IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux and XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux support SLES 10, YDL v4.1, and Y-HPC v1.1 distributions

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-207
August 29, 2006

 

 ENUS206-207.PDF (51KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
TOC link Offering Information  
 
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At a glance

XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux and XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux delivers the following benefits:

  • Add new support on SLES 10, YDL v4.1 and Y-HPC v1.1
  • Deliver the highly-advanced IBM compiler optimization technology to help Linux programmers develop efficient, high-performance applications
  • Offer flexibility to choose from the latest Linux distributions that support the compiler products
  • Improve portability from other platforms and implementations by adhering to the latest international and industry programming language standards
  • Deliver powerful development environments for building 32-bit and 64-bit applications for the supported Linux distributions

For ordering, contact:

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

The delivery of this enhanced IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux™ and IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux adds new support on the following distributions. It gives you the flexibility of choosing the distribution that best fits your needs.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10)
  • Terra Soft Solutions' Yellow Dog Linux v4.1 (YDL v4.1)
  • Terra Soft Solutions' Y-HPC v1.1 (Y-HPC v1.1)

You can use any of the following hardware platforms as long as your operating system distribution supports it:

  • IBM POWER™ technology-based system
  • IBM BladeCenter® JS20
  • IBM BladeCenter JS21
  • IBM System p™
  • IBM System i™
  • Apple Power Mac G5
  • Apple Xserve G5

These industry standards-based compiler programs, with extensive IBM optimization technology, offer powerful development environments to build 32- and 64-bit C, C++ and Fortran applications.

This release also includes improved performance and customer-driven improvements:

  • GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 4.1 with 128-bit long double support on SLES 10
  • Ability to preserve user configuration file
  • The XL Fortran Advanced Edition for Linux V10.1.1 enhancements include:
    • Support for input and output data files in the little-endian form
    • Display of file name and line number information for location of the run-time errors

For the XL C/C++ and XL Fortran compilers that support the Blue Gene® system, refer to the following i-listed PRPQs:

  • IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0 for Blue Gene, released on March 13, 2006 (PRPQ P10159; PID 5799-TRG)
  • IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1 for Blue Gene, released on March 13, 2006 (PRPQ P10158; PID 5799-TRH)

 
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Key prerequisites

For information, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • August 31, 2006, for electronic software delivery
  • October 2, 2006, for physical delivery

 
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Description

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the products accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's Web site at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

These programs are accessible.
 
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Reference information
  • Software Announcement 205-325 , dated December 6, 2005 (IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0 for Linux exploits the capabilities of the POWER5+™ processors)
  • Software Announcement 205-324 , dated December 6, 2005 (IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1 for Linux now supports Power5+ architecture)

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 206-207

Trademarks

 
POWER, System p, System i, and POWER5+ are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter and Blue Gene are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with these programs.

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 (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

Displayable softcopy publications: The publications for IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux™ and for IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux are offered in displayable softcopy form.

The files are shipped on the CD-ROM.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

  • One of the following systems supported by your Linux distributions:
    • POWER™ technology-based system
    • BladeCenter® JS20
    • BladeCenter JS21
    • System p™
    • System i™
    • Apple Power Mac G5
    • Apple Xserve G5
  • Hard disk space
    • Approximately 200 MB for product packages
    • Minimum of 2 GB for paging
    • Minimum of 512 MB for temporary files

      Note: High levels of optimization may require more space for paging and temporary files.

Software requirements

  • One of the following Linux distributions on the referenced supported hardware systems:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10) for IBM POWER
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9) Service Pack 2 for IBM POWER
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 (RHEL4) Update 2 for IBM POWER
  • On an Apple Power Mac G5 or Apple Xserve G5 system
    • Terra Soft Solutions' Yellow Dog Linux v4.1 (YDL v4.1)
    • Terra Soft Solutions' Y-HPC v1.1 (Y-HPC v1.1)
  • An instance of GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
    • RHEL4 — GCC 3.4.4, or later
    • SLES 9 — GCC 3.3.3, or later
    • SLES 10 — GCC 4.1.0, or later
    • YDL — GCC 3.4.4, or later
    • Y-HPC — GCC 3.4.4, or later
  • Optional GUI — K Desktop Environment (KDE) for applications and tools with an X-Windows GUI
  • Viewer access and display of the documentation such as:
    • A frames-capable browser to access HTML documentation
    • A PDF viewer to view PDF files

For the most current software and hardware requirements, visit

Planning information

Web information

Customer responsibilities: XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux and XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux have two charge units:

  • Authorized user
  • Concurrent user

Authorized user: An authorized user is defined as an individual or specific named user authorized to have access to the program or any portion of the program. An authorized user license is required for each distinct person that will access and use the program. You may install the program on more than one machine, provided that you are the only user using it and only one copy of the program is in use at one time. The Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for this program is evidence of the authorization.

Concurrent user: A concurrent user is defined as any person who accesses and uses the program or any portion of the program within a designated network. The program may be installed on an unlimited number of machines within the designated network. A concurrent user license entitles any user within the designated network to access and use the program as long as the total number of users concurrently accessing and using the program at any one time does not exceed the total number of concurrent user licenses acquired. You must acquire an additional license for each additional concurrent user and/or designated network on which the program is used. The PoE for the program is evidence of the authorization.

Packaging: The IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux updated package contains:

  • One CD-ROM containing the XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux product for all supported Linux distributions
  • International Program License Agreement booklet — Multilingual
  • IPLA License Information booklet — Multilingual
  • Passport Advantage Media Pack Pointer Sheet

The IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux updated package contains:

  • One CD-ROM containing XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux product for all supported Linux distributions
  • International Program License Agreement booklet — Multilingual
  • IPLA License Information booklet — Multilingual
  • Passport Advantage Media Pack Pointer Sheet

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

IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux and IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux use the security and auditability features of the Linux 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. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit


 
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Ordering information

Product group: App Integration Middleware Other

Product: IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux (5724-M16)

Product category: XL C/C++

Product group: App Integration Middleware Other

Product: IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux (5724-M17)

Product category: XLFORTRAN

Charge metric

                       Part number or
Program name           PID number       Charge metric
 
XL C/C++ Advanced      5724-M16         1 Authorized User
 Edition V8.0.1 for
 Linux
XL C/C++ Advanced      5724-M16         1 Concurrent User
 Edition V8.0.1 for
 Linux
XL Fortran Advanced    5724-M17         1 Authorized User
 Edition V10.1.1 for
 
 Linux
XL Fortran Advanced    5724-M17         1 Concurrent User
 Edition V10.1.1 for
 Linux

IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux and IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux are products, which have two charge units:

  • Authorized user
  • Concurrent user

These are available in fixed order quantities of one authorized user or one concurrent user.

Authorized user

An authorized user is defined as an individual or specific named user authorized to have access to the program or any portion of the program. An authorized user license is required for each distinct person that will access and use the program. You may install the program on more than one machine, provided that you are the only user using it and only one copy of the program is in use at one time. The PoE for this program is evidence of the authorization.

Concurrent user

A concurrent user is defined as any person who accesses and uses the program or any portion of the program within a designated network. The program may be installed on an unlimited number of machines within the designated network. A concurrent user license entitles any user within the designated network to access and use the program as long as the total number of users concurrently accessing and using the program at any one time does not exceed the total number of concurrent user licenses acquired. You must acquire an additional license for each additional concurrent user and/or designated network on which the program is used. The PoE for the program is evidence of the authorization.

The ordering information for these modification updates are unchanged from what was previously announced.

For further information on the ordering information, refer to the following announcements:

  • Software Announcement 205-325 , dated December 6, 2005 (IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0 for Linux exploits the capabilities of the POWER5+™ processors)
  • Software Announcement 205-324 , dated December 6, 2005 (IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1 for Linux now supports Power5+ architecture)

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

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.

For further information on the program number and feature numbers for Software Maintenance, refer to the previous announcements for this program. Previous announcement letter numbers can be found in the Reference information section.
 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement and LI document. PoE are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures: IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011).

LI form number: The LI is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

  • XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0 for Linux (L-MCHN-6FBNCT)
  • XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1 for Linux (L-YZHU-6DBL9F)

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, 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. For clarification, note that for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program, and for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: Yes

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

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes

Charge unit

IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V8.0.1 for Linux and IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1.1 for Linux are licensed based on two charge units: per authorized user and per concurrent user.

Authorized user: An authorized user is defined as an individual or specific named user authorized to have access to the program or any portion of the program. An authorized user license is required for each distinct person that will access and use the program. You may install the program on more than one machine, provided that you are the only user using it and only one copy of the program is in use at one time. The PoE for this program is evidence of the authorization.

Concurrent user: A concurrent user is defined as any person who accesses and uses the program or any portion of the program within a designated network. The program may be installed on an unlimited number of machines within the designated network. A concurrent user license entitles any user within the designated network to access and use the program as long as the total number of users concurrently accessing and using the program at any one time does not exceed the total number of concurrent user licenses acquired. You must acquire an additional license for each additional concurrent user and/or designated network on which the program is used. The PoE for the program is evidence of the authorization.

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

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 about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

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. For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001 (Changes to Distributed Software Products Model for Products Outside Passport Advantage).

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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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.

There are no changes to the charges for this refresh.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage Web site


 
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Order now

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 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
POWER, System p, System i, and POWER5+ are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, BladeCenter, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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