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Hype Cycle for Server Technologies, 2014

Published: 11 July 2014

ID: G00263675

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


This Hype Cycle report evaluates 41 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
    • BYOS — Build Your Own Server
    • Silicon Photonics
    • Software-Defined Compute
    • Machine Learning Server Hardware
    • Digital Signal Processor Acceleration
    • Quantum Computing
    • Instruction Set Virtualization
    • In-Memory Computing (IMC)-Optimized Servers
    • Server Power Capping
    • Open Compute
  • At the Peak
    • Server-Dedicated GPUs
    • High-Temperature Servers
    • Fabric-Based Computing
    • Heterogeneous Architectures
    • Integrated Systems: Stack
    • Server Digital Power Module Management
    • Processor Emulation
    • Virtual Machine Resilience
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Extreme Low-Energy Servers
    • High-Density Racks (>100 kW)
    • V2P Server Management
    • VM Energy Management Tools
    • Server Provisioning and Configuration Management
    • Advanced Server Energy Monitoring Tools
    • Linux on RISC
    • Multinode Servers
    • Data Center Container Solutions
    • FPGA Application Acceleration
  • Climbing the Slope
    • x86 Servers With Greater Than Eight Sockets
    • Integrated Systems: Infrastructure
    • Graphics Card Application Acceleration
    • Server Repurposing
    • Server Virtual I/O
    • Offload Engines
    • Shared OS Virtualization (Nonmainframe)
    • Linux on Four- to 16-Socket Servers
    • Liquid Cooling
  • Entering the Plateau
    • HPC-Optimized Server Designs
    • Linux on System z
    • Mission-Critical Workloads on Linux
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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