IBM XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 delivers support for the POWER8 processor

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-164
April 28, 2014


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IBM® XL Fortran for Linux™ is a standards-based, high-performance Fortran compiler with advanced optimizing features. It delivers a number of new features and enhancements:



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IBM XL Fortran for Linux is designed to optimize and tune your applications for execution on IBM Power Systems™ to help you unleash the full power of your IT investment, to create and maintain critical business and scientific applications, to maximize application performance, and to improve developer productivity. The performance gain from years of compiler optimization experience is seen in the continuous release-to-release compiler improvements that include exploitation of the latest IBM POWER8 processor.

With this release, XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 introduces the following features:

With the support of the latest POWER8 processor chip, IBM will have advanced a more than 20-year investment in the XL compilers for Power® series and PowerPC® series architectures.

IBM has a long history of delivering innovative, high-quality compiler products to the marketplace. Over the course of multiple releases, the XL family of compilers has invested in new functions, enhancements, and standards conformance to deliver the tools needed to develop and maintain smarter applications to meet critical business needs. This release of XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 also includes the following enhancements:



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IBM Power System servers that support the following:

Required hard disk space: 250 MB



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June 6, 2014



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Description
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XL Fortran for Linux continues to deliver additional function and enhancements including support for the latest POWER8 processor architecture to help improve application performance and capability.

Taking advantage of the POWER8 processor architecture

A key strength of the XL Fortran for Linux is its ability to optimize and tune generated code for execution on Power platforms. The performance gain from years of IBM compiler optimization experience can be seen in the release-to-release compiler improvements from the development of the POWER4 processors through to the POWER4+, POWER5, POWER5+, POWER6®, and POWER7® processors. With XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1, compiler support now includes exploitation of the latest POWER8 processor.

New arch and tune compiler options

New arch and tune compiler options are added to specify code generation for the POWER8 processor architecture:

Compiler hardware directives and intrinsics for new POWER8 features

New hardware directives and intrinsics unlock POWER8 processor instructions to enable direct access to POWER8 features at the application level.

New hardware directives and intrinsics support the following POWER8 features:

MASS library enhancements

XL Fortran is shipped with a set of MASS libraries for high-performance mathematical computing. These libraries contain an accelerated set of frequently used math intrinsic functions that enable improved performance over the corresponding standard system library functions.

The scalar, vector, and SIMD MASS libraries are now tuned specifically for the POWER8 architecture.

The MASS library interfaces are improved for better optimization and error checking by the compiler:

Fortran 2008 Programming Standard (partial support)

The implementation of the Fortran 2008 programming language standard began with selected features that were made available with XL Fortran 14.1. With XL Fortran V15.1, additional features of the Fortran 2008 standard are implemented:

Language interoperability features

XL Fortran implements selected language interoperability features that accept programs that contain parts written in Fortran and parts written in the C language. This version of XL Fortran provides support for the following language interoperability features as specified in Technical Specification 29113:

OpenMP 4.0 (partial support)

The OpenMP API supports multiplatform, 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 gives 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, that includes IBM. You can find more information about OpenMP specifications at

http://www.openmp.org

XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 supports the following OpenMP 4.0 features:

New intrinsic procedures to help you access POWER8 features

As an alternative to managing hardware registers through assembly language, XL Fortran intrinsic procedures offer 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 intrinsic procedures in XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1, include:

Intrinsics for POWER8 vector processing procedures
Intrinsic functions for POWER8 cryptographic procedures
Intrinsic functions to support POWER8 transactional memory procedures
Directive and intrinsic procedures to support POWER8 prefetch functions

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:

Other XL Fortran updates

The XLF_POSIX_BINDINGS module includes interfaces to many POSIX and XSI functions and named constants.

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

XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 is capable as of June 6, 2014, 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 that include those for the different architectures shipped in the popular IBM Power Systems.

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

Harness the power of parallel computing

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

For high-bandwidth data processing and algorithmic-intensive applications, XL Fortran can make use of 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 that is fully conformant to its language standard can take maximum advantage of the optimizing technology in XL Fortran and may provide an increase in performance. The optimization and hardware features in XL Fortran help improve developer productivity. The compiler is able to generate code that exploits the leading-edge performance in existing and new hardware, often with minimal source code changes.

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

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

Multiple-Platform XL C/C++ and Fortran

IBM XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 is part of a larger family of IBM Fortran, C, and C++ compilers which supports multiple platforms such as AIX®, z/OS® (C/C++), z/VM® (C/C++), IBM Power Systems, Linux on Power, and Blue Gene/Q™.

The modular structure of these compilers delivers optimizations and functionality on all platforms and to all languages. Further, each product derives from a common code base, so features and optimizations are tested in multiple languages and on multiple platforms. A common code base, along with compliance with international standards, make source-level portability of applications between IBM platforms easier.

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

Programming language standards, industry specifications, and other language influences

Programming language standards

XL Fortran supports the Fortran 77, 90, and 95 standards. With Version 13.1, XL Fortran supports the full Fortran 2003 standard including the object-oriented programming model. With Version 15.1, XL Fortran makes available partial support for the latest Fortran 2008 standard.

XL Fortran consists of the following:

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 AltiVec/VMX programming interface and the OpenMP 3.1 specification for shared memory programming model. With the Version 13.1 release, the Vector Scalar Extension (VSX) instruction set within the POWER7 architecture is also supported. With the Version 15.1 release, implementation of OpenMP 4.0 commences.

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

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



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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 Integrated Development Environments 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.

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Program           Program                 Ordering
number    VRM     name                    channel

 
5725-C75  15.1.0  IBM XL Fortran for Linux   PA
 
5765-J10  15.1.0  IBM XL Fortran for Linux   AAS
 

Product identification number

 
Program                             Program
name                                number

XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1         5765-J10
 
XL Fortran for Linux                5648-F57
 SW S&S 1 Year After License
 
XL Fortran for Linux                5648-F55
 SW S&S No Charge Registration/
 1-year Renewal
 
XL Fortran for Linux                5648-F59
 SW S&S 3-year Registration
 
XL Fortran for Linux                5648-F56
 SW S&S 3-year Renewal
 
XL Fortran for Linux                5648-F58
 SW S&S 3 years After Licence
 


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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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Planning information

Web information

For information regarding XL Fortran, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/fortran

For information regarding IBM Application Development, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/
Packaging

The XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 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

XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 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.

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Product Group: IBM XL Fortran
 
Product Identifier Description: IBM XL Fortran for Linux
 
PID: 5765-J10 and 5725-C75
 
Product Category: XL Fortran

Passport Advantage

                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number

XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1
    Media Package Multilingual                             BA182ML
 
XL Fortran for Linux
    Authorized User License + SW S&S 12 Months             D54L2LL
 
XL Fortran for Linux
    Authorized User Annual SW S&S Renewal                  E01M4LL
 
XL Fortran for Linux
    Authorized User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months         D54L3LL
 
XL Fortran for Linux
    Concurrent User License + SW S&S 12 Months             D043VLL
 
XL Fortran for Linux
    Concurrent User Annual SW S&S Renewal                  E04UALL
 
XL Fortran for Linux
    Concurrent User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months         D043WLL
 

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 Fortran for Linux  XL Fortran for Linux  D0DEYLL 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 Fortran for Linux
 
Media pack
description                                              Part number

XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 Media Pk Multilingual        BA182ML

Basic License: To order the programs described in this announcement for 5765-J10 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 following ESD only features: 3450, 3453, 3470, 3471.

                                          One-
                                          time
                                          charge            Medium
                              Program     feature           feature
Description                   number      number   Medium   number

 
XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1    5765-J10

OTC with 1 Year SW S&S
  - per Authorized User                     0001
  - per Concurrent User                     0002
 
Media supply                                       DVD-ROM  5809
Media type                                         DVD-ROM  3435
 
Customization features:
 Electronic software delivery                               3450
 Electronic software delivery                               3453
 Do not ship pubs                                           3470
 Do not ship media                                          3471

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

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 XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 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 DVD-ROM 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 enter)

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 Fortran for Linux or XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for Linux are entitled to receive the media supply corresponding to XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1 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.

 
Entitled maintenance offerings description

XL Fortran for AIX
                                                        Medium
                                                        feature
Description                                             number

XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1     DVD-ROM Media Supply     5809
for PID 5765-J10                DVD-ROM Media Supply     3435
 
 
Customization features:
 
Electronic software delivery                             3450
Electronic software delivery                             3453
 


 Do not ship pubs                                        3470
 Do not ship media                                       3471
 
XL Fortran for Linux, V14.1      CD-ROM Media Supply     6658
for PID 5765-J05                 CD-ROM Media Supply     3410
  
Customization features:
 Electronic software delivery                            3450
 Do not ship pubs                                        3470
 Do not ship media                                       3471
 
XL Fortran for Linux, V13.1      CD-ROM Media Supply     5809
for PID 5724-X16                 CD-ROM Media Supply     3410
 
 
Customization features:
 Electronic software 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 Fortran for Linux  XL Fortran for Linux  Is used to trade-up from
Authorized User       Concurrent User       single Authorized User
single entitlement    single entitlement    to single Concurrent User
 

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

                                         One-
                                         time
                                         charge
                                         program     Feature
Description                              number      number

 
XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1              5765-J10
  - 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.

 
Program    Feature                                        Feature
number     description                                    number

5765-J10   IBM XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1
           Per Authorized User with 1 Year SW S&S          0001
           Per Concurrent User with 1 Year SW S&S          0002
 
5765-J10   IBM XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1                 5809
             Multilingual, DVD-ROM                         3435
 
5648-F55   IBM XL Fortran for Linux
            Per Authorized User SW S&S
              - NoCharge Registration                      0001
              - 1 Year Renewal                             0002
            Per Concurrent User SW S&S
              - NoCharge Registration                      0003
              - 1 Year Renewal                             0004
 
5648-F57   IBM XL Fortran for Linux
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 1 Year After License 0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 1 Year After License 0002
 
5648-F59   IBM XL Fortran for Linux
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year Registration  0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year Registration  0002
 
5648-F56   IBM XL Fortran for Linux
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year Renewal       0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year Renewal       0002
 
5648-F58   IBM XL Fortran for Linux
           Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year After License 0001
           Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year After License 0002

 




Charge metric

Part number or
Program name                  PID number     Charge metric

For build to order
XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1   5765-J10       Authorized User
                                             Concurrent User
For build to plan
XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1   5725-C75       Authorized User
                                             Concurrent User
For build to plan
XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1   BA182ML        Authorized User
                                             Concurrent User

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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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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

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

                                        
                                          One-
                                          time
                                          charge            One-
                              Program     feature           time
Description                   number      number            charge

 
XL Fortran for Linux, V15.1
with 1 Year SW S&S
- per Authorized User         5765-J10    0001
- per Concurrent User         5765-J10    0002
- trade up from single
  Authorized User entitlement
  to single Concurrent User
  entitlement                 5765-J10    0003
 
 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S NoCharge Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F55      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F55      0003
SW S&S 1 Year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F55      0002
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F55      0004
 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S 1 Year After License
 - per Authorized User       5648-F57      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F57      0002
 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S 3 Year Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F59      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F59      0002
 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S 3 Year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F56      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F56      0002
 
XL Fortran for Linux,
SW S&S 3 Year After License
 - per Authorized User       5648-F58      0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F58      0002
 
Trademarks

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

IBM, Power, PowerPC, POWER6, POWER7, POWER, AIX, z/OS, z/VM, Rational, WebSphere, Passport Advantage and PartnerWorld 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.

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.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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

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