FIGURE 6.3 Worldwide capability markets. SOURCE: Earl Joseph, Program Vice President, High-Performance Systems, IDC; e-mail exchanges, phone conversations, and in-person briefings from December 2003 to October 2004.

to assemble PC clusters from existing office equipment means that today, managers of large commercial enterprises are often unaware of the supercomputers within their own companies. The overall decline in the technical computing market indicated by these charts may be due to this effect.

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