IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-217
September 9, 2003
IBM Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for Linux on pSeries V3.1 (Parallel ESSL) offers scientific subroutines for optimum performance
(Corrected on October 10, 2003)
The Ordering information is clarified and TLES 8 is added as a supported operating system.
At a glance
Parallel ESSL V3.1 is tuned for optimum performance on POWER4 and POWER4+ processors and the Myrinet switch.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
IBM Parallel ESSL is a scalable mathematical subroutine library that supports parallel processing applications on clusters of IBM pSeries servers running Linux.
Parallel ESSL supports the Single Program Multiple Data (SPMD) programming model.
Parallel ESSL provides over 100 subroutines in six major areas of mathematical computations:
For communication, Parallel ESSL includes Basic Linear Algebra Communications Subprograms (BLACS), which use the Message Passing Interface (MPI). For computations, Parallel ESSL uses ESSL for Linux on pSeries subroutines.
The Parallel ESSL GM libraries are provided for use with the MPICH-GM library and the Myrinet-2000 switch with Myrinet/PCI-X adapters. Internet protocol (IP) is not supported.
The Parallel ESSL GM libraries support both 32-bit environment and 64-bit environment applications. The subroutines can be called from application programs written in Fortran, C, and C++.
Parallel ESSL runs under the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 8 or Turbolinux Enterprise Server (TLES) 8 operating systems.
IBM Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for Linux on pSeries is functionally equivalent to the Parallel ESSL for AIX® 5L V2.3 (5765-C41) product, except that:
All Parallel 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 Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for AIX, V2.3 and Linux on pSeries, V3.1 Guide and Reference, V3.1 for details. Hardcopy documentation is not shipped with the product. Documentation can be viewed or printed as detailed in the Publications section.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
The following feature supports use by people with disabilities:
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for Linux on pSeries V3.1 is capable, 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.
Parallel ESSL for Linux on pSeries should be used where optimum performance is desired through simple subroutine calls from floating-point engineering and scientific MPI applications running on clusters of IBM pSeries servers with a Myrinet switch.
Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:
Documentation supporting the Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for Linux on pSeries V3.1 licensed program is not available from IBM in hardcopy format.
Available documentation can be viewed, searched, and printed as follows:
The Parallel ESSL licensed program consists of the following publications:
Publication Title number Engineering and Scientific Subroutine GA22-7903 Library Products General Information Parallel Engineering and Scientific SA22-7906 Subroutine Library for AIX(R) V2.3 and Linux on pSeries V3.1 Guide and Reference Parallel Engineering and Scientific GA22-7953 Subroutine Library for Linux on pSeries V3.1 Installation Guide
To obtain customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.
Security, auditability, and control
Parallel ESSL uses the security and auditability features of the SLES 8 or TLES 8 operating systems.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Parallel ESSL for Linux on pSeries V3.1 (5765-G18) is a program with one charge unit: number of active processors. The number of processors is the sum of the active number of processors in each of the machines on which Parallel ESSL for Linux on pSeries will be installed and run. A license is required for each machine on which Parallel ESSL for Linux on pSeries will be installed and run, for a quantity as computed above.
Software Maintenance for Parallel ESSL for Linux on pSeries V3.1 (5771-PEL or 5773-PEL) should be ordered in a quantity equal to the sum of the active processors on each of the pSeries systems on which Parallel ESSL will be installed and run.
Users of Parallel ESSL V3.1 should specify type 5765, model G18, media feature number 5809, and the quantity equal to the number of active processors on the pSeries systems. For example, if ordering Parallel ESSL V3.1 for a server that has 12 active processors, order media feature number 5809 and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number with a quantity of 12.
OTC Medium Feature Feature Description Number Number Medium Machine type/model 5765-G18 Parallel ESSL for Linux V3.1 5809 CD-ROM Per active processor 0001 Per block of 250 active processors 0002
Note: The feature for a block of 250 active processors is provided for convenience with large orders. A quantity of one for feature number 0002 will order 250 active 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 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-PEL for one-year or 5773-PEL for three-year registration, and the applicable Parallel ESSL after-license billing feature with quantity equal to the number of licenses in the base 5765-G18 license contract.
After-license support is available via the configurator for Parallel ESSL V3.1.
Notes on billing features
Software Maintenance 5771-PEL One-Year Offering
Maint- Regis- enance tration after- (no Renewal license charge) billing billing feature feature feature Program name number number number Parallel ESSL for Linux V3.1 (5765-G18) (media feature number 5809) Per active processor 0398 0400 0402 Per block of 250 active 0399 0401 0403 processors
Software Maintenance 5773-PEL Three-Year Offering
Maint- enance after- Regis- Renewal license tration billing billing feature feature feature Program name number number number Parallel ESSL for Linux V3.1 (5765-G18) (media feature number 5809) Per active processor 0374 0376 0378 Per block of 250 active 0375 0377 0379 processors
Note: The registration features for 5773-PEL 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 option for 5765-G17
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 data bases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer 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:
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 Changes to Selected Distributed Software Products acquired through IBM or IBM Business Partners who remarket iSeries and pSeries 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:
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.
Parallel ESSL for Linux on pSeries V3.1
OTC Order Type Program Feature Description Number Number OTC Parallel ESSL for Linux V3.1 5765-G18 Per active processor 0001 $ 120 Per block of 250 active 0002 30,000 processors
Software maintenance 1-year offering (5771-PEL)
Maint- Regis- enance tration after- (no Renewal license charge) billing billing Program feature feature feature name number OTC number OTC number OTC Parallel ESSL for Linux V3.1 (5765-G18) Per active 0398 $0 0400 $ 25 0402 $ 40 processor Per block of 0399 0 0401 6,250 0403 10,000 250 active processors
Software maintenance 3-year offering (5773-PEL)
Maint- enance after- Regis- Renewal license tration billing billing Program feature feature feature name number OTC number OTC number OTC Parallel ESSL for Linux V3.1 (5765-G18) Per active 0374 $ 50 0376 $ 75 0378 $ 90 processor Per block of 0375 12,500 0377 18,750 0379 22,500 250 active processors
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