The s-Par technology enables multiple secure partitions on a Unisys system based on Intel processors. A partition running the ClearPath operating environment works with other active partitions that incorporate special-purpose processors called specialty engines.
The specialty engines enable specific functions, such as Java application deployment and Web services for application modernization. For example, the ClearPath ePortal specialty engine provides Web services that enable mobile devices to be integrated into the ClearPath environment. It permits mobile users to execute transactions through familiar interfaces without requiring changes to the ClearPath application.
The s-Par architectural approach eliminates the performance and security issues associated with commodity virtualization technologies. Each secure partition in an s-Par-controlled system is configured with dedicated processors, memory and I/O channels. Communications among the secure partitions occur at memory speed – faster than they would over conventional network connections. Each secure partition managed by s-Par functions as an independent server, increasing system reliability because a fault in one partition does not affect others.
New ClearPath Systems Offer Broad Range of Performance and Business ModelsLike all ClearPath Libra systems, the high-end ClearPath Libra 6200 Series runs the MCP operating environment. The system's processor complex features full redundancy across components – processor/memory nodes, I/O subsystems and parallel operations servers – yielding high performance and availability. This new system's processor performance is comparable to that of the high-end Libra 700 Series server, which is based on Unisys proprietary processor technology.* The Libra 6200 also nearly quadruples the I/O performance of the Libra 700 system.*Those performance capabilities make the Libra 6200 Series an ideal platform for mission-critical, transaction-intensive applications as well as for batch processing. Like all new and existing ClearPath systems, the Libra 6200 Series provides clients with options for purchasing computing power. Clients can choose a traditional performance-based system-software licensing model based on fixed costs, or they can opt for a pay-for-use business model based on metering technology.