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Addison Snell Laura Segervall Christopher G. Willard Ph.D. Vendor Overview and Outlook: IBM in HPC

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Intersect360 Research report presents an overview and outlook for IBM in the worldwide high performance computing (HPC) market, as of December 2019.

IBM is a major vendor of servers, storage, and solutions for the worldwide HPC market. IBM servers are based on proprietary central processing units (CPUs), with partnerships for other processing elements. IBM is also a leader in frameworks and solutions for artificial intelligence (AI), as well as forward-looking research into quantum computing. Drawing on market tracking and surveys from the Intersect360 Research HPC advisory service, this report includes:

  • Market share data for IBM in HPC servers and storage for 2018, with change from 2017
  • Relevant supporting data from Intersect360 Research end-user surveys
  • SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
  • Recommendations to IBM

“Vendor Overview and Outlook” reports from Intersect360 Research are not sponsored content. Intersect360 Research chooses vendors to cover in such reports based on their position in the marketplace, and the choice to publish this report does not imply the existence—or lack thereof—of a client relationship with the company profiled. The full Intersect360 Research neutrality statement is available on the web at www.intersect360.com.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

IBM IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

Key Products

2018 Market Performance

HPC Servers

HPC Storage

Figure 1. Revenue ($000) from HPC Servers and Storage for IBM, 2017-18

Figure 2. IBM Revenue Share of HPC Servers, 2018

Figure 3. IBM Revenue Share of HPC Storage, 2018

SWOT ANALYSIS 

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

 

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