IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4: Support for Java applications in a 64-bit environment

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-178
August 10, 2004

 

 ENUS204-178.PDF (35KB)

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

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4:

  • Delivers a complete Java 2 Software Developer Kit (SDK) at the SDK 1.4 level for the zSeries platform
  • Supports testing and deploying Java applications in a 64-bit environment

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

64-Bit SDK for z/OS®, Java™ 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 provides a full-function Software Development Kit (SDK) at the Java 2 technology level, compliant with the Sun SDK 1.4 APIs. With 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4, you can:

  • Test and deploy Java applications in a 64-bit environment
  • Continue the "write once, run anywhere" Java paradigm
  • Support use of the IBM zSeries® Application Assist Processors available on the z990 and z890 servers
  • Leverage traditional zSeries benefits: scalability, reliability, availability, and serviceability

The program will be available from the IBM eServer zSeries Java Web site and on tape from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF).

For additional information about zSeries Java products, visit


 
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Key prerequisites
  • Hardware:
    • z990, or comparable server
    • z900, or comparable server
    • z890, or comparable server
    • z800, or comparable server
  • Software:
    • z/OS V1.6 (5694-A01) or z/OS.e V1.6 (5655-G52), or later


 
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Planned availability date

Coincident with the general availability of z/OS V1.6, a technical preview of IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 will be available from the IBM eServer zSeries Java Web site at

General availability will be December 17, 2004.
 
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Description

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 is a Java SDK that contains a reengineered Java 2 virtual machine at the SDK 1.4 level and the IBM Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler. The program is a key building block for developing e-business applications. 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 passes the Java SDK 1.4 compatibility test and provides the stability, service, and scalability you expect from a zSeries program.

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 provides:

  • Support for Java application programming in a 64-bit environment
  • Java 2 APIs at the SDK 1.4 level
  • Continuation of the "write once, run anywhere" Java paradigm
  • Java Record I/O (JRIO)
  • XML support
  • SAF and cryptography support
  • Support for the IBM zSeries Application Assist Processors available on the z990 and z890 servers
  • Additional reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) enhancements

RAS

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 includes similar dump capability, tracing, and problem determination as in IBM SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-I56).
 
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Product positioning

Java can be used for developing traditional zSeries commercial applications as well as Internet and intranet applications that use standard interfaces.

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 benefits application developers who want to take advantage of the Java APIs for z/OS, write or run applications across multiple platforms, or use Java to access zSeries data. Pure Java applications that were previously storage constrained by 31-bit addressing should be able to execute in a 64-bit environment.

zSeries administrators can provide the SDK for their application developers and users. Building on the existing z/OS Java product, companies can continue their deployment of Java with the benefits of zSeries quality, scalability, and service.
 
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Reference information

For the most current information on IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4, visit the zSeries Java Web site

Trademarks

 
z/OS and zSeries 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 via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

In addition to the product media, each order will be supplied with one copy of:

  • IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS®, Java™ 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 Program Directory (GI11-2848-00)
  • IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 LICR (GA22-7992-00)

For additional documentation, refer to the Java zSeries® Web site


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 runs on the following IBM servers, or equivalents:

  • zSeries z900 or z990
  • zSeries z800 or z890

Software requirements

z/OS V1.6 (5694-A01) or z/OS.e V1.6 (5655-G52), or later is required.

To learn about what z/OS V1.6 offers, refer to Software announcement 204-180 , dated August 10, 2004.

To learn about what z/OS.e V1.6 offers, refer to Software Announcement 204-179 , dated August 10, 2004.

Compatibility

IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-M30) has the same functions as IBM SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition (5655-I56), V1.4, with the exception of:

  • Persistent reusable function
  • Sharing class objects between Java virtual machine (JVM) processes running in the same address space

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-M30) and SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-I56) are independent products and can co-exist on the same z/OS system.

Most Java applications executed on Java for OS/390® (5655-D35) should run unchanged on IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4, provided that they do not use deprecated Java 2 SDK 1.3 APIs. Additionally, in some cases, because of a small number of incompatibilities introduced industry wide between Java 2 SDK 1.3 and SDK 1.4 APIs, some applications may have to change.

IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 takes advantage of enhanced z/OS linkage capabilities (XPLINK). The z/OS operating system provides an XPLINK runtime environment for all 64-bit programs, including JVM. This contrasts with the 31-bit Java product, IBM SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-I56), where it is necessary to ensure that an XPLINK environment is in place when the JVM is launched.

Programs interacting with the 64-bit Java product, whether launching JVM or being called from JVM through the JNI interface, must be 64-bit programs. Programs dependent on JNI interfaces may require changes at the interface boundary to conform to 64-bit data types. Application JNI routines written in C will need to be recompiled for 64-bit, which may require some code changes.

For details on incompatibilities, visit

Limitations: Input Method Framework (IMF) is not supported.

Performance considerations: IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 allows storage-constrained applications to execute in a larger address space.

Optimal performance will be obtained with the most recent levels of the hardware and operating system.

For additional performance-related information, visit

Planning information

Packaging: You can download 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 from the zSeries Java Web site or order the program package.

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 is shipped with the following:

  • Basic machine readable material
  • Program Directory
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • License Information

For additional documentation, visit

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (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

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 uses the security and auditability features of the host z/OS operating system. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 204-180 , dated August 10, 2004.

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

64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 is a no-charge product. It can be ordered today. New users should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5655           M30

For 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 Subscription and Support, new users should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5655           I48

For information on downloading the code from the zSeries Java Web site, visit

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order the z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze the current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present the new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to the order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact an IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle the order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit

Key additions in Release 8.2 (June 2004) are:

  • ShopzSeries now uses your IBM ID
  • View the ShopzSeries product catalogs outside of the ordering process
  • View the FMIDs associated with each product
  • Subscribe for periodic preventive service
  • Higher Internet delivery threshold for service orders + ability to split service orders into smaller files

For more information on recently deployed new features, visit

Order VM SDO and VSE SIPO through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order zSeries software upgrades. This now includes VM and VSE. Using ShopzSeries, customers can quickly generate orders for VM SDOs and VSE SIPOs. Additionally, ShopzSeries will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensures any corequisite, or prerequisite, or incompatibility conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

This is a no-charge product.

Basic machine readable material: To order, specify program number 5655-M30 and feature number 9001 for asset registration.

Also, specify the feature number corresponding to the operating environment and desired distribution medium.

Subscription and Support: To order, specify program number 5655-I48 and feature number 9001 for asset registration, for a one-time charge (OTC) of $0.00.

Also, specify the feature number corresponding to the operating environment and desired distribution medium.

                                       Medium
Order type             Type-model      feature      Distribution
description            number          number       medium
 
IBM 64-Bit SDK         5655-M30        5802         3480 Tape
 for z/OS, Java 2                                    Cartridge
 Technology
 Edition
 
IBM 64-Bit SDK         5655-I48        6726         Paper
 z/OS S&S

Basic license: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

                                                        Program
Description                                             Number
 
IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS,                                5655-M30
 Java 2 Technology Edition

Program PID 5655-M30

Entitlement                                   License option/
identifier           Description              pricing metric
 
S0117H0              IBM 64-Bit SDK           Unlimited Installs
No Charge             for z/OS V1.4            Basic

To order the SW Subscription and Annual Support, specify program number 5655-I48 and the feature number from the table below. The quantity of SW Subscription and Support licenses must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered.

                                                   Subscription/
                                                   support for
                                                   program
Support for program name                           number
 
IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS,                           5655-I48
 Java 2 Technology Edition

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CD-ROMs, hardcopy publications) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

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

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support Z125-6704 which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390® and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM 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 the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

Third-Party Code: 64-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 includes software developed by The Apache Software Foundation. You may visit The Apache Software Foundation at

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

Educational allowance available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no additional charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. By using the news page, it enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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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.

                                       Type-              One-
                                       model              time
Description                            number             charge
 
IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS                5655-M30           $0.00
 Java 2 Technology Edition
IBM 64-Bit SDK for z/OS S&S            5655-I48            0.00

Upgrades

Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

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. For more financing information, visit


 
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Order now

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

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, 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, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

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 and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, z/OS, zSeries, eServer, OS/390, Systempac, S/390, Passport Advantage, and AIX 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.
 
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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