IBM XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 delivers IBM POWER8 exploitation and enhancements to improve performance and language standards conformance

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-162
April 28, 2014


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IBM® XL C/C++ for AIX® is a standards-based, high performance C/C++ compiler with advanced optimizing features. XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 delivers a number of new features and enhancements:

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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IBM XL compilers, such as XL C/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 IBM Power® processors, including the new IBM Power Systems built with POWER8 technology.

As a standards-based compiler, the XL C compiler in XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 is designed to be compliant with ISO/IEC 9899:1999, the C99 programming language standard, and includes partial support for ISO/IEC 9899:2011, the C11 programming language standard. This release continues to add additional features of the C11 programming standard. The XL C++ compiler in XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 is fully compliant with ISO/IEC 14882:2003, the C++ 2003 programming standard, and includes partial support for ISO/IEC 14882:2011, the C++11 programming standard. The XL C++ compiler also provides partial support for C99 and C11. XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 delivers full support for OpenMP V3.1 and partial support for the OpenMP V4.0 industry specification.

Over the course of multiple releases, XL C/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:



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Systems -- IBM Power Systems servers supported by

Required hard disk space -- 500 MB



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June 6, 2014



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IBM XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 continues to deliver additional functionality and enhancements including support for the latest IBM POWER8 technology. These features are designed to improve application performance and capability.

Exploitation of the new IBM POWER8 technology

A key strength of XL C/C++ for AIX is its ability to generate highly optimized code for execution on IBM Power Systems. 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 IBM POWER4 processors through to the IBM POWER5, IBM POWER5+, IBM POWER6®, IBM POWER6+™, IBM POWER7®, and IBM POWER7+™ processors. With XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1, compiler support now includes exploitation of the latest IBM Power Systems built with the POWER8 architecture and processor.

New architechure and tune compiler options for POWER8 technology

The -qarch compiler option specifies the processor architecture for which code is generated. The -qtune compiler option tunes instruction selection, scheduling, and other architecture-dependent performance enhancements to run best on a specific hardware architecture. With this new release of XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1, new architecture and tune compiler suboptions are added to specify code generation for the POWER8 processor architecture. -qarch=pwr8 instructs the compiler to produce code that can fully exploit the POWER8 architecture. -qtune=pwr8 enables optimizations specifically for the Power Systems with the POWER8 design and processor.

Compiler built-in functions for POWER8 technology

New built-in functions unlock POWER8 architecture instructions to enable you to have direct access to POWER8 features at the application level.

New built-in functions are added to support the following POWER8 features:

Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem (MASS) Library enhancements

The MASS libraries are an accelerated set of frequently used mathematical functions that provide improved performance over the corresponding standard system library functions. These highly tuned MASS libraries are enhanced to support the POWER8 technology:

C11 programming standard

C11 is the latest standard for the C programming language, published as ISO/IEC 9899:2011. With V13.1, partial support for the C11 standard continues with the implementation of the following features:

C++11 programming standard

C++11 is the latest standard for the C++ programming language, published as ISO/IEC 14882:2011. With V13.1, partial support for the C++11 standard continues with the implementation of the following features:

Partial support for OpenMP 4.0

The OpenMP API supports multiplatform shared-memory parallel programming in C, C++, and Fortran on many architectures including UNIX™ and Microsoft™ Windows™ platforms. OpenMP is a portable, scalable programming model that gives programmers a simple and flexible, standard interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from the desktop to the supercomputer.

This specification is defined by the OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations, including IBM. You can find more information about OpenMP specifications at

http://www.openmp.org

XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 supports the following OpenMP 4.0 features:

New built-in functions to help you access POWER8 features

As an alternative to managing hardware registers through assembly language, XL C/C++ built-in functions provide access to the optimized Power instruction set and allow the compiler to optimize the instruction scheduling, to help improve the performance of your code.

New built-in functions in XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1
POWER8 built-in functions for vector processing

The following vector built-in functions are added:

The following vector built-in functions are extended to support doubleword types:

POWER8 binary-coded decimal built-in functions

The following built-in functions are added to support POWER8 binary-coded decimal (BCD) arithmetic and comparison functions:

POWER8 cryptography built-in functions

The following built-in functions are added to perform POWER8 cryptographic operations:

POWER8 nonvector built-in functions

The following built-in functions support POWER8 nonvector functions:

POWER8 transactional memory built-in functions

Transactional memory is a model for parallel programming. In this model, you can designate a block of instructions or statements to be treated atomically. You can use the following built-in functions to mark the beginning or end of transactions, and to diagnose the reasons for failure:

POWER8 prefetch built-in functions

The following built-in functions display the problem state control of the Data Stream Control Register (DSCR) in an intuitive, portable, and optimization-friendly way:

New and enhanced compiler options 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 and enhanced pragma directives

Modifications to pragma directives include:

Performance and optimization

Entity visibility attributes describe whether and how an entity that is defined in one module can be referenced or used in other modules. By using the visibility attributes for entities, you can get the following benefits:

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/C++ for AIX, V13.1 is capable as of June 6, 2014, when used in accordance with associated IBM's 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

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=214-162


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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 now include exploitation of the new POWER8 technology.

IBM compilers are designed to improve programmer productivity. The advanced 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/C++ for AIX exploits the advantages of multiprocessor systems, while maintaining full binary compatibility with existing single processor systems. With XL C/C++, you can use any of the following to develop your parallelized applications:

For high-bandwidth data processing and algorithmic-intensive applications, XL C/C++ for AIX can leverage VMX and VSX instructions and automatic SIMDization to improve program performance. By processing multiple pieces of data at once, your program can run faster, with the added benefit that the source code may not need to be rewritten.

Powerful, no-hassle performance optimization

Your well-written and thoroughly debugged code, fully conformant to its language standard, can take maximum advantage of the optimizing technology in XL C/C++ for AIX. These compiler features are designed to help increase the performance of your applications. The optimization and hardware features in XL C/C++ for AIX can help to 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/C++ for AIX supports several levels of increasingly agressive code transformations. Advanced optimization techniques, such as inter-procedural analysis (IPA) and profile-directed feedback, are available only at high levels of optimization but can result in significant performance improvements. IPA analyzes and optimizes your application as a whole, rather than on a file-by-file basis. Profile-directed feedback generates information that instructs the optimizer to focus on tradeoffs that favor code that executes more frequently.

You can get more performance from the IBM Power platform with minimal or no source code changes. You can upgrade to the latest XL C/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/C++ for AIX, V13.1 is part of a larger family of IBM XL C, C++, and Fortran compilers, which supports multiple platforms such as IBM AIX, IBM z/OS® (C/C++), IBM z/VM® (C/C++), IBM Power Systems, Linux™ on Power, and IBM Blue Gene/Q™.

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.

Programming language standards and industry specifications

Programming language standards

The XL C compiler supports the C standard ISO/IEC 9899:1999, also known as C99. With V13.1, XL C/C++ for AIX continues to deliver support for additional features of the latest C standard ISO/IEC 9899:2011, also known as C11.

The XL C++ compiler supports the C++ standard ISO/IEC 14882: 2003, the C++ 2003 programming standard. With V13.1, XL C/C++ for AIX continues to deliver support for additional features of the latest C++ standard ISO/IEC 14882:2011, also known as C++11.

Industry specifications and other language influences

The IBM XL family of compilers plays an important role 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 V13.1, XL C/C++ for AIX adds partial support for the OpenMP 4.0 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 AIX and Linux

IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9, C/C++ Edition, can be purchased with this program.

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

XL C/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 AIX and Linux V9 can be used with XL C/C++ for AIX, V10.1, V11.1, V12.1, or V13.1.

If you license the IBM XL C/C++ for AIX compiler, you might also be interested in acquiring licenses for IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.



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IBM intends to make XL C/C++ and XL Fortran compilers available to complement new Linux only based Power Systems built with POWER8 technology that support the latest Linux distributions such as Ubuntu Server.

IBM also intends to update its integrated development environments (IDEs) to support new Linux distributions and the planned XL C/C++ compiler for the Linux only based Power Systems.

Specifics:

The general intent is that when used in combination with a planned XL C/C++ compiler for the Linux only based Power Systems, the Rational IDEs will serve as key elements of a comprehensive application development, porting, and optimization solution that is optimized for Linux on Power Systems.

For complete information about the IDEs, including capabilities, value proposition, system requirements, pricing, and access to trial versions, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/developer

Navigate from there to detailed information about the IDEs that interest you.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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Program               Program
number        VRM     name
 
5765-J07      13.1    IBM XL C/C++ for AIX (AAS)
5725-C72      13.1    IBM XL C/C++ for AIX (PA) 

Product identification number

 
Program                             Program
name                                number

XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1             5765-J07
 
XL C/C++ for AIX                    5648-F53
 SW S&S 1 Year After License
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User
 
XL C/C++ for AIX                    5648-F49
 SW S&S No Charge Registration/
 1 Year Renewal
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User
 
XL C/C++ for AIX                    5648-F47
 SW S&S 3 Year Registration
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User
 
XL C/C++ for AIX                    5648-F46
 SW S&S 3 Year Renewal
  - per Authorized User
  - per Concurrent User
 
XL C/C++ for AIX                    5648-F45
 SW S&S 3 Year After License
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User


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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

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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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Packaging

The IBM XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 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/C++ for AIX, V13.1 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/C++
 
Product Identifier Description: IBM XL C/C++
 
PID: 5765-J07, 5725-C72
 
Product category: XL C/C++

Passport Advantage

 
                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number

XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1
    Media Package Multilingual                             BA17ZML
 
XL C/C++ for AIX
    Authorized User LIC + SW S&S 12 Mo                     D5AHLLL
 
XL C/C++ for AIX
    Authorized User Annual SW S&S Rnwl                     E1AHNLL
 
XL C/C++ for AIX
    Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate 12Mo                  D5AHPLL
 
XL C/C++ for AIX
    Concurrent User LIC + SW S&S 12 Mo                     D043PLL
 
XL C/C++ for AIX
    Concurrent User Annual SW S&S Rnwl                     E04U7LL
 
XL C/C++ for AIX
    Concurrent User SW S&S Reinstate 12Mo                  D043QLL 

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/C++ for AIX    XL C/C++ for AIX    D0CNWLL 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/C++ for AIX
 
Media pack
description                                               Part number

XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 Media Pk Multilingual             BA17ZML

Basic license: To order the programs described in this announcement for 5765-J07, specify the type-model number and the applicable features from the tables below. The medium feature (DVD-ROM) need only be specified as required. To request the media package (DVD-ROM), specify media supply features 5809 and 3435.

When placing an ESD order in econfig, specify a billing feature, and the following ESD only features: 3450, 3453, 3470, 3471.

                                          One-
                                          time
                                          charge            Medium
                              Program     feature           feature
Description                   number      number  Medium    number
 
XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1       5765-J07
OTC with 1 Year SW S&S
  - per Authorized User                   0001
  - per Concurrent User                   0002
 
Media Package                                     DVD-ROM   5809
                                                  DVD-ROM   3435
 
Customization features:
 Electronic Delivery                                        3450
 Electronic Delivery                                        3453
 Do not ship pubs                                           3470
 Do not ship media                                          3471

 
 
               

Electronic Software Update (ESU) orders

ESU is a way for customers to self order their POWER® software release upgrades through 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/C++ for AIX, V13.1 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 through 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 DVD media shipped for physical orders.

ESU customers placing ESD software orders will receive an email 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 and 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/supportedproducts.html

Maintenance offering customer: Media supply entitlement details

Customers with active Software Maintenance for XL C/C++ for AIX or XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for AIX are entitled to receive the media supply corresponding to XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 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 DVD-ROM media supply feature number from the following table to their existing maintenance record. To request the media package (DVD-ROM), specify the media supply features 5809 and 3435.

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

 
Entitled maintenance offerings description

XL C/C++ for AIX
 
                                                         Medium
                                                         feature
Description                                              number

XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1         DVD-ROM Media Supply     5809
for PID 5765-J07                DVD-ROM Media Supply     3435
 
Customization features:
 Electronic Delivery                                     3450
 Electronic Delivery                                     3453
 Do not ship pubs                                        3470
 Do not ship media                                       3471
 
XL C/C++ for AIX, V12.1          CD-ROM Media Supply     6655
for PID 5765-J02                 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/C++ for AIX, V11.1          CD-ROM Media Supply     5809
for PID 5724-X13                 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/C++ for AIX, V10.1          CD-ROM Media Supply     5809
for PID 5724-U81                 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 number.

Precursor product   Trade-up product    Trade-up feature number

 
XL C/C++ for AIX    XL C/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/C++ for AIX, V13.1                  5765-J07
  - 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 1 year Software Maintenance.

 
Feature                                                    Feature
description                                                number

5765-J07 - IBM XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1
           Per Authorized User with 1 Year SW S&S          0001
           Per Concurrent User with 1 Year SW S&S          0002
 
5765-J07 - IBM XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1                     5809
             Multilingual, DVD ROM                         3435
 
5648-F49 - IBM XL C/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-F53 - IBM XL C/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-F47 - IBM XL C/C++ for AIX
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year Registration  0003
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year Registration  0004
 
5648-F46 - IBM XL C/C++ for AIX
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year Renewal       0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year Renewal       0002
 
5648-F45 - IBM XL C/C++ for AIX
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year After License 0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year After License 0002

 


Charge metric

 
                              Part number or
Program name                  PID number     Charge metric

For build to order
XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1       5765-J07       Authorized User
                                             Concurrent User
 
For build to plan
XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1       5725-C72       Authorized User
                                             Concurrent User
 
For build to plan
XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1       BA17ZML        Authorized User
                                             Concurrent User

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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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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 number

L-MCHN-9GPNQA.

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
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

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

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

Money-back guarantee

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

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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
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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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/C++ for AIX, V13.1
with 1 Year SW S&S
- per Authorized User         5765-J07     0001
- per Concurrent User         5765-J07     0002
- trade up from single
  Authorized User entilement
  to single Concurrent User
  entitlement                 5765-J07     0003
 
XL C/C++ for AIX,
SW S&S NoCharge Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F49      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F49      0003
SW S&S 1 Year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F49      0002
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F49      0004
 
XL C/C++ for AIX,
SW S&S 1 Year After License
 - per Authorized User       5648-F53      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F53      0002
 
XL C/C++ for AIX,
SW S&S 3 Year Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F47      0003
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F47      0004
 
XL C/C++ for AIX,
SW S&S 3 Year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F46      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F46      0002
 
XL C/C++ for AIX,
SW S&S 3 Year After License
 - per Authorized User       5648-F45      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F45      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)
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.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

POWER8, Power Systems, POWER6+, POWER7+ and Blue Gene/Q are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, AIX, Power, POWER6, POWER7, PartnerWorld, z/OS, z/VM, Rational, WebSphere, Passport Advantage, 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/