The trend that could be seen last year has strengthened in the 1995 list. Number one in Europe is IBM that did a good job in selling 41 SP 2 systems. More than one third (34) installed SGI, Cray Research took 28 pieces of the HPC cake. The minor companies: Parsytec 9, Convex 7, Fujitsu 7, Intel 5, NEC 4. But more interesting is the summed and performance of the vendors. Now the picture is changing drastically, Cray is the market leader 282 Gflops/s (35%), next is IBM 201 Gflops/s (25%) then SGI 120 Gflops/s (15%). Nearly the same is true for . If measured by Gflops/s per system, Cray machines deliver 10 Glops/s, IBMs 5 and SGIs only 3.5 Gflops/s/system. This shows that the Cray TOP500 in Europe are very powerful installations.
The decline of Cray from 58 machines in 1993 to 48 in 1994 and now to 28 and the small growth of from 75 Gflops/s in 1993 to 205 in 1994 and 282 in 1995 shows that the C90 with 3 processors and the Y-MPs with up to 8 processors are out of the list. On the one hand T3Ds have replaced them. Furtheron cheaper IBM and SGI MPP and SMP computers came into the list with 14 and 10 processors respectively. Now they are dominating the HPC market not only in Europe.
European vendors don't play a major role in the top business. Meiko has not sold a new machine this year. Parsytec on the contrary has sold two more machines in Europe. They need 64 processors to enter the list. A major business of Parsytec lies in minor machines with 8 or a bit more processors.
An other European vendor is missed in this list, Alenia Spazio from Italy.