IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-157
June 24, 2003
IBM Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library V4.1 (ESSL) Offers New Scientific Subroutines for Optimum Performance
At a Glance
ESSL V4.1 is tuned for optimum performance on POWER4 and POWER4+ processors.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
This new version of ESSL provides optimum performance for floating-point engineering and scientific applications running on an IBM Cluster 1600, IBM pSeries or RS/6000® servers, or SP systems.
The ESSL libraries have been tuned for optimum performance on the POWER4 and POWER4+ processors. ESSL now supports the AIX® 5L V5.2 32-bit and 64-bit kernels.
ESSL V4.1 contains identical calling sequences as prior versions of ESSL. The quick return condition for subroutine DBSSV has been changed. For all other subroutines, existing application programs will work without changes or recompilation.
All ESSL libraries provide high levels of performance for numerically intensive computing jobs on the respective processors. All versions provide mathematically equivalent results.
Refer to the Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for AIX 5L Guide and Reference for details. Hardcopy documentation is no longer being shipped with the product. It can be viewed or printed as detailed in the Publications section.
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
ESSL V4.1 is capable, as of July 25, 2003, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
ESSL should be used where optimum performance is desired through simple subroutine calls from serial and SMP floating-point engineering and scientific applications running on Cluster 1600, pSeries or RS/6000 servers, or SP systems.
Refer to ESSL V3.3 Software Announcement 201-333 , dated November 13, 2001.
Product information can be obtained through the Offering Information Web site at:
Documentation supporting the ESSL licensed program is no longer available from IBM in hardcopy format.
This documentation can be viewed, searched, and printed as follows:
The ESSL licensed product consists of the following publications:
Order Title Number Engineering and Scientific Subroutine GA22-7903 Library Products General Information Engineering and Scientific Subroutine SA22-7904 Library for AIX(R) Version 4 Release 1 Guide and Reference Engineering and Scientific Subroutine GA22-7886 Library for AIX Version 4 Release 1 Installation Guide
To obtain customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.
Security, Auditability, and Control
ESSL uses the security and auditability features of the AIX 5L V5.2 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.
ESSL for AIX 5L, V4.1 (5765-F82) is a product with one charge unit: number of active processors. One license is required for each active processor on each of the pSeries systems on which ESSL will be installed and run.
Software Maintenance for ESSL for AIX 5L, V4.1 (5771-ESL or 5773-ESL) should be ordered in a quantity equal to the sum of the active processors on each of the pSeries systems on which ESSL will be installed and run.
New users of ESSL V4.1 should specify type 5765, model F82, media feature number 5809, and the quantity equal to the number of active processors on the pSeries systems. For example, if ordering ESSL V4.1 for a server that has 12 processors, order media feature number 5809 and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number with a quantity of 12.
Machine OTC Medium Type/ Feature Feature Description Model Number Number Medium ESSL V4.1 5765-F82 5809 CD-ROM Per processor 0001 Per block of 0002 250 processors
Note: The feature for a block of 250 processors is provided for convenience with large orders. A quantity of one for feature number 0002 will order 250 processor licenses.
All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after-license feature number.
Software Maintenance replaces Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) for new and expired contracts. Refer to Software Announcement 202-003 , dated January 8, 2002.
Customers Who Already Have Software Maintenance: Customers who purchased Software Maintenance for ESSL under 5771-ESL or 5773-ESL are entitled to receive ESSL V4.1 at no charge. Eligible customers should add the applicable media supply feature number (from the following table) under their existing 5771-ESL or 5773-ESL record.
Customers Who Want to Add Software Maintenance: To register for future upgrades of this product from Software Maintenance for the program described in this announcement, specify 5771-ESL for one-year or 5773-ESL for three-year registration, and the applicable ESSL after-license billing feature with quantity equal to:
After-license support is available via the configurator for ESSL V3.1, V3.2, and V3.3. If after-license support is desired for earlier versions, the order will have to be generated outside the configurator.
Software Maintenance One-Year Offering (5771-ESL) Maint. After- Registration Renewal License (No Charge) Billing Billing Feature Feature Feature LPP Program Name Number Number Number ESSL V4.1 (5765-F82) (media feature number: 5819) Per processor 0368 0370 0372 Per block of 0369 0371 0373 250 processors Software Maintenance Three-Year Offering (5773-ESL) Maint. After- Registration Renewal License (No Charge) Billing Billing Feature Feature Feature LPP Program Name Number Number Number ESSL V4.1 (5765-F82) (media feature number: 5819) Per processor 0344 0346 0348 Per block of 0345 0347 0349 250 processors
Note: The registration features for 5773-ESL 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.
Feature Description Number Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445
Terms and Conditions
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:
Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which customers can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.
Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.
While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short-duration installation, and usage (how-to) questions; and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:
For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001.
Note: The following term differs from Software Announcement 202-202 . Stand-alone upgrades to this product/release and its future versions and releases will be considered only on a special request basis from IBM.
Also refer to Software Announcement 201-333 , dated November 13, 2001.
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 5L, V4.1
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC ESSL V4.1 5765-F82 Per processor 0001 $ 1,680 Per block of 0002 420,000 250 processors
Software Maintenance One-Year Offering (5771-ESL)
Maintenance Registration Renewal After-License (No Charge) Billing Billing LPP Feature Feature Feature Program Name Number OTC Number OTC Number OTC ESSL V4.1 (5765-F82) Per processor 0368 NC 0370 $ 335 0372 $ 500 Per block of 0369 NC 0371 83,750 0373 125,000 250 processors
Software Maintenance Three-Year Offering (5773-ESL)
Maintenance Registration Renewal After-License (No Charge) Billing Billing LPP Feature Feature Feature Program Name Number OTC Number OTC Number OTC ESSL V4.1 (5765-F82) Per Processor 0344 $ 570 0346 $ 905 0348 $ 1,070 Per block of 0345 142,500 0347 226,250 0349 267,500 250 processors NC = No charge
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