Acquisitions Shake Up the HPC Middleware Landscape
Authors: Mark Nossokoff, Melissa Riddle
Publication Date: March 2021
Length: 4 pages
As workloads become more diverse and traditional enterprise datacenters are increasingly adopting HPC and HPC-enabled AI workloads, middleware is receiving more attention as part of the overall solution. HPC users desire a more intuitive experience and want to deal with fewer vendors. Middleware vendors want to expand their product portfolios and increase the markets they serve. Expanding product portfolios and increasing market reach can be achieved largely through either investment in current product lines or via strategic acquisitions. A recent example of the latter is Altair’s acquisitions of Univa and Ellexus.
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Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway, Alex Norton
This Quick Take looks at Amazon's recent announcement of a new EC2 Bare Metal offering that provides users with direct, non-virtualized access to a processor, memory, storage and related networking instance. Amazon uses custom hardware in an effort to wring out the highest possible performance from the basic hardware set up while still offering a full complement of cloud-based software support. This development is a positive one for HPC users looking to migrate workloads to public clouds as Amazon is addressing one of the most vexinghurdles of HPC in the cloud: the performance overhead of running applicationsin a virtualized, performance limiting environment.
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Hyperion Research recently closed the books on the 2018 year for the high performance computing market in our market tracking database, the QView, as well as the Country Level Database, which tracks the HPC markets in 26 countries around the world as well as 13 different verticals. 2018 was another high growth year, with the server market reaching $13.7 billion, and the total market (servers, storage, software and technical support service) totaling more than $27.6 billion. The market has continued to grow at a steady rate of around 6% for the past 5 years.
May 2019 | Quick Take