IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-268
October 14, 2003
IBM Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for AIX 5L, V3.1 (Parallel ESSL) offers scientific subroutines for optimum performance for AIX 5L
At a glance
Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 is tuned for optimum performance on POWER4 and POWER4+ processors and the IBM pSeries High Performance Switch (HPS).
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IBM Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for AIX® 5L, V3.1 (Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L) is a scalable mathematical subroutine library that supports parallel processing applications on clusters of IBM pSeries® servers. Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L supports the Single Program Multiple Data (SPMD) programming model.
Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L provides over 100 subroutines in six major areas of mathematical computations:
For communication, Parallel ESSL includes Basic Linear Algebra Communications Subprograms (BLACS), which use the Message Passing Interface (MPI). For computations, Parallel ESSL uses ESSL for AIX 5L subroutines.
The Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L SMP libraries support both 32-bit environment and 64-bit environment applications. The subroutines can be called from application programs written in FORTRAN, C, and C++.
Parallel ESSL runs under the AIX 5L V5.2 operating system.
Planned availability dates
All Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L libraries provide high levels of performance for numerically intensive computing jobs on the respective processors. All versions provide mathematically equivalent results.
Parallel ESSL provides manpages of the subroutine descriptions.
Parallel ESSL documentation is not shipped with the product. It can be viewed or downloaded from the following Web sites:
The Parallel ESSL software license agreement is shipped, viewed, and accepted electronically. (See the Parallel ESSL for AIX Installation Guide for details.)
The following is a brief description of the new subroutines in V3.1.
New Dense Linear algebraic equation subroutines:
New Eigensystems Analysis subroutines:
New Utility subroutines:
Accessibility by people with disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for AIX 5L, V3.1 is capable as of October 31, 2003, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L should be used where optimum performance is desired through simple subroutine calls from floating-point engineering and scientific MPI applications running on clusters of IBM pSeries servers.
Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:
Documentation supporting the Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for AIX® 5L, V3.1 licensed program is not available from IBM in hardcopy format.
Available documentation can be viewed, searched, and printed as follows:
The ESSL licensed product consists of the following publications:
Publication Title number Engineering and Scientific GA22-7903 Subroutine Library Products General Information Parallel Engineering and SA22-7906 Scientific Subroutine Library for AIX, Version 3 Release 1 and Linux on pSeries, Version 3 Release 1 Guide and Reference Parallel Engineering and GA22-7953 Scientific Subroutine Library for AIX 5L, Version 3 Release 1 Installation Guide
Parallel ESSL V3.1 is supported in the following environments:
Multiple simultaneous calls to Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L from different threads of a single process cause unpredictable results.
The 32-bit kernel support is restricted as described in the Parallel Environment 3.1 announcement.
To obtain customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.
Security, auditability, and control
Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L uses the security and auditability features of the AIX 5L 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.
Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 (5765-F84) is a product with one charge unit: active processors. The number of processors is the sum of the active number of processors in each of the machines on which Parallel ESSL will be installed or run. A license is required for each machine on which Parallel ESSL will be installed and run, for a quantity as computed above.
Software Maintenance for Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 (5771-PES or 5773-PES) should be ordered in a quantity equal to the sum of the active processors on each of the pSeries systems on which Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L will be installed and run.
Users of Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 should specify type 5765, model F84, media feature number 5809, and the quantity equal to the number of operating system images (OSIs) on the pSeries systems. For example, if ordering Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 for a server that has 12 OSIs, order media feature number 5809 and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number with a quantity of 12.
OTC Medium Type/model feature feature Description number number number Medium Parallel ESSL for 5765-F84 5809 CD-ROM AIX, V3.1 Per processor 0001 Per block of 0002 250 processors
Note: The feature number for a block of 250 processors is provided for convenience with large orders. A quantity of one for feature number 0002 will order 250 processor licenses.
Ordering information for software maintenance
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition. 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.
Software Maintenance replaces Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) for new and expired contracts. Refer to Software Announcement 202-003 , dated January 8, 2002.
Customers who want to add software maintenance
To register for future upgrades of this product from Software Maintenance for the program described in this announcement, specify 5771-PES for one-year or 5773-PES for three-year registration, and the applicable Parallel ESSL after-license billing feature with quantity equal to:
After-license support is available for Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1.
Software maintenance 5771-PES one-year offering
Maint- enance after- Registration Renewal license (no charge) billing billing feature feature feature LPP program name number number number Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 (5765-F84) (media feature number 5819) Per processor 0416 0418 0420 Per block of 0417 0419 0421 250 processors
Software maintenance 5773-PES three-year offering
Maint- enance after- Renewal license Registration billing billing feature feature feature LPP program name number number number Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 (5765-F84) (media feature number 5819) Per processor 0392 0394 0396 Per block of 0393 0395 0397 250 processors
Note: The registration features for 5773-PES are priced for the second and third years only of the three-year contract. The first-year charge is included in the price of the license.
Customization options for F84
Feature Description number Expedite shipments Local IBM office expedite 3445 (for IBM use only)
Terms and conditions
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:
Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which customers can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.
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.
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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:
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For additional information, refer to "Changes to Selected Distributed Software Products acquired through IBM or IBM Business Partners who remarket iSeries and pSeries," Software Announcement 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001.
Note: The following term differs from Software Announcement 201-201 . Stand-alone upgrades to this product/release and its future versions and releases will be considered only on a special request basis from IBM.
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.
Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1
OTC Program feature Description number number OTC Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 5765-F84 Per processor 0001 $ 120 Per block of 250 processors 0002 30,000
Software maintenance 1-year offering
OTC 1-year software maintenance program 5771-PES
Maint- Regis- enance tration after- (no Renewal license charge) billing billing feature feature feature LPP program name number OTC number OTC number OTC Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 (5765-F84) Per processor 0416 N/C 0418 $ 25 0420 $ 40 Per block of 0417 N/C 0419 6,250 0421 10,000 250 processors
Software maintenance 3-year offering
OTC 3-year software maintenance program 5773-PES
Maint- enance after- Regis- Renewal license tration billing billing feature feature feature LPP program name number OTC number OTC number OTC Parallel ESSL for AIX 5L, V3.1 (5765-F84) Per processor 0392 $ 50 0394 $ 75 0396 $ 90 Per block of 0393 12,500 0395 18,750 0397 22,500 250 processors
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.