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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 High Performance Computing for IBM POWER features available for Blue Gene/Q and POWER 775

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-478
December 11, 2012


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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Program number Program number Prices Prices
Publications Publications  Order now Order now


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Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ 6 High Performance Computing for IBM® POWER® features available for Blue Gene/Q™ and POWER 775 servers offer:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).



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IBM and Red Hat are collaborating to provide you with a new multi-year pricing structure for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for IBM POWER7® IH (9125-F2C) and IBM BlueGene/Q (0207-200) servers. The BlueGene/Q system is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers in the IBM System Blue Gene® Solution series. This server offers scalable HPC power optimized for running highly parallel computation. The IBM POWER7 IH, a supercomputer, offers a massive scale-out high performance computing server that has been optimized for running large, parallel science workloads and algorithms.

RHEL is a Linux-based operating system designed for enterprise environments. RHEL exploits the latest IBM POWER7 and virtualization technologies to help maximize system resources and provides exceptional qualities of service. RHEL includes a broad range of popular open source software components that are easy to install and run on IBM POWER7 servers.



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Planned availability date
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December 14, 2012



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Description
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Program delivery

When you place an order for RHEL 6 High Performance Computing for Blue Gene/Q or for IBM Power Systems™ through IBM , IBM will send you an entitlement card with a registration code from Red Hat. You will use this code to successfully download and configure the software from Red Hat.

Support

Support for RHEL 6 High Performance Computing for Blue Gene/Q and for IBM Power Systems is available only through IBM . Red Hat makes subscriptions for RHEL 6 High Performance Computing for Blue Gene/Q and for IBM Power Systems available to IBM customers only with an associated support agreement. Therefore, when you purchase or renew your RHEL subscription, you must purchase support from IBM .

IBM support may be purchased in the following ways: Clients can order IBM support for one year and three years by selecting the IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line for Linux on Power Systems servers (5771-LNX or 5773-LNX). To order support for terms other than one and three years, contact your IBM Technical Support Services sales representative.

Clients can order IBM support for one year by selecting the IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line for Linux on Power Systems servers (5771-LNX). To order support for terms other than one year, contact your IBM Technical Support Services sales representative.

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IBM makes no representation about the Section 508 status of the third-party electronic and information technology product in this offering. Contact the vendor for specific, current information on the Section 508 status of this product.



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Program             Program
number     VRM      name

5639-RHP   1.1.0    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 High Performance
                    Computing for Blue Gene/Q and POWER 775
 

Product identification number

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number

5639-RHP               N/A                 N/A


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

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=212-478


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
Software requirements

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

When you order RHEL from IBM , you get an entitlement card with a registration code. You will use this code to download and configure RHEL.
Note: The entitlement card must not be discarded or destroyed as it is required to register the product with Red Hat, Inc.

Your Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for this program is a copy of a paid sales receipt, purchase order, invoice, or other sales record from IBM or its authorized reseller from whom you acquired the program, provided that it states the license charge unit (the characteristics of intended use of the program, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.

Information about how you may obtain program services will be provided by the party (either IBM or its authorized reseller) from whom you acquired the program.

Security, auditability, and control

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 High Performance Computing for Blue Gene/Q and POWER 775 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Charge metric
 
  Program name                             PID number  Charge metric
 
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for IBM       5639-RHP    Per Rack
  POWER
 
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for IBM       5639-RHP    Per 1/2 Rack
  POWER
 
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for IBM       5639-RHP    Per QCM
  POWER
 

Rack: A Rack is comprised of up to 32 node card assemblies, and installed in a cabinet with supporting equipment. You must have an entitlement for each rack integrated into your system regardless of the number of processor cores installed, and regardless of the number of processor cores or partitions on which the program runs.

Half Rack: A Half Rack is comprised of up to 16 node card assemblies, and installed in a cabinet with supporting equipment. You must have an entitlement for each half rack integrated into your system regardless of the number of processor cores installed, and regardless of the number of processor cores or partitions on which the program runs.

QCM: QCM is a POWER7 quad chip module. Each QCM contains four POWER7 multi-core processor chips in one module.

Ordering information

A product entitlement card with a registration code printed on it will be shipped with every order. Clients will be required to register the Red Hat Linux offering purchased at the website below with the registration code provided on the card. Once registered, clients will be able to download the required code electronically as well as obtain the latest upgrades available for the product purchased.

http://www.redhat.com

The following abbreviations are used in the following tables:

W     = With
Svr   = Server
Sub   = Subscription
RH Spt = Red Hat Support
ST    = Standard
PR    = Premium
Skts  = Sockets
Ren   = Renewal
                                                          OTC
                                                          feature
Feature description                                       number

1-Year Offerings
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 1yr ST Sub                 0483
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 1yr ST Sub             0486
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 1yr ST Sub                0489
 
** Note: All 1-Year Offerings were previously announced and are shown
   here just for completeness.
 
2-Year Offerings
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 2yr ST Sub                 0623
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 2yr ST Sub             0615
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 2yr ST Sub                0619
 
3-Year Offerings
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 3yr ST Sub                 0622
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 3yr ST Sub             0614
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 3yr ST Sub                0618
 
4-Year Offerings
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 4yr ST Sub                 0624
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 4yr ST Sub             0616
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 4yr ST Sub                0620
 
5-Year Offerings
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 5yr ST Sub                 0625
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 5yr ST Sub             0617
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 5yr ST Sub                0621
 
5692-LOP  System Program Order (SPO) for Linux on POWER
 
                                                             5692-LOP
                                                             Supply
                                                             feature
Description                                                  number

Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 1yr ST Sub                    2379
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 1 yr ST Sub               2380
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 1yr ST Sub                   2381
 
** Note: All 1-Year Offerings were previously announced and are shown
   here just for completeness.
 
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 2yr ST Sub                    2456
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 2yr ST Sub                2460
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 2yr ST Sub                   2464
 
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 3yr ST Sub                    2457
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 3yr ST Sub                2461
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 3yr ST Sub                   2465
 
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 4yr ST Sub                    2458
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 4yr ST Sub                2462
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 4yr ST Sub                   2466
 
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 5yr ST Sub                    2459
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 5yr ST Sub                2463
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 5yr ST Sub                   2467
 
 


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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

Supplier's license terms apply.

Limited warranty

Not warranted by IBM . Warranty, if any, provided by supplier.

Volume orders

Not applicable

Educational allowance

Yes. 15% to qualified educational institutions.



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Statement of good security practices
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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices
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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                                          OTC
                                                          feature
Feature description                                       number    OTC

1-Year Offerings                                                   
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 1yr ST Sub                 0483
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 1yr ST Sub             0486
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 1yr ST Sub                0489
 
** Note: All 1-Year Offerings were previously announced and are shown
   here just for completeness
 
 
2-Year Offerings
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 2yr ST Sub                 0623
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 2yr ST Sub             0615
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 2yr ST Sub                0619
 
3-Year Offerings
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 3yr ST Sub                 0622
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 3yr ST Sub             0614
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 3yr ST Sub                0618
 
4-Year Offerings
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 4yr ST Sub                 0624
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 4yr ST Sub             0616
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 4yr ST Sub                0620
 
5-Year Offerings
Per Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 5yr ST Sub                 0625
Per 1/2 Rack HPC for Blue Gene/Q w 5yr ST Sub             0617
Per QCM HPC for Power Systems w 5yr ST Sub                0621
 

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-212-478-LIST_PRICES_2012_12_11.PDF ENUS-212-478-LIST_PRICES_2012_12_11.PDF



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 
 For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
 
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: RE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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