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Hype Cycle for Compute Infrastructure, 2017

Published: 21 July 2017

ID: G00313672

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss , Chirag Dekate , Martin Reynolds


Advances in HPC, data analytics and AI, plus growing importance of edge computing and HCIS, are among the key 2017 compute infrastructure trends. This Hype Cycle evaluates business impact, adoption rate and maturity level of 26 technologies to help I&O leaders 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
    • Self-Organizing Automated DCs
    • Edge Supercomputing
    • Redfish Specification
    • Neuromorphic Hardware
    • Quantum Computing
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • Composable Infrastructure
    • Next-Generation Memory
    • Micro Operating Systems
    • OS Containers
  • At the Peak
    • Deep Neural Network ASICs
    • Software-Defined Compute
    • In-Memory Integrated Stack
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Edge Servers
    • FPGA Accelerator
    • Integrated Systems: Hyperconvergence
    • Scale-Up In-Memory
    • Server-Side Client Graphics
    • ARM Servers
    • Scale-Out In-Memory
    • OpenPOWER
  • Climbing the Slope
    • V2P Server Management
    • GPU Accelerator
    • Server (Life Cycle) Automation
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Advanced Server Energy Monitoring Tools
    • Integrated Systems: Infrastructure as a Service
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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