IBM XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 delivers enhanced parallel programming capability for IBM Power Systems

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-214
July 8, 2008

 

 ENUS208214.PDF (44KB)

 

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

With XL Fortran's extensive optimization technology, you have a powerful development environment to build Fortran applications. XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 includes:

  • Support for selected features of OpenMP API V3.0
  • Support for AIX 6.1 and AIX V5.3
  • Enhanced support for Fortran 2003
  • Additional features and enhancements for increased performance tuning and optimization of XL Fortran applications
  • New and changed compiler options and directives

For ordering, contact:

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

XL Fortran for AIX®, V12.1 is a standards-based compiler and now supports selected features of OpenMP Application Program Interface (OpenMP API) Version 3.0, in addition to full support of OpenMP API V2.5, and full compliance with FORTRAN 77, Fortran 90, and Fortran 95 standards. This compiler continues to add further support for the Fortran 2003 standard. XL Fortran also supports both IBM and industry extensions.

XL Fortran for AIX is a highly optimizing, native Fortran compiler designed to exploit the IBM Power Systems servers, including the IBM BladeCenter® JS22 with POWER6™ processor technology. The XL Fortran compiler also supports the POWER4™ and POWER5™ architectures on IBM i with the Portable Application Solutions Environment (IBM i PASE).

What's new in XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1:

  • Delivers selected features of OpenMP API V3.0 for enhanced parallel programming capability
  • Supports latest AIX operating system, AIX 6.1
  • Enhanced support for Fortran 2003 including updates to the OPEN and INQUIRE statements with the ENCODING= specifier to indicate the encoding form of the files
  • Many new features and enhancements for performance tuning and optimization including enrichment of the -qstrict option to allow additional control of optimizations controlled by the STRICT option
  • New and changed compiler options and directives

 
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Key prerequisites
  • IBM Power Systems servers supported by AIX 6.1 and AIX V5.3
  • Disk space: 250 MB

 
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Planned availability dates
  • July 11, 2008: Electronic software delivery
  • July 25, 2008: Physical software delivery

 
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Description

XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 is the follow-on release to XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX, V11.1. XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 continues to deliver additional functionality and enhancements including support for selected features of OpenMP Application Program Interface (OpenMP API) Version 3.0 for increased parallel programming capability. This release of the XL Fortran compiler also supports the latest AIX operating system, includes additional XL Fortran language-related updates, and performance tuning and optimization enhancements.

Support for OpenMP API V3.0

XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 delivers selected features of the OpenMP API V3.0 specification. The XL Fortran implementation is based on IBM's interpretation of the OpenMP Application Program Interface Draft Version 3.0 Public Comment. The OpenMP API supports multi-platform shared-memory parallel programming in C/C++ and Fortran on all architectures, including UNIX® platforms and Windows® platforms. OpenMP is a portable, scalable model that gives shared-memory parallel programmers a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from the desktop to the supercomputer.

The XL Fortran compiler support for OpenMP API V3.0 includes:

  • Addition of task level parallelization — The new OpenMP constructs TASK and TASKWAIT give users the ability to parallelize irregular algorithms, such as pointer chasing or recursive algorithms. XL Fortran supports selected features of the OpenMP TASK feature.
  • Nesting support — A COLLAPSE clause is added to the DO , and PARALLEL DO directives to allow parallelization of perfect loop nests. Multiple loops in a nest can now be parallelized.

Support for the latest AIX operating system

The XL Fortran compiler supports the latest AIX operating system, AIX 6.1. AIX is an open, standards-based UNIX operating system that provides the enterprise information technology infrastructure for applications developed with the XL Fortran for AIX compiler product. AIX 6.1 is designed to fully exploit the latest IBM POWER6 processor. XL Fortran is designed to exploit, optimize, and tune for this processor, and includes ARCH and TUNE suboptions to support the POWER6 processor.

XL Fortran language-related updates

Since the V8.1 release, XL Fortran has delivered many Fortran 2003 standard features. This release of XL Fortran includes updates to:

  • The OPEN and INQUIRE statements with the ENCODING= specifier to indicate the encoding form of the file.
  • The IEEE modules with a new constant, IEEE_OTHER_VALUE and three new functions:
    • IEEE_SET_UNDERFLOW_MODE ,
    • IEEE_GET_UNDERFLOW_MODE , and
    • IEEE_SUPPORT_UNDERFLOW_MODE.

These additional enhancements will help with the development of highly portable and standards-compliant XL Fortran applications.

Performance and optimization

Many sets of suboptions have been added to the STRICT compiler option to allow for more fine-grained control over optimizations and transformations controlled by the STRICT option:

  • precision — For controlling optimizations and transformations that may affect the precision of program results.
  • exceptions — For controlling optimizations and transformations that may affect the runtime exceptions generated by the program.

XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 also includes the following new or changed performance-related options and directives:

  • EXECUTION_FREQUENCY — The EXECUTION_FREQUENCY directive marks source code that is expected to be executed very frequently or very infrequently. When optimization is enabled, the directive is used as a hint to the optimizer.
  • -qreport — The -qreport compiler option produces listing files that show how sections of code have been optimized. The listing now contains information about how many streams are created for each loop and which loops cannot be SIMD vectorized due to non-stride-one references. This information can be used to improve the performance of applications.
  • -qsmp=omp — The -qsmp compiler option enables parallelization of program code. When -qsmp=omp is in effect, some of the additional functionality of OpenMP API V3.0 is available.

These new features and enhancements can assist with performance tuning and optimization of XL Fortran applications.

Additional new or changed compiler options

The following additional new or changed compiler options are available with this release of the compiler:

  • -qfpp — The -qfpp compiler option allows Fortran-specific preprocessing features in the C preprocessor which ships with XL Fortran. Since it is a C preprocessor option it is invoked with the -WF option as -WF, -qfpp.
  • -qppsuborigarg — The -qppsuborigarg compiler option instructs the C preprocessor to substitute original macro arguments before further macro expansion. Since it is a C preprocessor option it is invoked with the -WF option as -WF, -qppsuborigarg.
  • -qtimestamps — The -qtimestamps compiler option controls whether or not implicit compiler-generated timestamps are inserted into object files.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 is capable as of July 11, 2008, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following Web site


 
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Product positioning

XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 is part of the IBM family of IBM compilers that support a number of platforms. It joins IBM XL C for AIX and XL C/C++ for AIX on IBM Power Systems, XL C/C++ Advanced Edition for Linux™ and XL Fortran Advanced Edition for Linux on IBM Power Systems, XL C/C++ for z/OS®, ILE C/C++ for OS/400® on IBM i, and C/C++ for z/VM®. The code base for all of these compilers (C, C++, and Fortran) is the same. This facilitates source-level portability of your applications from these platforms to AIX.

XL Fortran now supports selected features of OpenMP API V3.0 and a majority of the Fortran 2003 standard. The following programming language specifications for Fortran are supported:

  • ISO/IEC 1539-1:1991(e) and ANSI X3.198-1992 (referred to as Fortran 90 or F90)
  • ISO/IEC 1539-1:1997 (referred to as Fortran 95 or F95)
  • Extensions to the Fortran 95 standard
    • Industry extensions that are found in Fortran products from various compiler vendors
    • Extensions specified in SAA® Fortran
  • The majority of the Fortran 2003 standard, except for derived type parameters, but including object-oriented programming
  • Common Fortran language extensions as defined by other compiler vendors, in addition to those defined by IBM
In addition to the standardized language levels, XL Fortran supports language extensions, including:
  • OpenMP API V2.5 and selected OpenMP API V3.0 extensions to support portable parallelized programming
  • Language extensions to support vector programming

With representation from the IBM compiler development team on the Fortran language standards committee and on the OpenMP industry specifications committee, IBM is in a position to understand the latest updates, clarifications, and recommendations to the Fortran and OpenMP standards. Support of programming language standards allows for portability of your source code among a variety of compiler implementations.

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 208-214

Trademarks

 
POWER6, POWER4, and POWER5 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, BladeCenter, OS/400, z/OS, z/VM, and SAA are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

Displayable softcopy publications: The publications for IBM XL Fortran for AIX®, V12.1 are offered in displayable softcopy form.

All unlicensed manuals are included.

The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material/CD-ROM.

All unlicensed manuals are also available from the XL Fortran library site at


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

  • For XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1
    • System: IBM Power Systems servers supported by AIX V5.3 or AIX 6.1
    • Disk space: 250 MB
  • For XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 using IBM i Portable Application Solutions Environment (IBM i PASE): IBM i or AS/400® RISC model server

Software requirements

  • For XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1
    • AIX V5.3 TL 5300-06 (or higher) or AIX 6.1
    • Viewers to access and display the documentation such as:
      • Frames-capable browser to access HTML documentation
      • Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer to view PDF files
  • For XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 using IBM i PASE — IBM i 6.1 PASE

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a read-me file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Web information

For information regarding IBM XL Fortran, visit

For information regarding IBM Application Development, visit

Packaging

The XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 package contains:

  • One CD-ROM containing the XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 product
  • Passport Advantage customer letter
  • Passport Advantage media pack pointer sheet

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software Services

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

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


 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product Group: IBM XL Fortran
 
Product Identifier Description: IBM XL Fortran
 
PID: 5724-U82
 
Product Category: XL Fortran

Charge metric

                              Part number or
Program name                  PID number     Charge metric
 
XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1     5724-U82       Authorized User
                                              Floating User
 
XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1     BA0SPML        Authorized User
                                              Floating User

This program is licensed and charged based upon either the Authorized User or Floating User charge metric.

Authorized User

The term "Authorized User" is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your Enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the Proof of Entitlement (PoE). You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Floating User

The term "Floating User" is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. A Floating User is a shared user access to the program within or outside of your enterprise. The Program may be installed on one or more computer or servers. The total number of Floating Users simultaneously accessing the Program at any moment in time may not exceed the highest number of Floating Users authorized by the PoE. You must have an entitlement for each Floating User simultaneously accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Passport Advantage

                                                       Part
Program name/description                               number
 
XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1                              BA0SPML
 
 Media Package Multilingual
XL Fortran for AIX                                     D5APSLL
 Authorized User Lic + SW S & S 12 Mo
XL Fortran for AIX                                     E1APULL
 Authorized User Annual SW S & S Rnwl
XL Fortran for AIX                                     D5APVLL
 Authorized User SW S & S Reinstate 12 Mo
XL Fortran for AIX                                     D043TLL
 Floating User Lic + SW S & S 12 Mo
XL Fortran for AIX                                     E04U9LL
 Floating User Annual SW S & S Rnwl
XL Fortran for AIX                                     D043ULL
 Floating User SW S & S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage customer: Media Pack entitlement details

Customers with active Maintenance or Subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Entitled Maintenance Offerings
Description
 
XL Fortran for AIX
 
Media Pack
description                                            Part number
 
XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 Media Pk Multilingual        BA0SPML

Basic License: To order the programs described in this announcement for 5724-U82, specify the type-model number and the applicable features from the tables below. The medium feature (CD-ROM) need only be specified as required. To request the media package (CD-ROM), specify media supply feature 5809 and 3410. When placing an ESD order in econfig, specify a billing feature, the media feature 5809 and 3410, and the following ESD only features: 3450, 3470, and 3471.

                                          One-
                                          time
                                          charge            Medium
                              Program     feature           feature
Description                   number      number   Medium   number
 
XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1     5724-U82
OTC with 1 Year SW S & S
  -- per Authorized User                  0194
  -- per Floating User                    0195
 
Media Package                                      CD-ROM   5809
 
                                                   CD-ROM   3410
 
Expedite Fee charge to Branch                               3445

Maintenance Offering customer: Media supply entitlement details

Customers with active Software Maintenance for XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX are entitled to receive the media supply corresponding to XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1 or a previous level of the program as long as the level of the program continues to be active.

Eligible customers should add the applicable CD-ROM media supply feature number from the following table to their existing maintenance record. To request the media package (CD-ROM), specify the media supply feature 5809 and 3410. When placing an ESD order in econfig, specify a billing feature, the media feature 5809 and 3410, and the following ESD only features: 3450, 3470, 3471. Note that these ESD features are also applicable to the compiler products — XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX, V11.1, PID 5724-S72 and XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX, V10.1, PID 5724-M13.

Entitled maintenance offerings description

XL Fortran for AIX

                                                        Medium
                                                        feature
Description                                             number
 
XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1        CD-ROM media supply     5809
 
 for PID 5724-U82                CD-ROM media supply     3410
                       Expedite fee charge to Branch     3445
 
XL Fortran Ent Edition AIX V11.1 CD-ROM Media Supply     5809
 
 for PID 5724-S72                CD-ROM media supply     3410
                       Expedite fee charge to Branch     3445
 
XL Fortran Ent Edition AIX V10.1 CD-ROM Media Supply     5809
 
 for PID 5724-M13                CD-ROM media supply     3410
                       Expedite fee charge to Branch     3445

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

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.

SW license including 1 year SW S & S
 
Feature                                                    Feature
description                                                number
 
5724-U82 -- XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1
     Per Authorized User with 1 Year SW S & S              0194
     Per Floating User with 1 Year SW S & S                0195
 
5724-U82 -- XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1                      5809
     Multilingual, CD-ROM                                  3410
 
5648-F44 -- IBM XL Fortran for AIX
     Per Authorized User SW S & S No Charge Registration   0001
     Per Authorized User SW S & S 1 Year Renewal           0002
     Per Floating User SW S & S No Charge Registration     0003
     Per Floating User SW S & S 1 Year Renewal             0004
 
5648-F41 -- IBM XL Fortran for AIX
     Per Authorized User SW S & S 1 Year After License     0001
     Per Floating User SW S & S 1 Year After License       0002
 
5648-F43 -- IBM XL Fortran for AIX
     Per Authorized User SW S & S 3 Year Registration      0001
     Per Floating User SW S & S 3 Year Registration        0002
 
5648-F42 -- IBM XL Fortran for AIX
     Per Authorized User SW S & S 3 Year Renewal           0001
     Per Floating User SW S & S 3 Year Renewal             0002
 
5648-F40 -- IBM XL Fortran for AIX
     Per Authorized User SW S & S 3 Year After License     0001
     Per Floating User SW S & S 3 Year After License       0002

Effective August 8, 2008 the following software maintenance programs will be withdrawn from marketing:

Program
number        Program/Feature name
 
5648-F23      XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX
                Per Authorized User SW Maintenance
                -- No Charge Registration
                -- 1 Year Renewal
 
5648-F21      XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX
                Per Authorized User SW Maintenance
                -- 1 Year After License
 
5648-F24      XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX
                Per Authorized User SW Maintenance
                -- 3 Year Registration
 
5648-F25      XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX
                Per Authorized User SW Maintenance
                -- 3 Year Renewal
 
5648-F22      XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX
                Per Authorized User SW Maintenance
                -- 3 Year After License

Note that the above software maintenance programs will not be available in eConfig after announcement date, customers will be offered the replacement programs instead.

Replacement program information: Note that the replacement program information is also applicable to the compiler products — XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX, V11.1, PID 5724-S72 and XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX, V10.1, PID 5724-M13, for Software Subscription and Technical Support.

                         Withdrawal
                         from
Program  Program         marketing  Program   Program        Availability
number   description     date       number    description    date
 
5648-F23 XL Fortran AIX  08/08/08   5648-F44  XL Fortran     07/08/08
         SWMA No Charge                       AIX SW S & S
         Reg SWMA                             No Charge Reg
         1 Year Renewal                       SW S & S
                                              1 Year Renewal
 
5648-F21 XL Fortran      08/08/08   5648-F41  XL Fortran     07/08/08
         AIX, SWMA                            AIX SW S & S
         1 Yr Aft Lic                         1 Yr Aft Lic
 
5648-F24 XL Fortran AIX  08/08/08   5648-F43  XL Fortran     07/08/08
         AIX SWMA                             AIX SW S & S
         3 Yr Reg                             3 Yr Reg
 
5648-F25 XL Fortran AIX  08/08/08   5648-F42  XL Fortran     07/08/08
         AIX, SWMA                            AIX SW S & S
         3 Yr Renewal                         3 Yr Renewal
 
5648-F22 XL Fortran      08/08/08   5648-F40  XL Fortran     07/08/08
         AIX SWMA                             AIX SW S & S
         3 Yr Aft Lic                         3 Yr Aft Lic

 
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Terms and conditions

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

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

License Information form number: L-MCHN-7EKR9R

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

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Other terms

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

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

Usage restriction: Yes

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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

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

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage, for a total of three years from date of acquisition, may be elected. For additional information, refer to Changes to Distributed Software Products Model for Products Outside Passport Advantage Software Announcement 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001.

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

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

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

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Information on charges is available at

Select "United States" and then click on "IBMLink 2000".

                                          OTC(1)
                              Program     feature
Description                   number      number
 
XL Fortran for AIX, V12.1
with 1 Year SW S & S
- per Authorized User         5724-U82     0194
- per Floating User           5724-U82     0195
 
XL Fortran for AIX,
SW S & S No Charge
Registration
- per Authorized User         5648-F44     0001
- per Floating User           5648-F44     0003
SW S & S 1 Year Renewal
- per Authorized User         5648-F44     0002
- per Floating User           5648-F44     0004
 
XL Fortran for AIX,
SW S & S 1 Year After License
- per Authorized User         5648-F41     0001
- per Floating User           5648-F41     0002
 
XL Fortran for AIX,
SW S & S 3 Year Registration
- per Authorized User         5648-F43     0001
- per Floating User           5648-F43     0002
 
XL Fortran for AIX,
SW S & S 3 Year Renewal
- per Authorized User         5648-F42     0001
- per Floating User           5648-F42     0002
 
XL Fortran for AIX,
SW S & S 3 Year After License
- per Authorized User         5648-F40     0001
- per Floating User           5648-F40     0002
 
(1) One-time charge

 
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