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Unisys ES7000 Server Seamlessly Upgrades to Newest Enterprise Technologies From Intel and Microsoft.

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BLUE BELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2001

Only enterprise class server on the market to offer simultaneous operation of Intel Pentium III Xeon and 64-bit Itanium processors with

Microsoft Windows Advanced Server Limited Edition

The Unisys e-@ction Enterprise Server ES7000 delivers the most seamless upgrade path available for businesses incorporating the Intel Itanium processor with Microsoft's 64-bit Windows Advanced Server Limited Edition operating system, Unisys said today.

The ES7000 server is the ideal platform for businesses to introduce Intel's Itanium processor into their organizations, especially to manage large, memory-intensive database and data warehouse applications.

Leveraging the Itanium chip's power, the ES7000's flexible and open Cellular MultiProcessing (CMP) architecture enhances memory functionality and I/O capacity, boosting overall performance. The ES7000's scalability also is ideal for newly developed 64-bit applications, many of which will require enhanced memory management and increased I/O capacity.

Utilizing the ES7000's powerful partitioning capabilities, Intel Itanium processors and Pentium III Xeon processors can run side-by-side within one server. This enables users to run existing 32-bit-based applications while developing and testing 64-bit-based applications on the same machine, easing the upgrade process.

"The combination of the Unisys ES7000, Windows Advanced Server Limited Edition, and Intel's Itanium processors has a fundamental impact on the economics of large-scale, transaction-intensive enterprise computing," said Cliff Reeves, Vice-President, Windows .NET Server Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "Especially when supporting database-centric solutions, these new technologies erase any remaining justification for the high price of UNIX/RISC-based systems."

The ES7000 server will support up to 32 Itanium processors running at 800 MHz and addressing up to 64 GB of memory. Unisys expects limited system availability this year and general customer availability of CMP enterprise systems featuring the Intel Itanium processors in the first quarter of 2002.

"Intel's Itanium architecture will enhance the economics of e-business computing, enabling scalable and reliable e-business transactions at higher performance levels," said Mike Fister, vice president and general manager for Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group. "Systems such as the 32-processor Unisys ES7000 combined with the Intel Itanium processor will meet the requirements for high-end servers at a price substantially lower than systems based on RISC architecture."

Designed to maximize industry-standard technologies for the enterprise, the Unisys ES7000 server continues to bring out the best in Intel and Windows technology. By enabling users to simultaneously run Xeon and Itanium processors in the same machine, the ES7000 provides a sensible and unique way for forward-looking businesses to integrate Intel's newest technology into their organizations.

The Unisys ES7000 enterprise server is the ideal platform for businesses to introduce the Intel Itanium processor into their organizations, especially to manage large, memory-intensive database and data warehouse applications. Leveraging the Itanium processor's power, the ES7000's flexible and open Cellular MultiProcessing (CMP) architecture will enhance memory functionality and I/O capacity, boosting overall performance.

The ES7000's scalability also is ideal for newly developed 64-bit applications by leading Independent Software Vendors (ISV), many of which will require enhanced memory management and increased I/O capacity. It provides a particularly attractive offering for applications requiring large memory environments, arithmetically intensive support, extensive security and functions that benefit from a more powerful processor.

The ES7000 continues to generate impressive new benchmarks, underscoring its ability to translate industry-standard technology for the most demanding enterprise computing environments. Most recently, Unisys 16-, 24- and 32-processor ES7000s delivered 10,400, 14,500 and 18,500 SAP benchmarks, respectively. The integration of the Itanium processor into the ES7000 is expected to deliver consistent scalability.

"Incorporating the Itanium processor into the ES7000 puts Unisys in the strongest position ever to change the dynamics of large-scale enterprise computing," said Mark Feverston, vice president, Unisys Server Programs. "The ES7000 already has achieved unparalleled success, delivering 32-processor scalability to the enterprise. At the same time, by incorporating the Itanium processor, the ES7000 will be able to flex its scalability, reliability and availability muscles and bring mainframe-class, computing power to the enterprise at a fraction of the price of comparable UNIX/RISC-based architectures."

The Unisys ES7000: Enterprise-class Windows performance powered by CMP

The Unisys ES7000 is based on the Unisys Cellular MultiProcessing (CMP) server architecture, which provides an array of computing capabilities required for enterprise-class e-business computing that are well known to users of large-scale computers, but unprecedented in computing environments using Microsoft and Intel technology.

These advantages enable CMP-based servers to match or exceed the performance of UNIX systems in enterprise-class e-business and other critical applications at a fraction of the price.

About Unisys

Unisys is an e-business solutions company whose 37,000 employees help customers in 100 countries apply information technology to seize opportunities and overcome challenges of the Internet economy. Unisys people integrate and deliver the solutions, services, platforms and network infrastructure required by business and government to transform their organizations for success in this new era.

The company offers a rich portfolio of Unisys e-@ction Solutions for e-business based on its expertise in vertical industry solutions, network services, outsourcing, systems integration and multivendor support, coupled with enterprise-class server and related technologies.

The primary vertical markets Unisys serves worldwide include financial services, transportation, communications, publishing and commercial sectors, as well as the public sector, including federal government customers. Unisys is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, in the Greater Philadelphia area.

For more information on the company, access the Unisys home page on the World Wide Web at www.unisys.com. Investor information can be found at www.unisys.com/investor.

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