IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-336
November 13, 2001

IBM General Parallel File System for AIX V1.5 Provides Support for AIX 5L

 ENUS201-336.PDF (51KB)

(Corrected on December 5, 2001)

Additional information added to the Software Requirements and Ordering Information sections.

At a Glance

General Parallel File System (GPFS) for AIX, V1.5

  • Provides parallel enablement for applications such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS)
  • Improves performance of database loading utilities
  • Supports parallel operation of online analysis processing using tools not enabled for parallel use
  • Supports IBM Enterprise Storage Server Fibre Channel-attached disks in an HACMP environment
  • Adds support for AIX 5L for Power V5.1
  • Increases the maximum file system size to 100 TB at 256 KB block size
  • Offers a new IBM Software Maintenance program

GPFS is a fast, highly available, and highly scalable, shared file system for IBM's UNIX systems; both IBM e(logo)server pSeries clusters and IBM RS/6000 SP systems.

Overview

This new release of General Parallel File System (GPFS) for AIX® is available on IBM e(logo)server pSeries cluster and RS/6000® SP™ configurations. GPFS V1.5 is supported on IBM's world-class UNIX® operating system, AIX 5L for Power V5.1, as well as AIX V4.3.3. GPFS V1.5 supports IBM Enterprise Storage Server™ Fibre Channel-attached disks in a High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) cluster environment. In addition, the Subsystem Device Driver software for the IBM Enterprise Storage Server's multi-pathing capability is also supported. Storage Area Network (SAN) devices extend the support to attach Fibre Channel disks with switches.

GPFS V1.5 for AIX provides file system services to parallel and serial applications running in the AIX operating environment. GPFS provides a single global file system for multiple nodes, workstations, and servers, and is ideal for high-performance parallel file transfer and parallel I/O to single or multiple files.

SP configuration enhancements and PSSP cluster updates provide enhanced quality and support for the enablement of new nodes, including the latest IBM e(logo)server pSeries 690. pSeries 690 support will be available for GPFS V1.5 on HACMP clusters when the license product, HACMP, provides support. Support on the RS/6000 SP will follow. Refer to Preview Announcement 101-285 , dated October 4, 2001.

The maximum supported file system size has been increased from 9 Terabytes (TB) to 100 TB at 256 KB block size.

GPFS is particularly appropriate in an environment where the aggregate peak need for data exceeds the capability of a single file system server. GPFS's key strengths are superior scalability and performance, ability to support extremely large files, and its failure recovery.

GPFS for AIX, V1.3 and V1.4 will be no longer marketed as of April 8, 2002.

Key Prerequisites

For pSeries Cluster configurations

  • AIX V4.3.3 or AIX 5L, V5.1
  • High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing/Enhanced Scalability V4.4.1

For RS/6000 SP configurations with a switch

  • AIX V4.3.3 or AIX 5L, V5.1
  • Parallel System Support Programs V3.4

For RS/6000 SP configurations without a switch

  • AIX V4.3.3 or AIX 5L, V5.1
  • High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing/Enhanced Scalability V4.4.1

Note: Two-plane SP Switch2 Attachment Adapter support is available with AIX 5L only.

Planned Availability Date

December 7, 2001

Description

This latest release of General Parallel File System (GPFS) for AIX provides support on clusters of workstations and servers with High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) V4.4.1, and on SP nodes with the latest enhancements to Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP). GPFS V1.5 is supported with the new AIX 5L for POWER V5.1 operating system as well as AIX V4.3

Disks for a GPFS file system now support both Serial Storage Architecture (SSA) and Fibre Channel attachment. The maximum supported file system size has been increased from 9 Terabytes (TB) to 100 TB at 256 KB block size. Additional commands have been provided in support of default quotas.

GPFS provides a single, global file system for IBM e(logo)server pSeries clusters and RS/6000 SP systems. GPFS provides high performance parallel file transfer and parallel I/O to single or multiple files.

GPFS provides parallel enablement for applications such as SAS, improves performance of database loading utilities, and supports parallel operation of online analysis processing using tools not enabled for parallel use.

For pSeries server consolidation use, GPFS provides a fast, global file system for applications sharing data within a cluster. GPFS is also ideal for users of HACMP/ES clusters who need a global UNIX file system.

Distributed File System (DFS™) support will be removed from GPFS in follow-on releases. This is the last release of GPFS to provide DFS support.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

For software offerings:

The following feature supports use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

GPFS for AIX is complemented by GPFS for Linux, which is targeted for customers who require a robust scalable file system on an Intel®-based server platform; Cluster 1300. Refer to Software Announcement 201-193 , dated June 26, 2001.

Reference Information

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

Refer to Software Announcement 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001.

Refer to Software Announcement 201-193 , dated June 26, 2001.

Trademarks

 
pSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
SP, Enterprise Storage Server, DFS, and the e-business logo are trademarks 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.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

IBM Software Maintenance Information

IBM Software Maintenance is a one-year or three-year contract offering that enables customers 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, customers can receive all software product version and release upgrades and voice support, announced during the contract period. If customers allow either the one-year or three-year software maintenance offering to expire without renewal, there will be a "Maintenance-after-license" option to enable reinstatement in the 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.
  • A one-year and three-year prepay option (represented by two separate type/models) associated with each eligible licensed program are available.
  • The Software Maintenance type/models will have the same pricing structure as the license type/models with which they are associated.
  • Each one-year 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 a customer enrolled under the IBM Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance entitles customers to future upgrades from only the latest announced version or release of an available eligible product.

Upgrades do not include programs 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-AIX 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 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-year 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-year or three-year contracts are not renewed, the one- or three-year contracts will be removed from IBM administrative systems. Contract transfers within an enterprise are 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 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 where customers will 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:

Ordering Information

A customer ordering a new license for General Parallel File System (GPFS) for AIX LP product number 5765-B95, must include a one-year (5771-GPF) or a three-year (5773-GPF) 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 also includes a year of voice support at no additional cost. Customers entering a one-year or three-year Software Maintenance offering for GPFS, should specify type/model 5771-GPF or 5773-GPF. After selecting the one-year or three-year type/model, customers should add the applicable billing features with a quantity equal to the number of licenses in the contract.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications are offered in displayable softcopy form:

  • IBM General Parallel File System for AIX: Concepts, Planning, and Installation (GA22-7453)
  • IBM General Parallel File System for AIX: Administration and Programming Reference (SA22-7452)
  • IBM General Parallel File System for AIX: Data Management API Guide (GA22-7435)
  • IBM General Parallel File System for AIX: Problem Determination Guide (GA22-7434)

These displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material and are viewable in PDF and HTML formats.

Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe can visit the PNS Web site at:

The IBM Publications Center Portal:

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements


Cluster Environment:

  • An existing system cluster from which to define a GPFS cluster
  • Up to 1024 external SSA shared disks or disk arrays with the correct SSA adapters
  • An IP network of sufficient bandwidth (minimum of 100 Mb per second) for GPFS communications (token sets)

SP™ Environment:

  • RS/6000® SP
  • Enough disks to contain the file system

Additional hardware is required to operate in a switch environment:

  • SP Switch or SP Switch2
  • SP Switch MX, MX2, or PCI adapter to exploit LAPI as the communication protocol

Additional hardware is required to operate in a direct-attached disk environment:

  • Up to 1024 external SSA shared disks or disk arrays with the correct number of SSA adapters
  • An IP network of sufficient bandwidth (minimum of 100 Mb per second) for GPFS communications (token sets)

Note: Two-plane SP Switch2 Attachment Adapter support is available with AIX 5L only.

Software Requirements

  • AIX V4.3.3, (5765-C34) with APAR IY22024 or
  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.1, or later modification level (5765-E61) with APAR IY21957
  • DFS™ for AIX, V3.1, or later modification level (5630-A20) to exploit DFS interoperability

On Clusters of RS/6000 workstations and/or servers and on the RS/6000 SP without a Switch:

  • High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing/Enhanced Scalability V4.4.1, or later modification level

On RS/6000 SP Systems with a Switch:

  • Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) for AIX, V3.4, or later modification level (5765-D51) with APAR IY25274
  • The IBM Virtual Shared Disk image and Recoverable Virtual Shared Disk image of PSSP

    Note: Be sure to obtain the latest service for all required software. For GPFS V1.5, APAR IY25277 and IY25278 are required in all configurations.

Limitations: GPFS V1.5 use of LAPI for daemon communications (token management, and so on) is not supported at this time. GPFS V1.5 will not work with 64-bit kernel.

Planning Information

GPFS V1.5 supports:

  • PSSP V3.4 with AIX V4.3, or later or AIX 5L V5.1, or later
  • PSSP and the SP Switch2 or SP switches using IP
  • HACMP V4.4.1 using IP connections over a LAN (100 Mb per sec or better) and shared SSA or Fibre Channel disks (IBM Enterprise Storage Server™, model 2105-F20)

Two-plane SP Switch2 Attachment Adapter support is available with AIX 5L only.

Packaging: GPFS V1.5 is distributed in one package with:

  • An IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) in multilanguage booklet and its License Information (LI)
  • A CD-ROM (LCD4-3034)

Hardcopy publications will not be shipped. All publications are available in softcopy only on the product media.

Security, Auditability, and Control

GPFS uses the security and auditability features of the AIX V4 and AIX 5L 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

GPFS V1.5 has one charge unit based on installations. One-time charge (OTC) feature numbers are available in variable order quantities based on the number of physical installations of the product such as nodes in the RS/6000 SP system, the number of servers in the cluster, or number of partitions in the LPAR, that will be running GPFS. When adding a GPFS license to the SP or cluster, order using the tier equal to the total quantity in the cluster. Upgrades may be acquired via the IBM Software Maintenance program up to the current level of use authorized for the qualifying programs.

Program Name: General Parallel File System for AIX, V1.5

New users of GPFS V1.5 should specify Type 5765, Model B95, asset feature number 9001, and the feature number equal to the total number of desired licenses to be installed times the quantity of installs. For example, if ordering GPFS for 12 nodes, order the feature number for Order Type Description 11 to 50 Installs with a quantity equal to 12.

Existing GPFS users adding licenses to your cluster, use the tier which will reflect the total quantity of GPFS installs in your cluster.

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).

                        OTC       Medium
Order Type              Feature   Feature
Description             Number    Number   Medium
 
5765-B95
 
1 to  5 Installs        0001      5809     CD-ROM
6 to 10 Installs        0002
11 to 50 Installs       0003
51 or More Installs     0004

GPFS V1.4 will remain orderable until April 8, 2002. Refer to Software Announcement 200-453 , dated December 19, 2000 for ordering information.

GPFS V1.3 will remain orderable until April 8, 2002. Refer to Software Announcement 200-223 , dated July 18, 2000 for ordering information.

Software Subscription Option for AIX

Customers who purchased upgrade protection for GPFS for AIX V1.3 or GPFS for AIX V1.4, under Software Subscription Option for AIX (5692-SSO), are entitled to receive V1.5 at no additional charge. Eligible customers should add CD-ROM media supply feature number 0592 under their existing 5692-SSO record. GPFS V1.5 for AIX is offered on CD-ROM media only.

                                                        Media
                                                        Supply
                             5692-SSO Eligible          Feature
Description                  Billing Feature ASC(1)     CD-ROM
 
From 5765-B95 GPFS V1.3 or
 from 5765-B95 GPFS V1.4
 to 5765-B95 GPFS V1.5                                  0592
 
1 to 5 Installs              6484 6486 6488 6680
                             6684 6685
6 to 10 Installs             6485 6487 6489 6681
                             6686 6687
11 to 50 Installs            6490 6492 6493 6682
                             6688 6689
51 or More Installs          6491 6494 6495 6683
                             6690 6691

1
Denotes billing features that customer must have previously purchased in order to receive this upgrade at no additional charge. The billing features must currently be on a customer's record as proof of eligibility.

Note that Software subscription option for AIX (5692-SSO) is no longer an offering. The replacement offering is called IBM Software Maintenance.

IBM Software Maintenance is not included with licenses or media obtained via a Software Subscription Offering (5692-SSO) upgrade. Current Support Line contracts will be honored until their expiration date. Customers who obtain GPFS V1.5 under Software Subscription (5692-SSO) may optionally purchase 1-year or 3-year Software Maintenance. Customers wishing to do so should place an order for 5771-GPF (1-year) or 5773-GPF (3-year) and specify the appropriate feature number and quantity under the "Renewal Billing" column from the tables in the Software Maintenance section following.

General Information on IBM Software Maintenance

The IBM Software Maintenance offering was previously announced. Refer to Software Announcement 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001.

The following are some key points from that announcement.

  • IBM Software Maintenance, defined as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included with all licenses for a period of one year from the date of acquisition providing a streamlined way to stay current and help assure technical support coverage for all licenses.
  • Each eligible licensed software program will include one year of Software Maintenance.
  • Customers may elect to extend coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition.
  • A one-year and three-year prepay offering, represented by two separate type/models, is associated with each eligible licensed program.
  • Software Maintenance also provides access to current and future software versions and releases, and technical support during the support period.
  • Each one-year and three-year Software Maintenance licensed program will have three sets of feature numbers for each priced entity:
    • A no-charge (NC) registration feature for the one-year contracts (the registration features for the three-year contracts are priced for the second and third years only)
    • A renewal feature for one year or three years
    • A Software "Maintenance-after-license" charge for customers who want to renew but have lapsed coverage

Note: The following term differs from Software Announcement 201-201: Stand-alone upgrades to this product/release, and its future versions and releases, will be considered only on a special request basis from IBM.

Ordering Information for IBM Software Maintenance

Existing Customers of GPFS

Customers with the current level of GPFS for AIX (5765-B95), who are interested in IBM Software Maintenance, and do not have an active AIX Software Subscription or AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection contract, should select the appropriate feature from the tables that follow.

  • Customers interested in the one-year Software Maintenance offering should order the program number 5771-GPF, 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-GPF, 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 GPFS for AIX V1.5 (5765-B95) that do not have an active AIX Software Subscription or AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection contract should contact their IBM representative or IBM reseller and request an order be placed for either the one-year (5771-GPF) or three-year (5771-GPF) Software Maintenance offering and specify the supply feature and appropriate "Maintenance-after-license" feature from the tables that follow.

New Licensees of GPFS

The software license for new customers of GPFS for AIX V1.5 (5765-B95) will include Software Maintenance for one year. Customers should then select the one-year or three-year program number, the appropriate feature number, and desired quantity to extend coverage for their software licenses.

Note the following for New Licenses:

  • The appropriate one-year registration feature (NC feature) will automatically transfer to the customer order record
  • The appropriate three-year feature (priced for second and third year 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

OTC 1-Year Software Maintenance 5771-GPF

                                                 Maint.
                                                 After-    Current
                          Registration  Renewal  License   Licensee
                          (NC)          Billing  Billing   Supply
                          Feature       Feature  Feature   Feature
Program Name              Number        Number   Number    Number
 
GPFS (5765-B95)
                                                           5809
1 to 5 Installs           0026          0030     0034
6 to 10 Installs          0027          0031     0035
11 to 50 Installs         0028          0032     0036
51 or More Installs       0029          0033     0037

OTC 3-Year Software Maintenance 5773-GPF

                                                 Maint.
                                                 After-   Current
                                        Renewal  License  Licensee
                          Registration  Billing  Billing  Supply
                          Feature       Feature  Feature  Feature
Program Name              Number(2)     Number   Number   Number
 
GPFS (5765-B95)
                                                          5809
1 to 5 Installs           0025          0029     0033
6 to 10 Installs          0026          0030     0034
11 to 50 Installs         0027          0031     0035
51 or More Installs       0028          0032     0036
2
The registration features for 5773-GPF are priced for the second and third years only of the three-year contract.
Withdrawal of Feature Numbers

The following features are withdrawn as of April 8, 2002.

                          Program     Feature
Description               Number      Number
 
Software Subscription     5692-SSO    6484 6486 6488 6680 6684
 for GPFS 1.3 and 1.4                 6685 6485 6487 6489 6681
                                      6686 6687 6490 6492 6493
                                      6682 6688 6689 6491 6494
                                      6495 6683 6690 6691
 
GPFS for AIX 1.3 and      5765-B95    3001 3002 3003 5214 5244
 1.4                                  3004 3005 3006 1317 3481
                                      3007 3008 1314 1315 1316

Customization Options for 5765-B95:

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses initial              3444
 shipment of documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services

  • GPFS V1.5 available until December 31, 2003
  • GPFS V1.4 available until December 31, 2002
  • GPFS V1.3 available until December 31, 2002

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 IBM e(logo)server iSeries and IBM e(logo)server pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

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.

                                           OTC
Order Type                  Machine                  Feature
Description                 Type/Model     Number    OTC
 
1 to 5 Installs             5765-B95       0001      $8,790
6 to 10 Installs                           0002       4,688
11 to 50 Installs                          0003       3,516
51 or More Installs                        0004       1,378

OTC 1-Year Software Maintenance 5771-GPF

                                                  Maint.
                Registra-                         After-
                tion            Renewal           License
                NC              Billing           Billing
                Feature         Feature           Feature
Program Name    Number   OTC    Number   OTC      Number   OTC
 
GPFS (5765-B95)
 
1 to 5          0026     NC     0030     $1,953   0034     $3,907
Installs
6 to 10         0027     NC     0031      1,042   0035      2,084
 Installs
11 to 50        0028     NC     0032        781   0036      1,563
 Installs
51 or More      0029     NC     0033        306   0037        613
 Installs
OTC 3-Year Software Maintenance 5773-GPF

                                                    Maint.
                 Registra-                          After-
                 tion              Renewal          License
                 NC                Billing          Billing
                 Feature           Feature          Feature
Program Name     Number(3)  OTC    Number   OTC     Number   OTC
 
GPFS (5765-B95)
 
1 to 5           0025       $3,907 0029     $5,860  0033     $9,766
 Installs
6 to 10          0026        2,084 0030      3,125  0034      5,209
 Installs
11 to 50         0027        1,563 0031      2,344  0035      3,906
 Installs
51 or More       0028          613 0032        919  0036      1,531
 Installs

3
The registration features for 5773-GPF are priced for the second and third years only of the three-year contract.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Trademarks

 
pSeries and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
SP, DFS, Enterprise Storage Server, and the e-business logo are trademarks 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.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.