IBM Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER, V4.3 adds User Space support and a parallel debugger

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-247
October 10, 2006

 

 ENUS206-247.PDF (63KB)

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TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
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TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
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(Corrected on November 9, 2006)

In the Software requirements section, a requirement was added for User Space MPI/LAPI communication in a cluster environment interconnected with the InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter.
 

At a glance

Parallel Environment can offer high performance and fast job turnaround time for numerically intensive and demanding scientific, technical, and strategic business applications.

IBM Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER, V4.3:

  • Provides support for parallel application development and execution on IBM System p servers running the Linux OS
  • Provides User Space support on clusters of System p servers connected with an InfiniBand switch with 4X InfiniBand GX host channel adapters running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9
  • Exploits UDP/IP communication on various interconnects
  • Adds support for SLES 10

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Parallel Environment for Linux™ on POWER™ is a high-function development and execution environment for parallel applications running on one or more System p5™ servers.

Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER can offer High Performance Computing (HPC) customers whose parallel applications use the industry-standard Message Passing Interface (MPI) a tool for creating and using parallel applications with a familiar look and feel. IBM's MPI implementation exploits an enhanced low-level application programming interface (LAPI) designed to increase parallel application performance on clusters made up of IBM POWER servers running the Linux OS.

Version 4.3 provides support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4, SLES 9, and SLES 10. Enhancements include:

  • Up to 512 nodes and 4,096 tasks are supported.
  • A parallel debugger has been added.
  • InfiniBand interconnect on SLES 9 is supported.
  • SLES 10 support is added.
  • IP support is provided on various interconnects; IP mode uses the standard UDP/IP protocol, which is available on many interconnects.
  • Performance improvements have been made to selected MPI collective communication subroutines.
  • MPI one-sided communication performance has been substantially improved.
  • The Parallel Operating Environment will copy user hard limit and soft limit values for non-LoadLeveler® interactive jobs.

Effective immediately, the Version 4.2 release of Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER is withdrawn from marketing. Version 4.3 is a complete replacement.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • Select System p™ servers running the Linux operating system
  • SLES 9 with Service Pack 3 or SLES 10
  • RHEL 4.4

 
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Planned availability date

October 27, 2006
 
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Description

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Product positioning

Parallel Environment can be beneficial for high-performance cluster customers who demand effective tools for developing, debugging, analyzing, tuning, and running parallel C/C++ and Fortran applications that use the industry-standard MPI. It is designed to ease application porting and development and to increase application performance on System p clusters.

Parallel Environment is IBM's strategic high-function development and execution environment for parallel applications. It is designed to exploit symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) nodes when available and to run single or multi-threaded applications and the MPI message-passing API.

Parallel Environment for Linux can be beneficial for high-performance cluster users who:

  • Require high performance and fast job turnaround time for numerically intensive and demanding scientific, technical, and strategic business applications running the Linux OS
  • Want to exploit parallel computing as a means of obtaining greater performance in a production environment
  • Seek ways to improve resource utilization and reduce the time to a solution or solve larger problems by exploiting parallel processing in a cluster environment

 
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Reference information

Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 206-250 , dated October 10, 2006
  • Software Announcement 206-248 , dated October 10, 2006
  • Hardware Withdrawal 906-219 , dated October 10, 2006

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 206-247

Trademarks

 
POWER, System p5, and System p are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
LoadLeveler is a registered trademark 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


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications are available from the Web:

  • IBM Parallel Environment for Linux™: Introduction (SA23-2218)
  • IBM Parallel Environment for Linux: Installation (SC23-5208)
  • IBM Parallel Environment for Linux: Operation and Use (SA23-2217)
  • IBM Parallel Environment for Linux: MPI Programming Guide (SA23-2219)
  • IBM Parallel Environment for Linux: MPI Subroutine Reference (SA23-2220)
  • IBM Parallel Environment for Linux: Messages (SA38-0648)

To access all (including the most recent) Parallel Environment documentation in PDF and HTML formats, visit the IBM eServer® Cluster Information Center Web site

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 50 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.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Parallel Environment for Linux, V4.3 is supported on the following IBM System servers running Linux:

  • System p5™
  • OpenPower™
  • BladeCenter®

Note: Parallel Environment is supported in a System p5 cluster environment interconnected with an IBM GX Dual-port 4x InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter. Parallel Environment in IP mode uses the standard UDP/IP protocol, which is available on many interconnects. Parallel Environment in IP mode is tested extensively on 1 Gb Ethernet.

Software requirements

Parallel Environment service update 4.3.0-1 is required.

Any of the following Linux distributions:

  • SLES 9, Service Pack 3
  • SLES 10
  • RHEL 4.4

For development, any one of these compilers:

  • IBM XL C/C++, 8.0.1
  • IBM XL C/C++, V7.0.0-1
  • IBM XL Fortran, 10.1.1
  • IBM XL Fortran, V9.1.0-1
  • GNU — Open Software Foundation (GNU does not compile Fortran 90 programs)

For User Space MPI/LAPI communication in a cluster environment interconnected with the InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter, TWS LoadLeveler V3.4 (5724-I23) is required.

Parallel Environment for Linux service update 4.3.0-1 can be obtained from the Cluster Service Web site

Limitations

  • Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER™, V4.3 does not interoperate between different node types or different Linux distributions. All of the nodes used in a parallel job must be of the same type, running the same level of operating system (including service levels), same Linux distribution, and same level for all portions of the Parallel Environment package.
  • Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER offers a thread-safe MPI library supporting all of MPI 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0, except the functions specified in the "MPI-2: Extensions to the Message Passing Interface" chapter on "Process Creation and Management" found at the MPI Web site
  • For Parallel Environment for Linux, InfiniBand adapters are only supported on POWER5™ servers running SLES 9; InfiniBand adapters on any other platform are not supported.

Performance considerations: Parallel Environment and the MPI library are intended for use in HPC applications that can exploit multiple processors to achieve parallelism, using message passing to pass data among the processors where necessary. In such environments, performance of the interconnecting network may be important.

In this release, MPI and LAPI use either UDP/IP or InfiniBand User Space communication between compute nodes. Parallel Environment's use of UDP is effective in getting the most fitting bandwidth, latency, and scalability available in the underlying IP network. For improved performance, the use of the InfiniBand adapter with SLES 9 is preferred. Enhanced performance can be achieved with a dedicated, high-performance network within the cluster to be used for MPI communication.

For additional performance, shared memory is used by default for point-to-point passing of data among processors within an SMP without changes to the application. In 64-bit mode, there are shared memory-based enhancements to certain collective communication routines.

For convenience in developing applications, or on systems without an InfiniBand adapter, the user may select UDP/IP as the data transport rather than User Space. This is done via a run-time specification and is transparent to the application. Performance does not match User Space, but the application under development ties up fewer dedicated resources.

Jobs with large task counts are often constrained by the amount of memory available to a process. This version of Parallel Environment uses less memory for jobs with larger task counts than prior versions and may improve performance by allowing a larger problem data space to be maintained in real memory.

Planning information

Ensure all of the nodes used in a parallel job are running the same level of operating system, same Linux distribution, and same level for all portions of the Parallel Environment package.

Customers wishing to expand their Parallel Environment jobs beyond 4,096 tasks may submit a special bid.

Packaging: This program is distributed as a single package available via CD-ROM media (LCD8-0280-01). A product README file and license information file is shipped with the product.

The license information file (L-RHAN-6RRR4W or LC23-4997-00) is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Security, auditability, and control

Parallel Environment for Linux uses 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.

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Ordering information

Charge metric

                  Part number or
Program name      PID number       Charge metric
 
Parallel          5765-G70         Per subcapacity processor
 Environment                        for small, medium, or
 for Linux                          large servers
 
1-year SWMA:      5660-PEP         Per subcapacity processor
 Registration                       for small, medium, or
 and Renewal                        large servers
 
1-year SWMA:      5661-PEP         Per subcapacity processor
 After-license                      for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
3-year SWMA:      5662-PEP         Per subcapacity processor
 Registration                       for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
3-year SWMA:      5663-PEP         Per subcapacity processor
 Renewal                            for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
3-year SWMA:      5664-PEP         Per subcapacity processor
 After-license                      for small, medium, or
                                    large servers

Sub-Capacity Processor

A processor (commonly called a "CPU" or "core") is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a proof of entitlement (POE) must be acquired for all activated processors available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. Refer to the program's License Information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms.

Product feature numbers: 5765-G70 — Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER, V4.3

New users should specify type 5765, model G70, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number in the appropriate server-size column with a quantity equal to the total number of processors in that server running the supported operating system in which Parallel Environment will be installed. If a processor is active and Parallel Environment will not be running on that processor, an order for Parallel Environment is not required (refer to the Sub-Capacity Licensing terms).

Note: Throughout the following tables:

  • Small means small capacity servers (processor groups C5, D5, and E5).
  • Medium means medium capacity servers (processor groups F5 and G5).
  • Large means large capacity servers (processor groups H5 and P5).
  • OTC means Basic License One-Time Charge.
  • OOCoD means on/off capacity on demand.

5765-G70 — Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER, V4.3 basic license one-time charge (OTC)

                                      Small     Medium   Large
                                      OTC       OTC      OTC
                            Program   feature   feature  feature
Description                 number    number    number   number
 
Per sub-capacity processor  5765-G70   0005      0007     0009
Block of 250 processors(1)  5765-G70   0006      0008     0010
 
(1) The feature for a block of 250 active processors is provided
    for convenience with large orders.  A quantity of one for
    this feature will order a license for 250 processors.

Withdrawal of product feature numbers: The following features are withdrawn effective October 10, 2006.

                                                  OTC
                                  Program         feature
Description                       number          number
 
Per processor                     5765-G70         0001
Per block of 250 processors       5765-G70         0002

Software Maintenance feature numbers: This software license includes Software Maintenance (SWMA). Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected. Order the appropriate SWMA program number, feature number, and quantity (equal to the quantity ordered for the product) to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after-license feature number.

SW license incl. 1-year SWMA
IBM Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER, V4.3
 
Feature                                               Feature
description                                           number
 
5660-PEP Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
5661-PEP Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
5662-PEP Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
5664-PEP Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
 
5660-PEP Software Maintenance Agreement               5809
5661-PEP Software Maintenance Agreement               5809
5662-PEP Software Maintenance Agreement               5809
5664-PEP Software Maintenance Agreement               5809
 
5660-PEP Maintenance no-charge 1-year registration
 
 
Feature                                               Feature
description                                           number
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                      0938
Small per block of 250 processors                     0939
Medium per sub-capacity processor                     0942
Medium per block of 250 processors                    0943
Large per sub-capacity processor                      0946
Large per block of 250 processors                     0947
 
5660-PEP Maintenance 1-year 24 x 7 support
 
Feature                                               Feature
description                                           number
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                      0940
Small per block of 250 processors                     0941
Medium per sub-capacity processor                     0944
Medium per block of 250 processors                    0945
Large per sub-capacity processor                      0948
Large per block of 250 processors                     0949
 
5662-PEP Maintenance 3-year registration (2-year uplift)
 
Feature                                               Feature
description                                           number
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                      0264
Small per block of 250 processors                     0265
Medium per sub-capacity processor                     0268
Medium per block of 250 processors                    0269
Large per sub-capacity processor                      0272
Large per block of 250 processors                     0273
 
5662-PEP Maintenance 3-year 24 x 7 support
 
Feature                                               Feature
description                                           number
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                      0266
Small per block of 250 processors                     0267
Medium per sub-capacity processor                     0270
Medium per block of 250 processors                    0271
Large per sub-capacity processor                      0274
Large per block of 250 processors                     0275
 
5661-PEP 1-year Software Maintenance after-license
 
Feature                                               Feature
description                                           number
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                      0204
Small per block of 250 processors                     0205
Medium per sub-capacity processor                     0208
Medium per block of 250 processors                    0209
Large per sub-capacity processor                      0212
Large per block of 250 processors                     0213
 
5661-PEP After-license 1-year 24 x 7 support
 
Feature                                               Feature
description                                           number
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                      0206
Small per block of 250 processors                     0207
Medium per sub-capacity processor                     0210
Medium per block of 250 processors                    0211
Large per sub-capacity processor                      0214
Large per block of 250 processors                     0215
 
5664-PEP 3-year Software Maintenance after-license
 
Feature                                               Feature
description                                           number
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                      0005
Small per block of 250 processors                     0006
Medium per sub-capacity processor                     0009
Medium per block of 250 processors                    0010
Large per sub-capacity processor                      0013
Large per block of 250 processors                     0014
 
5664-PEP After-license 3-year 24 x 7 support
 
Feature                                               Feature
description                                           number
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                      0007
Small per block of 250 processors                     0008
Medium per sub-capacity processor                     0011
Medium per block of 250 processors                    0012
Large per sub-capacity processor                      0015
Large per block of 250 processors                     0016

Withdrawal of Software Maintenance feature numbers: The following features are withdrawn effective October 10, 2006.

Feature                                                  Feature
description                                              number
 
5660-PEP Maintenance no-charge 1-year registration
Per processor                                            0848
Per block of 250 processors                              0849
 
5660-PEP Maintenance 1-year 24 x 7 support
Per processor                                            0850
Per block of 250 processors                              0851
 
5661-PEP Software Maintenance 1-year after-license
Per processor                                            0132
Per block of 250 processors                              0133
 
5661-PEP Maintenance after-license 1-year 24 x 7 support
Per processor                                            0134
Per block of 250 processors                              0135
 
5662-PEP Maintenance 3-year registration (2-year uplift)
Per processor                                            0192
Per block of 250 processors                              0193
 
5662-PEP Maintenance 3-year 24 x 7 support
Per processor                                            0194
Per block of 250 processors                              0195
 
5664-PEP Software Maintenance 3-year after-license
Per processor                                            0001
Per block of 250 processors                              0002
 
 
5664-PEP Maintenance after-license 3-year 24 x 7 support
Per processor                                            0003
Per block of 250 processors                              0004

System Program Order (SPO) (5692-LOP): A 5692-LOP SPO is mandatory for shipments of program distribution and publications. The individual licensed program orders (for example, 5765-G70) are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

Machine-readable materials are only available on CD-ROM. To receive shipment of machine-readable materials under SPO (5692-LOP), order the CD-ROM media. Specify feature number 3410. Billing for the media is generated under the SPO. To prevent additional billing expenses, place only one SPO order per machine.

To receive shipment of machine-readable materials stacked on a CD-ROM, the order needs to include SPO 5692-LOP. The individual licensed program orders (for example, 5765-G70) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.

Program                                              Feature
number      Program/Function name                    number
 
5692-LOP    Parallel Environment for Linux on PWR    1487

On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM offers a daily price option to enable you to dynamically change your available server capacity. On/Off Capacity on Demand (OOCoD) allows you to dynamically increase and decrease server capacity based on changing workload demands. This offering allows you to pay a fee to enable and use temporary server capacity of Parallel Environment based on a contiguous 24-hour period basis using the following features.

IBM Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER 5765-G70 per processor

 
                                      Small    Medium   Large
                                      OTC      OTC      OTC
Order-type                Type-model  feature  feature  feature
description               number      number   number   number
 
Per Processor Day OOCoD   5765-G70    0011     0013     0015
Temp Use Chrg
Per Processor Day OOCoD   5765-G70    0012     0014     0016
Temp Use Chrg (250)

Withdrawal of OOCoD feature numbers: The following features are withdrawn effective October 10, 2006.

                                               OTC
                                  Program      feature
Description                       number       number
 
Per Processor Day OOCoD           5765-G70     0003
block of 250 processors           5765-G70     0004

 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. POEs are required for all authorized use.

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)

Limited warranty applies: 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 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: No

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

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

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 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.

IBM operational support services — SoftwareXcel: No

Other support: System p™ SWMA

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: Yes

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions

To be eligible for Sub-Capacity Pricing, the machine on which the eligible products are installed and running must be eligible for Sub-Capacity pricing terms and conditions. Software pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products apply when running

  • AIX 5L™ V5.1, or later, on a pSeries® 690 or equivalent partition-capable operating system and machine
  • OS/400® V5.1, or later, running on an iSeries server
  • Linux running in an LPAR under AIX 5L V5.1, OS/400 V5.1, or in a partition on an equivalent partition-capable operating system and server

Sub-Capacity Pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:

  • Install and use, when available, IBM's license use management program, which installs with eligible IBM programs.
  • Install available updates to the operating system and eligible products such that license use can be accurately managed.
  • If the use of Sub-Capacity Pricing terms results in a reduced requirement for entitlements, you can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing entitlements across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve then for future growth. There will be no refunds for these "freed up" entitlements. Subscription, Software Maintenance, and Support volumes and entitlements for existing contracts will continue at the same levels as the acquired licenses.

On/Off Capacity on Demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries and pSeries Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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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 available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide the opportunity for 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. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is 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 may result in 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.

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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.

Feature                                   Feature
description                               number         Price
 
Program name: Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER, V4
 
Small per processor                       0005          $    550
Small per block of 250 processors         0006           137,500
Medium per processor                      0007               550
Medium per block of 250 processors        0008           137,500
Large per processor                       0009               550
Large per block of 250 processors         0010           137,500
SW license incl. 1-year SWMA
IBM Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER, V4.3
 
5660-PEP Expedite fee charged to branch office   3445          0
5661-PEP Expedite fee charged to branch office   3445          0
5662-PEP Expedite fee charged to branch office   3445          0
5664-PEP Expedite fee charged to branch office   3445          0
 
5660-PEP Software Maintenance Agreement          5809         NC
5661-PEP Software Maintenance Agreement          5809         NC
5662-PEP Software Maintenance Agreement          5809         NC
5664-PEP Software Maintenance Agreement          5809         NC
 
5660-PEP Maintenance no-charge 1-year registration
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                 0938         NC
Small per block of 250 processors                0939         NC
Medium per sub-capacity processor                0942         NC
Medium per block of 250 processors               0943         NC
Large per sub-capacity processor                 0946         NC
Large per block of 250 processors                0947         NC
 
5660-PEP Maintenance 1-year 24 x 7 support
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                 0940          8
Small per block of 250 processors                0941      2,000
Medium per sub-capacity processor                0944          8
Medium per block of 250 processors               0945      2,000
Large per sub-capacity processor                 0948          8
Large per block of 250 processors                0949      2,000
 
5662-PEP Maintenance 3-year registration (2-year uplift)
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                 0264        187
Small per block of 250 processors                0265     46,750
Medium per sub-capacity processor                0268        187
Medium per block of 250 processors               0269     46,750
Large per sub-capacity processor                 0272        187
Large per block of 250 processors                0273     46,750
 
5662-PEP Maintenance 3-year 24 x 7 support
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                 0266         21
Small per block of 250 processors                0267      5,250
Medium per sub-capacity processor                0270         21
Medium per block of 250 processors               0271      5,250
Large per sub-capacity processor                 0274         21
Large per block of 250 processors                0275      5,250
 
5661-PEP 1-year Software Maintenance after-license
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                 0204        165
Small per block of 250 processors                0205     41,250
Medium per sub-capacity processor                0208        165
Medium per block of 250 processors               0209     41,250
Large per sub-capacity processor                 0212        165
Large per block of 250 processors                0213     41,250
 
5661-PEP After-license 1-year 24 x 7 support
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                 0206          8
Small per block of 250 processors                0207      2,000
Medium per sub-capacity processor                0210          8
Medium per block of 250 processors               0211      2,000
Large per sub-capacity processor                 0214          8
Large per block of 250 processors                0215      2,000
 
5664-PEP 3-year Software Maintenance after-license
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                 0005        352
Small per block of 250 processors                0006     88,000
Medium per sub-capacity processor                0009        352
Medium per block of 250 processors               0010     88,000
Large per sub-capacity processor                 0013        352
Large per block of 250 processors                0014     88,000
 
5664-PEP After-license 3-year 24 x 7 support
 
Small per sub-capacity processor                 0007         21
Small per block of 250 processors                0008      5,250
Medium per sub-capacity processor                0011         21
Medium per block of 250 processors               0012      5,250
Large per sub-capacity processor                 0015         21
Large per block of 250 processors                0016      5,250
IBM Parallel Environment for Linux on POWER 5765-G70 OOCoD
 
Small per processor                              0011          6
Small per block of 250 processors                0012      1,500
Medium per processor                             0013          6
Medium per block of 250 processors               0014      1,500
Large per processor                              0015          6
Large per block of 250 processors                0016      1,500

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.
 
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