back to article Unisys cranks out kicker CMOS and Xeon mainframes

Server maker Unisys is today announcing its second generation of dual-core ClearPath mainframes. These use the company's own CMOS-based mainframe engines and new midrange mainframes based on Intel's Tigerton quad-core Xeon 7300 processors, sporting the same OS 2200 and MCP operating systems that run on the CMOS iron. A lot of …

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Happy

they'll be ok

As long as they can run Mapper (BIS). Lurv it.

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umbilicals

The Clearpath range has always supported a wintel or loonix box dangling from its nethers. Thats nothing new.

MCP is a fantastic OS, its heritage lives alongside Unix and the cross pollination is insane - we all owe the idea of dynamic libraries to it as well as thanking it for making virtual memory the norm. Better still those stack-based cpu's run compiled languages such as COBOL, ALGOL, FORTRAN and Java ridiculously quick.

I also have to tip my hat (if I had one) to OS2200 too, its still running real-time transactions at the heart of one of the UK's major hight street banks, shame none of the IBM crap around it can handle it.

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IBM Crap!

Good old zOS boxes have always outperformed OS2000 hardware.

And I fail to see how stack based cpus help COBOL. Much better to have the OS/360 mapping of COBOL verbs to one or two assembler instructions.

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hee hee

IBM still doesn't know what real-time is compared to Unisys. zos is like windoze on a mainframe.

Oops, sorry, just barfed a little....

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