Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Server Technologies, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00251107

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss, Mike Chuba


This Hype Cycle report evaluates 45 server technologies in terms of their business impact, adoption rate and maturity level to help users decide where and when to invest.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Power Adaptive Algorithms
    • Digital Signal Processor Acceleration
    • Quantum Computing
    • Optical System Buses
    • Instruction Set Virtualization
    • Fabric-Based Computing
    • Server Power Capping
    • Open Compute
  • At the Peak
    • Appliances
    • High Temperature Servers
    • Servers Using Flash Memory as Additional Memory Type
    • Extreme Low-Energy Servers
    • Heterogeneous Architectures
    • Virtual Machine Resilience
    • Server Digital Power Module Management
    • Cloud-Based Grid Computing
    • Processor Emulation
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • V2P Server Management
    • Fabric-Based Infrastructure
    • High-Density Racks (>100 kW)
    • Server Repurposing
    • VM Energy Management Tools
    • Advanced Server Energy Monitoring Tools
    • Linux on RISC
    • Server Provisioning and Configuration Management
    • Multinode Servers
    • Data Center Container Solutions
  • Climbing the Slope
    • HPC-Optimized Server Designs
    • FPGA Application Acceleration
    • Graphics Card Application Acceleration
    • Capacity on Demand (Unix)
    • P2V Server Management
    • Server Virtual I/O
    • Offload Engines
    • Shared OS Virtualization (Nonmainframe)
    • x86 Servers With Eight Sockets (and Above)
    • Linux on Four- to 16-Socket Servers
    • Liquid Cooling
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Capacity on Demand (Mainframe)
    • Mission-Critical Workloads on Linux
    • Blade Servers
    • Linux on System z
    • VM Hypervisor
    • Grid Computing Without Using Public Cloud Computers
    • Mainframe Specialty Engines
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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