systems is mainly responsible for the growth.
The Global high performance computing technical server market revenue rose 7.9% to about $2.6bn during 2Q13, compared to $2.4bn generated during the corresponding period in 2012, according to IDC’s new report.
The latest Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView revealed that the continued recovery in the low-end HPC systems have fuelled the growth.
Workgroup segment for HPC systems reported 45.1% rise in revenue to $414.7m during the quarter, followed by the Departmental segment (33.8%) reaching $928.3m and the Divisional segment (29.4%) to $349.2m.
Overall, the Workgroup, Departmental, and Divisional segments together generated about 65.7% of all HPC server systems revenue.
During the quarter, the high-end Supercomputers segment generated $883.2m in revenues and accounted for 34.3% of the overall market.
During the initial six months of 2013, the HPC technical server market rose 6.2% and the high-end supercomputers segment dropped 18%, while revenue for workgroup HPC systems rose 35.1% compared to the corresponding period in 2012.
IDC Program Technical Computing vice president Earl Joseph said that the top half of the HPC market, especially supercomputer systems sold for $500,000 and up, expanded rapidly right through the global economic recession and experienced record-setting growth in 2012.
"We said earlier that we did not expect the supercomputers segment to maintain that steep growth curve in 2013, although there will be other growth periods in the future," Joseph said.
"In the first and second quarters of this year, revenue growth has shifted to sub-$250,000 systems as the lower half of the market continues to rebound from the global economic recession."
HP topped the list of vendors by capturing 30.1% market share followed by IBM (29.7%), Dell (14.6%).