BLUE BELL, PA and TOKYO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - NEC and Unisys (NYSE: UIS)
today announced that they have completed development of the first generation
of a common platform for both companies' enterprise servers. NEC has begun
manufacturing systems based on this common platform, and each company will
market the systems as part of its own branded server line.
The common platform is the result of an alliance agreement the two
companies signed in 2006. The alliance aims to provide industry-leading
systems that leverage both companies' expertise in enterprise server products
and enable them to reduce research and development costs.
"This important collaboration with NEC enables us to provide Unisys
clients with increasingly powerful, scalable, resource-efficient and
cost-effective enterprise servers," said Rich Marcello, president, Unisys
Systems and Technology. "Drawing on Unisys design expertise and NEC's
manufacturing prowess, we can expand the range of choices customers have in
deploying enterprise servers in real-time infrastructures that enable them to
address continually evolving business demands."
Systems based on the common platform employ the latest Intel Xeon
Processors. These enterprise servers can scale up to 16 sockets and 96
processor cores, and support up to 1 terabyte (TB) of memory. The systems are
targeted for high-end enterprise computing tasks such as database-intensive
activities (online transaction processing and business intelligence),
enterprise requirements planning (ERP) and server consolidation using
"Combining Unisys long-standing expertise in designing high-end
enterprise servers and NEC's high-quality manufacturing, we can deliver
world-class computer systems that enable each company to address new market
opportunities," said Yukio Ito, senior vice president supervising NEC's IT
Platform Business Unit. "This collaboration significantly contributes to NEC's
global business and marks the company's entry into the high-end Xeon server
space. Going forward, NEC anticipates expansion beyond its chipset and
manufacturing role through innovative new collaboration with Unisys."
"Intel is excited with the results of the NEC-Unisys collaboration in
bringing to market the highly scalable NEC-Unisys Common Platform," said Kirk
Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel's Server Platforms Group.
"With NEC and Unisys chipset technology supporting up to 16 high-performance,
multi-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) 7400 processors, Intel believes the common
platform will deliver the performance and scalability required for the most
demanding enterprise applications."
Manufacturing of the common platform has started in NEC COMPUTERTECHNO, a
subsidiary of NEC located in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions
company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and
infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology.
We specialize in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure
business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our
consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their
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About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet,
broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the
specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers. NEC delivers
tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron
devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by
providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics
Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For
additional information, please visit the NEC website at: http://www.nec.com
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For further information: NEC Contacts: In Japan, Seiichiro Toda ,
+81-3-3798-6511, email@example.com; Unisys Contacts: Brian Daly, (215)
986-2214, firstname.lastname@example.org; Janet Martin, Voce Communications, (415)