IBM XL C for AIX , V12.1 delivers additional support for programming standards and industry specifications

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-149
May 8, 2012


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IBM® XL C for AIX® is a standards-based, high-performance C compiler with advanced optimizing features. XL C for AIX, V12.1 delivers a number of new features and enhancements:



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IBM XL compilers such as XL C for AIX are designed to:

The performance gain from years of compiler optimization experience is seen in the continuous release-to-release compiler improvements that support the POWER4 processor through to the POWER5, POWER6®, and POWER7® processors.

As a standards-based compiler, XL C for AIX, V12.1 is designed to be compliant with ISO/IEC 9899:1999, the C99 programming language standard. With this release, XL C for AIX adds initial support for ISO/IEC 9899:2011, the C11 (formerly C1X) programming standard, as well as full support for the OpenMP V3.1 industry specification.

IBM has a long history of delivering innovative, high-quality compiler products to the marketplace. Over the course of multiple releases, XL C for AIX offered new functions, enhancements, and standards conformance to provide the required tools to develop and maintain smarter applications to meet critical business needs.

Enhancements in this compiler release include:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001 ).



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Systems -- IBM Power System servers supported by

Required hard disk space -- 430 MB



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IBM XL C for AIX continues to deliver additional functionality and enhancements, including emerging support for C11 - the latest C programming language standard, support for the latest OpenMP 3.1 industry specification, performance and optimization improvements, new diagnostics report capability, new built-in functions, and new and enhanced compiler options and pragma directives.

C11 programming standard

C11 (formerly C1X) is the latest standard for the C programming language, published as ISO/IEC 9899:2011. With Version 12.1, support for the latest C11 standard begins with the implementation of selected features including:

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.

OpenMP 3.1

The OpenMP API supports multi-platform shared-memory parallel programming in Fortran, C, and C++ on many architectures including UNIX™ 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

In the previous release, XL C for AIX, V11.1 supported the full OpenMP 3.0 industry specification. In Version 12.1, full support for the latest OpenMP 3.1 is available. OpenMP V3.1 includes the following updates to OpenMP V3.0:

New diagnostic reports

The new diagnostic reports can help identify opportunities to improve the performance of your code. You can use this information to change your code so that the compiler can take advantage of additional optimizations for improving performance.

With this release, a number of enhancements are made to the reports:

Compile time performance and scalability improvements

Internal improvements to the compiler (for example alias analysis) are made to speed up the gathering of information that is passed between the components within the compiler. This can help speed up compile time, notably for large applications.

The amount of memory required for internal compiler functions such as pointer analysis and aliasing is reduced, helping to improve the efficiency of the compiler and to subsequently improve the usage of your machine resources.

Header files, which are repeatly used in your application, are now cached within the compiler to speed up overall processing during compile time.

Additional internal compiler components, including the optimizer, make use of the greater addressability of 64-bit. This helps improve compile time and allows significantly larger programs to be optimized.

Debugging optimized code improvements

Debugging information is generated by the compiler for use by a symbolic debugger and makes the program state available to the debugging session at selected source locations. The program state refers to the values of user variables at certain points during the execution of a program.

In this release of the compiler, the -g compiler option is extended to improve the debugging of optimized programs. The different -g levels allow you to choose the balance between debug capability and compiler performance. Higher -g levels provide a more comprehensive debug support, but at the cost of run time and compile time performance. Lower -g levels provide higher run time performance, but at the cost of reduced capability in the debugging session.

Full control of the debug capability is available at the -O2 optimization level. When an optimization level higher than -O2 is in effect, the debug capability is limited.

New compiler built-ins

New XL C built-in functions for atomic memory access, where behavior corresponds to that provided by GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), are added in this release. In a program with multiple threads, you can use these functions to atomically and safely modify data in one thread without interference from another thread.

New or changed compiler options and directives for more flexibility

Compiler options can be specified on the command line or through directives embedded in your application source files. The following additional new or changed compiler options are available with this release of the compiler:

New or changed compiler options
New pragma directives

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM XL C for AIX, V12.1 is capable as of May 11, 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

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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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 only need to focus on the logic of the applications and let the compiler figure out the best way to transform and optimize the code generation for the systems the application will run on.

Harness the power of parallel computing

Parallel programming with IBM XL C for AIX exploits the advantages of multiprocessor systems, while maintaining full binary compatibility with existing single processor systems. With XL C, you can use any of the following to develop your parallelized applications:

For high-bandwidth data processing and algorithmic-intensive applications, XL C for AIX 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 C for AIX and may enjoy an increase in performance. The optimization and hardware features in XL C for AIX help improve developer productivity, the compiler can generate code that exploits the leading-edge performance in existing and new hardware, often with minimal source code changes.

XL C for AIX supports several levels of increasingly aggressive code transformations. Advanced optimization techniques such as interprocedural 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 IBM Power platform with minimal or no source code changes. Upgrade to the latest XL C for AIX compiler, which incorporates the latest advances in optimization and hardware technology support.

Multiple-platform XL C, C++, and Fortran

IBM XL C for AIX, V12.1 is part of a larger family of IBM XL C, C++, and Fortran compilers, which supports multiple platforms such as AIX, z/OS® (C/C++), z/VM® (C/C++), IBM Power Systems, Linux™ on Power, Blue Gene/L™, and Blue Gene/P™.

The modular structure of these compilers delivers optmizations 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 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 C, XL C/C++, and XL Fortran compilers promote consistency and reliability on many IBM platforms.

language influences

Programming language standards

XL C for AIX supports the C standard ISO/IEC 9899:1999, also known as C99. With V12.1, XL C for AIX makes available emerging support for the latest C standard ISO/IEC 9899:2011, also known as C11.

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 OpenMP 3.1 specification and the AltiVec/VMX programming interface for shared memory programming model. With the V12.1 release, XL C for AIX adds full support for the OpenMP 3.1 industry specification.

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.

IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software

IBM Rational® Developer for Power Systems Software™ V8 can be purchased with this program.

IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software provides a rich family of development tools integrated into an Eclipse workbench that support the XL C for AIX compiler. IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software offers the capabilities of file management, searching, editing, refactoring, application analysis, build, and debug.

XL C developers will now be able to realize the productivity gains of moving from older, text-based, command line development tools to a rich integrated development environment. IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8 can be used with XL C for AIX, V9.0, V10.1, V11.1, or V12.1.

If you license the IBM XL C for AIX compiler, you might also be interested in acquiring licenses for IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.



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Program                Program                Ordering
number         VRM     name                   channel
 
5765-J01       12.1    IBM XL C for AIX       AAS
5725-C71       12.1    IBM XL C for AIX       PA 

Product identification number

Program                             Program
name                                number
 
XL C for AIX, V12.1                 5765-J01
 
XL C for AIX                        5648-F51
 SW S&S 1 year after license
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User
 
XL C for AIX                        5648-F54
 SW S&S No Charge Registration/
 1-year Renewal
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User
 
XL C for AIX                        5648-F48
 SW S&S 3-year Registration
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User
 
XL C for AIX                        5648-F52
 SW S&S 3-year Renewal
  - per Authorized User
  - per Concurrent User
 
XL C for AIX                        5648-F50
 SW S&S 3 years after license
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=212-149


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage website

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


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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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 US) 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.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
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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.

Planning information

Packaging

The IBM XL C for AIX, V12.1 package contains:

This program, when downloaded from a website, 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

IBM XL C 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.



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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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Product Group: IBM XL C
 
Product Identifier Description: IBM XL C
 
PID: 5765-J01, 5725-C71
 
Product Category: XL C
Charge metric
                              Part number or
Program name                  PID number       Charge metric
 
For build to order
XL C for AIX, V12.1           5765-J01         Authorized User
                                               Concurrent User 
For build to plan
XL C for AIX, V12.1           5725-C71         Authorized User
                                               Concurrent User 
For build to plan
XL C for AIX, V12.1           BA14CML          Authorized User
                                               Concurrent User 

This Program is licensed and charged based upon either the Authorized User or Concurrent User charge metric.

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Concurrent User

Concurrent User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A Concurrent User is a person who is accessing the program at any particular point in time. Regardless of whether the person is simultaneously accessing the program multiple times, the person counts only as a single Concurrent User. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers, but licensee must obtain entitlements for the maximum number of Concurrent Users simultaneously accessing the program. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each simultaneous Concurrent User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Passport Advantage

                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number
 
XL C for AIX, V12.1
    Media Package Multilingual                             BA14CML 
XL C for AIX
    Authorized User LIC + SW S&S 12 Mo                     D5A1DLL 
XL C for AIX
    Authorized User Annual SW S&S Rnwl                     E1A1FLL 
XL C for AIX
    Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate 12Mo                  D5A1GLL 
XL C for AIX
    Concurrent User LIC + SW S&S 12 Mo                     D043KLL 
XL C for AIX
    Concurrent User Annual SW S&S Rnwl                     E04U5LL 
XL C for AIX
    Concurrent User SW S&S Reinstate 12Mo                  D043LLL 

Passport Advantage trade-up

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 (previously known as Floating User).

Below is a list of precursor products and their associated Authorized User part numbers 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 part number.

Precursor product   Trade-up product    Trade-up part number
 
 
XL C for AIX        XL C for AIX        D0CNVLL 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.

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 C for AIX
 
Media Pack
Description                                              Part number
 
XL C for AIX, V12.1 Media Pk Multilingual                BA14CML 

Basic License: To order the programs described in this announcement for 5765-J01, 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 features 6654 and 3410.

When placing an ESD order in econfig, specify a billing feature, the media feature 6654, and the ESD only feature 3450.

                                          One-
                                          Time
                                          Charge            Medium
                              Program     Feature           Feature
Description                   Number      Number   Medium   Number
XL C for AIX, V12.1            5765-J01
OTC with 1 Year SW S&S
  - per Authorized User                     0001
  - per Concurrent User                     0002
 
Media Package                                      CD-ROM   6654
                                                   CD-ROM   3410
 
Expedite Fee charge to Branch                               3445
 
 
Customization features:
 Electronic Delivery                                        3450
 Do not ship pubs                                           3470
 Do not ship media                                          3471

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), will now be available in all countries. ESU orders for POWER software including IBM XL C for AIX, V12.1 will be placed on the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess

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 provided on the CD media shipped for physical orders.

ESU customers placing ESD software orders will receive an e-mail with software order information. The ESU customer will be able to immediately proceed to the "Downloads" website support 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.

ESD help (instructions on how to use)

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/software/delivery/en_US/downloadinfo.html

ESD sign-in (must have Customer number & POWER software entitlements to get in)

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/OpenServlet.wss

List of POWER software products that are available for electronic download

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/software/delivery/en_US/

Maintenance Offering Customer: Media supply entitlement details

Customers with active Software Maintenance for XL C for AIX or XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX are entitled to receive the media supply corresponding to XL C 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 features 6654 and 3410.

When placing an ESD order in econfig, specify a billing feature, the media features 6654 and 3410, and the ESD only feature 3450. Note that these ESD features are also applicable to the compiler products:

                                                         Medium
                                                         feature
Description                                              number

Entitled maintenance offerings description
 
XL C for AIX
XL C for AIX, V12.1              CD-ROM Media Supply     6654
for PID 5765-J01                 CD-ROM Media Supply     3410
Expedite fee charge to Branch                            3445


Customization features:
 Electronic Delivery                                     3450
 Do not ship pubs                                        3470
 Do not ship media                                       3471
 
XL C for AIX, V11.1              CD-ROM Media Supply     5809
for PID 5724-X12                 CD-ROM Media Supply     3410
Expedite fee charge to Branch                            3445

Customization features:
 Electronic Delivery                                     3450
 Do not ship pubs                                        3470
 Do not ship media                                       3471
 
XL C for AIX, V10.1              CD-ROM Media Supply     5809
for PID 5724-U80                 CD-ROM Media Supply     3410
                       
Expedite fee charge to Branch                            3445


Customization features:
 Electronic Delivery                                     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.

Below is a list of precursor products and their associated Authorized User part numbers 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 code.

Precursor product   Trade-up product    Trade-up feature code
 
XL C for AIX        XL C for AIX        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 C for AIX, V12.1                      5765-J01
  - trade up from single Authorized 
    User entitlement to single 
    Concurrent User entitlement                      0003


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.

Software license includes one-year Software Maintenance.

Feature                                                      Feature
description                                                  number
5765-J01 - IBM XL C for AIX, V12.1
           Per Authorized User with 1-year SW S&S            0001
           Per Concurrent User with 1-year SW S&S            0002
 
5765-J01 - IBM XL C for AIX, V12.1                           6654
             Multilingual, CD ROM                            3410
 
5648-F54 - IBM XL C for AIX
            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-F51 - IBM XL C for AIX
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 1 year after license   0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 1 year after license   0002
 
5648-F48 - IBM XL C for AIX
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year Registration    0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year Registration    0002
 
5648-F52 - IBM XL C for AIX
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year Renewal         0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year Renewal         0002
 
5648-F50 - IBM XL C for AIX
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 years after license  0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 years 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.

Licensing

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

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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.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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Yes

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For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Software Subscription and Support 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 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 with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

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

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

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.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

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

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and 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.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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Statement of good security practices
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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices
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For additional information, contact your IBM representative.

Business Partner information

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

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

                                          One-time
                                          charge
                              Program     feature
Description                   number      number
 
XL C for AIX, V12.1
with 1-year SW S&S
- per Authorized User         5765-J01     0001
- per Concurrent User         5765-J01     0002
- trade up from single
  Authorized User entilement
  to single Concurrent User
  entitlement                 5765-J01     0003
 
XL C for AIX,
SW S&S NoCharge Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F54      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F54      0003
SW S&S 1-year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F54      0002
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F54      0004
 
XL C for AIX,
SW S&S 1 year after license
 - per Authorized User       5648-F51      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F51      0002
 
XL C for AIX,
SW S&S 3-year Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F48      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F48      0002
 
XL C for AIX,
SW S&S 3-year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F52      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F52      0002
 
XL C for AIX,
SW S&S 3 years after license
 - per Authorized User       5648-F50      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F50      0002
 


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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:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: RE001

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.
Trademarks

Power Systems, Blue Gene/L, Blue Gene/P and Power Systems Software are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, AIX, Power, POWER6, POWER7, Passport Advantage, z/OS, z/VM, Rational, PartnerWorld, AS/400, POWER and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft 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.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/