Red Herring: Hewlett-Packard leads the high-performance computing market as new customers seek cheaper technologies.
Hewlett-Packard held onto its lead in the high-performance computing market during 2005 as the cost of computing fell, allowing new customers to get more powerful computers, a company executive said Friday.
HP had more than 31 percent of the $9 billion high-performance computing (HPC) market in 2005, about the same share it had a year earlier, according to data from the research firm IDC. The company has led the market for three years.
Supercomputing is no longer exclusive to big government scientific research labs. Academia in developing countries, Hollywood film animators, and even diaper packaging makers are using HPC.