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IDC's Worldwide Core and Edge Computing Platforms Taxonomy

Figure: Core and Edge Computing Platforms Primary Segments

Core and Edge Computing Platforms Taxonomy Changes for 2020

Research Move/Reclassification

Research Additions

Continued Coverage

Taxonomy Overview

Hierarchical Mapping: Core and Edge Computing Platforms Primary/Secondary Markets

Figure: Additional Core and Edge Computing Platforms Segments

Definitions

Deployment Model — Core-Edge-Endpoint

Figure: The Core-Edge-Endpoint Stack

Differentiating Between Core, Edge, and Endpoints

Table: Attributes of Core, Edge, and Endpoints

Primary Computing Platforms Segments

Core Platforms (Servers)

Edge Platforms (Servers and Gateways)

Heavy Edge Platforms

Light Edge Platforms

Endpoints

Deployment/Build — General Purpose, Purpose Built, and Appliances

General-Purpose Platforms

Purpose-Built Platforms

Appliances

Silicon Architecture (CPU Type)

x86 Based

ARM Based

Complex Instruction Set Computer Based

Reduced Instruction Set Computer Based

Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing Based

Other Architecture (Including Open Source ISA) Based

Indigenous Initiatives

RISC-V

Processor Attributes

Socket Capability

Processor Count

Core Count

CPU Capability

Form Factors

Rack Optimized

Tower Server

Large System

Modular Servers

Modular — Blade Servers

Modular — Multinode Servers

Custom Servers

Table: Server Product and Product Detail Comparison

Server Class and Price Bands

Table: Server Class and Price Band

Computing Platform Architecture

General-Purpose Standalone Platforms

Composable/Disaggregated Systems

Massively Parallel Computing

Accelerated Computing

Neuromorphic Computing

Quantum Computing (and Quantum-Classical Computing)

Peripherals/Interconnects

Hardware Accelerators

Fabric, Interconnects, and Adapters

Memory/Media

Rotational/Magnetic Media (Hard Disk Drives)

Memory

Persistent Memory

Storage-Class Memory

NAND Flash

Other Attributes and Considerations

Availability

Customization

Figure: Customization in the Supply Chain

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Methodology

Table: Research Domains Summary

Market Measurements

Shipments

Vendor Revenue and Value

Average System Price

Installed Base

Server Retirement Rate

Related Research

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