IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux delivers grid computing infrastructure to iSeries and pSeries servers running Linux

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-043
March 23, 2004

 ENUS204-043.PDF (21KB)

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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

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on iSeries and pSeries is a solid foundation on which to build an e-business enterprise.

With IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on iSeries and pSeries, you can:

  • Utilize more of your IT resource capacity
  • Work in a more collaborative environment
  • Extend the availability of applications
  • Improve core business application performance with more compute power
  • Capitalize on IBM experience, tools, and capabilities to plan and deploy successful grid projects
  • Provide a quicker path to implementation

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

The high-powered IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux on iSeries™ and pSeries®, V1.1 can assist enterprises that deploy, manage, and control grid computing and developers who create products that assist in managing and deploying grids.

This grid-enabling toolkit contains accepted, standardized development code approved by the Global Grid Forum as part of the Globus Toolkit, plus an added database and run-time environment.

Grid Toolbox V3, available on IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries servers running 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.

Sample code is included that shows developers how to implement a grid and which types of applications can be dispatched to a grid.

Comprehensive technical documentation is provided complete with how-to's, examples, tutorials, and reference information — all in a single easy-to-navigate location.

This is a no-charge offering.
 
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Key prerequisites

IBM eServer iSeries servers or IBM eServer pSeries servers running SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8.
 
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Planned availability date

March 26, 2004
 
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Description

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux is a licensed program based on open standards that can enable rapid deployment and integration of business applications and processes in a grid. With grid computing, customers can virtualize entire data centers, sharing and managing distributed computing resources as if these resources were a single, unified computing instance.

IBM provides samples 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 includes certain integrated IBM middleware, including 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, V1.1 can offer:

  • A user-friendly installation process.
  • Integrated run-time environment, which includes the embedded version of WebSphere® Application Server — Express V5.0.2.
  • A Java™-based user interface to simplify management across platforms. IBM Grid Services Manager allows you to manage grid services that have been deployed to the integrated runtime. These services are based on the Open Grid Services Infrastructure (OGSI) standards, even those not created using the IBM Grid Toolbox V3.

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

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Operation by keyboard alone is a feature supported for people with disabilities.
 
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Product positioning

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

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux provides building blocks for the emerging grid computing environment in which the virtualized, integrated, open, and autonomic attributes of IBM eServer 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.

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, pSeries, 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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Publications

No publications are shipped with this program; however, the product information IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Multiplatforms is available from the Web.

This includes installation, configuration, and usage information and is available in both HTML and PDF format. You can find this in the IBM eServer Information Center under "Grid computing," located at


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

IBM eServer iSeries™ servers or IBM eServer pSeries® servers that support Linux

Software requirements

SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8

Planning information

Direct customer support: The IBM Grid Toolbox for Linux on iSeries and pSeries 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), and access to electronically download any available product PTF on the components covered.

IBM Grid Toolbox for Linux product PTFs will be available from an ibm.com site.

Refer to the License Information (LI) and README files included with the product for further details on component coverages.

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

Packaging: IBM Grid Toolbox V3 for Linux, V1.1 is distributed on a single CD-ROM (LCD4-7459). The LI is provided with the product in softcopy. Publications are not shipped on the product media but are available online.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Grid Toolbox V3 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 is offered at no charge. The unit of order is based on an unlimited install on the server or cluster running the licensed product for the supported operating environment.

                                  No-
                                  charge    Medium
                     Program      feature   feature
Description          number       number    number    Medium
 
Grid Toolbox         5733-GD1     4735      5809      CD-ROM
 V3, V1.1

Customization options for 5733-GD1: Select the following feature number to customize your order with this delivery option if desired. This feature can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

                                                      Feature
Description                                           number
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM office expedite                             3445
 (for IBM use only)

 
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Terms and conditions

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

Limited warranty: Yes

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Software maintenance applies: 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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Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.
 
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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)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 6th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 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.

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, eServer, pSeries, 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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