IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-333
November 13, 2001

ESSL V3.3 and Parallel ESSL V2.3 Offer New Functions for Optimum Performance

 ENUS201-333.PDF (59KB)

(Corrected on January 30, 2002)

Minor changes were made.

(Corrected on December 5, 2001)

Minor corrections were made.

At a Glance

New versions of Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL) and Parallel ESSL are tuned for optimum performance on POWER4 processors.

Features include:

  • High-performance algorithms
  • Easy-to-use call interface and informative error-handling capabilities
  • Support for a 64-bit environment

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

New releases of ESSL and Parallel ESSL provide optimum performance for floating-point engineering and scientific applications.

ESSL 3.3 Overview

  • The ESSL Libraries are tuned for the POWER4 processors.
  • ESSL now supports the AIX® 5L V5.1 32-bit and 64-bit kernels.
  • The ESSL header file now supports the C++ Standard Numerics Library facilities for complex arithmetic and uses const qualifiers in the function prototypes.
  • The Dense Linear Algebraic Equations Subroutines now include these new LAPACK subroutines:
    • General Matrix Inverse
    • Positive Definite Real Symmetric or Complex Hermitian Matrix Factorization
    • Positive Definite Real Symmetric or Complex Hermitian Matrix Multiple Right-Hand Side Solve
    • Positive Definite Real Symmetric Matrix Inverse
    • Triangular Matrix Inverse
  • The Linear Least Squares Subroutines now include this new LAPACK subroutine:
    • Linear Least Squares Solution for a General Matrix
  • Additional functionality has been added to the Packed Dense Linear Algebraic subroutines.

Parallel ESSL 2.3 Overview

  • The Parallel ESSL Libraries are tuned for the POWER4 processors.
  • Parallel ESSL now supports the AIX 5L V5.1 32-bit kernel. The 64-bit kernel is not supported.
  • The Parallel ESSL SMP Libraries now support both 32-bit environment and 64-bit environment applications.
  • The Parallel ESSL header file now supports the C++ Standard Numerics Library facilities for complex arithmetic and uses const qualifiers in the function prototypes.
  • The Dense Linear Algebraic Equations Subroutines now include these new subroutines:
    • Complex General Matrix QR Factorization
    • Complex General Matrix Least Squares Solution
  • The Eigensystems Analysis Subroutines now include these new subroutines:
    • Selected Eigenvalues and, optionally, the Eigenvectors of a Complex Hermitian Positive Definite Generalized Eigenproblem
    • Reduce a Complex Hermitian Positive Definite Generalized Eigenproblem to Standard Form

Key Prerequisites

  • IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600, IBM e(logo)server pSeries or RS/6000® servers, and/or SP™ systems
  • AIX 5L Version 5.1, or higher
  • XL FORTRAN Run-Time Environment Version 7.1.1
  • Parallel Environment Version 3.2 (for Parallel ESSL)

Planned Availability Date

December 7, 2001

Description

  • The Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL) products contain identical calling sequences to their prior versions. Existing FORTRAN and C application programs will work without changes, or recompilation. Changes may be required in your C++ application programs. Refer to the ESSL Guide and Reference for details.
  • All ESSL Libraries are designed to provide high levels of performance for numerically intensive computing jobs on the respective processors. All versions provide mathematically equivalent results. Most of the subroutine calls are compatible with those of the ESSL/370 product.
  • Parallel ESSL uses compatible calling sequences with ScaLAPACK and PBLAS. It is tuned for optimal performance on RS/6000 SP systems with either the SP Switch or the SP Switch2. It supports IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600, IBM e(logo)server pSeries or RS/6000 servers, and/or SP systems.
  • The ESSL Version 3 Guide and Reference manual and the Parallel ESSL Version 2 Guide and Reference manual are provided in PDF format with the product package.

Euro Currency

These programs are not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

ESSL should be used where optimum performance is wanted from serial and SMP floating-point engineering and scientific applications, running on an IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600, IBM e(logo)server pSeries or RS/6000 servers, and/or SP systems, through simple subroutine calls.

Parallel ESSL should be used where optimum performance is wanted for parallel floating-point engineering and scientific applications, running on multiple nodes of an IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600 or SP system, or clusters of pSeries or RS/6000 servers, through simple subroutine calls.

  • Support on the IBM e(logo)server pSeries 690 is initially limited to a non-PSSP cluster of servers with a maximum of 16 operating system images and an aggregate of 128 processors.

Reference Information

Refer to Software Announcement 101-283 , dated October 4, 2001.

Trademarks

 
pSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
The e-business logo is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
SP is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX and RS/6000 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Software Maintenance Information

Description

IBM Software Maintenance is a one-year or three-year contract offering that enables you to maintain software product version and release currency, with voice support during normal business hours included at no additional charge for the first year, for selected AIX®- and UNIX®-based software products at a predetermined cost. One year of Software Maintenance is included in the price of the original license. For products participating in IBM Software Maintenance, you can receive all software product version and release upgrades and voice support announced during the contract period. If you allow either the one- or three-year software maintenance offering to expire without renewal, there will be a "Maintenance-After-License" option to enable reinstatement in the IBM Software Maintenance offering, on a product by product basis.

The following is general information regarding the Software Maintenance Offering being announced.

Structure

  • Each eligible licensed software program will include one year of Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) in the price of the license.
  • One- and three-year prepay options (represented by two separate program numbers) are associated with each eligible licensed program.
  • The Software Maintenance program numbers will have the same pricing structure as the license program numbers they are associated with.
  • Each one- and three-year Software Maintenance PID will have three sets of feature numbers for each priced entity:
    • A no-charge registration feature for the one-year contracts and a two-year priced feature (since the first year is included in the price of that license) for the three-year contracts
    • A renewal feature of one or three years
    • A Software Maintenance "after license" charge for customers who want to renew but have lapsed coverage
  • The Software Maintenance order generated for this product will be a new order and have a new starting/ending period, separate from the one for the license already in effect.

Definition of Software Upgrade: An upgrade is either a new version (3.x.x to 4.x.x) or a new release (x.3.x to x.4.x) of an IBM program announced as eligible for which you enrolled under the IBM Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance entitles you to future upgrades from only the latest announced version or release of an available eligible product.

Upgrades do not include programs that are sold separately from the enrolled program, but enhance the performance of that program, or are considered add-ons or utilities. Programs that perform the same functions as the enrolled program but are installed on a non-IBM pSeries platform are not considered upgrades.

Note: Software preventative-maintenance releases x.x.1 to x.x.2 (modification level changes, updates, or refreshes) are released under the one-year or three-year maintenance program numbers but only when a supply feature has been announced. Supply features are only announced under the one-year and three-year options when there is an announced version/release change against the original program product. No-charge preventative-maintenance releases should be obtained by Software Maintenance customers in the same manner as non-Software Maintenance customers.

Example: Product A is offered under IBM Software Maintenance for pSeries and three months later PTFs are incorporated into the program package. This is considered an update that would not be obtained under the one-year or three-year maintenance program numbers under the IBM Software Maintenance offering. Using the same example above, three months after the PTFs were incorporated into the program package, IBM announces a new version of product A. At that time, a supply feature is announced for product A under the one-year and three-year maintenance program numbers. This allows customers who are entitled by purchase or when the first year of maintenance is included with the license, of either the one-year or three-year maintenance offering for product A to order the upgrade under the one-year or three-year offering.

IBM may announce a product that can be substituted for an enrolled product. This product is neither a new version, a new release, nor a preventative maintenance release of that enrolled product. In most cases, this product has a different architecture, more function, and a higher license charge than the enrolled product. IBM may provide those customers enrolled in the IBM Software Maintenance offering access to this product at a discounted rate. The terms of this transaction will be included in the new product announcement.

Note: IBM will not offer stand-alone upgrades as a standard product offering. Stand-alone upgrades to this product/release, and its future versions and releases, will be considered only on a special request basis by IBM.

Contract Duration: The IBM Software Maintenance contracts are on a product by product basis and are offered for one or three years. One year of Software Maintenance is included with the purchase of a new license for the product. The three-year prepay option covers two additional years of coverage since the first year is included in the product license. The three-year prepay option can be purchased at the same time a license for an eligible product is purchased. Refunds do not apply if cancellation occurs during the one- or three-year contract period. Customers are not required to renew under either the one- or three-year offering when the contract expires but will need to use the "Maintenance-After-License" option should they let the contract expire and want to acquire a new version or release of an eligible product. If the one- or three-year contracts aren't renewed, the one- or three-year contracts will be removed from IBM administrative systems. Contract transfer within an enterprise is allowed.

Payment Options: Customers enroll in the plan at a reduced "Initial" price at the same time a new license for an eligible program product is purchased. Customers can also enroll in the plan after purchase of a new license for an eligible program product is purchased but must purchase the "Maintenance-After-License" option.

Software Maintenance Prices: The IBM Software Maintenance program prices are based on the published price of the software program at the time of the contract preparation.

Minimum Contract Value: None

Notification of Upgrade Availability and Ordering: Changes are currently underway to the Web server to allow you to register for e-mail notifications when Software Maintenance products are upgraded. Availability of this service is expected first quarter 2002. The Software Maintenance component of the Web server will be found at:

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Selected iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

Ordering Information

A customer ordering a new license for ESSL 3.3 or Parallel ESSL 2.3, LP product numbers 5765-C42 and 5765-C41, respectively, must include a one-year (5771-ESL for ESSL and 5771-PES for Parallel ESSL) or a three-year (5773-ESL for ESSL and 5773-PES for Parallel ESSL) maintenance order to be entitled to future version or release updates of the licensed program. Not only will customers be entitled to future version or release updates, this new offering includes a year of voice support at no additional cost. Customers entering a one-year or three-year Software Maintenance offering for ESSL or Parallel ESSL should specify the appropriate program number (5771-ESL for ESSL and 5771-PES for Parallel ESSL, or 5773-ESL for ESSL and 5773-PES for Parallel ESSL). After selecting the one-year or three-year program number, customers should add the applicable billing features with quantity equal to the number of licenses in the contract.

Offering Information

Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

Hardcopy publications are no longer shipped with these programs and can no longer be ordered from your IBM representative.

Displayable Softcopy Publications

Documentation supporting the RS/6000® SP™ software licensed programs is no longer available from IBM in hardcopy format. However, you can view, search, and print documentation in the following ways:

In order to access the ESSL and Parallel ESSL HTML and PDF publication formats, one of the following file sets must first be installed.

  • essl.html.en_US — for the HTML ESSL files
  • pessl.html.en_US — for the HTML Parallel ESSL files
  • essl.pdf.en_US — for the PDF ESSL files
  • pessl.pdf.en_US — for the PDF Parallel ESSL files

To view the ESSL or Parallel ESSL HTML publications, you need access to an HTML document browser such as Netscape. An index file into the HTML files that are provided with the file is installed in one of the following directories:

  • /usr/lpp/essl.html.en_US/html
  • /usr/lpp/pessl.html.en_US/html

Once installed, you can also view the HTML files from the RS/6000 SP Resource Center.

To view the ESSL or Parallel ESSL PDF publications, you need access to the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Acrobat Reader is shipped with the AIX 5L Version 5.1 Bonus Pack and is also freely available for downloading from the Adobe Web site at:

The ESSL library consists of the following publications:

                                                  Publication
Title                                             Number
 
IBM Engineering and Scientific                    SA22-7272
 Subroutine Library
 
IBM Parallel Engineering and                      SA22-7273
 Scientific Subroutine Library
 
IBM ESSL Products General                         GC23-0529
 Information

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

ESSL for AIX Version 3.3

  • Supported on all IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600 and RS/6000 models, including SP systems

Parallel ESSL for AIX Version 2.3

  • Supported on all SP systems
  • Supported on clusters of IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600 and RS/6000 models

Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems for ESSL

    ESSL for AIX is supported in the following operating system environments:

    • AIX 5L Version 5.1 or higher modification levels of AIX 5L Version 5.1
  • Software Products Required for ESSL

    ESSL runs with the following software products:

    • For Compiling
      • XL FORTRAN for AIX, Version 7.1.1 (5765-E02) -or-
      • IBM VisualAge® C++ Professional for AIX, Version 5.0.2 (5765-E26) -or-
      • C for AIX, Version 5.0.2 (5765-E32)
    • For Linking, Loading, or Running
      • XL FORTRAN Run-Time Environment for AIX, Version 7.1.1 (5765-E03) -and-
      • C libraries (included in the AIX 5L Version 5 Application Development Toolkit)
  • Operating Systems for Parallel ESSL

    Parallel ESSL for AIX is supported in the following operating system environments:

    • AIX 5L Version 5.1 or higher modification levels of AIX 5L Version 5.1

      On the SP system, you also need the following along with AIX:

      • PSSP for AIX, Version 3.4 or higher modification levels (5765-D51)
      • Any additional AIX PTFs required for running on the SP system
  • Software Products Required for Parallel ESSL

    Parallel ESSL runs with the following software products:

    • For Compiling
      • XL FORTRAN for AIX, Version 7.1.1 (5765-E02) -or-
      • IBM VisualAge C++ Professional for AIX, Version 5.0.2 (5765-E26) -or-
      • C for AIX, Version 5.0.2 (5765-E32)
    • For Linking, Loading, or Running
      • XL FORTRAN Run-Time Environment for AIX, Version 7.1.1 (5765-E03) -and-
      • ESSL V3.3 (5765-C42) -and-
      • Parallel Environment for AIX Version 3.2 (5765-D93) -and-
      • C libraries (included in the AIX 5L Version 5 Application Development Toolkit)

Compatibility: ESSL V3.3 is a functional enhancement and complete replacement of ESSL V3.2. End of Service for ESSL V3.2 is not affected by this announcement.

Parallel ESSL V2.3 is a functional enhancement and complete replacement of Parallel ESSL V2.2. End of Service for Parallel ESSL V2.2 is not affected by this announcement.

Limitations: Parallel ESSL is not thread-safe; however, Parallel ESSL is thread-tolerant and can therefore be called from a single thread of a multi-threaded application. Multiple simultaneous calls from different threads of a single process cause unpredictable results.

  • For Parallel ESSL, support on the IBM e(logo)server pSeries 690 is initially limited to a non-PSSP cluster of servers with a maximum of 16 operating system images and an aggregate of 128 processors.

Planning Information

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support in the form of Software Maintenance is now included in the price of each product in this announcement, for one year from date of acquisition. Additional one-year and three-year renewal options are available under the new IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011) and the Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495).

For information regarding Software Maintenance, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968) or visit:

    ibm.com/software/support

Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance from the AIX Support Family line at 800-225-5249.

To obtain customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.

Packaging: ESSL for AIX is distributed on one CD-ROM. Also included in the package:

  • ESSL Guide and Reference (HTML and PDF formats only)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement in multilanguage booklet plus License Information (LI)
  • Installation Memo
  • Other memos

Parallel ESSL for AIX is distributed on one CD-ROM. Also included in the package:

  • Parallel ESSL Guide and Reference (HTML and PDF formats only)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement in multilanguage booklet plus License Information (LI)
  • Installation Memo
  • Other memos

Security, Auditability, and Control

ESSL and Parallel ESSL use the security and auditability features of the AIX 5L Version 5 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.

Ordering Information

ESSL and Parallel ESSL are products that have one charge unit: Authorizations. These are available in order quantities of 1 — 5, 6 — 10, 11 — 50, and greater than 50.

Note: Charge units for SP-based products are based on nodes; charge units for workstations and servers are based on the number of physical installations of the product (for example, installation on a system or LPAR partition). The number of authorizations desired should be based on each installation of the product.

ESSL for AIX, Version 3.3

New users of ESSL Version 3.3 should specify program number 5765-C42, asset feature number 9001, the media feature number, and the feature number equal to the total number of desired licenses to be installed times the quantity of authorizations. To order ESSL 3.2 specify media feature number 5800. To order ESSL 3.3 specify media feature number 5809. For example, if ordering ESSL V3.3 for 12 nodes or workstations, order media feature number 5809 and the feature number for Order Type Description 11 to 50 Authorizations with a quantity of 12.

If you order additional licenses after the initial order, the feature number for the total number of authorizations should be used. For example, if ordering 40 additional ESSL V3.3 licenses in the example above, use the tier for 51 or greater authorizations since the total number of licenses in the cluster will be 52.

                                          OTC         Medium
Order Type                    Program     Feature     Feature
Description                   Number      Number(1)   Number   Medium
 
1 to  5 Authorizations        5765-C42    0001        5800     CD-ROM
6 to 10 Authorizations                    0002        (V3.2)
11 to 50 Authorizations                   0003        or 5809
51 or Greater Authorizations              0004        (V3.3)

OTC = One-Time Charge

1
These priced feature numbers automatically include a minimum of 12 months of Software Maintenance via 5771-ESL or 5773-ESL.

Parallel ESSL for AIX, Version 2.3

New users of Parallel ESSL Version 2.3 should specify program number 5765-C41, asset feature number 9001, and the feature number equal to the total number of desired licenses to be installed times the quantity of authorizations. To order Parallel ESSL 2.2 specify media feature number 5800. To order Parallel ESSL 2.3 specify media feature number 5809. For example, if ordering Parallel ESSL V2.3 for 12 nodes or workstations, order media feature number 5809, and the feature number for Order Type Description 11 to 50 Authorizations with a quantity of 12.

If you order additional licenses after the initial order, the feature number for the total number of authorizations should be used. For example, if ordering 40 additional Parallel ESSL V2.3 licenses in the example above, use the tier for 51 or greater authorizations since the total number of licenses in the cluster will be 52.

 
 
                                          OTC         Medium
Order Type                    Program     Feature     Feature
Description                   Number      Number(2)   Number   Medium
 
1 to  5 Authorizations        5765-C41    0001        5800     CD-ROM
6 to 10 Authorizations                    0002        (V2.2)
11 to 50 Authorizations                   0003        or 5809
51 or Greater Authorizations              0004        (V2.3)

2
These priced feature numbers automatically include a minimum of 12 months of Software Maintenance via 5771-ESL or 5773-ESL.

Ordering Information for ESSL and Parallel ESSL Software Maintenance

Current Licensees of ESSL and/or Parallel ESSL: ESSL and/or Parallel ESSL customers who are interested in ordering an upgrade and/or IBM Software Maintenance and who do not have an active AIX Software Subscription or AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection contract should select the appropriate features from the tables below.

  • Customers interested in the one-year Software Maintenance offering should order the program number 5771-ESL or 5771-PES, and the appropriate feature number and quantity under the Maintenance-After-License column to extend coverage for their software licenses.
  • Customers interested in the three-year Software Maintenance offering should order the program number 5773-ESL or 5773-PES, and the appropriate feature number and quantity under the Maintenance-After-License column to extend coverage for their software licenses.
  • Customers interested in ordering an upgrade to ESSL V3.3 (5765-C42) or Parallel ESSL V2.3 (5765-C41) should contact their IBM representative or IBM reseller and request an order be placed for either the one-year (5771-ESL or 5771-PES) or three-year (5773-ESL or 5773-PES) Software Maintenance and specifying the supply feature 5809 and appropriate Maintenance-After-License feature from the table below.

New Licensees of ESSL and Parallel ESSL: The software license for ESSL (5765-C42) and Parallel ESSL (5765-C41) includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support (SupportLine), for one year. Even though the three-year option is the configurator default, this option configures the price for the second and third years of the contract only.

The following matrix includes feature numbers for one and three years of Software Maintenance. Note the following:

  • The appropriate one-year registration feature (no additional charge feature) will automatically transfer to the customer order record.
  • The appropriate three-year feature (priced for second and third years only) will automatically transfer to the customer order record.
  • Customers should select the "Renewal Billing Feature" for one- or three-year contract renewal.
  • Customers should select the "Maintenance-After-License" feature to re-enter the program after a contract has lapsed.

Software Maintenance 5771-ESL One-Year Offering

                                                              Maint-
                                                              After-
                             Registration       Renewal       License
                             (No-Charge)        Billing       Billing
                             Feature            Feature       Feature
LPP Program Name             Number             Number        Number
 
ESSL V3.3 (5765-C42)
 1 to 5 Installs             0050               0054          0058
 6 to 10 Installs            0051               0055          0059
 11 to 50 Installs           0052               0056          0060
 51 or Greater Installs      0053               0057          0061
 
Software Maintenance 5773-ESL Three-Year Offering
 
                                                              Maint-
                                                              After-
                                                Renewal       License
                             Registration       Billing       Billing
                             Feature            Feature       Feature
LPP Program Name             Number(3)          Number        Number
 
ESSL V3.3 (5765-C42)
 1 to 5 Installs             0049               0053          0057
 6 to 10 Installs            0050               0054          0058
 11 to 50 Installs           0051               0055          0059
 51 or Greater Installs      0052               0056          0060
 
Software Maintenance 5771-PES One-Year Offering
 
                                                              Maint-
                                                              After-
                             Registration       Renewal       License
                             (No-Charge)        Billing       Billing
                             Feature            Feature       Feature
LPP Program Name             Number             Number        Number
 
Parallel ESSL V2.3
 (5765-C41)
 1 to 5 Installs             0038               0042          0046
 6 to 10 Installs            0039               0043          0047
 11 to 50 Installs           0040               0044          0048
 51 or Greater Installs      0041               0045          0049
 
Software Maintenance 5773-PES Three-Year Offering
 
                                                              Maint-
                                                              After-
                                                Renewal       License
                             Registration       Billing       Billing
                             Feature            Feature       Feature
LPP Program Name             Number(3)          Number        Number
 
Parallel ESSL V2.3
 (5765-C41)
 1 to 5 Installs             0037               0041          0045
 6 to 10 Installs            0038               0042          0046
 11 to 50 Installs           0039               0043          0047
 51 or Greater Installs      0040               0044          0048
3
The registration features for 5773-ESL and 5773-PES are priced for the second and third years only of the three-year contract. The first-year charge is included in the price of the license.

Customers who purchased protection for ESSL 3.2 (5765-C42) or Parallel ESSL 2.2 (5765-C41) for AIX under Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) are entitled to receive Version 3.3 of ESSL or Version 2.3 of Parallel ESSL at no charge. Eligible customers should add CD media supply feature number 0593 or 0594 under their existing 5692-SSO record. Parallel ESSL and ESSL for AIX are offered on CD-ROM media only.

Software Maintenance is NOT included with licenses or medium obtained via SSO upgrade. Current Support Line contracts will be honored until their expiration. Customers who obtain ESSL V3.3 or Parallel ESSL V2.3 under SSO upgrade from ESSL V3.2 or Parallel ESSL V2.2 MAY optionally purchase One-Year or Three-Year Software Maintenance. Customers wishing to do so should place an order for 5771-ESL (One-Year) or 5773-ESL (Three-Year), or 5771-PES (One-Year) or 5773-PES (Three-Year) and specify the desired Authorizations feature number from the RENEWAL column in the tables in the Software Maintenance section below.

                                       5692-SSO
                                       Eligible               Media
                                       Billing                Supply
                                       Feature                Feature
Description                            ASC(4)                 CD-ROM
 
From 5765-C42 ESSL 3.2
 to 5765-C42 ESSL 3.3                                         0593
 
1 to 5 Authorizations                  6642 6646 6647
6 to 10 Authorizations                 6643 6648 6649
11 to 50 Authorizations                6644 6650 6651
51 or More Authorizations              6645 6652 6653
 
From 5765-C41 Parallel ESSL 2.2
 to 5765-C41 Parallel ESSL 2.3                                0594
 
1 to 5 Authorizations                  6654 6658 6659
6 to 10 Authorizations                 6655 6660 6661
11 to 50 Authorizations                6656 6662 6663
51 or More Authorizations              6657 6664 6665
4
Denotes billing features that customer must have previously purchased in order to receive this upgrade at no charge. The billing features must currently be on a customer's record as proof of eligibility.

Note: Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) is no longer an offering. The replacement offering is called Software Maintenance.

Withdrawal of ESSL and Parallel ESSL Feature Numbers

The effective withdrawal date of the following feature numbers is April 8, 2002.

ESSL 3.2 is now ordered as a separate Media Supply feature number (5800) under 5765-C42.

                                Program             Feature
Description                     Number              Number
 
ESSL                            5765-C42            4011 4012
                                                    4013 4014
                                                    4111 4112
                                                    4113 4114
                                                    4101 4102
                                                    4001 4002
                                                    4003 4004
                                                    4005 4201
                                                    4202

Parallel ESSL 2.2 is now ordered as a separate Media Supply feature number (5800) under 5765-C41.

                                Program             Feature
Description                     Number              Number
 
Parallel ESSL                   5765-C41            4011 4012
                                                    4013 4014
                                                    4111 4112
                                                    4113 4114
                                                    4101 4102
                                                    4001 4002
                                                    4003 4004
                                                    4005

Withdrawal of Software Subscription for AIX Feature Numbers

The effective withdrawal date of the following feature numbers is April 8, 2002.

                                Program             Feature
Description                     Number              Number
 
Software Subscription           5692-SSO            6642 6646 6647
 for ESSL 3.2                                       6643 6648 6649
                                                    6644 6650 6651
                                                    6645 6652 6653
 
Software Subscription           5692-SSO            6654 6658 6659
 for Parallel ESSL 2.2                              6655 6660 6661
                                                    6656 6662 6663
                                                    6657 6664 6665

Customization Options

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are required for all authorized use.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2003

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee, applicable to the first instance per customer enterprise. The money-back guarantee will commence on the Invoice Date.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): Yes; contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Usage Restriction: Yes

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Selected iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Other Support: pSeries Software Maintenance

AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: Yes

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

ESSL for AIX, Version 3.3

                                                  OTC
Order Type                        Program         Feature
Description                       Number          Number       OTC
 
1 to 5 Authorizations             5765-C42        0001         $4,134
6 to 10 Authorizations                            0002          2,559
11 to 50 Authorizations                           0003          1,826
51 or Greater Authorizations                      0004            695

Parallel ESSL for AIX, Version 2.3

                                                  OTC
Order Type                        Program         Feature
Description                       Number          Number       OTC
 
1 to 5 Authorizations             5765-C41        0001         $2,953
6 to 10 Authorizations                            0002          1,625
11 to 50 Authorizations                           0003          1,235
51 or Greater Authorizations                      0004            672

Software Maintenance

Software Maintenance 1-Year Offering

OTC 1-Year Software Maintenance Program 5771-ESL

                                                      Maint-
                    Regis-                            After-
                    tration          Renewal          License
                    (NC)             Billing          Billing
                    Feature          Feature          Feature
LPP Program Name    Number    OTC    Number    OTC    Number   OTC
 
ESSL (5765-C42)
 1 to 5 Installs    0050      NC     0054      $919   0058     $1,838
 6 to 10 Installs   0051      NC     0055       569   0059      1,138
 11 to 50 Installs  0052      NC     0056       406   0060        812
 51 or Greater      0053      NC     0057       155   0061        309
  Installs

Software Maintenance 3-Year Offering

OTC 3-Year Software Maintenance Program 5773-ESL

                                                      Maint-
                                                      After-
                    Regis-           Renewal          License
                    tration          Billing          Billing
                    Feature          Feature          Feature
LPP Program Name    Number   OTC     Number   OTC     Number   OTC
 
ESSL (5765-C42)
 1 to 5 Installs    0049     $1,838  0053     $2,756  0057     $4,594
 6 to 10 Installs   0050      1,138  0054      1,706  0058      2,844
 11 to 50 Installs  0051        812  0055      1,217  0059      2,029
 51 or Greater      0052        309  0056        464  0060        773
  Installs

Software Maintenance 1-Year Offering

OTC 1-Year Software Maintenance Program 5771-PES

                                                      Maint-
                    Regis-                            After-
                    tration          Renewal          License
                    (NC)             Billing          Billing
                    Feature          Feature          Feature
LPP Program Name    Number    OTC    Number    OTC    Number   OTC
 
Parallel ESSL
 (5765-C41)
 1 to 5 Installs    0038      NC     0042      $656   0046     $1,313
 6 to 10 Installs   0039      NC     0043       361   0047        722
 11 to 50 Installs  0040      NC     0044       275   0048        549
 51 or Greater      0041      NC     0045       149   0049        299
  Installs

Software Maintenance 3-Year Offering

OTC 3-Year Software Maintenance Program 5773-PES

                                                      Maint-
                                                      After-
                    Regis-           Renewal          License
                    tration          Billing          Billing
                    Feature          Feature          Feature
LPP Program Name    Number   OTC     Number   OTC     Number   OTC
 
Parallel ESSL
 (5765-C41)
 1 to 5 Installs    0037     $1,313  0041     $1,969  0045     $3,281
 6 to 10 Installs   0038        722  0042      1,083  0046      1,805
 11 to 50 Installs  0039        549  0043        824  0047      1,373
 51 or Greater      0040        299  0044        448  0048        746
  Installs

OTC = One-Time Charge
NC = No Charge

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