ClearPath Strategic Direction and Technology Futures

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ClearPath Strategic Direction

and Technology Futures


Unite Conference

Session MCP 3001

Monday 5/23/2011 8:00am

Bill
Maclean

VP
ClearPath
/ AB Suite


Jim Thompson

VP ClearPath Engineering

ClearPath 2010…

a year of success and visible commitment

Growth


our new focus


Revenue


2010 vs 2009:


5% growth


1Q 2011 vs 1Q 2010:

7% growth


New customers in Financial and Airline Cargo

A year of new technologies


Innovation through s
-
Par
TM

and Specialty Engines


New ClearPath systems leveraging Next Generation technology


Dorado/Libra 4100 series


Voice Source Express for messaging


Major MCP and OS 2200 system software releases


Initial ClearPath Cloud introduction for Development and Test


Advanced storage technology offerings (disk, VTL)


Expanding Services portfolio, including Specialty Engine services

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ClearPath 2011


Continuing growth of ClearPath Technology


Expanded platform offerings


Dorado 800 series and Libra 800 series


Libra 4100 High Availability


VSE410 messaging platform


XPC
-
L3 Enterprise Clustering for OS 2200


Enriched ClearPath System Software


MCP 13.1


125 products in an integrated stack


OS 2200 13.0


120 products in an integrated stack


New Specialty Engine platform (ePortal Enterprise) and
functionality


New storage subsystems


EMC VNX


Expanded VTL offerings


…..Visible commitment to ClearPath




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Standing Behind Our Commitment

“…ClearPath is a modern mainframe and it’s an open system. It
runs industry standard hardware, supports state
-
of
-
the
-
art
middleware, supports state
-
of
-
the
-
art development languages,
and just happens to run operating systems that are known in the
industry for being the most secure, reliable and highest
performing operating systems in the industry.”




Ed Coleman

Chairman and CEO

Unisys Corporation

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ClearPath Program

Strategic Direction…
Primary Elements


Next Generation Architecture


Specialty Engines


Solution platforms


Advanced development


Enhanced Unisys Vertical Solutions


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Platform evolution supporting all performance levels


Proprietary processors for high end, today


Unisys Intel
-
based platforms for mid
-
range today, High
-
end
performance over the coming years

Dorado 4100

Unisys

Intel Platform


OS 2200


Application
Workload

Unisys

Intel Firmware

Dorado / Libra 800

Unisys

Proprietary

Processor

Platform


MCP / OS 2200


Application
Workload

Libra 4100

MCP

(OS 2200 future)

Unisys Intel Platform

Firmware

Application Workload

ClearPath Platforms

Architectural Transformation

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ClearPath Server Family

Mission
-
critical Scalability

Premium
performance

Mid
-
range
performance

Entry
performance

Dorado 880/890

Libra 880 / 890

Dorado 4180 / 4190

Libra 4180 / 4190

Libra 450

Dorado 840 / 850

Dorado 4150

Libra 750

Proprietary Processor

with Specialty Engines

Intel
-
based Platforms
with Specialty Engines

Intel
-
based Platforms
with Specialty Engines

Intel
-
based Platforms
with Specialty Engines

Dorado 860/870

Proprietary Processor

with Specialty Engines

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Dorado 4000

Unisys

Intel Platform


OS 2200


Application
Workload

Unisys

Intel Firmware

Dorado / Libra 800

Unisys

Proprietary

Processor

Platform


MCP / OS 2200


Application
Workload

Specialty

Engine

Specialty

Engine

Libra 4100

MCP

Unisys Intel Platform

Specialty

Engine

Firmware

Application Workload

Specialty

Engine

Specialty

Engine

Specialty Engines
-

pervasive across ClearPath platforms


Enable extended solution modernization


Establish an open environment for ClearPath


ClearPath

Specialty Engine Innovation

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ClearPath

Specialty Engines.. Addressing key issues

MCP and OS 2200
JProcessor

-

Enterprise Java

ePortal

for MCP and OS 2200


Web services, smart phone integration

MCP and OS 2200
Crypto

processor


Encryption

OS 2200
QProcessor



IBM Websphere MQ

ClearPath

Operating
Environment

Libra and Dorado Specialty Engines

JProcessor

ePortal

Crypto

QProcessor


Transparent extension of ClearPath architecture


Open Development
with Visual Studio and Eclipse


Open functionality
with enterprise implementation

Architectural Enrichment

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Specialty Engines in action

Modernization without application change

University of Washington
(JProcessor)

Replacing a hybrid XML processing application with one that runs entirely
on its ClearPath system helped the university speed the exchange of
student loan information with the Department of Education


and enabled
it to do so in a much more secure, reliable, and straightforward manner.




VF Grace
(ClearPath ePortal)

This company sells to retailers who needed to access the catalogs and prices
online. The existing online transactions are exposed as browser interfaces
through ePortal and enhanced to incorporate pictures from another source.
Support has been moved to iPhone.

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Specialty Engines in action

Modernization without application change

CEDAE
(
Companhia Estadual de Águas e Estogos)
(ePortal)

Worlds largest water authority (9.5M subscribers)
--

provides a very modern
method of paying a water bill


using an iPhone with a bar code to pay the bill
via an ATM.


LabCorp

(QProcessor)

Using MQ to deliver test results to large clients (like EDI)
and other platforms, to dress up reports and add PDF’s for
some of the tests. HIPAA audit messages are delivered to
an archive system to comply with Federal regulations.
Specimens are routed via MQ to different stations in the
labs where automated testing is performed on specimens.

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Specialty Engine Direction


Specialty Engine Scalability


Much higher capacity and performance (e.g. new ClearPath
ePortal just introduced)


Ability to add more Specialty Engines to a ClearPath platform


Expanded functionality


Wider range of device support (e.g. ePortal support for iPad,
Android and Blackberry)


New JProcessor and QProcessor software releases/functions


Enhanced EAE and AB Suite support


Higher availability profile (e.g. QProcessor clustering,
Libra HA model support for ePortal and JProcessor)


Additional Open Source solutions

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Dorado / Libra

Unisys

CMOS

Platform


MCP / OS 2200


Application
Workload

Specialty

Engine

Secure Partitioning (s
-
Par
TM
)


Delivers enterprise
-
class virtualization


Leverages the Intel multi
-
core design


Foundation for new solution platforms

ClearPath Virtualization

s
-
Par
TM

Architectural Transformation

Dorado and Libra

S
-
Par
TM

(Secure Partitioning)

MCP / OS 2200

Application Workload

Unisys Intel Platform

Specialty

Engine

Firmware

Specialty

Engine

Specialty

Engine

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Architectural Vision

Solution Platform Possibilities

Dorado and Libra

S
-
Par
TM

(Secure Partitioning)

MCP / OS 2200

Application Workload

Unisys Intel Platform

Firmware

Jaspersoft

Business

Intelligence

Drupal

Enterprise

Content

Management

Open Source Solutions


Assess and validate


Support with ClearPath

data base
(e.g. RDMS, DMS II)


Establish multiple Secure

partition sizes aligned with customer requirement


Potential customer benefits


Consolidation and centralized management


Faster extraction and load processes


Reduced license fees via Open Source


Solution validation by Unisys


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Production and

Development / Test


Full production environment


One or more Development

and Test environments


Conventional ClearPath development and Test


EAE and AB Suite development and Test


Development and Test environment on demand


One or more permanent development and test virtual servers


Activate additional Development and Test virtual servers on demand

Architectural Vision

Production and Development possibilities

Dorado and Libra

S
-
Par
TM

(Secure Partitioning)

MCP / OS 2200

Application Workload

Unisys Intel Platform

Firmware

Development

and Test

Development

and Test

Development

and Test

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Horizontal Growth


Multiple ClearPath

production virtual servers


Supplementary Solution

Engines


Development and Test virtual servers


s
-
Par
TM


Maintains isolation of virtual servers


Static component ownership assures performance consistency


Scalability, flexibility and consolidation

Architectural Vision

Horizontal Growth and more Possibilities

Dorado and Libra

S
-
Par
TM

(Secure Partitioning)

MCP / OS 2200

Application Workload

Unisys Intel Platform

Firmware

Development

and Test

MCP / OS 2200

Firmware

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Vertical Solutions


Telephony, Airlines

Passenger Services,

Airline Cargo, Financial


Specialty Engine integration


New human interface (web services, web browser, mobile devices)


Extended functionality (development via Java, PHP or other
language)


Replace existing functionality


Supplement with open solutions such as Business Intelligence


Single Management focus and consolidation

Architectural Vision

Unisys Vertical Solutions

Dorado and Libra

S
-
Par
TM

(Secure Partitioning)

Vertical

Solution

Application Workload

Unisys Intel Platform

Firmware

New

Application

Module

Replacement

Application

Module

Open

Source

Supplemental

Solution

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Architectural Transformation

What is
Your

Vision for the future

Dorado and Libra

S
-
Par
TM

(Secure Partitioning)

MCP / OS 2200

Application Workload

Unisys Intel Platform

Development

Firmware

Specialty

Engine

Open

Solution

MCP / OS 2200

Firmware

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ClearPath

Initiating new communications


YouTube Video’s introduce product detail


Contemporary medium, easy to use and available
worldwide


Newest


ePortal

http://www.youtube.com/user/unisysclearpath#p/p


Many others

http://www.youtube.com/unisysclearpath


Provides clear communication


ClearPath News Letter


Frequent web casts

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ClearPath Strategic Direction

and Technology Futures



Jim Thompson

VP, ClearPath Engineering

Technology, Consulting

& Integration Solutions

Questions



What is the strategy to extend ClearPath into the future?



What is NextGen and what are it’s attributes?



What kind of progress is being made?



What kind of investments are being made?

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ClearPath Strategy

Our strategy for ClearPath is simple:

Preserve

Defend

Extend

Retain all the attributes that make ClearPath the

best choice for mission
-
critical computing



Performance, availability, security, data integrity

Keep pace with evolving industry standards


Add new capabilities



New methods of delivering ClearPath attributes



Broader range of offerings



Additional solutions

Grow

Expand use of Clearpath in Unisys Solutions


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Standing Behind Our Commitment

“We remain dedicated to sustaining ClearPath innovation, so that
clients can continue to benefit from their solution investments.
We envision ClearPath as a prominent cornerstone of our
technology portfolio for at least the next 15 years, through the
first quarter of this new century, which is as far out as we can
see today.”




Dominick

Cavuoto


President, Technology, Consulting and Integration
Solutions,

Unisys Corporation


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ClearPath Long
-
Term Challenges


Technology


Continued alignment with technology trends


Industry
-
standard multi
-
core chips, not proprietary ISA’s


Performance


Delivering higher performing systems on industry standard hardware


Interoperability with increasingly complex computing environments


Services
-
based, web
-
centric deployments, mobile devices


Demographic Realities


Work force patterns and realities

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ClearPath Key Tactics

Apply advanced software technology to ClearPath


To continue meeting customer needs



To make it even more competitive for new opportunities

Move to industry
-
standard platforms



Already done for low
-
end and mid
-
range systems

Enhance the architecture to improve performance

Integrate ClearPath with contemporary computing environments

Broaden the range of ClearPath offerings

Broaden the portfolio of ClearPath solutions

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ClearPath Technologies

Key technologies



Functional partitioning


Intra
-
system virtualization


Acceleration


Integration

Outcome



Improved performance


Additional capabilities


Seamless integration into
today’s computing
environments


Simpler configuration and
management

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ClearPath: Functional Partitioning

Why?



More performance through


parallelism, native x86 execution



Expanded ClearPath capabilities


using existing code

A fancy term for “split it
into pieces”

Future



I/O and network processors



Language and application


processors

Already happening through
Specialty Engines



JProcessor
:
Java processor



QProcessor
:
Message Queue processor



ePortal:
Web browser/Web services


front end

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ClearPath: Intra
-
System Virtualization

A fancy term for “replace Specialty Engines with VMs”

Exploit the huge number of cores available in new x86 systems

Key technology: Unisys
s
-
Par
(secure partitioning)



Not a general purpose hypervisor



Focuses on secure partitions at the socket/core/IO slot level



Provides guaranteed performance, security, and error containment



Consolidates multiple separate pieces into one system

Will support both MCP and OS 2200

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ClearPath: Acceleration

#1: emulate faster



Code unrolling, on
-
the
-
fly optimization, static translation, etc


#2: use native code by decomposition or rewrite



I/O and network subsystems



Language
-

and application
-
specific processors

#3: use native code by binary translation or recompilation



Major subsystems



User applications


As ClearPath is functionally partitioned, we can speed up
different parts with different techniques

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ClearPath: Integration



Integrate
ClearPath into
contemporary
computing
structures and
practices

SOA:
middleware interfaces to and from
ClearPath

Development Options:
JProcessor
-

run native Java applications inside
ClearPath; PHP and other scripting
languages

Ease of Management:
Contemporary Management Frameworks


Development Tools:

Eclipse
-
graphical IDE for ClearPath

ePortal:
Web interface and Web service
front ends for green
-
screen applications

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Policy
-

Based


Manage
-

ment

MCP

OS 2200

Unisys

Intel

Firmware

Unisys

Intel

Firmware

Unisys

Intel platform

Unisys

Intel platform

MCP

OS 2200

Unisys

CMOS


platform

Unisys

CMOS


platform


MCP

or

OS 2200

Unisys Intel Platform

Specialty

Engine

Specialty

Engine

s
-
Par
TM

(Secure Partitioning)

Specialty

Engine

Application Workload

ClearPath
Architectural
Transformation

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Policy
-

Based


Manage
-

ment

MCP

OS 2200

Unisys

Intel

Firmware

Unisys

Intel

Firmware

Unisys

Intel platform

Unisys

Intel platform

MCP

OS 2200

Unisys

CMOS


platform

Unisys

CMOS


platform


MCP

Unisys Intel Platform

Specialty

Engine

Specialty

Engine

s
-
Par
TM

(Secure Partitioning)

ClearPath

Services

Specialty

Engine

Application Workload

ClearPath
Architectural Transformation

Realized…


L800 D800 L450 D4100 L4100

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What it is ….


Custom System Design


Secure, Scalable, Reliable


Proprietary Processor


Custom IO Subsystem &
Channels


What it needs to be …


Enterprise Class Platform


Secure, Scalable, Reliable


Industry Standard Processor


Industry Standard IO


Unisys Emulator

ClearPath


Operating Environment

Application
Workload

Unisys

Firmware

Application
Workload

Windows & Linux

Intel Platform

Unisys

Proprietary

Platform

Intel Platform

ClearPath

NextGen


Operating Environment

ClearPath


Operating Environment

Application
Workload

Technology Strategy

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Simplify

What it is ….


Multiple Servers Per System


Proprietary IO components


Dedicated Servers for
Specialty Engines

What it needs to be …


Multiple Functions Per Server


Industry Standard Components


Secure Partitions for Specialty
Engines


Sustainable, Affordable System
Design

ClearPath

Legacy

Operating Environment

Application
Workload

Unisys

Proprietary

Platform

Unisys

Firmware

Application
Workload

Intel Platform

ClearPath

NextGen


Operating Environment

Unisys Emulator

Windows

Intel Platform

ClearPath

Legacy

Operating Environment

Application
Workload

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General System Arrangement
Specialty Engines

ClearPath
Partition

Specialty
Engine

1

Specialty
Engine

2

Specialty
Engine

3

s
-
Par
(Secure Partitioning)

Application Workload

Unisys Intel platform

Policy
-

Based


Manage
-

ment

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Single Cell


Mid Range

J

IO

Secure Partitioning

Platform

(Intel EX)

J

e

MCP or

OS2200

Prc/Mem

J

IO

Secure Partitioning

Platform

(Intel EX)

Processor/Memory

Platform

(Intel EP)

FC, GE

Dual Cell


High End

J

e

Platform

(Intel EP)

Processor/Memory

MCP or OS2200

High Speed Interconnect

Switch IO Fan Out Methodology

General System Arrangement
Performance

FC, GE

Quad
Cell


High End

J

IO

Secure Partitioning

Platform

(Intel EX)

J

e

Processor/Memory

Platform

(Intel EP)

Platform

(Intel EP)

Processor/Memory

MCP or OS2200

J

IO

Secure Partitioning

Platform

(Intel EX)

J

e

Processor/Memory

Platform

(Intel EP)

Platform

(Intel EP)

Processor/Memory

MCP or OS2200

High Speed Interconnect

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Systems

Management

s
-
Par
IO
Service

Hardware I/O Resources





...

Maint

LAN

Operations

Workstation

Public
IOVM

Boot

Storage

Maintenance

LAN

Partition 1

LAN

Partition 2

LAN

Partition 4
-
8

LAN

Public

LAN

Bus 3

sPar

LAN

Bus 4

Bus 7

Bus 6

Bus 5

Bus 8

Bus 9

Bus 10

Bus 1

Bus 2

Bus 1

Bus 2

Bus 3

Bus 4

...

PCIe

...

PCIe

...

PCIe

...

PCIe

...

PCIe

...

PCIe

...

PCIe

...

PCIe

...

PCIe

...

PCIe

Boot

HBA

Partition 2

Partition 3

Console

Command

Service

Boot

Idle

Control Switch

Data Structure

Partition 4

Partition 5

Partition 6

Partition 7

Partition 8

Partition 1

ML

NIC

ML

NIC

eP

NIC

eP

NIC

Mission Critical Multi
-
Tenant Environment

s
-
Par™ Solution Profile

Evolving an Architecture: An MCP example

Level Eta Indexed

Descriptor change

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Example of degree of change in instruction set for

Level Eta: new, removed


Evolving an Architecture: An MCP example

Level Eta Primary Operator Table

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ClearPath

Demographic Renewal

Global Engineering

Hiring New Workers

Mature Workforce

Grow eng in Asia

New college grads

Part
-
time options

Years of ClearPath
Experience

Co
-
ops

Contracting options

Continually improving
effectiveness

University programs

Field and development
exchange / sharing

Selected experienced
hires for missing skills

Modernization to reduce
need for arcane skills

Skills Assessment

Succession Planning, Mentoring

Knowledge Management

Training

Applies to Engineering, Services, Sales and Customers

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Answers


What is the strategy to extend ClearPath into the future?


Provide the premier enterprise class computing environment


What is
NextGen

and what are it’s attributes?


Open, extendable architecture that preserves
ClearPath’s

historic strengths while integrating the contemporary
capabilities


What kind of progress is being made?


Significant, sustainable engineering work that is changing the
way ClearPath is designed, delivered and supported


What kind of investments are being made?


Significant investments in people and technology to ensure
continued success

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Long
-
term platform evolution leveraging Intel investments


ClearPath OS performance aligned with growing
requirements


Opportunity to deploy many open source solutions and
technologies


Advanced and Open development technology


Sustained object code compatibility and operational
consistency

……Innovation with Investment Protection


Architectural Transformation

Foundation for Innovation

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Innovation and Growth