Cray's CS-Storm powers weather forecasting in Switzerland, while SGI's ICE X will be used for research in the Czech Republic.
IBM and France's GENCI high performance computing agency team up to bring supercomputing closer to exascale.
There was steady growth even as the global economy, data center transitions and shrinking midrange demand pressured the space, IDC and Gartner say.
At the Hot Chips show, Oracle officials reportedly unveiled plans for an upcoming SPARC chip that will be aimed at scale-out environments.
The DSS business builds on the DCS program Dell launched eight years ago for hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Baidu.
IBM announced new Linux-only mainframe systems to further tap into the fastest-growing operating system in the industry.
The chip company may be interested in incorporating the programmable processors into its growing semi-custom chip business.