IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 adds an additional compiler for little endian Linux distributions

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-411
October 6, 2014


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IBM® XL C/C++ for Linux™ now contains two C/C++ compilers that support:

These two compilers give you the flexibility to install the correct compiler to create applications for the architecture that you require while providing you with following features and benefits:

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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A new XL C/C++ compiler is delivered to support application development on the IBM POWER8 servers that run the little endian Linux distributions.

A key strength of XL C/C++ for Linux is its ability to generate highly optimized code for execution on IBM Power Systems. The performance gain from years of IBM compiler optimization experience on XL C/C++ for Linux 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, IBM POWER7+, and IBM POWER8 processors. With XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1, compiler support on the Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu 14.04 for IBM POWER8, Ubuntu 14.10 for IBM POWER8 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12) for Power, includes exploitation of the little endian architecture on the latest IBM Power Systems that are built with the POWER8 architecture and processor.

With the new XL C/C++ compiler, you can create and port applications for execution on the next generation of IBM systems supporting little endian architectures and built on POWER8 technology designed to handle big data and to drive modern workloads for cloud, mobile, and social.

Based on mature IBM compiler technology, XL C/C++ for Linux 13.1.1:

All of the expertise and heritage serving enterprise business over the years is now unleashed to programmers of the latest Linux distributions for POWER8, allowing them to take advantage of proven IBM compiler technology.



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XL C/C++ for Linux for big endian distributions:

IBM Power System servers that support the following:

Required hard disk space: 250 MB

XL C/C++ for Linux for little endian distributions:

IBM Power System servers that support one of the following:

Required hard disk space: 122 MB



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December 12, 2014



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Two XL C/C++ compilers

The new XL C/C++ compiler for Linux distributions, which support Power Systems running Linux distributions configured for the little endian architecture, is now included in the same product as the current XL C/C++ Linux compiler from IBM, which supports Power Systems running Linux distributions configured for the big endian architecture. You have the flexibility to use either or both compilers on the appropriate Power server and with the appropriate Linux distribution. This description highlights the features of the new XL C/C++ compiler, which supports the little endian architecture and Ubuntu 14.04 for IBM POWER8, Ubuntu 14.10 for IBM POWER8, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power. The description of the XL C/C++ compiler supporting the big endian architecture is found in previous announcements.

Clang infrastructure

The new XL C/C++ Linux compiler for the little endian architecture leverages the Clang infrastructure from the open source community for a portion of its compiler front end. Clang is a component of the LLVM open source compiler and toolchain project and provides the C and C++ language family front end for LLVM. The new compiler combines the Clang front-end infrastructure with the advanced optimization technology from IBM in the compiler back-end.

New architecture and tune compiler options for POWER8 technology

The new XL C/C++ compiler V13.1.1 is released to support the POWER8 Systems that run little endian Linux distributions

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 the release of XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1, architecture and tune compiler suboptions are added to specify code generation for the little endian architecture onthe POWER8 processor. In the new XL C/C++ for Linux compiler, -qarch=pwr8 instructs the compiler to produce code that can exploit the little endian architecture on POWER8. -qtune=pwr8 enables optimizations specifically for the little endian archtecture on POWER8.

Compiler built-in functions for POWER8 with the little endian architecture

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:

Optimization capabilities

One of the key strengths of the XL C/C++ for Linux is optimization. This compiler offers the benefit of optimization technology, which evolved at IBM since the late 1980's combining extensive knowledge of the hardware with a comprehensive understanding of compiler technology and what users look for in a compiler when building end-user applications, especially for new workloads, such as big data, cloud, mobile, and social. The optimizations can decrease execution time and make your applications run faster, producing code that is highly tuned for execution on POWER8 systems.

The optimizer includes five base optimization levels which allow you to choose from minimal optimization to intense program analysis that range from local basic block to subprogram unit scopes, file-level, and whole-program analysis. The higher the optimization level, the more intense the program analysis becomes as increasingly sophisticated optimization techniques such as interprocedural analysis and profile-directed feedback, are applied to your code.

The five levels of optimization are (-O1 level is not supported):

Programming language standards and industry specifications

Programming language standards

XL C/C++ for Linux V13.1.1 strives to maximize performance and functionality of your scientific, technical, and commercial applications through standards compliance. With representation from the IBM compiler development team on the ISO/ANSI C and C++ committees, IBM is in a position to understand and influence the latest updates, clarifications, and recommendations to the C and C++ standards.

XL C/C++ for Linux V13.1.1 conforms with:

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.

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

Single instruction multiple data (SIMD)

XL C/C++ exposes hardware level capabilities directly to you through source-level intrinsic functions. Under the -qaltivec option, XL C/C++ for Linux support a vector data type and access to the vector multimedia extension (VMX) and vector scalar extension (VSX) instructions that support VMX processors on POWER8. VMX, also known as SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data). Vector capabilities, allow your program to calculate arithmetic results on up to sixteen data items simultaneously. You can also instruct the compiler to automatically perform SIMD vectorization at higher levels of optimization. The most common opportunity for this transformation is with loops that iterate over contiguous array data performing calculations on each element.

IBM MASS libraries

XL C/C++ for Linux include the IBM MASS libraries, which consist of mathematical intrinsic functions, that are specifically tuned for optimum performance on the Power architecture, that include the POWER8 server. MASS includes scalar, vector, and SIMD libraries and can be used by C, C++, and Fortran applications. The SIMD libraries provide an accelerated set of frequently used math intrinsic functions that can provide improved performance over the standard mathematical library functions. Both scalar and vector libraries are automatically called at certain levels of optimization, but you can also call them explicitly in your programs.

Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS)

BLAS is included in XL C/C++ for Linux and provides high-performance, algebraic functions that are used to perform combined matrix multiplication and addition on general matrices or their transposes, as well as to compute the matrix-vector product for a general matrix or its transpose.

GNU compatibility

The XL C/C++ for Linux compiler for little endian Linux distributions provides for a much greater level of GNU source compatibility. With the higher level of GNU source compatibility, porting of applications originally developed with gcc and g++ compilers is easier than ever before. There is also binary compatibility with GNU-built objects, archives, and shared objects. You now have the versatility to use the IBM compiler to build parts of your application that will benefit from the higher performance that can be offered and still bind the IBM and GNU compiled parts together in a single application.

IBM Service and Support

The XL C/C++ for Linux V13.1.1 compiler for little endian Linux distributions brings with it IBM Service and Support. The IBM Service and Support organization is made up of teams of individuals who work together to provide you with the responsive platform and cross-platform software support that you require. For complex or code-related problems, IBM has specialized, skilled service teams with access to the experts in our development laboratories, as required. Therefore, you have access to the right level of IBM expertise when you need it -- no matter where they are located. The vision of IBM Service and Support is to achieve a level of support excellence that exceeds customer expectations and differentiates IBM in the marketplace.

Documentation

XL C/C++ for Linux compiler product documentation is available in the fully searchable IBM Knowledge Center. The documentation can be accessed online from the product library page. Also included with the XL C/C++ for Linux compiler are man pages for all utilities and compiler invocation commands.

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 C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 is capable as of December 12, 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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Flexibility to obtain two linux compilers in a same offering

XL C/C++ now packages two linux compilers in a single product. With XL C/C++ for Linux V13.1.1 you get the existing XL C/C++ for Linux for big endian systems and the latest XL C/C++ for Linux for little endian systems. When you order XL C/C++ for Linux 13.1.1 you will always get the right Linux compiler that you need for your Power system.

Unleash the full power of IBM processors

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 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.

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 C/C++ and may provide an increase in performance. The optimization and hardware features in XL C/C++ 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 C/C++ 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 C/C++ compiler, which incorporates the latest advances in optimization and hardware technology support.

Multiple-Platform XL C/C++ and Fortran

XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 is part of a larger family of IBM 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, and Blue Gene/Q™.

The modular structure of these compilers delivers optimizations and functionality on multiple platforms and languages. Further, each product derives from a good portion of common code, so features and optimizations are tested in multiple languages and on multiple platforms. Common code, 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 and now non-IBM platforms.

Programming language standards, industry specifications, and other language influences

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 Linux 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 Linux continues to deliver support for additional features of the latest C++ standard ISO/IEC 14882:2011, also known as C++11.

Infrastructure matters

The XL family of compilers in conjunction with Power Systems continues to serve the high performance computing (HPC) sector. This makes the high performance XL C/C++ for Linux compilers an optimal fit for the requirements of big data and data analytics.

One of the most discussed topics in the IT world is the migration of applications to a cloud environment. With an infrastructure that includes the POWER8, the latest Linux distributions such as Ubuntu Server, and the XL C/C++ for Linux compiler, implementing a cloud environment is easier than ever before.

Organizations that look to invest in open standards and open source-based architectures should consider the new XL C/C++ for Linux compiler.

Make XL C/C++ the backbone of your IT application development environment to drive competitive differentiation.

Rational® Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition V9.1.1

Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition offers the capabilities of file management, searching, intelligent editing, refactoring, application analysis, build, debug, migration assistance, and performance analysis and management. This product can help XL C/C++ developers to realize the productivity and initial code quality gains of moving from older, text-based, command line development tools to a rich integrated development environment.

If you license the IBM XL C/C++ for Linux compiler, you might also be interested in acquiring licenses for IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.1.1.



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Program                Program
number        VRM      name
 
5765-J08      13.1.1   IBM XL C/C++ for Linux         AAS
5725-C73      13.1.1   IBM XL C/C++ for Linux         PA
 

Product identification number

 
Program                             Program
name                                number

XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1         5765-J08
 
XL C/C++ for Linux                  5648-F62
 SW S&S 1-year After License
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User
 
XL C/C++ for Linux                  5648-F60
 SW S&S No Charge Registration/
 1-year Renewal
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User
 
XL C/C++ for Linux                  5648-F64
 SW S&S 3-year Registration
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User
 
XL C/C++ for Linux                  5648-F61
 SW S&S 3-year Renewal
  - per Authorized User
  - per Concurrent User
 
XL C/C++ for Linux                  5648-F63
 SW S&S 3-year After License
   - per Authorized User
   - per Concurrent User


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Business Partner information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 for big endian distributions:

For XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 for little endian distributions:

Software requirements

For XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 for big endian distributions:

For XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 for little endian distributions:

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

Web information

For information regarding XL C/C++, visit

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

For information regarding IBM Application Development, visit

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Packaging

The XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 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 C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 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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Product group: IBM XL C/C++
 
Product Identifier Description: IBM XL C/C++ for Linux
 
PID: 5765-J08, 5725-C73
 
Product category: XL C/C++

Ordering through Passport Advantage part numbers

Only the media pack part number is updated. The remaining ordering information is the same as previously announced. For ordering information on XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1, refer to Software Announcement 214-160, dated April 28, 2014.

 
                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number

XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1
    Media Package Multilingual                             BT0MGML
 

Ordering through Product Identifier and feature numbers, basic license, electronic delivery, Maintenance, and trade-ups

The ordering information for basic license, electronic delivery, maintenance offering media supply details, and trade-up remains the same as previously announced.

For ordering information on XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1, refer to Software Announcement 214-160, dated April 28, 2014.

Maintenance Offering Customer: Media Supply Entitlement Details

Customers with active Software Maintenance for XL C/C++ for Linux or XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for Linux are entitled to receive the media supply that correspond to XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 or a previous level of the program as long as the level of the program continues to be active.

Media supply for versions before Version 13.1.1 only contain the XL C/C++ compiler for big endian distributions.

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.

For ordering details for software maintenance for XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1, refer to Software Announcement 214-160, dated April 28, 2014.

Charge metric

 
                              Part number or
Program name                  PID number       Charge metric
 
For build to order
XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1   5765-J08         Authorized User
                                               Concurrent User
 
For build to plan
XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1   5725-C73         Authorized User
                                               Concurrent User
 
For build to plan
XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1   BT0MGML          Authorized User
                                               Concurrent User
 

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

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Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers

The following IPLA software media pack part numbers are being replaced or are obsolete as a result of this announcement. The effective withdrawal date is March 12, 2015.

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.

Withdrawn from marketing information
 
                                             Part
Program name/Description                     number
 
XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.0
   Media Package Multilingual                BA180ML
 
New release information
 
                                             Part
Program name/Description                     number
 
XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1
   Media Package Multilingual                BT0MGML
 
 


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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

                                          
                                          
                              Program     One-time charge
Description                   number      feature number
 
XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1
with 1-year SW  S&S
- per Authorized User         5765-J08    0001
- per Concurrent User         5765-J08    0002
- trade up from single
  Authorized User entitlement
  to single Concurrent User
  entitlement                 5765-J08    0003
   
XL C/C++ for Linux, V12.1
with 1-year SW  S&S
- per Authorized User         5765-J03    0001
- per Concurrent User         5765-J03    0002
- trade up from single
  Authorized User entitlement
  to single Concurrent User
  entitlement                 5765-J03    0003
 
XL C/C++ for Linux, V11.1
with 1-year SW  S&S
- per Authorized User         5724-X14    0227
- per Concurrent User         5724-X14    0228
- trade up from single
  Authorized User entitlement
  to single Concurrent User
  entitlement                 5724-X14    0229
 
XL C/C++ for Linux,
SW S&S No Charge Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F60     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F60     0003
SW S&S 1-year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F60     0002
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F60     0004
 
XL C/C++ for Linux,
SW S&S 1-year After License
 - per Authorized User       5648-F62     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F62     0002
 
XL C/C++ for Linux,
SW S&S 3-year Registration
 - per Authorized User       5648-F64     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F64     0002
 
XL C/C++ for Linux,
SW S&S 3 Year Renewal
 - per Authorized User       5648-F61     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F61     0002
 
XL C/C++ for Linux,
SW S&S 3 Year After License
 - per Authorized User       5648-F63     0001
 - per Concurrent User       5648-F63     0002
 


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