Estimates of the total HPC market range from US$21bn – US$29.4bn. The HPC market has a number of fundamental assumptions that underlie its economic model, namely:
- problems of increasing complexity will be identified
- society will view solving these problems as critical and will value and protect such solutions; and
- the economics of simulation and modelling will surpass other methods (Intersect360 Research, 2014).
This market briefing provides an overview of the global HPC market. It presents the HPC market segmentation and end user studies. It ends with a discussion of benefits to three HPC use cases 3D image rendering, genome processing and oil and gas exploration.