Unisys and HP are set to continue an OEM relationship based on cellular multiprocessing architecture after signing an extension to an existing agreement.
Under the terms of the agreement, HP will market the HP NetServer 32-way system based on the Unisys Cellular MultiProcessing (CMP) server architecture.
Unysis media sources said that CMP server technology is taking another step towards becoming a standard for large-scale, high-performance servers based on Intel and Microsoft technology.
Unisys sells CMP-based servers under the Unisys e-@ction Enterprise Server ES7000 brand.
The CMP server is designed to take advantage of Microsoft's Windows 2000 Datacenter Server operating system's support for 32-bit processors.
CMP provides an array of mainframe-class computer capabilities which will now be combined with Intel and Microsoft technology under the terms of the agreement.
Designed to work with Intel Pentium III Xeon (32-bit) and Itanium (64-bit) processors, according to Unisys, the architecture enables the industry's only Intel 32-bit processor server.