New S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers

September 13, 1994
Announcement Number: 194-281


Document's Table of Contents:


Abstract

Today, IBM is introducing six new S/390(R) Parallel Enterprise Server general purpose models which enable a cost-effective replacement in the performance range equivalent to 308X, 4381, selective 3090(TM), and Plug Compatible systems. Upgrades from the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server 9672-R models to the S/390 Parallel Transaction Server 9672-E and P models are also being announced, allowing the upgraded servers to have the capability to participate in a multi-server Parallel Sysplex.

The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server models offer substantial reductions in energy and service maintenance costs, owing to benefits from Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology. The new 9672-R servers also offer a robust S/390 platform with savings in floor space in comparison to prior generation large processors. The savings are attained while protecting customer investments in information assets and S/390 applications. Ease of installation via current S/390 operating systems support, compatibility with existing I/O, and use of 100% air cooling will further simplify migration to the new S/390 9672-R models.

The new S/390 9672-R models and upgrades come with an IBM Satisfaction Guarantee.

IBM, as a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Computers program, is committed to conservation of natural resources and protection of our environment, through its production of energy efficient computers. This announcement reaffirms our further dedication to energy conscious computing.

Price: Hardware and maintenance prices for the new models are available upon request from your IBM representative.

Planned Availability Dates:

New S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers Type 9672-R
-- New Build

R11 -- One-Way Processor September 1994 R21 -- Two-Way Processor September 1994 R31 -- Three-Way Processor September 1994 R41 -- Four-Way Processor September 1994 R51 -- Five-Way Processor September 1994 R61 -- Six-Way Processor September 1994

Features

Features on New Build -- All Features Except Sysplex Timer(R) and Byte Enhancement to 9034-001 September 1994 -- Sysplex Timer December 1994 -- Byte Enhancement to 9034-001 December 1994 MES Upgrades December 1994

Vertical Upgrades

R11 to R21, R31, R41, R51, or R61 December 1994 R21 to R31, R41, R51, or R61 December 1994 R31 to R41, R51, or R61 December 1994 R41 to R51 or R61 December 1994 R51 to R61 December 1994

Horizontal Upgrades

R11, R21, R31, R41, R51, or R61 to E01 December 1994 R11, R21, R31, R41, R51, or R61 to E02 December 1994 R11, R21, R31, R41, R51, or R61 to P01 December 1994 R11, R21, R31, R41, R51, or R61 to P02 December 1994

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      Corporation
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IN BRIEF . . .

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| o  Six new air-cooled S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers           |
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| o  Reduced cost of computing due to savings in energy and floor   |
|    space requirements                                             |
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| o  Field installable upgrade paths                                |
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|    -  Within the 9672-R family                                    |
|    -  To 9672-E and P models                                      |
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| o  Capability to run Integrated Coupling Migration Facility       |
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DESCRIPTION

Growth Enablement

IBM's new 9672-R models demonstrate the extendibility of the CMOS design with the introduction of six air-cooled S/390 general purpose processors. The compact CMOS technology and footprint provide increased availability owing to fewer components, and significantly lower the cost of ownership compared to the older-technology systems they are designed to replace. The savings can be realized while protecting customer investments in information assets. Ease of installation afforded through support of S/390 operating systems, compatibility with the existing I/O base, and use of 100% air cooling further simplify migration to the new technology 9672-R models.

Because IBM has incorporated most of the S/390 advanced functions of the ES/9000(TM) processors on the 9672-R models, the advanced technology and functions of the new models offer further savings potential.

In addition, IBM offers a four-fold performance growth path within the 9672-R models, as well as an entry point into the S/390 Parallel Sysplex environment. The Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) is offered as a standard function, which provides a cost-effective alternative for the testing of workloads and migration to a future Parallel Sysplex. Upgrades from the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers to the S/390 Parallel Transaction Servers are also being offered, which allows the upgraded servers to participate in a multi-server Parallel Sysplex. With these new models and upgrade paths, IBM continues its leadership role in providing cost-effective, customer-driven solutions to meet financial needs.

Reduced Cost of Computing

The 9672-R models enable significant savings with respect to energy costs, facilities requirements, and maintenance costs of older-technology processors. These savings can be realized with minimal conversion effort. Investments in S/390 continue to pay dividends in terms of robust systems management, security, and data integrity -- all benchmarks of IBM's mainframe information technology.

When migrating from a 3090 or 308X bipolar machine, there may be reductions of up to 85% in energy costs (including power and air-conditioning), up to 65% in service and maintenance costs, and more than 86% in floor space. In addition, support hardware needs to be considered when looking at environmental savings. Smaller footprints may avoid machine room expansions. Low electrical requirements can save on power distribution panels and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Facilities expenses to run plumbing, chillers, and high-power consumption cables are eliminated. IBM continues a commitment to leadership in reducing costs of computing through power consumption, cooling requirements, and maintenance improvements.

Performance Advantages

  • The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server processors include six models, from the R11, a uniprocessor that is roughly equivalent to a 3090 Model 180, up to an R61, a six-way processor that provides growth and capacity approximate to an ES/3090(TM) Model 300S.
  • The 9672 Models R11, R21, and R41 provide approximately 1.5 to 1.8 times the Internal Throughput Rate of the 3083-JX, 3081-KX, and
  • 3084-QX, respectively, in an MVS/XA(TM) commercial environment.
  • When compared to the 3090 Models 180, 200, and 400, the 9672 Models R11, R21, and R41 provide approximately 80% to 100% the Internal Throughput Rate in an MVS/XA commercial environment, while providing approximately 25% to 140% improvement in scalar performance.
  • A 9672 Model R61 can provide more processing power than an ES/3090 Model 300E or ES/3090 Model 300S.
9672 Performance Comparisons -- 308X (XA) Models:
.---------+-----------+------------------------------------.
|9672     |308X       |             MVS/XA SP              |
|Model    |Model      |             V 2 R 2.0              |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |  3083-E   |              3.3-3.8               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |  3083-EX  |              3.1-3.6               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |  3083-B   |              2.3-2.6               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |  3083-BX  |              2.1-2.4               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |  3083-J   |              1.8-2.0               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |  3083-JX  |              1.7-1.8               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R21   |  3081-G   |              2.3-2.7               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R21   |  3081-GX  |              2.1-2.5               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R21   |  3081-K   |              1.8-2.1               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R21   |  3081-KX  |              1.6-1.9               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R41   |  3084-Q   |              1.6-2.1               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R41   |  3084-QX  |              1.5-1.9               |
'---------+-----------+------------------------------------'
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio (ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the input/output (I/O) configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.

9672 Performance Comparisons -- 4381 (XA) Models:

.---------+-----------+------------------------------------.
|9672     |4381       |             MVS/XA SP              |
|Model    |Model      |             V 2 R 2.0              |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |     1     |              6.9-7.5               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |     2     |              4.9-5.1               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R21   |     3     |              5.0-6.2               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |    11     |              9.0-10.9              |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |    12     |              4.9-5.1               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |    13     |              3.9-4.0               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R21   |    14     |              4.0-4.4               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |    21     |              6.9-7.5               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |    22     |              4.9-5.1               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R11   |    23     |              3.0-3.1               |
|---------+-----------+------------------------------------|
|   R21   |    24     |              3.0-3.2               |
'---------+-----------+------------------------------------'
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the input/output configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.

9672 Performance Comparisons -- 4381 (ESA):

.--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------.
|9672    |4381    |  MVS/ESA SP  |    VM/ESA   |  VSE/ESA  |
|Model   |Model   |  V 4 R 2.0   |  V 1 R 2.2  | V 1 R 3.2 |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   90E  |   3.7-4.2    |   4.5-4.9   |   3.8     |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   91E  |   3.0-3.3    |   3.6-4.0   |   3.1     |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   92E  |   3.0-3.4    |   3.9-4.2   |   NA      |
'--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------'
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the input/output configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.

9672 Performance Comparisons -- 3090 Base Models:

.--------+--------+--------------------+-------------------.
|9672    |3090    |       MVS/XA       |                   |
|Model   |Model   |     V 2 R 2.0      |      Scalar       |
|--------+--------+--------------------+-------------------|
|   R11  |   150  |      1.3-1.5       |      1.7-2.4      |
|--------+--------+--------------------+-------------------|
|   R21  |   180  |      1.7-2.0       |      2.5-4.8      |
|--------+--------+--------------------+-------------------|
|   R31  |   200  |      1.2-1.5       |      1.9-3.6      |
|--------+--------+--------------------+-------------------|
|   R41  |   400  |      0.8-1.0       |      1.3-2.4      |
|--------+--------+--------------------+-------------------|
|   R51  |   400  |      1.0-1.2       |      1.6-3.0      |
|--------+--------+--------------------+-------------------|
|   R61  |   400  |      1.1-1.3       |      1.9-3.5      |
'--------+--------+--------------------+-------------------'
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the input/output configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.

9672 Performance Comparisons -- ES/3090-E Models:

.--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------.
|9672    |3090-E  |  MVS/ESA SP  |    VM/ESA   |           |
|Model   |Model   |  V 4 R 2.0   |  V 1 R 2.2  |  Scalar   |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   120E |   1.6-2.1    |   2.0-2.0   |  2.5-5.3  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   150E |   1.3-1.6    |   1.6-1.7   |  1.7-2.2  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   180E |   1.5-1.8    |   1.9-2.0   |  2.3-4.2  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R31  |   200E |   1.2-1.3    |   1.4-1.4   |  1.7-3.2  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R31  |   280E |   1.2-1.4    |   1.4-1.5   |  1.8-3.2  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R51  |   300E |   1.2-1.4    |   1.5-1.6   |  1.9-3.4  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R61  |   400E |   1.1-1.3    |   1.3-1.4   |  1.7-3.1  |
'--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------'
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the input/output configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.

9672 Performance Comparisons -- ES/3090-S Models:

.--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------.
|9672    |3090-S  |  MVS/ESA SP  |    VM/ESA   |           |
|Model   |Model   |  V 4 R 2.0   |  V 1 R 2.2  |  Scalar   |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   110S |   2.0-3.1    |   2.5-2.5   |  2.6-5.6  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   120S |   1.6-2.1    |   2.0-2.0   |  2.5-5.3  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   150S |   1.9-2.6    |   2.3-2.4   |  2.5-4.6  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   170S |   1.6-2.1    |   2.0-2.1   |  2.4-4.4  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   180S |   1.2-1.3    |   1.5-1.6   |  2.0-3.4  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R41  |   200S |   1.1-1.3    |   1.4-1.5   |  2.0-3.4  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R31  |   250S |   1.4-2.0    |   1.7-1.8   |  2.0-3.8  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R41  |   280S |   1.1-1.3    |   1.4-1.5   |  2.0-3.4  |
'--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------'
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the input/output configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.

9672 Performance Comparisons - ES/3090-J Models:

.--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------.
|9672    |3090-J/T|  MVS/ESA SP  |    VM/ESA   |           |
|Model   |Model   |  V 4 R 2.0   |  V 1 R 2.2  |  Scalar   |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   110J |   1.6-2.1    |   2.0-2.0   |  2.5-5.3  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   120J |   1.3-1.6    |   1.7-1.7   |  2.3-4.8  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   150J |   1.8-2.3    |   2.1-2.2   |  2.4-4.4  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   170J |   1.5-1.8    |   1.9-2.0   |  2.3-4.2  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R31  |   180J |   1.5-1.7    |   1.9-2.1   |  2.8-4.9  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R61  |   200J |   1.2-1.5    |   1.8-2.0   |  2.7-4.7  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R31  |   250J |   1.3-1.8    |   1.6-1.6   |  1.8-3.3  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R61  |   280J |   1.2-1.6    |   1.8-2.0   |  2.7-4.8  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   150T |   1.6-2.1    |   1.9-1.9   |  2.1-3.6  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   170T |   1.4-1.7    |   1.6-1.7   |  2.0-3.5  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R31  |   180T |   1.5-1.7    |   1.9-2.1   |  2.8-4.9  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R41  |   250T |   1.5-2.0    |   1.8-1.9   |  2.1-3.6  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R61  |   280T |   1.2-1.6    |   1.8-2.0   |  2.7-4.8  |
'--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------'
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the input/output configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.

Upgrades From/To 9672-R Processors -- ITR Ratios:

.--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------.
|From    |To      |  MVS/ESA SP  |    VM/ESA   |           |
|Model   |Model   |  V 4 R 2.0   |  V 1 R 2.2  |  Scalar   |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   R21  |   1.8-1.9    |   1.9-2.0   |  1.9-2.0  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   R31  |   2.5-2.8    |   2.8-2.9   |  2.7-3.0  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   R41  |   3.0-3.6    |   3.6-3.8   |  3.4-4.0  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   R51  |   3.5-4.3    |   4.3-4.6   |  3.7-5.0  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R11  |   R61  |   3.8-4.9    |   5.0-5.3   |  4.0-6.0  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   R31  |   1.4-1.4    |   1.4-1.5   |  1.4-1.5  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   R41  |   1.7-1.8    |   1.9-1.9   |  1.7-2.0  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   R51  |   1.9-2.2    |   2.2-2.3   |  1.9-2.5  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R21  |   R61  |   2.0-2.5    |   2.6-2.7   |  2.1-3.0  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R31  |   R41  |   1.2-1.3    |   1.3-1.3   |  1.2-1.3  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R31  |   R51  |   1.4-1.5    |   1.5-1.6   |  1.4-1.7  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R31  |   R61  |   1.5-1.8    |   1.8-1.8   |  1.5-2.0  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R41  |   R51  |   1.1-1.2    |   1.2-1.2   |  1.1-1.3  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R41  |   R61  |   1.2-1.4    |   1.4-1.4   |  1.1-1.5  |
|--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
|   R51  |   R61  |   1.1-1.1    |   1.2-1.2   |  1.1-1.2  |
'--------+--------+--------------+-------------+-----------'
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the input/output configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.

Additional details are available in the Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR/PC) for MVS/ESA SP Version 4 and VM/ESA SP Version 1 Release 2.2 and VSE/ESA, and are available for review with your IBM representative. This LSPR also includes competitive performance information for IBM ESA/390(TM)-compatible processors.

STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION

Open Systems Adapter

IBM intends to provide the new fully integrated Open Systems Adapter processor feature, delivering direct, native open systems connectivity to the local area network (LAN) from the S/390 Enterprise Server general purpose processors.

The Open Systems Adapter feature will be a fully integrated hardware feature within the processor providing a native, direct connection between the processor and the LAN. The Open Systems Adapter will support Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), Token-Ring, and Ethernet LANs. The Open Systems Adapter feature will also support offloading of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and the Network File System (NFS**) application, to improve the efficiency of the processor as a server.

Application support for the Open Systems Adapter will be provided by TCP/IP for MVS and VM, LAN Resource Extension and Services/MVS (LANRES/MVS), LAN File Services/ESA (LFS/ESA) for MVS, and ACF/VTAM(TM) (System Network Architecture -- SNA) for MVS/ESA.

The Open Systems Adapter is not intended to replace the 3745 Communications Controller which is the IBM strategic solution for local area networks/wide area networks (LANs/WANs) and multi-host sites.

The 3172 Interconnect Controller will continue to provide multi-host access for LANs and frame relay WANs over parallel and ESCON(R) channels. IBM will continue to enhance the 3172 and intends that OSA and the 3172 will provide our customers with broader interconnect capabilities.

PUBLICATIONS

Information about the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server processor models can be found in the following publications, which are now available:

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number

System Overview GA22-7148 Installation Manual -- Physical Planning GC22-7101 PR/SM(TM) Planning Guide GA22-7123

The following publications reflect the announced products and are shipped with the products:
                                                  Order
Title                                             Number

PR/SM Planning Guide GA22-7123 IOCP User's Guide GC38-0401 Managing Your Processors GC38-0452 Hardware Management Console Guide GC38-0453 Operations Guide GC38-0454 Standalone IOCP User's Guide GC38-0455 Hardware Management Console Application Programming Interfaces SC28-8141 Problem Analysis (PA) Guide SY22-9862 Hardware Management Console Tutorial (diskette-kit) SK2T-1196

Displayable Softcopy Publications

The 9672-R publications are available in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The displayable manuals are shipped on CD-ROM and will be available fourth quarter 1994 from the IBM Distribution Center on the Online Library Omnibus Edition: Hardware Collection (SK2T-5843-02).

These displayable manuals use the BookManager(R) READ licensed program in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Specified Operating Environment

This product uses only existing attachment interfaces.

Physical Specifications: The mechanical package for the S/390 9672-R processors is designed in conformance with EIA guidelines for frames. The package is comprised of either one frame (minimum configuration) or two frames (maximum configuration), employing standard 19-inch enclosures (cages). A minimum system configuration has one frame and one cage; a maximum system configuration includes two frames and two cages.

Minimum Configuration System: One Frame System

  • Weight: 540 kg (1,200 lb)
  • Machine Area: 1.0 sq m (10.4 sq f)
  • Service Clearance: 2.5 sq m (27.4 sq f)
  • Input Power: 1.4 kVA
  • Heat Output: 1.3 kW (4.4 kBTU/hr)
Maximum Configuration System: Two Frame System (one CEC Assembly; one I/O Subsystem; one Expansion Frame)
  • Weight: 1,040 kg (2,300 lb)
  • Machine Area: 1.8 sq m (19.4 sq f)
  • Service Clearance: 4.8 sq m (51.9 sq f)
  • Input Power: 2.3 kVA
  • Heat Output: 2.1 kW (7.2 kBTU/hr)
Hardware Requirements:

Modem: A Remote Support Facility (RSF) modem is shipped with the system.

Display Station Control Unit: The Hardware Management Console (HMC) can be used as an operating system console. Other than the HMC, operating system consoles must be provided by the customer and attached via a display station control unit. Refer to operating systems configurations for console requirements.

Hardware Standard Functions and Capabilities:

  • PR/SM LPAR is a standard function. Up to ten partitions are supported.
  • Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF), which includes the Coupling Facility functions and simulation of Coupling Links, provides an environment for migration activities.
  • Hardware-Assisted Data Compression capability can provide improved system efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This function can potentially reduce external storage requirements.
  • The Logical String Assist provides instructions that more efficiently process string data types. These instructions are Compare Logical String, Move Logical String, and Search Logical String.
  • The Asynchronous Pageout Facility promotes more efficient execution of applications that exhibit large amounts of data movement within processor storage, such as numerically intensive applications.
  • LPAR mode logical central processor (CP) vary on/off.
  • Enhanced partition weight management. Relative partition weights are now tracked with greater accuracy. Additionally, unused processor cycles for which a logical CP is entitled are made available to other logical CPs in proportion to their weights on a priority basis. Partition shares of physical CP resources are dynamically recalculated as part of logical CP vary on or off, maintaining partition weights across CP reconfiguration activities.
  • The battery backup unit feature enables the S/390 9672-R models to withstand virtually any power line disturbance for up to 3.5 minutes, including total loss of utility power.
  • The Subspace Group Facility is used to implement a CICS/ESA(R) function called Transaction Isolation to build upon CICS(TM) storage protection functions previously available, such as Subsystem Storage Protection. This new function provides storage protection at the transaction application level so one transaction cannot inadvertently damage the code or data belonging to other transactions.
  • ESCON Multiple Image Facility (EMIF) for sharing of channels.
  • Support for the parallel byte and block multiplexor channel interface, through ESCON channel attached IBM 9034 Model 1 ESCON Converter and parallel channel cards using existing bus-and-tag cables.
  • All-ESCON and all-parallel options are available.
  • Support for the ESCON Extended Distance Feature (XDF) channel interface.
  • Asynchronous Data Mover Facility (ADMF).
  • ESCON Channel to Channel (CTC) basic mode support.
  • ESCON 17MB channels.
  • Concurrent channel maintenance.
  • MOVEPAGE Facility (MVPG/1) and Enhanced MOVEPAGE (MVPG/2).
  • Scalar enhancements (Square Root only).
  • Concurrent power maintenance.
  • N+1 power.
  • Dynamic I/O Reconfiguration Management (DRM).
  • Sysplex Timer attachment.
  • DB2(R) Sort Assist.
  • PR/SM:
    • Automatic Reconfiguration Facility (ARF)
    • Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration (DSR)
    • CPU Resource Capping
    • LPAR time management reporting
Supported I/O Devices: For a complete list of the supported I/O for the 9672-R air-cooled processors, refer to the 9672-R Sales Manual.

Configurations: 9672-R Model Configurations

.-----------------------------------------------.
|                                               |
|           Models R11 Through R61              |
|-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------|
|  R11  |  R21  |  R31  |  R41  |  R51  |  R61  |
|-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------|
|                                               |
|          Central Processors Per Model         |
|                                               |
|-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------|
|   1   |   2   |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |
|-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------|
|           Central Storage Per Model           |
|      Minimum  /  Maximum  / (Increments)      |
|-----------------------------------------------|
|  128MB  /  2 GB  /  (128MB/256MB/512MB/1GB)   |
|-----------------------------------------------|
|              Channels Per Model               |
|   Minimum / Maximum / Increments (See Note 1) |
|-----------------------------------------------|
|              3  /  48    /  3                 |
'-----------------------------------------------'
Note:
  1. Parallel channels on the 9672-R models can be cabled using standard bus-and-tag cables or the new 78D cables.
Hardware Management Console: The Hardware Management Console Application (HMC) is a direct-manipulation object-oriented graphical user interface that provides a single point of control and single system image for hardware elements. The Hardware Management Console Application provides automatic discovery of the hardware elements it can manage, customer grouping support, aggregated and individual real-time system status via colors, consolidated hardware messages support, consolidated operating system messages support, consolidated service support, and hardware commands targeted at a single system. The objects the HMC currently manages are:
  • Central Electronic Complex (CEC)
  • Central Electronic Complex PR/SM partitions (CEC Image)
The 9672-R Hardware Management Console screen consists of three areas: a Views area, a Tasks area, and a Work area.

The Views area contains icons that represent different collections or views of the objects that make up a system. Representations of system objects are displayed in the Work area. Each view provides a different way of looking at the system objects. Once the objects are displayed, they are available for selection to perform tasks on them. Views include: all active partitions on the 9672-R, user-defined groupings of partitions, partitions in an exception state, active functions, and Hardware Management Console support tasks.

The Tasks area contains icons that represent the operations to be performed on the objects. Examples include: viewing consolidated messages, performing simultaneous multi-system hardware operations, performing actions via an individual CEC's console, defining groups, and viewing Help.

The Work area is the area of the panel that displays the managed objects of a system based on the selected view. Tasks can be performed on any object or group of objects in the Work area. To perform tasks on a single object, an object is dragged to the appropriate task icon and dropped, or the task icon is dragged to the object and dropped.

The elements in the Tasks and Views in the 9672-R Hardware Management Console can be tailored.

Support Element: The 9672-R contains a Support Element (SE) that provides distributed hardware operations and management controls.

During normal operation, the SE monitors the operation and sends status, hardware messages, and operating system (CI) messages to the HMC for consolidation and exception processing.

The Support Element also provides the individual operations when more detailed control is required.

Remote Operations: The 9672-R hardware systems management products support remote operations in a variety of ways over a variety of communications connections. In each case, the objective is to enable a human or programmed operator to monitor or control a remote system in essentially the same manner as if the operator were at the same site as the remote system. Remote operations include:

  • HMC operation of S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers The HMC is attached by a token-ring LAN to the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server processors it controls. The processors may be distributed over any geographic extent supported by interconnected LANs.
  • Remote manual operation of an HMC A remote operator console capability will be supported via SDLC-attached PS/2(R) consoles. The SDLC-attached remote operator console capability will use a modem on the Hardware Management Console. The Distributed Console Access Facility (DCAF) product will be used to provide the remote operator console for the Hardware Management Console. To use the remote operator console facilities, a PS/2 is required with the OS/2(R), Communication Manager/2 (CM/2), and DCAF products. The HMC will have the necessary target portions of DCAF already installed.
  • TSCF operation of S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server processors The TSCF (NetView(R)) focal-point system is connected to the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server target system's token-ring LAN. The connections may span any geographical distance and distribution of targets, and the configuration may include other systems as well as S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server targets. Operation of the targets may be manual or automated, or any mixture thereof. Refer to Target System Control Facility (TSCF) Release 2 Software Announcement 294-166, dated April 6, 1994. Additional information on TSCF is provided via HONE Large System Flashes using search word "TSCF". Your IBM representative has access to HONE.
  • HMC and TSCF access through AOC/MVS A user of AOC/MVS can access any of the HMC or TSCF capabilities described above from an AOC/MVS workstation. AOC/MVS represents the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and other S/390 processors in the enterprise as icons on its graphical user interface. The AOC/MVS transfer function enables processors to be monitored and controlled using HMC and TSCF functions. If the target systems are remote from the AOC/MVS host or workstation, connectivity is provided by the same means HMC and TSCF use without AOC/MVS.
  • Remote operation of S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers from other platforms The facilities and application programming interfaces (APIs) of the HMC are available to other management applications by means of the SNMP protocol supported by the HWMCA. This protocol supports remote management applications which may be provided by IBM, other software vendors, or the enterprise.
RETAIN(TM) support of HMC-attached processors will be via SDLC links on the Hardware Management Console to an IBM RETAIN system.

HMC Application Programming Interfaces: In addition to providing an end user with the ability to view and manipulate managed objects, the Hardware Management Console also provides application programming interfaces (APIs). The APIs are:

  • User interface transitioning APIs
  • Management APIs
The user interface transitioning APIs provide a local application with the ability to transfer into the HMC user interface in context. This will be exploited by IBM's ESCON Manager Release 3 product. The management APIs contain the ability to get/set an HMC-managed object's attributes, issue commands to be performed on a managed object from a local or remote application, and receive asynchronous event notifications. The management APIs provide a mechanism to IBM, independent system management vendors, and an enterprise, to integrate with the Hardware Management console application.

Processor Storage: The S/390 microprocessors require equally sized storage cards.

  • Storage, 128MB (#0064 quantity = 2), required minimum storage, two
  • 64MB cards
  • Storage, 256MB (#0128 quantity = 2), two 128MB cards
  • Storage, 512MB (#0256 quantity = 2), two 256MB cards
  • Storage, 1GB (#0512 quantity = 2), two 512MB cards
  • Storage, 2GB (#1024 quantity = 2), two 1GB cards
Processor storage, even though physically the same, can be configured as both central and expanded storage.

All storage upgrades require the removal of existing storage cards and installation of new storage cards. All parts removed or replaced are the property of IBM and must be returned to IBM.

Channels: The 9672-R models support up to 48 ESCON and/or parallel channels. When more than 24 channels are needed, an Expansion Cage (#1000) is installed.

Three channels, either ESCON or parallel, are the minimum required. Additional channels above the minimum can be added in increments of three.

The 9672-R models' parallel channels utilize bus-and-tag connections in a tailgate assembly (feature #6109). The tailgate is frame mounted, below the CEC or Expansion Cage, in which a parallel channel is installed. If parallel channels are not installed, the tailgate feature is not shipped.

The channels supported are:

  • Channel group ESCON (#6113) provides three ESCON channels.
  • Channel group ESCON (#6114) provides three ESCON XDF(TM) channels.
  • Channel group parallel (#6103) provides three parallel channels.
Frame Considerations: If all of the channels in the processor configurator are ESCON (no parallel), then the remaining space below in the processor frame can be used to house an additional I/O Expansion Cage, when more than 24 channels are needed.

If there is at least one parallel channel in the processor, the bus-and-tag tailgate assembly (feature #6109) is required. If an additional I/O Expansion Cage is required, when there are parallel and more than 24 channels required, an additional frame for that cage is to be installed.

Standard Channel Configurations: Three options are available for the 9672-R models. The minimum of three ESCON or parallel channels must be satisfied. The options are:

  • All parallel channels (maximum = 48, with I/O Expansion Cage). Parallel channel cables are standard bus-and-tag.
  • A combination of parallel and ESCON and/or ESCON XDF channels (maximum = 48, with I/O Expansion Cage).
  • All ESCON and/or ESCON XDF channels (maximum = 48, with I/O Expansion Cage).
Byte device attachment continues to be afforded via parallel channels. Support of additional selected byte devices will also be available via the 9034 ESCON Converter Model 001; this includes the 3720, 3725, and 3745. RPQs will be accepted against the 9034-001 for support of other byte devices. This support will have a general availability date of fourth quarter 1994. The Sales Manual pages for the 9034-001 will be updated at general availability with a complete description of supported devices and the other requirements associated with byte device support. Please refer to those Sales Manual pages at that time.

Expansion Cage (#1000): The Expansion Cage allows for the addition of 24 more channels, bringing the maximum channels up to a total of 48. The Expansion Cage fits in the same frame below the CEC if all channels are ESCON channels. When parallel channels are required, the Expansion Cage fits into a frame beside the processor frame.

Sysplex Timer Attachment (#6152): This feature provides the attachment of a centralized time source to set the time-of-day clocks in a multiple-processor environment and maintain synchronization. The Sysplex Timer attachment has dual port capability to allow you to attach two Sysplex Timers, providing high availability.

Battery Backup (#2011): The optional Battery Backup feature uses internal batteries to provide power during an outage. The batteries will last up to 3.5 minutes while the CEC continues to run.

In addition, the Battery Backup feature provides an external 24 volt supply connection. EXIDE Electronics has developed an Auxiliary DC Power Module (ADMOD) that can be used to supplement power through this 24 volt supply connection. EXIDE Electronics' ADMOD extends IBM's battery backup from 3.5 minutes up to 48 hours.

Note: If an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is installed which supplies power to the 9672-R during power failures, the Battery Backup feature would not be needed.

Customized Solutions (#0319): The S/390 Customized Solutions feature is required to indicate that hardware and/or software customized services have been requested on the ordered 9672-R processor and will be performed by S/390 Customized Solutions at the factory prior to delivery. Refer to Marketing Announcement 394-199 for further details.

Software Requirements: The IBM 9672-R air-cooled processor models will be supported by the following operating systems in Basic mode and in LPAR mode:

  • MVS Note: Specific APARs (Authorized Program Analysis Reports) must be applied and may be obtained from the IBM Support Center.
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 2.
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 1. Provides support for the Subspace Group Facility and growth to coupling-capable platforms. See Software Announcement 294-152 for further details. Specific APARs are required for HCD and SRM support for the new models.
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 3.0. Provides support for ESCON channel-to-channel operated in Basic mode, the Asynchronous Pageout Facility, and Logical String Assist, which were announced June 16, 1992. See Hardware Announcement 192-146 for further details. This program also supports ESCON Multiple Image Facility (LPAR Mode), Hardware-Assisted Data Compression (with appropriate APARs), and Asynchronous Data Mover Facility (with appropriate APAR). Specific APARs are required, which include SRM support for CPU timing and HCD support for the new models.
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 2.0 and subsequent releases. Note: Specific APARs are required, which include SRM support for CPU timing, 2GB central storage support, and HCD support for the new models. A specific APAR is also required by customers using dynamic I/O on an ESCON Multiple Image Facility capable processor, but not sharing channels among PR/SM logical partitions.
    • MVS/System Product Version 3 Release 1.3. Note: To obtain RMF(TM) I/O activity and configuration information, install RMF APAR OY29112 or install RMF Version 4.1.2. Note: Specific APARs are required, which include SRM support for CPU timing and 2GB central storage support.
    • MVS/System Product Version 2 Release 2.0 and subsequent releases. Note: Specific APARs include SRM support for CPU timing. Maximum expanded storage supported is 2GB. Maximum central storage is 256MB. ESCON channels are not supported. Note: In addition to basic mode support, IMS/VS, IMS/ESA(R), and CICS/MVS(R) Version 2 Release 1, including the Extended Recovery Facility (XRF), will be supported when operating in a logical partition.
  • VM The following VM releases are supported in Basic and LPAR mode:
    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0.
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2.
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.1.
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.0. Note: Service for this release will end in March 1995.
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 1.1. Note: Service for this release will end in December 1994.
    The following VM releases are supported in 370 LPAR mode:
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 1.5 -- 370. Note: APAR VM58647 is required to enable this release to run on the 9672-R processors.
  • VSE
    • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1. IBM introduces the VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher with this new version of VSE/ESA. This new function can exploit multiple processors within one CEC by distributing work on the available processors on a partition basis. Today's concept of storage protection by partition is maintained, and the current high level of integrity is preserved. This also makes the VSE/ESA Version 2.1 handling easy and consistent with current VSE, and does not require any additional system management considerations. VSE/ESA 2.1 also supports Data Compression for VSAM data sets by exploiting the Hardware-Assisted Data Compression function. See Software Announcement 294-519 for further details.
    • VSE/ESA Version 1 Releases 2 and 3. Note: VSE/ESA Version 1 Releases 2 and 3 run on the uniprocessor Model R11 in Basic mode. They also run on all models in LPAR mode, or as a guest of VM/ESA.
  • Transaction Processing Facility (TPF)
    • TPF Version 3 Release 1 and Version 4 Release 1. The base product and the High Performance Option (HPO) Loosely Coupled facility support the 9672-R processors. When running in a loosely coupled environment, the Sysplex Timer attachment and TPF ESA mode are required. TPF ESA mode is standard on the
    • 9672-R processors. To achieve full performance in multi-engine environments, TPF ESA mode operation is required. For those application environments with high I/O rates the
    • 9672-R processor provides capability to convert one of the central processors to act as a second System Assist Processor (SAP). This capability better balances the resources of the
    • 9672-R for TPF environments.
  • AIX/ESA(TM)
    • There is no AIX(R) support on the 9672-R.
Software Migration Services: To obtain services that would be helpful for migrating to the new 9672-R processors, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968) and request your local Availability Center. Some of these services and capabilities include:
  • SoftwareXcel Installation Express (SIE)
  • Capacity Planning and Performance Estimation
  • Conversion and migration assistance
  • Software customization
  • Software maintenance
  • Project management
  • Systems assurance review
  • Education planning
Traditional software packaging options and services include:
  • MVS Custom-Built Installation Process Offering (CBIPO(TM))
  • MVS Custom-Built Product Delivery Offering (CBPDO(TM))
  • VM System Delivery Offering (SDO)
  • VSE/ESA System Package (VSE/ESA Full and Partial Function Packages)
The IBM Support Family of Services consists of integrated fee services designed to provide both remote and on-site software support. This offering includes:
  • Support Line -- voice access to problem and question support
  • Consult Line -- scheduled telephone consultation with technical experts on an agreed topic
  • House Call -- on-site assistance for installation tasks, usage issues, and problem determination for participating products
  • Alert -- notification of critical fixes for participating products
  • Forum -- access to "as-is" bulletin boards for customer-to-customer communications
For additional information regarding IBM's Support Family of Services, contact the IBM Support Family Information Center at 800-742-9235.

Compatibility: Any program written for ESA/370(TM) architecture, or written to an optional ESA/390 architectural facility (ES Connection, Multisystems) when installed in ESA/370 mode, will run on a machine executing according to the ESA/390 architecture, provided that the program:

  • Is not time-dependent.
  • Does not depend on the presence of system facilities (such as storage capacity, I/O equipment, or optional features) when the facilities are not included in the configuration.
  • Does not depend on the absence of system facilities when the facilities are included in the configuration.
  • Does not depend on results or functions that are defined in the appropriate Principles of Operation manual as being unpredictable or model-dependent.
  • In ESA/370 mode, recognizes the presence of interception format 2 using instruction parameter fields B and C on interception of the SIE instruction. See IBM System/370(TM) Extended Architecture Interpretive Execution (SA22-7095) for additional information.
Any program written for 370/XA mode operates in ESA/390 mode, any problem-state program written for System/370 operates in ESA/390 mode, and any problem-state program written for System/360(TM) operates in ESA/390 mode, provided that the program:
  • Observes the limitations in the preceding statements.
  • Does not depend on any programming support facilities that are not provided or that have been modified.
  • Takes into account other changes made that affect compatibility between modes. These changes are described in ESA/370 Principles of Operation (SA22-7200) and IBM System/370 Principles of Operation (GA22-7000).
When operating in a logical partition, the CPUID presented to the logical partition is not the same as when operating in ESA/370 mode. This may impact operation of software products that use the CPUID field. For additional information see Processor Resource/Systems Manager(TM) Planning Guide (GA22-7123).

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: The customer is responsible for site preparation, scheduling of installation time, and ensuring that the prerequisite consoles and input/output devices are available. Physical planning assistance is available through your IBM representative.

Cable Orders: Line cords should be installed according to the national safety standards and will be provided based on the three-digit country code. Refer to Installation Manual -- Physical Planning (GC22-7101) for specifics.

Cables for parallel or ESCON channels are not provided with the channel features on any IBM processor including the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server (9672-R models). Planning the channel cable configuration, ordering, arranging delivery, and installing prior to the 9672 installation is a customer responsibility. Please see I/O Equipment Installation Manual -- Physical Planning (GC22-7064) for information on planning the channel cabling for specific control units.

Parallel channels can attach using OEMI bus-and-tag channel cables or 78D cables. Please see the S/390 9672 Installation Manual -- Physical Planning (GC22-7101) for information.

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is attached to the S/390 processor using a token-ring LAN attachment. A short token-ring patch cable is shipped with the processor. Please see the S/390 9672 Installation Manual -- Physical Planning (GC22-7101) for information on LAN connections required and additional LAN cable ordering information.

For fiber optic components and connectivity solutions, contact your local IBM marketing or connectivity service representative.

Installability: The new 9672-R air-cooled models have approximate installation times of 4.0 to 6.0 hours.

The field model upgrade time range is 2 to 8 hours, depending on the upgrade. These times assume that the prerequisite ECs and MESs have been installed prior to the model upgrade.

Field upgrades require different lengths of time depending upon the customer configuration, the amount of work that can be accomplished in parallel at the customer location, and the method used to do the upgrade.

Security, Auditability, and Control

Reliability, Availability, Serviceability: The S/390 9672-R models continue to maintain the same high level of data integrity and security as the other models of the S/390 9672-R family. Numerous characteristics of the IBM design assist in providing a high degree of availability and minimizing user downtime.

Highlights:

  • Concurrent Channel Maintenance, which allows replacement of a failing channel card with no requirement to power off the system. This function enhances processor availability, since no system outage is required for the repair action.
  • The Fault Tolerant Memory Arrays further increase the reliability of IBM processor storage; this capability enables failure detection in central or expanded storage, as well as backup identification on the same memory card during IML.
  • An Enhanced Power Subsystem (N+1) capable of supporting a processor complex for most power supply failures without interrupting system operation.
  • Dynamic replacement of a failed power supply without a system interruption, via the Concurrent Power Maintenance enhancement. In the unlikely event of a power supply failure, the failing supply can now be replaced when maintenance can be scheduled. This capability greatly enhances fault tolerance.
  • A PR/SM LPAR enhancement that allows central processors to be configured on line and off line.
  • The ability to dynamically add, delete, or modify the I/O configuration definitions for channel paths, control units, and I/O devices without a power-on reset (POR) or initial program load (IPL) with Dynamic Reconfiguration Management for MVS/HCD 5.1 only.
  • The ability to vary channels off line in single channel increments, to reduce the effect of a single failing channel.
  • Concurrent maintenance functions of the Support Element and Hardware System Console.
  • Automated approach to problem diagnosis and isolation.
  • Error checking and correction for processor storage.
  • Subsystem Storage Protection facility enables CICS/ESA to provide its Storage Protection function, which will reduce CICS/ESA system failures, increase user productivity, and reduce the system management effort required for certain types of problem diagnosis.
  • Additional availability functions include I/O interface reset, optional threshold time selection, and MVS dynamic physical partitioning improvements. These functions will be enabled on these processors.
User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Volume Discount: Volume purchasing is not available under the Volume Discounts section of the IBM Customer Agreement.

IBM Credit Corporation Financing: Term leases and installment payment plans are available for commercial and state and local government customers.

Warranty Period: One year

Warranty Service: IBM On-Site Repair (IOR)

Maintenance Service: IOR

IBM Hourly Service Rate Classification: Three. IBM warranty service, maintenance service, or hourly service may be obtained by calling 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). IBM hourly service is available at the applicable rate and terms, including element exchange price if applicable.

Mid-Range System Option: The announced products are eligible machines for the Mid-Range System Option of the IBM Customer Agreement. A revised exhibit will be available at a later date.

Eligible                       Discount
 Type                Three-Year         Five-Year

9672-R 12% 17%

Corporate Service Option: The announced products are eligible machines for the Corporate Service Option of the IBM Customer Agreement. A revised exhibit will be available at a later date.
                               Discount
                     Three-Year         Five-Year

System 14% 19%

Extended Maintenance Option: The announced products are eligible machines under the Extended Maintenance Option of the IBM Customer Agreement.

Product Availability Status: New product available

Field-Installable Features: Yes

Model Conversions: Yes

Customer Setup: No

Graduated Charges: The announced products are in the following processor groups for software with graduated charges:

                                        Processor
                    9672-R Model          Group

R11 32 R21 35 R31 38 R41 38 R51 40 R61 40

Eligible for PSLC Extended Pricing: Yes. Contact your IBM representative for details.

Licensed Internal Code: Yes

Educational Allowance: There is a special price available to qualified educational institutions. These prices are available upon request from your IBM representative.

CHARGES

                                        Machine
Description                               Type       Model

S/390 One-Way Processor 9672 R11 S/390 Two-Way Processor 9672 R21 S/390 Three-Way Processor 9672 R31 S/390 Four-Way Processor 9672 R41 S/390 Five-Way Processor 9672 R51 S/390 Six-Way Processor 9672 R61

Note: Hardware and maintenance prices for the new models are available upon request from your IBM representative.

Mandatory Feature Reference Guide -- 9672-R Models

                         Feature                 Model
Description              Number  Note R11 R21 R31 R41 R51 R61

PU Card 0001 (+) X PU Card 0002 (+) X PU Card 0003 (+) X PU Card 0004 (+) X PU Card 0005 (+) X PU Card 0006 (+) X

(+)   Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must
      be returned.
Note: The PU card feature codes are not included in the price of each model.

No-Charge Specify Codes -- 9672-R Models

                         Feature                 Model
Description              Number       R11 R21 R31 R41 R51 R61

CEC Processor Cage 0010 X X X X X X CEC Airflow Card 0012 X X X X X X 1.8 Meter US, Chicago 9986 X X X X X X 4.8 Meter US, Non-Chicago 9987 X X X X X X 4.8 Meter, Non-US 9988 X X X X X X Customized Solutions 0319 X X X X X X

Optional Feature Reference Guide -- 9672-R Models

                         Feature                 Model
Description              Number  Note R11 R21 R31 R41 R51 R61

Console with RSF 0009 X X X X X X 17-inch Console Display 6090 X X X X X X 21-inch Console Display 6091 X X X X X X

Storage

64MB Memory Card 0064 (+) X X X X X X 128MB Memory Card 0128 (+) X X X X X X 256MB Memory Card 0256 (+) X X X X X X 512MB Memory Card 0512 (+) X X X X X X 1024MB Memory Card 1024 (+) X X X X X X

Channels

Channel Driver Card 0017 X X X X X X 3 Port Parallel Card 6103 X X X X X X Tailgate 6109 X X X X X X 3 Port ESCON Card 6113 X X X X X X 3 Port ESCON Laser Card 6114 X X X X X X Sysplex Dual Port 6152 (++) X X X X X X

Pwr Seq Ctlr -- 1st 6101 X X X X X X Pwr Seq Ctlr -- 2nd 6102 X X X X X X

Expansion Cage 1000 X X X X X X Battery Backup 2011 X X X X X X Additional Frame 3000 X X X X X X

(+)   Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must
      be returned.
(++)  Sysplex Timer Dual Port will be available December 1994.
Note: Hardware and maintenance prices for the features of the 9672-R models are available from your IBM representative.

Model Conversions

Model Conversion                                Model Conversion
        From                                              To
Type        Model              Note             Type       Model

9672 R11 (+) 9672 R21 9672 R11 (+) 9672 R31 9672 R11 (+) 9672 R41 9672 R11 (+) 9672 R51 9672 R11 (+) 9672 R61 9672 R21 (+) 9672 R31 9672 R21 (+) 9672 R41 9672 R21 (+) 9672 R51 9672 R21 (+) 9672 R61 9672 R31 (+) 9672 R41 9672 R31 (+) 9672 R51 9672 R31 (+) 9672 R61 9672 R41 (+) 9672 R51 9672 R41 (+) 9672 R61 9672 R51 (+) 9672 R61

9672 R11 (+,++) 9672 E01 9672 R21 (+) 9672 E01 9672 R31 (+) 9672 E01 9672 R41 (+) 9672 E01 9672 R51 (+) 9672 E01 9672 R61 (+) 9672 E01

Model Conversion Model Conversion From To Type Model Note Type Model

9672 R11 (+,++) 9672 E02 9672 R21 (+) 9672 E02 9672 R31 (+) 9672 E02 9672 R41 (+) 9672 E02 9672 R51 (+) 9672 E02 9672 R61 (+) 9672 E02

9672 R11 (+,++) 9672 P01 9672 R21 (+) 9672 P01 9672 R31 (+) 9672 P01 9672 R41 (+) 9672 P01 9672 R51 (+) 9672 P01 9672 R61 (+) 9672 P01

9672 R11 (+,++) 9672 P02 9672 R21 (+) 9672 P02 9672 R31 (+) 9672 P02 9672 R41 (+) 9672 P02 9672 R51 (+) 9672 P02 9672 R61 (+) 9672 P02

(+)   Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must
      be returned.
(++)  R11 model upgrades require PU card feature upgrade.
**    Product or company name is a trademark or registered trademark
      of its respective holder.