Note to Unisys users: You're about to get more bang for your buck with a series of upgrades to the ClearPath Dorado 700 series.
The company announced this week that the system will sport a new I/O subsystem aimed at boosting its ability to handle transaction processing and database workloads even further. The package includes support for 4 Gbps host bus adapter channels intended to forge faster links to high-capacity storage systems. The company reports the new design, which will run you a cool $4.5 million, minimum, can produce a 200 percent increase in I/O performance.
The 700 series also will be retooled to support up to 32 of the company's proprietary CMOS chips, allowing for up to eight hardware partitions with independent versions of the company's OS 2200 operating system.
The company has reported that its entire product line will eventually transition to Intel processors.