International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Can Get 50% Of $32 Billion Big Data Market By 2017


International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has struck a massive deal with US department of Energy after which, the company will get a grant of $325 million, reported. Department of energy wants International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) to build the fastest Super Computer by using its latest OpenPOWER technology. The deal has given a legitimacy and authority to the IBM’s latest system based on Cloud and high performance computing. NVIDIA is the partner of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)  is this project. It will provide GPUs to power the new super computer. The new computer will be the faster one in the world. NVIDIA is bringing its new data transfer technology, NVLink to the table. NVLink speeds up data transfer between CPUs and GPUs.

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Increasing the number of microprocessors are chips is not going to work in this project according to International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM). The company will be more focused on optimization of Big Data and its crunching. Modern Big Data includes challenges regarding movements of large amounts of data in between different architectures.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) is well known for its energy efficient systems. Currently, the fastest super computer in the world, Tianhe-2 in China uses around 18MW of power, which is enough to power 14,000 average homes in the US.

According to a report by IDC, by 2017, Big Data industry will grow by 27% to a $32 billion market. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)  can easily get a massive share out of this market amid the fact that Intel and other players are slipping out from the server side for wearables and mobile. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has a very limited, but a huge set of opportunities to monetize. Its OpenPower architecture, coupled with NVLink can make a different in the super computing and HPC domain in the future.

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