IBM Parallel Environment Runtime Edition for Linux on Power Version 1.2 enables parallel application development and execution on select IBM Power Systems clustersIBM United States Software Announcement 212-018
April 11, 2012
|Table of contents|
|At a glance|
IBM® Parallel Environment (IBM PE) Runtime Edition for Linux on Power® V1.2 is designed to offer a user-friendly, runtime environment for the execution of parallel applications. The components of IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power are:
For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
Back to top
IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power V1.2 provides a parallel runtime environment for a distributed cluster of select IBM Power Systems and IBM Flex Systems servers for technical computing workloads. It also provides the core components to enable a user to develop, debug, and execute parallel applications such as those using the industry-standard MPI.
IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power can be used on a single IBM Power Systems server to develop and test parallel applications through shared memory and TCP/IP User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and through simple runtime options deployed to a networked cluster of IBM POWER® servers.
IBM PE Runtime Edition supports a unique capability for the user to create a workflow via subjob support managed by the Parallel Operating Environment. Subjobs allow users the ability to run multiple parallel jobs within the initial static allocation of compute resources.
Communication implementation from IBM exploits an enhanced API, IBM PAMI, designed to increase parallel application performance on clusters made up of Power Systems servers running the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.
Implemented on top of PAMI is an API written to the OpenSHMEM v1.0 specification. This API utilizes hardware features through PAMI.
Back to top
Back to top
|Planned availability date|
May 25, 2012
Back to top
IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power, V1.2 is a capability-rich development and execution environment for parallel applications. IBM PE Runtime Edition offers parallel application programming interfaces, such as MPI and PAMI, and an execution environment for parallel applications.
The components of IBM PE Runtime Edition are:
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
IBM IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power is capable as of May 25, 2012, 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 website
Back to top
IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power, V1.2 is for technical computing customers who demand effective tools for developing, tuning, and running parallel applications that use the industry-standard MPI. Compared to other competitive options in the market, IBM PE allows applications to scale to a much larger number of cores and is optimized to deliver significant application performance improvements on IBM Power Systems clusters. It also supports a unique capability for the user to create a workflow that would allow users to run multiple parallel jobs within the initial static allocation of compute resources.
IBM PE Runtime Edition offers customers a differentiated set of features that allows them to improve resource utilization, increase application performance, and reduce time to solution for numerically intensive and demanding scientific, technical, and strategic business applications.
Back to top
Program Program number VRM name 5765-PRP 1.2.0 IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power
Product identification number
Maintenance Maintenance Program PID number 1 year PID number 3 year PID number 5765-PRP 5660-PRP 5663-PRP 5661-PRP 5664-PRP 5662-PRP
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).
Back to top
|Electronic Software Update Orders|
Entitled Software Update (ESU) is a way for customers to self order their Power software release upgrades via the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website without the need to go to their seller to place the upgrade order. Entitled Software Update (ESU) orders for Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) is now available in all countries.
ESU orders for software will be placed on the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website
Customers should generally select electronic delivery when ordering via ESU, but do have the ability to select physical delivery. Programs ordered for ESD will have the same download images provided as on the CD media shipped for physical orders. Countries requiring physical delivery of License Information documentation will have these documents shipped separately. This physical shipment will not delay the immediate availability of the ESD images for customer download.
ESD customers placing ESD software orders will receive an email with the software order information. The ESU customer will be able to immediately proceed to the Downloads website for program access, instead of waiting for delivery of a physical package shipped from IBM.
Customers choosing physical delivery will also have the electronic images available for ESD download.
Back to top
Product information is available via the Offering Information website
Back to top
The following publications are available from the web for Parallel Environment Runtime Edition for Linux, V1:
To access the above documentation, refer to the IBM Cluster Information Center website. For the most recent documentation in PDF and HTML formats visit
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 50 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.
Back to top
Specified operating environment
Note: For supported levels, compatibility, and limitations regarding InfiniBand switch support, refer to the README located under documentation and IBM High Performance Computing Clusters Service Packs at
Operating environment: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
For compiling, one of these:
For running, one of these:
To run Parallel Operating Environment jobs, any job scheduler or LoadLeveler for Linux on Power V5.1 is recommended. A job scheduler is require to run batch jobs.
Note: The common resource manager interfaces used by Parallel Operating Environment allow the use of schedulers other than LoadLeveler if those schedulers utilize the LoadLeveler resource manager interfaces.
The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README 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.
The following products could be purchased with this product:
- IBM Parallel ESSL for Linux on Power V4.1 (5765-ESL)
- IBM LoadLeveler for Linux on Power V5.1 (5765-LLP)
- IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) for Linux on Power V3.4 (5765-G66)
- IBM PE Developer Edition for Linux on Power V1.1.1 (5765-PDP)
Benefits to the customer:
- Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (Parallel ESSL) is a scalable mathematical subroutine library that provides outstanding performance through simple subroutine calls for engineering and scientific MPI applications on clusters of Power Systems servers using the IBM MPI library for communication.
- LoadLeveler can be used to manage parallel workload, maximize resource utilization, and minimize job completion time. LoadLeveler schedules jobs, and provides functions for building, submitting, and processing jobs quickly and efficiently in a dynamic environment.
- GPFS is beneficial because MPI-IO depends on the underlying file system's ability to maintain file consistency when multiple tasks modify a file. An MPI job distributes tasks across many nodes, and these tasks commonly do large amounts of concurrent and even coordinated file I/O.
- Integration with IBM PE Developer Edition provides the ability to perform static analysis and debug of the application, as well as analyze its performance.
Support is not provided with IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power, V1.2 for:
If you have the IBM Parallel Environment for Linux V4 or V5 product installed in your environment, you need to uninstall it prior to installing IBM PE Runtime for Linux on Power V1.
IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power is distributed as a single package available via DVD media with the following:
Security, auditability, and control
IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power uses the security and auditability features of the Linux operating system on which it is running.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Back to top
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
Back to top
Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric IBM PE Runtime 5765-PRP Per install - small, Edition for medium, or large server Linux on PWR including one year SWMA 1-year SWMA: 5660-PRP Per install - small, Registration medium, or large server and Renewal 1-year SWMA: 5661-PRP Per install - small, After-license medium, or large server 3-year SWMA: 5662-PRP Per install - small, Registration medium, or large server 3-year SWMA: 5663-PRP Per install - small, Renewal medium, or large server 3-year SWMA: 5664-PRP Per install - small, After-license medium, or large server
Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.
5765-PRP - IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power, V1.2 Basic license one-time charge Feature Feature description number Small per install with 1-year SWMA 0001 Medium per install with 1-year SWMA 0002 Large per install with 1-year SWMA 0003
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
Extending coverage for a total of three years from the 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 license includes 1 year Software Maintenance 5765-PRP - IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power
Program Feature number Program name number 5660-PRP Maintenance no-charge 1-year registration Small per install 1755 Medium per install 1761 Large per install 1765 5660-PRP Maintenance 1-year 24 x 7 support Small per install 1756 Medium per install 1762 Large per install 1766 5662-PRP Maintenance 3-year registration Small per install 0954 Medium per install 0960 Large per install 0964 5662-PRP Maintenance 3-year 24 x 7 support Small per install 0957 Medium per install 0962 Large per install 0966 5661-PRP 1-year Software Maintenance after-license Small per install 0661 Medium per install 0664 Large per install 0666 DELETE 5664-PRP 3-year Software Maintenance after-license Small per install 0001 Medium per install 0004 Large per install 0006
System Program Order (SPO): An order for SPO 5692-LOP is mandatory for shipments of program distribution. The individual licensed program orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.
To receive shipment of machine-readable materials the order needs to include SPO 5692-LOP for IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power. The individual licensed program order (for example, 5765-PRP) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.
Feature Program number Program/Function name number 5692-LOP IBM PE Runtime Edit f Linux on Power V1.2 2372
Back to top
|Terms and conditions|
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.
IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.
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) agreement 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
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Limited warranty applies
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
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
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.
For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.
Volume orders (IVO)
Yes. Contact your IBM representative.
Passport Advantage applies
Software Subscription and Support applies
Yes. All entitled software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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.
While your Software Subscription and Support 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 Subscription and Support 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.
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel
Power Systems SWMA
System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
Back to top
|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
Back to top
Information on charges is available at
Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.
Program name: IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power Type- model Feature number Order type number 5765-PRP Small per install with 1yr SWMA 0001 Medium per install with 1yr SWMA 0002 Large per install with 1yr SWMA 0003
Type- model Feature number Order type number 5660-PRP Maintenance no-charge 1-year registration Small per install 1755 Medium per install 1761 Large per install 1765 5660-PRP Maintenance 1-year 24 x 7 support Small per install 1756 Medium per install 1762 Large per install 1766 5662-PRP Maintenance 3-year registration Small per install 0954 Medium per install 0960 Large per install 0964 5662-PRP Maintenance 3-year 24 x 7 support Small per install 0957 Medium per install 0962 Large per install 0966 5661-PRP 1-year Software Maintenance after-license Small per install 0661 Medium per install 0664 Large per install 0666 DELETE 5664-PRP 3-year Software Maintenance after-license Small per install 0001 Medium per install 0004 Large per install 0006 DELETE
Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.
Back to top
To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.
To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255) Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329) Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Teleweb Customer Support ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North 3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4 Markham, Ontario Canada L3R 2Z1
The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Power Systems, GPFS and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
IBM, Power, POWER, POWER7, LoadLeveler, PartnerWorld, POWER6, Passport Advantage and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
Linux is a registered 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.
For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page