IBM XL Fortran for Linux , V13.1 delivers support for the POWER7 processor architecture

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-251
August 17, 2010

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XL Fortran for Linux® is a standards-based, high-performance Fortran compiler with advanced optimization and performance-tuning features. XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1 delivers the following new features and enhancements:

  • Support for the latest POWER7™ processor architecture, to deliver improved application performance and capability through exploitation of the architectural enhancements made available through the advancement of the Power® technology
  • New diagnostic reports that can help identify opportunities to improve the performance of your applications
  • Compliance to ISO programming language standards including the Fortran 2003 standard
  • Support for the OpenMP 3.0 industry standard

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XL Fortran for Linux is designed to:

  • Optimize and tune your applications for execution on IBM Power platforms
  • Help you unleash the full power of your IT investment
  • Create and maintain critical business and scientific applications
  • Maximize application performance
  • Improve developer productivity

The performance gain from years of compiler optimization experience is realized in the continuous release-to-release compiler improvements that support the POWER4™ processor through to the POWER5™ and POWER6™ processors.

With this release, XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1 introduces enhancements for exploitation of the latest POWER7 architecture:

  • Support for the vector unit and vector scalar extension (VSX) instruction set in the POWER7 processors
  • Specific POWER7 processor tuning for the vector functions within the Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem (MASS) libraries
  • New intrinsic functions to support POWER7 processor instructions
  • New arch and tune compiler options to specify code generation for the POWER7 processor architecture

With the support of the latest POWER7 processor chip, IBM advances a more than 20-year investment in the XL compilers for Power Series® and PowerPC® series architecture.

IBM has a long history of delivering innovative, high-quality compiler products to the marketplace. Over the course of multiple releases, the XL family of compilers offers new functions, enhancements, and standards conformance to provide you with the tools needed to develop and maintain smarter applications to meet critical business needs.

Additional enhancements to XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1 include:

  • Full support for the Fortran 2003 programming language standards and for the OpenMP 3.0 industry standard, to deliver more functionality and to allow for maximum portability of your source code
  • Additional features to increase performance tuning and optimization of your Fortran applications
  • New and enhanced compiler options, directives, and intrinsic functions to give you even more flexibility


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Systems -- IBM Power System servers supported by

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 (RHEL 5.5)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 (SLES 11 SP1)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 (SLES 10 SP2)

Required hard disk space -- 200 MB



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August 20, 2010



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XL Fortran for Linux continues to deliver additional functionality and enhancements including support for the latest POWER7 processor architecture to help improve application performance and capability.

Exploitation of the new POWER7 processor architecture

A key strength of XL Fortran for Linux is performance and its ability to optimize and tune generated code for execution on Power platforms. The performance gain from years of IBM compiler optimization experience can be seen in the release-to-release compiler improvements from the development of the POWER4 processors, through to the POWER4+™, POWER5, POWER5+™, and POWER6 processors. XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1 introduces support for the latest POWER7 processor architecture.

XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1 supports the VSX instruction set in the POWER7 processors. New data types and intrinsic procedures are introduced to support the VSX instruction, allowing you to efficiently manipulate vector operations in your applications. The advanced compiler optimizer can also automatically take advantage of these vector facilities to help parallelize your application.

The highly-tuned Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem (MASS) libraries are enhanced to support the POWER7 processors:

  • The vector procedures within the vector MASS library have been tuned for the POWER7 architecture. The procedures can be used in either 32- or 64-bit mode.
  • New procedures such as exp2, exp2m1, log21p, and log2 are added in both single- and double-precision functional groups. In addition, procedures supporting earlier POWER processors are included to support POWER7 processors.
  • The MASS SIMD libraries, which contain an accelerated set of frequently used math intrinsic procedures, are enhanced to support POWER7 processors.

New hardware directives and intrinsic functions that unlock POWER7 processor features, let you take direct control at the application level:

  • POWER7 prefetch extensions and cache control instructions
  • POWER7 hardware instructions

New arch and tune compiler options are added to specify code generation for the POWER7 processor architecture. -qarch=pwr7 instructs the compiler to produce code that can fully exploit the POWER7 hardware hardware architecture. -qtune=pwr7 enables optimizations tuned for the POWER7 hardware platforms.

With the support of the latest POWER7 processor chip, IBM advances a more than 20-year investment in compilers for Power Series and PowerPC series architectures.

New diagnostics reports to improve the performance of your code

Compiler reports in XML format

With this release, reports containing key compiler optimization information, are now available. These reports identify areas in your code where the compiler could apply optimization. Equally important, the reports also provide information on areas where optimizations could not be applied along with the reasons why they were not applied. This type of information was not readily obvious or available in previous versions of the compiler. You can use this information to change your code to allow the compiler to take advantage of additional optimizations for improving performance.

These new compiler reports are produced in XML format (XML 1.0) and are easily consumable by tools that you can create to read and analyze the results. A stylesheet, xlstyle.xsl, is provided to render the report in a human-readable format that can be read by anyone with a browser that supports XSLT.

In this release, reports for four optimization categories are provided:

  • Inlining
  • Loop transformations
  • Data reorganizations
  • Profile-directed feedback information

The new -qlistfmt option and its associated suboptions generate the XML 1.0 report. This new feature allows the compiler to report, in XML format, on the results of more detailed optimization transformation analysis that were previously available only with limited information and only in text format. These new reports can help you do a higher level of performance tuning in less time.

Enhanced profiling reports

When using -qreport with the -qpdf option, additional information is generated on the loop iteration count and on the block and call count, and a report on the number of cache misses for certain functions.

Reports of data reorganization

The compiler now generates reports on data reorganizations that provide a summary of useful information regarding how the program variable data is reorganized by the compiler. Information on data reorganization includes:

  • Common block splitting
  • Array splitting
  • Array transposing
  • Memory allocation merging
  • Array interleaving
  • Array coalescing

Also available is a report on the location of data prefetch instructions that are inserted by the compiler.

Additional loop analysis

A new suboption is added to -qhot to allow for more aggressive loop analysis. In conjuction with this, -qhot=level=2 together with -qsmp and -qreport provide information about loop nests on which the aggressive loop analysis was performed. This report can be found in the Loop Transformation section of the listing file and can also appear in the new XML listing file.

Utilization tracking and reporting tool to understand compiler usage

This release introduces a new feature that lets you track and report on the compiler utilization within your enterprise. This feature helps determine whether your organization's use of the compiler matches your compiler license entitlements. When enabled, each invocation of the compiler is recorded in a compiler utilization file. The utilization reporting tool can then be used to generate a report of the overall usage of the compiler within your organization. In particular, the report indicates the number of concurrent users using the compiler.

OpenMP 3.0

The OpenMP API supports multi-platform shared-memory parallel programming in Fortran, C, and C++ on many architectures including UNIX® platforms and Microsoft® Windows® platforms. OpenMP is a portable, scalable programming model that provides parallel programmers a simple and flexible, standard interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from the desktop to the supercomputer. The specification is defined by the OpenMP organization, a group of computer hardware and software vendors, including IBM. You can find more information about OpenMP specifications at

http://www.openmp.org

XL Fortran initially delivered selected features of the OpenMP V3.0 in the previous V12.1 release. With V13.1, XL Fortran now supports the full OpenMP 3.0 industry specification. Features implemented for OpenMP V3.0 in this release are:

  • Full support for OpenMP task level parallelizations - The OpenMP constructs TASK and TASKWAIT gives you the ability to parallelize irregular algorithms, such as pointer chasing or recursive algorithms.
  • Allocatable arrays - Allocatable arrays allow you to specify these arrays on PRIVATE, FIRSTPRIVATE, LASTPRIVATE, REDUCTION, COPYIN, and COPYPRIVATE clauses.
  • Nested parallelism - Runtime routines are available to set or get the nested levels and thread limit.
  • Stack size control - You can now control the size of the stack for threads created by the OMP runtime library using the new environment variable OMP_STACKSIZE.
  • New environment variables - You can provide hints to the compiler on the desired behavior of waiting threads using the new environment variable OMP_WAIT_POLICY.
  • PRIVATE clause - Some restrictions on the PRIVATE clause are removed. A list item that appears in the reduction clause of a parallel construct can now also appear in a PRIVATE clause on a work-sharing construct.
  • Scheduling - A new SCHEDULE type, AUTO, allows the compiler and runtime system to control scheduling.
  • Static schedule - Consecutive loop constructs with STATIC schedule with NOWAIT clause now guarantee the same iterations are being assigned to the same thread in the constructs.
  • OMP_THREAD_LIMIT environment variable - The environment variable can be set to determine the number of OpenMP threads to use for the whole program. OMP_MAX_ACTIVE_LEVELS can be set to control the maximum number of nested and active parallel regions.

Fortran 2003 Standard

XL Fortran began implementing features for the new Fortran 2003 standard starting with XL Fortran for Linux, V8.1 (2002). Additional features were added in XL Fortran for Linux V9.1, V10.1, V11.1, and V12.1, as the standard changed from draft to ratified. With XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1, the remaining features are implemented so that the full Fortran 2003 programming language standard is now made available you.

The newly supported Fortran 2003 features are:

  • Parameterized derived types, including kind and length parameters
  • Generic interfaces with the same name as derived types

Support of programming language standards not only provides you with significant functionality but also allows for maximum portability of your source code among a variety of compiler implementations.

New and enhanced compiler options and directives for more flexibility

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

  • -qarch includes a new suboption, -qarch=pwr7, allowing you to instruct the compiler to produce code that can fully exploit the POWER7 hardware platforms.
  • -qassert includes new suboptions to provide information about the characteristics of the files that can help you to fine-tune optimizations.
  • The -qbindcextname option can be used to control whether the -qextname option affects Fortran 2003 BIND(C) entities.
  • -qfunctrace, inserts calls to user-defined tracing procedures at procedure entry and exit giving you powerful user-customizable debugging and profiling capabilities.
  • The -qhot compiler option is a powerful alternative to tuning by hand. -qhot provides opportunities to optimize loops and array language. A new suboption is added for -qhot. The -qhot=fastmath option enables the replacement of math routines with available math routines from the XLOPT library only if -qstrict=nolibrary is enabled. -qhot=nofastmath disables this replacement.
  • For improved performance, -qinline attempts to inline functions instead of generating calls to those functions and gives you new control over this powerful optimization.
  • -qlibmpi is used to tune code based on the known behavior of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) functions.
  • -qlistfmt generates an XML 1.0 report containing information about some optimizations performed by the compiler and some missed optimization opportunities for inlining, loop transformations, data reorganization, and profile-directed feedback.
  • -qmkshrobj is used to create a shared object from generated object files.
  • New suboptions are added to -qpdf1 and -qpdf2.
  • -qprefetch includes a new suboption. When working with applications that generate a high cache-miss rate, -qprefetch=assistthread can be used to exploit assist threads for data prefetching.
  • -qsaveopt is enhanced to also include the user's configuration file name and the options specified in the configuration files.
  • -qsimd controls whether the compiler can automatically take advantage of vector instructions for processors that support them.
  • -qstackprotect is used to protect your applications against malicious code or programming errors that overwrite or corrupt the stack.
  • -qstrict includes a new suboption to allow more control over optimizations and transformations that violate strict program semantics. -qstrict=vectorprecision disables vectorization in loops where it might product different results in vectorized iterations than in nonvectorized ones.
  • The -qtune=pwr7 suboption is added to -qtune to enable tuning for the POWER7 hardware platforms.

New directives and intrinsic functions to help improve performance

  • New VSX intrinsic functions and vector data types are added to enable direct access to these powerful vector capabilities of the POWER7 processors.
  • The POWER7 processor has cache control and stream prefetch extensions that support store stream prefetch and prefetch depth control. New directives are made available to provide direct programmer access to these functions.
  • New intrinsic functions are added corresponding to each new POWER7 hardware instruction. These functions are designed to allow you to improve performance by directly manipulating specific hardware instructions in your code at the application level.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1 is capable as of August 20, 2010, 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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At a basic level, compilers are a bridge between your applications and the hardware architectures on which you run your business. IBM compilers are designed to unleash the full power of IBM processors, including those for the different architectures shipped in the popular IBM Power Systems™.

IBM compilers are designed to improve programmer productivity. The state-of-the-art compilation technology enables programmers to exploit leading-edge performance of the new hardware without source code changes. Developers need to focus only on the logic of the applications and let the compiler figure out the best way to transform and optimize the code generation for the system the application will run on.

Harness the power of parallel computing

Parallel programming with IBM XL Fortran exploits the advantages of multiprocessor systems, while maintaining full binary compatibility with existing single-processor systems. With the XL Fortran compiler's support of OpenMP 3.0 and improved OpenMP and auto-parallel performance, you can use XL Fortran to develop high-performance, parallelized applications.

For high-bandwidth data processing and algorithmic-intensive applications, XL Fortran can leverage VMX and VSX instructions and automatic SIMDization to improve program performance. By processing multiple pieces of data at once, the speed of executed code can increase, with the added benefit that the source code may not need to be rewritten.

Powerful, no-hassle performance optimization

Well-written and thoroughly debugged code, fully conformant to its language standard, can take maximum advantage of the optimizing technology in XL Fortran and may provide an increase in performance. The optimization and hardware features in XL Fortran help improve developer productivity. The compiler is able to generate code that exploits the leading-edge performance in existing and new hardware, often with no source code changes.

XL Fortran supports several levels of increasingly aggressive code transformations. Advanced optimization techniques such as inter-procedural analysis (IPA) and profile-directed feedback (PDF) are available only at high levels of optimization but can result in increased performance improvements. IPA analyzes and optimizes your application as a whole, rather than on a file-by-file basis. PDF generates information that instructs the optimizer to focus on trade-offs that favor code that executes more frequently.

Get more performance from the POWER platform with no source code changes. Upgrade to the latest XL Fortran compiler, which incorporates the latest advances in optimization and hardware technology support.

Multiple-Platform XL C/C++ and XL Fortran

XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1 is part of a larger family of IBM Fortran, C, and C++ compilers, which supports multiple platforms such as AIX®, z/OS® (C/C++), IBM Power Systems, Linux, Blue Gene/L™, Blue Gene/P™, and Cell Broadband Engine™ architecture. The modular structure of these compilers delivers optimizations and functionality on all platforms and to all languages. Further, each product derives from a common code base, so features and optimizations are tested in multiple languages and on multiple platforms. A common code base, along with compliance with international standards, make source-level portability of applications between IBM platforms easier.

Built on a common architecture XL Fortran, XL C, and XL C/C++ compilers promote consistency and reliability on many IBM platforms.

Programming language standards, industry specifications and other language influences

Programming language standards

XL Fortran supports the Fortran 77, 90, and 95 standards. With V13.1, XL Fortran supports the full Fortran 2003 standard including the object-oriented programming model.

XL Fortran consists of the following:

  • The full American National Standard Fortran 90 language (Fortran 90) as defined in:
    • American National Standard Programming languages - Fortran, ANSI X3.198-1992
    • Information technology - Programming languages - Fortran, ISO/IEC 1539-1:1991(E)
  • The full ISO Fortran 95 language standard (Fortran 95) as defined in:
    • Information technology - Programming languages - Fortran - Part 1: Base Language, ISO/IEC 1539-1:1997
  • Extensions to the Fortran 95 standard:
    • Common industry extensions found in Fortran products from various compiler vendors
    • Extensions specified in SAA® Fortran
  • The full Fortran 2003 language standard including full support of the object-oriented programming model with parameterized derived-types.
Industry specifications and other language influences

The IBM XL family of compilers is deeply involved in parallel computing and high-performance computing. The XL compilers implement both the AltiVec/VMX programming interface and the OpenMP 3.0 specification for shared memory programming model. With the V13.1 release, the VSX instruction set within the POWER7 architecture is also supported.

IBM is a member of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). The mission of SPEC is to identify and maintain standardized benchmarks that will drive high-performance computing for many years. SPEC released SPEC CPU2006 in 2006. CPU2006 is a benchmark focused on a system's processor, memory subsystem, and compiler. IBM continues to participate in the SPECCOMP suite which measures the performance of parallel benchmarks using OpenMP.

Support of programming language standards allows for portability of your source code among a variety of compiler implementations.



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For XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1:

  • System: IBM Power Systems servers supported by
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 (RHEL 5.5)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 (SLES 11 SP1)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 (SLES 10 SP2)
  • Required hard disk space: 200 MB
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For XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1:

  • Supported operating systems
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    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 (SLES 11 SP1)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 (SLES 10 SP2)
  • Instance of GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

    Refer to XL Fortran for Linux Installation Guide for required packages.

  • Perl 5.0 or later, to run the installation utility
  • Required software for documentation
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  • XL Fortran Advanced Edition V10.1 for Linux (5724-M17)
 
Entitled maintenance offerings description
 
XL Fortran for Linux
 
                                                      Medium
                                                      Feature
Description                                           Number
 
XL Fortran for Linux V13.1     CD-ROM Media Supply    5809
for PID 5724-X16               CD-ROM Media Supply    3410
 

                     
     Expedite Fee Charge to Branch    3445

                     Customization features:
                       ESD for upgrades only          3450
                       Do not ship pubs               3470
                       Do not ship media              3471
 
XL Fortran for Linux V12.1     CD-ROM Media Supply    6037
for PID 5724-U84               CD-ROM Media Supply    3410
                     
                     Expedite Fee Charge to Branch    3445

                     Customization features:
                       ESD for upgrades only          3450
                       Do not ship pubs               3470
                       Do not ship media              3471
 
XL Fortran Adv Ed for Linux V11.0 CD-ROM Media Supply 5809
for PID 5724-S74                  CD-ROM Media Supply 3410
                      
                     Expedite Fee Charge to Branch    3445

                     Customization features:
                       ESD for upgrades only          3450
                       Do not ship pubs               3470
                       Do not ship media              3471
 
XL Fortran Adv Ed V10.0 Linux  CD-ROM Media Supply    5809
for PID 5724-M17               CD-ROM Media Supply    3410 
                     
                     Expedite Fee Charge to Branch    3445

                     Customization features:
                       ESD for upgrades only          3450
                       Do not ship pubs               3470
                       Do not ship media              3471
 

Trade up from Authorized User to Concurrent User

Customers who have originally acquired licenses for Authorized User can trade up their Authorized User licenses to an equivalent or appropriate number of Concurrent User licenses.

The following is a list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire the equivalent Concurrent User licenses using the trade-up feature number.

Precursor product     Trade-up product      Trade-up feature number

XL Fortran for Linux  XL Fortran for Linux  Is used to trade up from
Authorized User       Concurrent User       single Authorized User
single entitlement    single entitlement    to single Concurrent User
 

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

                                         One-Time
                                         Charge
                                         program     Feature
Description                              number      number
XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1              5724-X16
  - trade up from single Authorized User
    entitlement to single Concurrent User
    entitlement                                       0232

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.

Feature                                                   Feature
description                                               number
 
5724-X16 - IBM XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1
           Per Authorized User with 1-year SW S&S          0230
           Per Concurrent User with 1-year SW S&S          0231
 
5724-X16 - IBM XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1                 5809
             Multilingual, CD ROM                          3410
 
5648-F55 - IBM XL Fortran for Linux
            Per Authorized User SW S&S
              - NoCharge Registration                      0001
              - 1-year Renewal                             0002
            Per Concurrent User SW S&S
              - NoCharge Registration                      0003
              - 1-year Renewal                             0004
 
5648-F57 - IBM XL Fortran for Linux
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 1-year After License 0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 1-year After License 0002
 
5648-F59 - IBM XL Fortran for Linux
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year Registration  0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year Registration  0002
 
5648-F56 - IBM XL Fortran for Linux
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year Renewal       0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year Renewal       0002
 
5648-F58 - IBM XL Fortran for Linux
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year After License 0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year After License 0002



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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

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

Licensing

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This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011), applies for subscription and support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number

L-MCHN-85CSEJ

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

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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IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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Volume orders (IVO)

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Passport Advantage applies

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http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Usage restriction

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http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance), is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support (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 Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Subscription and Support (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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support (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

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) 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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If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

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

One-time
                                          charge           
                              Program     feature            
Description                   number      number
 
XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1
with 1-year SW S&S
- per Authorized User         5724-X16    0230
- per Concurrent User         5724-X16    0231
- trade up from single
  Authorized User entilement
  to single Concurrent User
  entitlement                 5724-X16    0232 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S NoCharge Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F55     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F55     0003
SW S&S 1-year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F55     0002
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F55     0004 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S 1-year After License
 - per Authorized User       5648-F57     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F57     0002 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S 3-year Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F59     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F59     0002 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S 3-year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F56     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F56     0002 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S 3-year After License
 - per Authorized User       5648-F58     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F58     0002
 

For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.



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