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Statement of direction: IBM LoadLeveler product plans and directions

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-520
December 18, 2012

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In January 2012, IBM® completed its acquisition of Platform Computing, a leader in cluster, grid, and high performance computing (HPC) cloud management software. In June 2012, IBM released an enhanced technical computing software portfolio based on Platform Computing offerings, including the IBM Platform LSF® Family. Platform LSF is a comprehensive set of intelligent, policy-driven, workload management and scheduling tools that can be used to manage high-performance workloads across a distributed, virtualized IT environment with up to one hundred percent utilization to help keep costs low.

IBM is taking a major step toward integrating and optimizing its technical computing software portfolio by announcing the withdrawal of IBM LoadLeveler® for Linux™ on x86 Architecture from marketing, effective March 15, 2013, with support planned until April 30, 2015.

Refer to Withdrawal Announcement 912-253, dated December 18, 2012 .

IBM intends for IBM Platform LSF to be the strategic workload manager and scheduler on the x86 platform. IBM plans to continue to evaluate and integrate key features of LoadLeveler to enhance the Platform LSF offering.

In addition, IBM intends to continue to support LoadLeveler on IBM Blue Gene/Q™ Systems and IBM POWER® platforms. To that end, the following LoadLeveler products continue to be marketed:

LoadLeveler clients are encouraged to contact their IBM sales representative to request an evaluation copy of Platform LSF and put in place a plan to transition to IBM Platform LSF .

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only. Any reliance on these Statements of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create liability or obligation for IBM .

A statement of direction provides insight into IBM's plans, directions, and intent and is subject to change or withdrawal without notice.



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Platform LSF is positioned as the scheduler of choice for IBM System x® , IBM PureFlex™ System, and IBM Power Systems™ clusters and grids.

The Platform LSF product family delivers powerful workload management for demanding distributed and mission-critical technical computing environments. It includes a complete set of resource-aware scheduling, monitoring, workflow, analysis, and license management capabilities, all designed to work together to address your high-performance and technical computing needs.

Platform LSF includes a comprehensive set of intelligent, policy-driven scheduling features that enable full utilization of compute infrastructure resources positioned to provide a high return on investment. Its highly scalable and available architecture enables you to schedule complex workloads and administrators to manage small clusters of resources while increasing application throughput.

With its easy-to-use job management portal and flexible web and command-line interfaces, you can become immediately productive. In addition, it offers administrators rich virtualization and resource sharing capabilities.

Platform LSF manages and accelerates workload processing for compute- or data-intensive applications across distributed compute environments. With support for heterogeneous compute environments, Platform LSF can fully utilize the infrastructure resources needed for policy-driven, prioritized service levels for always-on access to resources.

Refer to Software Announcement 212-200, dated June 4, 2012 .

For more information on the IBM Platform family of products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/platformcomputing


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IBM intends for IBM Platform LSF to be the strategic workload manager and scheduler on the x86 platform. IBM plans to continue to evaluate and integrate key features of LoadLeveler to enhance the Platform LSF offering.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=212-520


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Order type     Part         Program
number         number       name

5724-I23       D58CALL      IBM TWS LoadLeveler for Linux
 

 
5641-LL1       00D4813      IBM LoadLeveler for Linux on x86 Architecture
               00D4814
               00D4815
5641-LL3       00D4816      IBM LoadLeveler for Linux on x86 Architecture
               00D4817
               00D4818

 
5725-G82       D0Q1DLL      IBM Platform LSF V9 - Express® Edition
               D0Q0KLL      IBM Platform LSF V9 - Standard Edition
               D0VBULL      IBM Platform LSF V9 - Advanced Edition
Trademarks

Blue Gene/Q, PureFlex and Power Systems are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, LSF, LoadLeveler, POWER, Tivoli, AIX, Power, System x, PartnerWorld and Express are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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