Artificial Intelligence Hardware and Software Infrastructure

Compute, Networking, Storage, and Cloud Infrastructure Driven by AI Deployments: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

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The race for making perfect hardware to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) applications is heating up and many companies are jumping in with their products and solutions. Of the three key parts of hardware infrastructure – compute, storage, and networking – compute has made significant progress in the last couple of years. The other two areas, storage and networking, are lagging behind and have yet to see major innovations pertaining to AI applications. Currently, the industry is going with the fastest available option and promoting that as a solution for deep learning. Over time, more research and development (R&D) will go into these areas and new products will emerge that are designed specifically for AI.

The distributed computing infrastructure that allows AI applications to run on multiple machines is in its infancy. The need for such infrastructure for Big Data and AI applications has been identified and solutions are being proposed. However, the industry is still struggling to identify a killer application that marries Big Data and AI. According to Tractica’s analysis, there are plenty of ideas within the industry about what one could do with the massive data using AI. Stock market prediction, weather prediction, and genomics are all very promising applications, but there is not yet a single “killer app” that stands out from the pack for Big Data AI. In time, the maturation of these applications will likely drive new hardware architectures and capabilities. Tractica forecasts that the total worldwide market for AI-driven hardware will grow from $3.5 billion in 2016 to $115.4 billion by 2025. Of the six key market segments, cloud services and servers are the two largest segments, accounting for the majority of sales.

This Tractica report examines the market dynamics, technology issues, and business opportunities surrounding AI hardware infrastructure and provides market forecasts for the period from 2016 through 2025.  The report analyzes market trends for six key market segments: cloud services, servers, storage, PC cards, PC workstations, and networking products. Market forecasts, segmented by world region, include hardware unit shipments, average selling prices, and revenue. The report also includes profiles of 16 key industry players.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • How has the AI hardware market evolved in the past couple of years?
  • What are some of the new technologies being used in compute, networking, and storage?
  • What are the key technology issues surrounding Big Data in AI applications, and why is it so hard to solve them?
  • Who are the key players in the AI hardware infrastructure market, and what are their relative strengths and weaknesses?
  • What is the size of the market opportunity in different hardware categories, and why will some grow faster than others over the next 5 years?

Who Needs This Report?

  • AI technology companies
  • Semiconductor and component vendors
  • PC and server manufacturers
  • Storage and networking device manufacturers
  • Software developers and integrators
  • Enterprise end-user organizations deploying AI
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Executive Summary
    2. Market Definition
    3. Market Ecosystem
    4. Business Models
    5. Market Forecast
  2. Market Issues
    1. Market Drivers
      1. Availability of Data
      2. Need for Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Applications
      3. Computer Vision and Video Applications
      4. Improved Quality of Results
      5. Internet of Things
    2. Market Barriers
      1. Talent and Research & Development
      2. Emergence of a Killer Big Data Use Case
      3. Development Tools
      4. Media Hype
      5. Societal Backlash
    3. Application Markets
      1. Consumer
      2. Enterprise
      3. Universities and Research & Development
      4. Transportation
      5. Defense
      6. Other
    4. Regional Characteristics
  3. Technology Issues
    1. Overview and Challenges
    2. Hardware Infrastructure
      1. Hardware Considerations: Chipsets, Power, and Performance
      2. Server Landscape
        1. Artificial Intelligence Workstations
        2. Training versus Inference Products
      3. Network and Bus Connectivity
      4. Storage and Memory
      5. Cloud Infrastructure
    3. Software Development Infrastructure
      1. Graphics Acceleration Frameworks
      2. Other
    4. Big Data Artificial Intelligence Applications: Technology Challenges
      1. Volume of Big Data
      2. High Variety of Data
      3. Data Velocity
      4. Power Consumption
      5. Expertise
    5. Key Initiatives
      1. OpenAI
      2. org and the OpenPOWER Foundation
      3. Open Compute Project
      4. Embedded Vision Alliance
  4. Key Industry Players
    1. Amazon
    2. Facebook
    3. IBM
    4. NVIDIA
    5. Google
    6. Intel
    7. Xilinx
    8. CiscoNutanix
    9. Pure Storage
    10. Dell EMC
    11. Hewlett-Packard
    12. Dell
    13. Advanced Micro Devices
    14. Wave Computing
    15. Inspur Systems
  5. Market Forecasts
    1. Forecast Methodology
    2. Artificial Intelligence Hardware Market Forecasts
      1. Total Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue
      2. Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue by Region
      3. Artificial Intelligence PC Cards
      4. Artificial Intelligence PC Workstations
      5. Artificial Intelligence Servers
      6. Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage
      7. Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Products
      8. Artificial Intelligence-Driven Cloud Services
    3. Conclusion
  6. Company Directory
  7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
  8. Table of Contents
  9. Table of Charts and Figures
  10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts, Figures, and Tables

Charts
  • Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstation Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Total Artificial Intelligence Server Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Cloud Services Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Cumulative Revenue for Artificial Intelligence Hardware, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Average Selling Price, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Volume YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstation Average Selling Price, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstation Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstations YoY Shipment Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstations Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstation Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Server Average Selling Price by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Server Shipments by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Server YoY Shipment Growth by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Total Artificial Intelligence Server Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Server Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Average Selling Price, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Capacity YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Average Selling Price, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product YoY Shipments Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Cloud Services Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Cloud Services Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
Figures
  • Increase in the interest in artificial intelligence applications is evident from increased number of conference papers, student enrollment in online universities, and investment in artificial intelligence startups
  • Key Business Groups Pertaining to the Artificial Intelligence Hardware Market
  • Roadmap Describing the Need for Computational Performance
  • Number of Organizations Engaged with NVIDIA on Deep Learning
  • Different Protocols Used for Bus Connectivity in Artificial Intelligence Hardware Systems
  • IBM’s OpenCAPI Protocol
  • Amazon’s Cloud Infrastructure
  • IBM’s PowerAI Platform
  • Software Infrastructure Layers at Different Levels
  • IBM Distributed Deep Learning Scaling Efficiency
Tables
  • Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Cumulative Revenue for Artificial Intelligence Hardware, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Hardware Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Hardware Unit Shipments by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Average Selling Price, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Volume YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Card Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstation Average Selling Price, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstation Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstations YoY Shipment Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstation Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstations Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence PC Workstation Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Server Average Selling Price by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Server Shipments by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Server YoY Shipment Growth by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Server Revenue by Category, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Total Artificial Intelligence Server Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence Server Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Average Selling Price, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Capacity YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Storage Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Average Selling Price, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product YoY Shipments Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Networking Product Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Cloud Services Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Cloud Services Revenue YoY Growth, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Cloud Services Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Chipset Options Available for Artificial Intelligence
  • Servers from Selected Companies and Their Configurations
  • Company Announcements about Artificial Intelligence Workstation Products