Hitachi to OEM Multiprocessor Servers for Unisys
- By Scott Bekker
announced the signing of an OEM agreement in
which Unisys will provide servers based on the Unisys Cellular MultiProcessing
(CMP) server architecture to Hitachi Ltd.
for sale in Japan.
Unisys CMP is the only server architecture to take full
advantage of Windows 2000 Datacenter’s support for 32 processors.
Unisys CMP is designed for Intel IA-64 Itanium processors
and can accommodate up to 32 Intel IA-32 Pentium III Xeon processors, which can
be field-upgraded to Itanium processors or combined with Itanium processors in
the same machine. These capabilities enable the ES7000 to match the performance
of Unix systems in enterprise e-business and other critical applications at a
fraction of the cost.
Unisys is also providing CMP server technology under OEM
agreements to Compaq, Dell, HP, and ICL. – Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.