Software withdrawal: Selected features from IBM General Parallel File System and related Software Maintenance in support of a new price structure

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 909-082
July 14, 2009

 
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Effective July 14, 2009, IBM will withdraw from marketing, IBM® General Parallel File System™ (GPFS™) programs and features licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these product features directly from IBM or an IBM Distributor.

Effective July 14, 2009, the following Software Maintenance (SWMA) programs will be withdrawn:

Program
number        Program/Feature name
      
5660-GPF      GPFS SWMA 1 year registration and renewal
5661-GPF      GPFS SWMA 1 year after license
5662-GPF      GPFS SWMA 3 year registration
 
5664-GPF      GPFS SWMA 3 year after license
 

Effective July 14, 2009, the following features will be withdrawn:

Program                                                    Feature
number        Program/Feature name                         number
         
5765-G66      IBM General Parallel File System for POWER
              
               Per proc including 1 year SW Maintenance     0013
               Per 250 proc including 1 year SW Maintenan   0014
               Per proc including 1 year SW Maintenance     0015
               Per 250 proc including 1 year SW Maintenan   0016
               Per proc including 1 year SW Maintenance     0017
               Per 250 proc including 1 year SW Maintenan   0018
Replacement program information

For new GPFS billing information, refer to Software Announcement 209-105, dated July 14, 2009.

A new set of Software Maintenance program numbers are being announced to reflect a new client/server price structure which is in place for GPFS.

Current Software Maintenance entitlements with the withdrawn programs will be accepted toward the new announced entitlement offerings referenced in the above announcement. As entitlements are migrated to the new offering, upgrades will be accepted.


 
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For new orders, the customer-requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than July 14, 2009, the effective date of withdrawal or end of life date (EOD).


 
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Technical support

For product support information, refer to the Software Support Web site at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/cluster/home.html

Technical support continues to be available. The end of support for these products will be announced a minimum of 12 months before the termination.

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=909-082
Trademarks

General Parallel File System and GPFS are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation 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/

 

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