IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-263
October 8, 2002

IBM GPFS for Linux V1.3 Extends Your Configuration Options

 ENUS202-263.PDF (49KB)

(Corrected on October 14, 2002) Corrected Planned Availability date to October 25, 2002.

At a Glance

IBM General Parallel File System for Linux (GPFS) is a shared disk file system that allows access to files within a cluster of IBM eServer xSeries servers from any IBM server in the cluster running Red Hat or SuSE Linux.

GPFS for Linux V1.3:

  • Supports Red Hat Linux 7.2 and 7.3
  • Supports SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7
  • Adds support for IBM TotalStorage FAStT700 Storage
  • Scales to 256 nodes in a cluster, including NSD servers, if used
  • Provides a revised pricing structure

This GPFS file system is similar to the one used with the IBM eServer Cluster 1600. It offers a fast, highly available, highly scalable, shared file system modified for Linux applications.

GPFS for Linux offers improved system performance, file consistency, increased data availability, enhanced system flexibility, and simplified administration.

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

The IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) works on a shared disk model. It offers access to files from any server in the system and provides high-performance file I/O to parallel jobs running on multiple nodes, or to serial applications that are scheduled based upon processor availability.

GPFS has been available on the AIX® operating system for IBM UNIX® systems, and IBM eServer pSeries™ and RS/6000® workstations and servers. Now, GPFS for Linux is available for clusters of IBM eServer xSeries™ machines running Red Hat or SuSE Linux and on the IBM eServer™ Cluster 1350 running Red Hat.

GPFS offers many of the standard UNIX file system interfaces, enabling many applications to execute without modification or recompiling. Many of the UNIX file system utilities are also supported by GPFS.

GPFS for Linux operates with the Linux kernel to provide the basic operating system services and the routing of file system calls requiring GPFS data. It uses Topology Services for network adapter status, node connectivity information, and reliable messaging services. It uses Group Services for distributed coordination and synchronization service.

Another component of the GPFS for Linux product is Network Shared Disk (NSD), which provides remote disk access capability and global disk naming. Scaling has been increased in V1.3. You can have a cluster of 256 xSeries machines (models 330, 335, 342, and 345), which may include the Cluster 1300 or Cluster 1350, with disks directly attached, or a cluster of up to 256 machines (some that are NSD servers).

For the latest information on supported scaling, refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at:

Key Prerequisites

  • xSeries (models 330, 335, 342 and 345) or IBM eServer Cluster 1300 and 1350
  • TotalStorage™ FAStT Storage (FAStT200, FAStT500, and FAStT700)
  • Red Hat Linux or SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • GPFS Portability Layer; included on the product CD

Planned Availability Date

October 25, 2002

Withdrawal from Marketing: GPFS for Linux V1.2 will be withdrawn from marketing October 25, 2002.

Service Support: V1.2 will be withdrawn from service March 31, 2003. V1.3 will be withdrawn from service December 31, 2003.

Description

GPFS provides file system services to parallel and serial applications running on the Red Hat or SuSE Linux operating environment. GPFS allows parallel applications simultaneous access to the same file, or different files in the same file system, from any node in the GPFS nodeset, while managing a high level of control over all file system operations. A nodeset is a group of nodes that all run the same level of GPFS and operate on the same file system. Serial applications can be dynamically assigned to processors based on utilization and can achieve high-performance access to their data from wherever they run.

Using GPFS to store and retrieve files allows multiple processes or applications on all nodes in the nodeset simultaneous access to the same file using standard file system calls. It increases aggregate bandwidth of the file system by spreading reads and writes across multiple disks. Allowing concurrent reads and writes from multiple nodes is key in parallel processing.

The use of multi-attached IBM TotalStorage FAStT200, FAStT500, or FAStT700 Storage servers allows applications to continue to operate without interruption in the event of server or adapter failure.

GPFS is a logging file system that creates separate logs for each node. These logs record the allocation and modification of metadata, aiding in fast recovery and restoration of data consistency in the event of node failure. With a minimum of two nodes, GPFS failover support allows you to organize your hardware to minimize single points of failure.

GPFS supports a maximum file system size of 9 terabytes (TB). Multilevel indirect block support allows file sizes up to the largest supported GPFS file system size (minus space required for metadata). System control of these values allows effective caching of i-nodes and may improve the performance of some applications. In addition, GPFS is a striping file system, which distributes disk blocks across all disks, thereby maximizing their combined throughput.

GPFS uses a sophisticated token management system to provide data consistency while allowing multiple, independent concurrent access to the same file from anywhere in the cluster. When hardware resource demands are high, GPFS can find an available path to the file system data.

System flexibility is provided with GPFS; you can add or delete disks while the file system is mounted.

GPFS for Linux provides clustered file system support for up to 256 nodes.

Included with GPFS is a portability layer to the Linux kernel that is encapsulated in a kernel module. This kernel module is provided as source. A simple recompilation specific to the customer's kernel must be done.

GPFS for Linux V1.3 has a revised price structure and algorithm, which fits more easily into your specific cluster configuration.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following feature supports use by people with disabilities: Operation by keyboard alone

Product Positioning

GPFS for Linux runs on specific models of rack-optimized xSeries hardware and the IBM eServer Cluster 1300 and 1350, and is positioned as a complementary offering to GPFS for AIX. It is targeted for customers who require a robust, scalable file system on a lower-cost, open, Intel®-based server platform.

For scientific and technical computing, GPFS is ideal for high-performance parallel file transfer and parallel I/O to single or multiple files. GPFS's key strengths are its superior scalability and performance, its ability to support extremely large files, and its failure recovery, making larger configurations practical.

GPFS is particularly appropriate in an environment where the aggregate peak need for data exceeds the capability of a single file system server.

Reference Information

Refer to Software Announcement 202-262 , dated October 8, 2002.

Trademarks

 
pSeries, xSeries, IBM eServer, and TotalStorage are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX and RS/6000 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
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.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program; however, the following publications are available from the Web for download at:

IBM General Parallel File System for Linux:

  • Concepts, Planning and Installation Guide (GA22-7844)
  • Administration and Programming Reference (SA22-7843)
  • Problem Determination Guide (GA22-7842)
  • RSCT Guide and Reference (SA22-7854)

The Publications Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at:

The IBM Publications Center Portal:

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, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

  • IBM eServer™ xSeries™ (models 330, 335, 342, 345) servers (minimum of two nodes for failover) or IBM eServer Cluster 1300 or 1350 (with supported storage)

    Note: xSeries 335 and 345 are not supported with Red Hat Linux 7.2

  • 256 MB of real memory (minimum)
  • Enough disks to contain the file system
  • In a Network Shared Disk (NSD) Configuration:
    • 100 Megabit Ethernet or 1 Gigabit Ethernet operating in full-duplex mode or Myrinet
    • Fibre Channel connectivity at two NSD disk servers (for each disk) needed for failover
    • IBM TotalStorage™ FAStT200 or FAStT500 or FAStT700 Storage
      • FAStT500 or FAStT700 RAID controller unit
      • EXP 500 disk enclosures
      • FAStT Host adapters
  • In a Direct Disk Attach Environment:
    • 100 Megabit Ethernet or 1 Gigabit Ethernet operating in full-duplex mode or Myrinet
    • IBM TotalStorage FAStT200 or FAStT500 or FAStT700 Storage connected to each node via a fibre channel switch
      • FAStT500 or FAStT700 RAID controller unit
      • EXP 500 disk enclosures
      • FAStT Host adapters

Software Requirements

  • Red Hat Linux 7.2 or 7.3, as distributed and supported by Red Hat, including:
    • GNU C library (glibc) 2.2.2-10 or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility
    • Korn Shell (pdksh) 5.2 or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility
    • GNU C Compiler (gcc) 2.96.81 or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility

    Note: xSeries 335 and 345 are not supported with Red Hat Linux 7.2

  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7, as distributed and supported by SuSE, including:
    • GNU C library (glibc) 2.2.2-62 or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility
    • Korn Shell (pdksh) 5.2 or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility
    • GNU C Compiler (gcc) 2.95.3-99 or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility
  • GPFS Portability Layer, source code licensed under the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) terms and included in the distribution package with GPFS for Linux, and which is compiled by the user to produce a set of kernel module binaries for GPFS.

The portability layer kernel module can be compiled for varying Linux kernels:

Red Hat 7.2         Red Hat 7.3         SuSE SLES 7
 
kernel 2.4.7-10     kernel 2.4.18-3     kernel 2.4.18-64GB-SMP1
kernel 2.4.9-12     kernel 2.4.18-4
kernel 2.4.9-13     kernel 2.4.18-5
kernel 2.4.9-21     kernel 2.4.18-101
kernel 2.4.9-31
kernel 2.4.9-341
1
Latest supported kernel level

For kernel levels supported after general availability, consult the "Frequently Asked Questions" available at this Web site:

Compatibility: IBM GPFS for Linux is not compatible with IBM GPFS for AIX® (cannot cross mount the same GPFS file systems).

GPFS file systems and nodesets must follow these coexistence guidelines:

  • A GPFS file system may only be accessed from a single nodeset
  • All nodes in a GPFS nodeset must be defined to be in the GPFS cluster
  • All nodes in a GPFS nodeset must be at the same GPFS release level

Limitations: Support is provided only with the hardware and software specified in the requirements section of this announcement.

For the latest GPFS scaling that is supported, consult the "Frequently Asked Questions" at this Web site:

SCSI twin-tailing is not supported in an NSD disk server environment. It is possible to attach a SCSI disk subsystem to a primary NSD server but not simultaneously to a backup NSD server.

Performance Considerations: In an NSD server environment, either Myrinet or 1 Gigabit Ethernet in full-duplex mode is suggested. Additionally, 100 Megabit Ethernet is supported. Fibre Channel connectivity at two NSD disk servers for each disk is needed for failover.

In a Direct Disk Attach environment, Myrinet, 100 Megabit or 1 Gigabit Ethernet, operating in full-duplex mode is supported and all nodes intended for GPFS use require local connection to all disks in a file system. Local disk connectivity can be accomplished via Fibre Channel connectivity at every node.

Planning Information

Packaging: IBM GPFS for Linux is distributed on one CD-ROM, which includes:

IBM GPFS for Linux

RPM images for SRC, RSCT, and GPFS

  • Product images
    • gpfs.base-1.3.0-0.i386.rpm
    • gpfs.msg.en_US-1.3.0-0.noarch.rpm
    • gpfs.docs-1.3.0-0.noarch.rpm
    • rsct.basic-*.i386.rpm
    • rsct.core-*.i386.rpm
    • rsct.core.utils-*.i386.rpm
    • src-*.i386.rpm
  • README file
  • IBM International Program License Agreement in multi-language booklet (Z125-3301)
  • License Information in multiple languages (LI10-0677)
  • Proof of Entitlement

GPFS Portability Layer

    gpfs.gpl-1.3.0-0.noarch.rpm

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the Linux 2.4 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.

Ordering Information

GPFS for Linux V1.3 has two charge units; one based on the number of client and server installs, and the other based on the amount of terabytes of storage mounted. Each charge unit is available in variable order quantities. Upgrades are available via the IBM Software Maintenance program.

New users of GPFS for Linux V1.3 should specify program number 5765-E78 and the feature and quantity equal to the total number of desired licenses to be installed plus the feature for the amount of storage per terabyte (TB), which will be mounted.

For example, if ordering GPFS for a cluster of 32 nodes (servers or clients) with 4 TB of mounted storage, order the feature number for GPFS Client/Server Installs with a quantity of 32 and the feature number for TB of storage with a quantity equal to 4.

Charge units for nodes are based on the number of physical installations of the product.

                                        OTC(2)    Medium
                                        Feature   Feature
Description                             Number    Number    Medium
 
Program Number:  5765-E78
 
GPFS for Linux V1.3                               5809      CD-ROM
 Per Client/Server Install              0012
 Per TB of Storage                      0014
 Block of 250 Installs(3)               0013
2
One-time charge.
3
The feature for a block of 250 installs is provided for convenience with large orders. A quantity of one for feature number 0013 will order 250 install licenses.

Note: Orders can begin to be placed for 5765-E78 on October 25, 2002.

Ordering Information for IBM Software Maintenance

                                             Program
Description                                  Number
 
GPFS for Linux:
  Software Maintenance -- 1-Year             5771-GFL
  Software Maintenance -- 3-Year             5773-GFL

Existing Customers of GPFS

Customers with the current level of GPFS for Linux (V1.2) with IBM Software Maintenance and who have current maintenance coverage are entitled to receive GPFS V1.3 at no charge. Select media feature 5809 in one of the above program numbers for the new level.

Note: Your customer order record will not be converted to the new price structure until a renewal order is placed. Orders for renewals will not be available until January 27, 2003. At that time, customers interested in extending coverage for their software licenses will need to order the appropriate feature number and quantity for a renewal license prior to their one year anniversary date.

Customers who have GPFS for Linux V1.1 and are interested in ordering GPFS for Linux V1.3 will need to order as a new licensee/user. Upgrades via software maintenance are not available.

Eligible customers should add the applicable media feature number from the table below to their existing record.

New Licensees of GPFS

The software license for new customers of GPFS for Linux V1.3 (5765-E78) will include Software Maintenance for one year. Customers should then include a 1-year (5771-GFL) or a 3-year (5773-GFL) maintenance order to be entitled to future version or release updates of the licensed program. This offering also includes one year of voice support at no additional cost. Customers entering a 1-year or 3-year Software Maintenance offering for GPFS, should specify type/model 5771-GFL or 5773-GFL and add the applicable billing features from the table below with a quantity equal to the total number of licenses in the contract.

Note the following for new licenses:

  • The appropriate 1-year registration feature (no charge feature) will automatically transfer to the customer order record
  • The appropriate 3-year feature (priced for second and third year only) will automatically transfer to the customer order record
  • Customers should select the "Renewal" billing feature for 1- or 3-year contract renewal
  • Customers should select the "After License" billing feature to re-enter the program after a contract has lapsed

                              Supply
Program Name                  Feature             Medium
 
GPFS for Linux V1.3           5809                CD-ROM

Maintenance 1-Year 5771-GFL

                                   OTC       OTC       OTC
                                   Install   Block     Terabyte
Description                        Feature   of 250    Feature
 
Use Authorizations: (to be ordered by quantity)
 
 SW Maintenance NoCharge           0250      0251      0248
  Registration
 SW Maintenance 1-Year             0256      0257      0252
  Renewal
 SW Maintenance 1-Year             0258      0259      0254
  After License

Maintenance 3-Year 5773-GFL

                                   OTC       OTC       OTC
                                   Install   Block     Terabyte
Description                        Feature   of 250    Feature
 
Use Authorizations: (to be ordered by quantity)
 
 SW Maintenance 3-Year             0250      0251      0248
  Registration
 SW Maintenance 3-Year             0256      0257      0252
  Renewal
 SW Maintenance 3-Year             0258      0259      0254
  After License

Linux Cluster Installation Services and Support Line for Linux Clusters

Linux Cluster Installation Services and Support Line for Linux Clusters provides enhanced services and ongoing end-to-end maintenance support for GPFS with IBM's Linux cluster solutions. This offering is available from IBM Global Services (IGS).

Withdrawal of Feature Numbers

The following features are withdrawn as of October 25, 2002.

                            Program
Description                 Number         Feature Number
 
GPFS for Linux V1.2         5765-E78       0007, 0008, 0009,
                                           0010, 0011
 
GPFS for Linux 1-Year       5771-GFL       0098, 0099, 0100,
 Software Maintenance                      0101, 0102, 0103,
                                           0104, 0105, 0106,
                                           0107, 0108, 0109,
                                           0110, 0111, 0112
 
GPFS for Linux 3-Year       5773-GFL       0097, 0098, 0099,
 Software Maintenance                      0100, 0101, 0102,
                                           0103, 0104, 0105,
                                           0106, 0107, 0108,
                                           0109, 0110, 0111

Customization Options for 5765-E78: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial number only (suppresses                      3444
 shipment of media)
 
Ship media only                                     3470
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship media updates only                             3480
 
Suppress updates (suppresses                        3482
 update shipment of media)
 
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

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

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

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries™ and pSeries™ Programs (Z125-6495)

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services

  • GPFS V1.3 available until December 31, 2003
  • GPFS V1.2 available until March 31, 2003

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): Yes, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

IBM Software Maintenance is a one-year or three-year contract offering that enables customers with selected software products (at a predetermined cost) to maintain software product version and release currency. Voice support (during normal business hours) is included at no additional charge for the first year. One year of Software Maintenance is included in the price of the original license. For products participating in IBM Software Maintenance, customers can receive all software product version and release upgrades and voice support, announced during the contract period. If customers allow either the one-year or three-year software maintenance offering to expire without renewal, there will be a "Maintenance-after-license" option in the Software Maintenance offering to enable reinstatement, on a product-by-product basis.

The following is general information regarding the Software Maintenance offering being announced:

Structure

  • Each eligible licensed software program will include one year of Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) in the price of the license.
  • A one- or three-year prepay option (each represented by a separate type/model) is available and is associated with each eligible licensed program.
  • The Software Maintenance type/models will have the same pricing structure as the license type/models they are associated with.
  • The Software Maintenance order generated for this product will be a new order and will have a new starting/ending period, separate from the one for the license already in effect.
  • Each one- and three-year Software Maintenance PID will have three sets of feature numbers for each priced entity:
    • A no-charge registration feature for the one-year contracts and a two-year priced feature (since the first year is included in the price of that license) for the three-year contracts.
    • A renewal feature of one or three years.
    • A Software Maintenance after license charge for customers who want to renew but whose coverage has lapsed.

Definition of Software Upgrade: An upgrade is either a new version (3.x.x to 4.x.x) or a new release (x.3.x to x.4.x) of an IBM program announced as eligible for which a customer enrolled under the IBM Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance entitles customers to future upgrades from only the latest announced version or release of an available eligible product.

Upgrades do not include programs sold separately from the enrolled program, but enhance the performance of that program, or are considered add-ons or utilities. Programs that perform the same functions as the enrolled program but are installed on a non-AIX platform are not considered upgrades.

Note: Software preventive-maintenance releases x.x.1 to x.x.2 (modification level changes, updates, or refreshes) are released under the one- or three-year maintenance program numbers but only when a supply feature has been announced. Supply features are announced only under the one- or three-year options when there is an announced version/release change against the original program product. No-charge preventive maintenance releases should be obtained by software maintenance customers in the same manner as non-software maintenance customers.

Example: Product A is offered under IBM Software Maintenance, and three months later PTFs are incorporated into the program package. This is considered an update that would not be obtained under the one- or three-year maintenance program numbers under the IBM Software Maintenance offering. Using the same example above, three months after the PTFs were incorporated into the program package, IBM announces a new version of product A. At that time, a supply feature is announced for product A under the one- or three-year maintenance program numbers. Customers who have purchased the product or whose license includes one year free maintenance can order the upgrade for either the one- or three-year maintenance offering for product A.

IBM may announce a product that can be substituted for an enrolled product. This product is neither a new version, a new release, nor a preventive maintenance release of that enrolled product. In most cases, this product has a different architecture, more function, and a higher license charge than the enrolled product. IBM may provide those customers enrolled in the IBM Software Maintenance offering access to this product at a discounted rate. The terms of this transaction will be included in the new product announcement.

Note: IBM will continue to make stand-alone software licenses and upgrades available for these products upon customer request. Contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Reseller for details.

Contract Duration: The IBM Software Maintenance contracts are on a product-by-product basis and are offered for one or three years. One year of Software Maintenance is included with the purchase of a new license for the product. The three-year prepay option covers two additional years of coverage since the first year is included in the product license. The three-year prepay option can be purchased at the same time a license for an eligible product is purchased. Refunds do not apply if cancellation occurs during the one- or three-year contract period. Customers are not required to renew under either the one-year or three-year offering when the contract expires, but will need to use the "Maintenance-after-license" option if they let the contract expire and want to acquire a new version or release of an eligible product. If the one-year or three-year contracts aren't renewed, they will be removed from IBM administrative systems. Contract transfer within an enterprise is allowed.

Payment Options: Customers enroll in the plan at a reduced "Initial" price at the same time a new license for an eligible program product is purchased. Customers can also enroll in the plan after a new license for an eligible program product is purchased, but must purchase the "Maintenance-after-license" option.

Software Maintenance Prices: The IBM Software Maintenance program prices are based on the published price of the software program at the time of the contract preparation.

Minimum Contract Value: None

Notification of Upgrade Availability and Ordering: Customers can register for e-mail notifications when Software Maintenance products are upgraded. This service and the Software Maintenance component of the Web server may be found at:

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Other Support: pSeries Software Maintenance

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.

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.

                                               OTC
                                Program        Feature
Description                     Number         Number       OTC
 
GPFS for Linux V1.3             5765-E78
  Per Client/Server Install                    0012         $   175
  Per TB of Storage                            0014          10,000
  Block of 250 Installs                        0013          43,750

OTC One-Year Software Maintenance (5771-GFL)

                                                  Maint.
                   Registra-                      After-
                   tion         Renewal           License
                   Billing      Billing           Billing
                   Feature      Feature           Feature
Program Name       Number  OTC  Number   OTC      Number   OTC
 
GPFS for Linux (5765-E78)
 
Per Client/Server  0250    N/C  0256     $    44  0258     $   131
 Install
Per TB of Storage  0248    N/C  0252       2,500  0254       7,500
Block of 250
 Installs          0251    N/C  0257      11,000  0259      32,812

OTC Three-Year Software Maintenance (5773-GFL)

                                                     Maint.
                   Registra-                         After-
                   tion             Renewal          License
                   Billing          Billing          Billing
                   Feature          Feature          Feature
Program Name       Number  OTC      Number  OTC      Number  OTC
 
GPFS for Linux (5765-E78)
 
Per Client/Server  0250    $    88  0256    $   131  0258    $   395
 Install
Per TB of Storage  0248      5,000  0252      7,500  0254     22,500
 Block of 250
  Installs         0251     22,000  0257     32,750  0259     98,750

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IBM eServer, xSeries, TotalStorage, iSeries, and pSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.