IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-224
July 18, 2000
LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.2 Offers More Options and Greater Flexibility
At a Glance
This new release of LoadLeveler for AIX adds new and enhanced function for more control in scheduling and managing jobs submitted to one or more RS/6000 machines. In addition, this new release:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
LoadLeveler® for AIX® is a versatile workload management system for serial and parallel batch jobs running on the RS/6000® SP System and RS/6000 servers and workstations. LoadLeveler lets you schedule jobs as they arise so you're not tied down to a preset schedule. Because it distributes processing to available resources, your system can actually run more jobs in less time.
V2.2 of LoadLeveler for AIX features a number of enhancements that increase flexibility while optimizing performance.
More Scheduling Options
A new, consumable resources facility allows users to schedule jobs based on the availability of specific resources.
By exploiting the PSSP Security Services within the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), administrators can authenticate user identity so only DCE-authenticated users can schedule jobs and forward credentials so jobs will run with the user's DCE authority.
Improved Process Tracking
By tracking processes spawned off by a job and canceling any processes left behind when a job is terminated, LoadLeveler now ensures that resources assigned to cancelled jobs become available for future use.
More Task Assignment Options
When assigning tasks, you can now run an individual job on a specific node, assign tasks in blocks, let LoadLeveler determine the assignment, or use a combination of methods.
With the use of Parallel Environment and the new SP Switch2, LoadLeveler can manage jobs with up to 4096 user-space tasks, where previously it could manage up to 1024.
Improved Ease of Use
The LoadLeveler Graphical User Interface (GUI) has been enhanced to provide a sequence of panels the user can step through to accomplish certain configuration-related tasks.
Withdrawal of LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.1
LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.1 will no longer be marketed as of November 3, 2000.
LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.2 can be used with the RS/6000 SP and other RS/6000 servers and workstations using the IBM AIX 4.3.3 operating system. To run Parallel Operating Environment (POE) jobs, the Parallel Environment for AIX product is required.
LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.2 provides the following improvements:
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
LoadLeveler is an integral piece of the total system management solution for the RS/6000 SP Systems and other RS/6000 servers and workstations and can take advantage of features provided in Parallel System Support Programs, such as DCE SP security.
LoadLeveler is ideal for users who need to submit jobs as necessary, not according to any pre-set schedule. Other job schedulers that provide a rule-based, batch workload management for inter-job dependencies and scheduling jobs at predetermined schedules, can be integrated with LoadLeveler function.
LoadLeveler supports load balancing for interactive Parallel Operating Environment sessions, and focuses on parallel job scheduling and scalability.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.
Displayable Softcopy Publications
The following publications are offered in displayable softcopy form.
The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on CD-ROM.
These displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material and are viewable in PDF and HTML formats. These publications are also available on the SP Resource Center which is shipped with PSSP and will be available on the RS/6000® Web site on the planned availability date.
Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
Specified Operating Environment
LoadLeveler runs on RS/6000 SP Systems and other RS/6000 servers and workstations.
LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.1 will not execute with Parallel Environment V3.1.
LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.2 can run with Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) V3.1 and Parallel Environment V2.4.
Limitations: Limitations with AIX 4.3.3: As a performance enhancement, AIX 4.3.3 modified the scheduler to have multiple run queues and load balancing. However, use of these features can cause problems when used on SP nodes.
Limitations with Parallel Environment 3.1: The use of the parallel user initiated checkpoint/restart support is limited to use with the UDP/IP message passing library. Checkpoint/restart can no longer be used with programs using the RS/6000 SP User Space message passing library.
If LoadLeveler and Parallel Environment (PE) are used with PSSP V3.2, migration to PSSP V3.2, LoadLeveler V2.2, and PE V3.1 must be completed simultaneously.
Security, Auditability, and Control
LoadLeveler uses the security and auditability features of the AIX Version 4.3 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.
LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.2 has two charge units, one for the SP based on nodes and the other for workstations and servers based on installations/authorizations. These installations are available in variable order quantities based on the number of workstations or servers with which LoadLeveler will be installed. LoadLeveler on the SP is shipped with the hardware but must be ordered.
For current licensees of LoadLeveler V2.1, this is a no-charge upgrade.
Program Name: LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.2
New users of LoadLeveler V2.2 should specify Type 5765, Model D61, asset feature number 9001, and the feature number equal to the total number of desired licenses to be installed times the quantity of installs. For example, to order 12 licenses of LoadLeveler, specify the feature number for Order Type Description 11 to 50 Installs, with a quantity of 12.
Machine OTC Medium Type/ Feature Feature Description Model Number Number Medium 1 to 5 Installs 5765-D61 2001 5000 CD-ROM 6 to 10 Installs 2002 11 to 50 Installs 2003 51 or More Installs 2004 Per RS/6000 SP Node 2005
OTC = One-Time Charge
Upgrades: Current licensees of LoadLeveler for AIX, V1.3 or V2.1 who wish to upgrade to LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.2, should specify Type 5765 and Model D61 and order an upgrade equal to the current level of use authorized. For example, if you are currently licensed to use LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.1 on eight nodes, workstations, or servers, order the feature number for Order Type Description 6 to 10 Installs with a quantity equal to 8.
Machine OTC Medium Type/ Feature Feature Description Model Number Number Medium Upgrade from 5765-D61 V2R1 1 to 5 Installs 5765-D61 2006 5000 CD-ROM 6 to 10 Installs 2007 11 to 50 Installs 2008 51 or More Installs 2009 Upgrade from 5765-145 V1R3 1 to 5 Installs 5765-D61 2011 5000 CD-ROM 6 to 10 Installs 2012 11 to 50 Installs 2013 51 or More Installs 2014Feature Withdrawals: The following feature numbers for LoadLeveler V2.1 (5765-D61) will be withdrawn as of November 3, 2000.
OTC Feature Description Number RS/6000 SP Feature 1460 (P5 Processor) Program Package 0001 1 Use-Pack 0002 5 Use-Pack 0003 10 Use-Pack 0004 50 Use-Pack 0005 Program Package Upgrade 1001 1 Install for Upgrade 1002 Version 2.1 CD-ROM Media 6594
Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO)
To register for future upgrades of products from Software Subscription for AIX for programs described in this announcement, specify 5692-SSO and feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable billing features with quantity equal to the number of licenses in the Software Subscription for AIX contract. Use the tables below as reference to select the appropriate billing feature.
SP customers should use the feature number equivalent to the number of installs to which they are ordering.
Program Name: LoadLeveler for AIX, V2.2
Annual Support Order-Type Billing Description Number Feature LoadLeveler V2.2 5692-SSO for AIX (5765-D61) 1 to 5 Installations 6499 6 to 10 Installations 6500 11 to 50 Installations 6501 51 or More Installations 6502
Customization Options for 5765-D61: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
Example: For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Update Shipments Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) Feature Description Number Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Terms and Conditions
Use Priority/Reference Code: RE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. RE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.