Supercomputer revenue surged in 2011 as nations raced to have the fastest systems and advance their economies, according to IDC.
IDC recapped 2011 high performance computing revenue and supercomputers surged ahead of other technical server varieties. Supercomputers are defined as HPC systems going for more than $500,000. Workgroup HPC systems are sold for less than $100,000. Divisional and departmental systems fill the middle of those two price points.