UNICOM Global acquires IBM z14 enterprise-class mainframe and DS8886 disk storage from IBM Corp.

The new IBM z14 is the foundation of the new UNICOM Innovation Center

MISSION HILLS, CA – October 3, 2017 – UNICOM Systems, Inc. (“UNICOM”) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with IBM Corporation finalizing the acquisition of the newly released enterprise-class IBM z14 mainframe and DS8886 disk storage. The acquisition was completed on September 30, 2017, and will provide UNICOM’s global organization with access to the new IBM z14 mainframe processor capacity and required disk storage. A TS3500 Tape Library has also been added to provide support for regular data securities.

“This purchase of the latest IBM z14 mainframe to be sited at the UNICOM Technology Park I & II, Chantilly, Virginia, is the cornerstone of UNICOM’s commitment to supporting enterprise computing and the continued partnership with IBM,” said Mr. Corry Hong, Founder, President and CEO. “The new IBM z14 is critical to UNICOM’s continued innovation on Digital Transformation, Machine Learning, and Blockchain Technology initiatives. IBM Z continues to play a pivotal role in digital business with near 100% uptime. It is exciting to leverage the extraordinary computing power this server offers.”

The new IBM z14 CPU has 1.5 times more on-chip cache per core compared to the z13, and has new instructions in the single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) facility that speeds traditional decimal operation workloads and analytics. The IBM z14 features the next-gen CMOS chip technology with 10-core processors using 14nm silicon-on-insulator technology, running at 5.2GHz. A compression co-processor in each core has been improved to use fewer CPU cycles for compression/de-compression and DB2 will take advantage of that in the future. There are up to 170 configurable cores, meaning up to 35 per cent more total capacity in a single footprint compared to a z13.

UNICOM Technology Park I & II Innovation & Conference Center, which targets the federal sector, will showcase a broad range of UNICOM’s leading enterprise business solutions, including the recently released UNICOM Universal Gateway (UniGW®). UNICOM Technology Park I & II is a state of the art technology hub that also provides a forum for critical thinkers, entrepreneurs, engineers and partners to share insights and accelerate technology solutions in the public and private sector. Through collaboration with IBM, UNICOM will also demonstrate machine learning capabilities powered by Watson, with real-world use cases of emerging technologies in action, such as Blockchain for example.

UNICOM expects to continue its investment in R&D systems at the UNICOM Technology Park I & II Innovation & Conference Center over the coming months.

About UNICOM® Global

UNICOM Global consists of more than fifty (50) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in Japan, China, India, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.

UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publicly-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:

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UNICOM Systems - IBM Mainframe software products

UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) - Government IT solutions

UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform

UNICOM Science and Technology Parks

UNICOM Technology Park – Innovation Labs in Virginia

UNICOM Science and Technology Park – Innovation Labs in New Jersey

UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services

USRobotics - Data communications products

Memeo - Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the Cloud

Firetide - Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation

DETEC - Document composition products

SoftLanding Systems - IBM i software products

Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products

illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products

iET Solutions - ITSM software products

Eden - Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Financial Services, and Real Estate - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services

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