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

 ENUS203-157.PDF (46KB)


At a Glance

ESSL V4.1 is tuned for optimum performance on POWER4 and POWER4+ processors.

  • AIX 5L V5.2 32-bit and 64-bit kernels support
  • Thread-safe serial and SMP libraries
  • Callable from FORTRAN, C, and C++
  • 32-bit and 64-bit application support
  • Easy-to-use call interface
  • Informative error-handling capabilities

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

This new version of ESSL provides optimum performance for floating-point engineering and scientific applications running on an IBM eServer Cluster 1600, IBM eServer 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.

  • The Dense Linear Algebraic Equation Subroutines now include these new LAPACK subroutines:
    • SGESV, DGESV, CGESV, and ZGESV: General Matrix Factorization and Multiple Right-Hand Side Solve
    • SPPSV and DPPSV: Positive Definite Real Symmetric Matrix Factorization and Multiple Right-Hand Side Solve
    • SPOSV, DPOSV, CPOSV, and ZPOSV: Positive Definite Real Symmetric or Complex Hermitian Matrix Factorization and Multiple Right-Hand Side Solve
    • SPPTRF and DPPTRF: Positive Definite Real Symmetric Matrix Factorization
    • SPPTRS and DPPTRS: Positive Definite Real Symmetric Matrix Multiple Right-Hand Side Solve
    • CGETRI and ZGETRI: General Matrix Inverse
    • CPOTRI and ZPOTRI: Positive Definite Complex Hermitian Matrix Inverse
    • CTRTRI, ZTRTRI, CTPTRI, and ZTPTRI: Triangular Matrix Inverse.
  • SMP support has been added to the SCFT and DCFT subroutines when computing a single large transform.
  • Manpages of the subroutine descriptions are now available.

Key Prerequisites

  • IBM Cluster 1600, pSeries or RS/6000 servers, or SP systems
  • AIX 5L V5.2 with 5200-01
  • XL FORTRAN Run-Time Environment Version 8, or later

Planned Availability Date

July 25, 2003

Description

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.

The ESSL software license agreement is now shipped, viewed, and accepted electronically.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

  • Operation by keyboard alone

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.

Product Positioning

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.

Reference Information

Refer to ESSL V3.3 Software Announcement 201-333 , dated November 13, 2001.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, pSeries, SP, POWER4, and POWER4+ are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
RS/6000 and AIX 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.

Offering Information

Product information can be obtained through the Offering Information Web site at:

Publications

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

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

Supported on all IBM eServer pSeries servers, including Cluster 1600 and SP.

Software Requirements

  • Operating systems: AIX 5L V5.2 with 5200-01
  • Software products for compiling (one of these):
    • XL FORTRAN for AIX, V8.1, or later (5765-F70)
    • VisualAge® C++ Professional for AIX, V6.0 (5765-F56)
    • C for AIX, V6.0 (5765-F57)
  • Software products for linking, loading, or running:
    • XL FORTRAN Run-Time Environment for AIX, V8.1, or later (5765-F71)
    • C libraries (included in the AIX 5L V5 Application Development Toolkit)

Compatibility: ESSL V4.1 is a functional enhancement and complete replacement of ESSL V3.3 on AIX V5.2. End of Service for ESSL V3.3 is not affected by this announcement.

Limitations: ESSL V4.1 does not run with AIX 5L V5.1.

Planning Information

Direct Customer 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 V4.1 is distributed on one CD-ROM, LCD4-6648.

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.

Ordering Information

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.

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

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:

  • For ESSL V3, the number of licenses in the base 5765-C42 license contract

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.

Notes

  • The following billing features either:
    • Must have been previously purchased and must currently be on a customer's record as proof of eligibility to receive this upgrade and future upgrades at no charge; or the following billing features may be purchased to receive future releases of this product for no charge; order the program number, feature number, and quantity to obtain coverage for your software licenses.
  • The appropriate one-year registration feature (no additional charge feature) will transfer automatically to the customer order record when one-year 5771-ESL is selected.
  • Customers should select the "Renewal Billing Feature" for one- or three-year contract renewal.
  • Customers should select the "Maintenance After License" to re-enter one of the programs after a contract has lapsed.

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.

Customization Options for 5765-F82

                                                  Feature
Description                                       Number
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                         3445

Terms and Conditions

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

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:

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

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

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.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

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

Passport Advantage® Applies: No

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

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:

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

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.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Other Support: pSeries SW Maintenance

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

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 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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 Reference: RE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, eServer, pSeries, SP, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
RS/6000, AIX, VisualAge, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX 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.