IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries delivers grid computing infrastructure to IBM eServer xSeries servers

IBM United States Software Announcement 203-349
December 16, 2003

 ENUS203-349.PDF (24KB)

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At a glance Offering information
Overview Publications
Key prerequisites Technical information
Planned availability date Ordering information
Description Terms and conditions
Product positioning Prices
Reference information Order now
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At a glance

Develop and deploy grids quicker and easier using the OGSI standards. IBM has the experience, tools, and capabilities to plan and deploy successful grid projects while helping to leverage IT resources to fuller capacity.

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries offers:

  • Ability to extend the availability of applications
  • More compute power to improve core business application performance
  • A more complete development environment
  • Support for multiple platforms to help meet the needs for heterogeneous environments

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
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Enterprises that deploy, manage, and control grid computing and developers who create products that assist in managing and deploying grids have a new, high-powered tool to assist them. IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries®, available on xSeries servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1 or SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, delivers an innovative set of grid services built with the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA). OGSA is an open set of standards and protocols that enable communication across heterogeneous, geographically dispersed environments.

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries is a licensed program that can enable rapid deployment and integration of business applications and processes in a grid.

With grid computing, you can virtualize entire data centers, sharing and managing distributed computing resources as if these resources were a single, unified computing instance.

IBM provides samples, superior to those available in Globus Toolkit, to show developers how to implement a grid and which types of applications can be dispatched to a grid. IBM Grid Toolbox includes object code for multiple IBM platforms that has been tested on the applicable IBM servers.

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries includes certain integrated IBM middleware that provides an integrated run-time environment, and an IBM data management solution for reliability and scalability.

User-centered, comprehensive technical documentation helps guide grid developers and administrators with how-to's, examples, tutorials, and reference information — all in a single, easy-to-navigate location.

Additionally, IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries offers:

  • Integrated run-time environment, which includes the embedded version of WebSphere® Application Server — Express V5.0.2.
  • Integrated database technologies from IBM Cloudscape V5.1 for storing and using working grid code.
  • A Java™-based user interface to simplify management across platforms. IBM Grid Services Manager allows you to manage grid services based on the Open Grid Services Infrastructure (OGSI) standards, even those not created using IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries.
  • A toolbox written to open standards, which includes compiled versions of open source code.
  • A user-friendly installation process.

Note: Middleware provided with IBM Grid Toolbox V3 supports that product only and cannot be used to host or deploy user-built applications.
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Key prerequisites

Supported servers and client systems running supported operating systems
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Planned availability date

December 19, 2003
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Product positioning

IBM is one of the first IT vendors to deliver a product to allow businesses to develop, deploy, and benefit from grid computing implementations using the OGSI standards.

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries provides building blocks for the emerging grid computing environment in which the virtualized, integrated, open, and autonomic attributes of xSeries servers offer tremendous value for on demand businesses of all sizes.
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 203-352 , dated December 16, 2003.

Refer to Software Announcement 203-348 , dated December 16, 2003.


The e-business logo, xSeries, and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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Offering information

Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:

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No publications are shipped with this program; however the following product information is available from the Web:

    IBM Grid Toolbox for Multiplatforms Version 3

This includes installation, configuration, and usage information and is available in both HTML and PDF formats. You can find this in the IBM eServer Information Center located at:

The IBM Publications Center:

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. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System:

The Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.

Displayable softcopy publications: Not available

Source file publications: Not available
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Before continuing with installation, verify the following minimum hardware requirements:

  • 2.0 GHz processor speed
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 500 MB free space in the /opt directory for the product installation

Software requirements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1 or SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8

Planning information

Availability of national languages

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries® will support U.S. English only for input, processing, and display, and all messages and panels will be U.S. English only.

Direct customer support: IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries is offered with warranty coverage as well as fee-based options for a complete support package. The warranty terms entitle license holders access to information about product fixes, Program Temporary Fixes (PTFs), as well as access to electronically download any available product PTF on the components covered.

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries product PTFs will be available from an site. Refer to the License Information (LI) and README files included with the product for further details on component coverage.

Customer responsibilities: The IBM will offer support for IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries via a special bid contract. Contact the IBM ITS Sales organization in your country for options and details.

Packaging: The IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries program package includes:

  • IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries on CD-ROM
  • IBM International Program Licensing Agreement (IPLA) and License information (softcopy)

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and LI, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries uses the security and audit capability features of the systems in which it is installed.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Ordering information

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries is offered as no charge. The unit of order is normally based on the active number of processors in the server or cluster running the licensed product for the supported operating environment.

Ordering part numbers

Program name                                           number
IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries               52P1214
 -- Product media package
IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on xSeries               52P1263
 -- Electronic download

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Terms and conditions

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage®, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License information form number: L-JADK-5SSJAW

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty: This program has a one year warranty from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: No

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

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
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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.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

                                        Part           time
Program name/description                number         charge
IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for                 52P1214        N/C
 Linux on xSeries --
 Product media package
IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for                 52P1263        N/C
 Linux on xSeries --
 Electronic download

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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
The e-business logo, eServer, xSeries, Passport Advantage, and AIX 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.
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