IBM XL C for AIX , V11.1 delivers support for the POWER7 processor architectureIBM United States Software Announcement 210-094
April 13, 2010
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|At a glance|
IBM® XL C for AIX® is a standards-based, high-performance C compiler with advanced optimizing and debugging features. IBM XL C for AIX, V11.1 delivers the following new features and enhancements:
- Support for the latest POWER7 processor architecture, for improved application performance and capability through exploitation of the architectural enhancements made available through the advancement of the Power® technology
- Wide range of optimizing features to generate highly optimized 32- and 64-bit application code to run efficiently on a variety of processors and processor families
- New diagnostic reports that can help identify opportunities to improve the performance of applications
- New and enhanced compiler options and directives for more flexibility and increased performance tuning and optimizations
For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
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IBM XL C for AIX is designed to optimize and tune your applications for execution on IBM Power platforms, 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 including the full exploitation of the latest IBM POWER7 processor.
With this release, IBM XL C for AIX, V11.1 introduces enhancements for exploitation of the latest POWER7 architecture:
- Support for the vector unit and vector scalar extension (VSX) instruction set in the POWER7 processors to help parallelize applications
- Specific POWER7 processor tuning for the highly-tuned vector functions within the Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem (MASS) libraries
- New built-in functions added to support POWER7 processor instructions giving you direct control of the Power instructions at the application level
- New arch and tune compiler options made available to specify full exploitation of the POWER7 processor architecture
With the support of the latest POWER7 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 provide you with the tools needed to develop and maintain smarter applications to meet critical business needs. Additional enhancements in this release of XL C for AIX, V11.1 include:
- Additional features for increased performance tuning and optimization of your C applications
- New and enhanced compiler options, directives, and built-ins to give you even more flexibility
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Systems -- IBM Power System servers supported by:
- IBM AIX 5.3 TL 5300-07 or higher
- IBM AIX 6.1
- IBM PASE for i 6.1 with PTF SI30636 or higher
Required hard disk space -- 430 MB
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|Planned availability date|
April 23, 2010
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IBM XL C for AIX continues to deliver additional functionality and enhancements including support for the latest POWER7 processor architecture to help improve application performance and capability.
Exploitation of the new POWER7 processor architecture
A key strength of the IBM XL C for AIX compiler is performance and 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 that support the POWER4 processors through to the POWER4+, POWER5, POWER5+, and POWER6 processors. With XL C for AIX, V11.1, compiler support now includes full exploitation of the latest IBM POWER7 processor.
IBM XL C for AIX, V11.1 supports the VSX instruction set in the POWER7 processor. New data types and built-in functions are introduced to support the VSX instruction allowing you to efficiently manipulate vector operations in your applications. The advanced compiler optimizer can also automatically take advantage of these vector facilities to help automatically parallelize your applications.
The highly-tuned MASS libraries are enhanced to support the POWER7 processor:
- The vector functions within the vector MASS library are tuned for the POWER7 architecture. The functions can be used in either 32- or 64-bit mode.
- New functions such as exp2, exp2m1, log21p, and log2 are added in both single-precision and double-precision functional groups. In addition, functions supporting previous Power processors are enhanced to support POWER7 processors.
- A new MASS SIMD library tuned for the POWER7 processor is provided, containing an accelerated set of frequently used mathematical functions.
New built-in functions unlock POWER7 processor instructions to enable you to take direct control at the application level:
- POWER7 prefetch extensions and cache control instructions
- POWER7 hardware instructions
New arch and tune compiler options are added to specify code generation for the POWER7 processor architecture. -qarch=pwr7 instructs the compiler to produce code that can fully exploit the POWER7 hardware architecture. -qtune=pwr7 enables optimizations specifically tuned for the POWER7 hardware platforms.
With the support of the latest POWER7 processor chip, IBM advances a more than 20-year investment in compilers for Power and PowerPC series architectures.
New diagnostics reports to help improve performance of your code
Compiler reports in XML format
With this release, reports containing key compiler optimization information are now available. These reports identify areas in your code where the compiler was able to apply optimization. Equally important, the reports also identify areas where optimizations could not be applied along with the reasons why they were not applied. This information was not readily obvious or available in previous versions of the compiler. You can use this information to change your code to allow the compiler to take advantage of additional optimizations for improving performance.
These new compiler reports are produced in XML format (XML 1.0) and are easily consumable by tools that you can create to read and analyze the results. A stylesheet, xlstyle.xsl, is provided to allow you to render the report into a human-readable format that can be read by anyone with a browser that supports XSLT.
In this release, reports for four optimization categories are provided:
- Loop transformations
- Data reorganizations
- Profile-directed feedback information
The new -qlistfmt option and its associated suboptions are used to generate the XML 1.0 report.
This new feature allows the compiler to report, in XML format, on the results of more detailed optimization transformation analysis that were previously available only with limited information and only in text format. These new reports can help you do a higher level of performance tuning in less time.
Enhanced profiling reports
When using -qreport with the -qpdf option, you get additional information on the loop iteration count, and the block and call count, and a report on the number of cache misses for certain functions.
Reports on data reorganizations
The compiler can now generate reports on data reorganizations in the listing files. The data reorganization section provides a summary of how program variable data is reorganized by the compiler. Information on data reorganization includes:
- Array splitting
- Array transposing
- Memory allocation merging
- Array interleaving
- Array coalescing
Also available in the listing files are the locations of data prefetch instructions that are inserted by the compiler.
Additional loop analysis reports
A new suboption has been added to -qhot to allow for more aggressive loop analysis. This new suboption, -qhot=level=2, together with -qsmp and -qreport provide information about loop nests on which the aggressive loop analysis was performed. This report can be found in the Loop Transformation section of the listing file and in the new XML listing file.
Utilization tracking and reporting tool to understand compiler usage
This release introduces a new feature that will enable you to understand the compiler utilization within your enterprise. You can use this feature to help determine whether your organization's use of the compiler matches your compiler license entitlements. When enabled, each invocation of the compiler is recorded in a compiler utilization file. The utilization reporting tool can then be used to generate a report of the overall usage of the compiler within your organization. In particular, the report indicates the number of concurrent users using the compiler.
New and enhanced compiler options and directives for more flexibility
Compiler options can be specified on the command line or through directives embedded in your application source files. The following additional new or changed compiler options are available with this release of the compiler:
- -qarch includes a new suboption, -qarch=pwr7, allowing you to instruct the compiler to produce code that can fully exploit for POWER7 hardware platforms.
- -qassert is a new option to provide information about the characteristics of the files to help you fine-tune optimizations.
- -qconcurrentupdate must be used to enable hot patching when building kernel extensions.
- -qfuncsect has been improved in this release to help reduce the size of your programs.
- -qfunctrace inserts calls to user-defined tracing procedures at the procedure entry and exit, giving you powerful user-customizable debugging and profiling capabilities.
- The -qhot compiler option is a powerful alternative to tuning by hand. -qhot provides opportunities to optimize loops and array language. A new suboption is added for -qhot. The -qhot=fastmath option enables the replacement of math routines with available math routines from the XLOPT library only if -qstrict=nolibrary is enabled. -qhot=nofastmath disables this replacement.
- For improved performance, -qinline attempts to inline functions instead of generating calls to those functions, providing you with new control over this powerful optimzation.
- Specifying -r -qipa=relink is used to generate relinkable objects while preserving IPA information.
- -qlibmpi is used to tune code based on the known behavior of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) functions.
- -qlistfmt generates the XML report containing information about optimizations performed and not performed for loop transformations, data reorganization, and profile-directed feedback.
- New suboptions are added to -qpdf1 and -qpdf2. These options tune optimizations through profile-directed feedback (PDF).
- -qprefetch includes a new suboption. When working with applications that generate a high cache-miss rate, -qprefetch=assistthread can be used to exploit assist threads for data prefetching.
- -qsaveopt is enhanced to include the user's configuration file name and the options specified in these configuration files.
- -qsimd controls whether the compiler can automatically take advantage of vector instructions for processors that support them.
- When a listing file is generated using -qsource option, you can use -qskipsrc to control whether the source statements skipped by the compiler are shown in the source section of the listing file. Alternatively the -qskipsrc=hide option can be used to hide the source statements skipped by the compiler.
- -qstackprotect is used to protect your applications against malicious code or programming errors that overwrite or corrupt the stack.
- -qstrict includes a new suboption to allow more control over optimizations and transformations that violate strict program semantics. -qstrict=vectorprecision disables vectorization in loops where it might produce different results in vectorized iterations than in nonvectorized ones.
- The -qtune=pwr7 suboption is added to -qtune to enable tuning for the POWER7 hardware platforms.
Additional built-in functions to help improve performance
As an alternative to managing hardware registers through assembly language, XL 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 for AIX, V11.1 include:
- New VSX built-in functions and vector data types are added to enable direct access to the powerful vector capabilities of the POWER7 processor.
- The POWER7 processor has cache control and stream prefetch extensions that support store stream prefetch and prefetch depth control. New built-in functions provide direct programmer access to these functions.
- New built-in functions are added corresponding to each new POWER7 hardware instruction. Using these functions you can improve performance by directly manipulating specific hardware instructions in your code.
- New built-in functions are also added for the following:
- Conversion function to convert between declets and binary coded decimal
- Comparison functions to compare bytes
- Generation of sixes
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At a basic level, compilers are a bridge between your applications and the hardware architectures on which you run your business. IBM compilers are designed to unleash the full power of IBM processors, including those for the different architectures shipped in the popular IBM Power Systems.
IBM compilers are designed to improve programmer productivity. The state-of-the-art compilation technology enables programmers to exploit leading-edge performance of the new hardware without source code changes. Developers only need to focus on the logic of the applications and let the compiler figure out the best way to transform and optimize the code generation for the systems the application will run on.
Harness the power of parallel computing
Parallel programming with IBM XL C exploits the advantages of multiprocessor systems, while maintaining full binary compatibility with existing single-processor systems. With XL C you can use any of the following to develop your parallelized applications:
- An extensive range of OpenMP directives and non-OpenMP SMP directives
- Message passing interface (MPI)
- The POSIX treads (Pthreads) library module
For high-bandwidth data processing and algorithmic-intensive applications, XL C can leverage VMX and VSX instructions and automatic SIMDization to improve program performance. By processing multiple pieces of data at once, the speed of executed code can increase, with the added benefit that the source code may not need to be rewritten.
Powerful, no-hassle performance optimization
Well-written and thoroughly debugged code, fully conformant to its language standard, can take maximum advantage of the optimizing technology in XL C and may enjoy an increase in performance. The optimization and hardware features in XL C help improve developer productivity, and the compiler is able to generate code that exploits the leading-edge performance in existing and new hardware, often with minimal source code changes.
IBM XL 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 IBM Power platform with minimal or no source code changes. Upgrade to the latest IBM XL C compiler, which incorporates the latest advances in optimization and hardware technology support.
Multiple-platform XL C, C++, and Fortran
IBM XL C for AIX, V11.1 is part of a larger family of IBM XL C, C++, and Fortran compilers which supports multiple platforms such as AIX, IBM Power Systems, z/OS®, z/VM®, Linux®, Blue Gene/L, Blue Gene/P, and Cell Broadband Engine architecture. 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, industry specifications, and other language influences
Programming language standards
XL C supports the latest C standard revision ISO/IEC 9899:1999, also known as C99, a major update to the previous C standard. C99 introduces a number of new language features to the C language, such as:
- Complex data type
- Support for variable length arrays
- Compound literals
- Flexible array members
Industry specifications and other language influences
The IBM XL family of compilers is deeply involved in parallel computing and high-performance computing. The XL compilers implement both the AltiVec/VMX programming interface and the OpenMP 3.0 specification for shared memory programming model. With the XL C for AIX, V11.1 release, the VSX instruction set within the POWER7 architecture is also supported.
IBM is a member of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). The mission of SPEC is to identify and maintain standardized benchmarks that will drive high performance computing for many years. SPEC released SPEC CPU2006 in 2006. CPU2006 is a benchmark focused on a system's processor, memory subsystem, and compiler. IBM continues to participate in the SPECCOMP suite which measures the performance of parallel benchmarks using OpenMP.
Support of programming language standards allows for portability of your source code among a variety of compiler implementations.
IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
IBM Rational® Developer for Power Systems Software V7.6 can be purchased with this program.
IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software now includes a rich set of integrated development tools that support the XL C for AIX compiler. IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software offers the capabilities of file management, searching, editing, analysis, build, and debug, all integrated into an Eclipse workbench. XL C developers will now be able to realize the productivity gains of moving from older, text-based, command line development tools to a rich integrated development environment. IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V7.6 is used with XL C for AIX, Versions 8.0, 9.0, 10.1, or 11.1.
If you license the IBM XL C for AIX compiler, you might also be interested in acquiring licenses for IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V7.6.
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Program Program number VRM name 5724-X12 11.1 IBM XL C for AIX
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Program Program name number XL C for AIX, V11.1 5724-X12 XL C for AIX 5648-F51 SW S&S 1 Year After License - per Authorized User - per Concurrent User XL C for AIX 5648-F54 SW S&S No Charge Registration/ 1 Year Renewal - per Authorized User - per Concurrent User XL C for AIX 5648-F48 SW S&S 3 Year Registration - per Authorized User - per Concurrent User XL C for AIX 5648-F52 SW S&S 3 Year Renewal - per Authorized User - per Concurrent User XL C for AIX 5648-F50 SW S&S 3 Year After License - per Authorized User - per Concurrent User
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Specified operating environment
- For XL C for AIX, V11.1:
- System: IBM Power Systems servers supported by AIX 5.3 or AIX 6.1
- Disk space: 430 MB
- For XL C for AIX, V11.1 using IBM Portable Application Solutions Environment for i (IBM PASE for i): IBM i or AS/400® RISC model server
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- AIX 5.3 TL 5300-07 (or later) or AIX 6.1
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When placing an ESD order in econfig, specify a billing feature, the media features 5809 and 3410, and the ESD-only feature 3450.
One- time charge Medium Program feature feature Description number number Medium number XL C for AIX, V11.1 5724-X12 OTC with 1 Year SW S&S - per Authorized User 0218 - per Concurrent User 0219 Media Package CD-ROM 5809 CD-ROM 3410 Expedite Fee Charge to Branch 3445 Customization features: ESD for upgrades only 3450 Do not ship pubs 3470 Do not ship media 3471
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Customers with active Software Maintenance for XL C for AIX, XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX, or C for AIX are entitled to receive the media pack corresponding to XL C for AIX, V11.1 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 PID and CD-ROM media supply feature number from the following table to their existing maintenance record. To request the media package (CD-ROM), specify the media supply features 5809 and 3410.
When placing an ESD order in econfig, specify a billing feature, the media features 5809 and 3410, and the ESD-only feature 3450. Note that these ESD features are also applicable to the compiler products:
- XL C for AIX, V10.1, PID 5724-U80
- XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX, V9.0, PID 5724-S70
- XL C Enterprise Edition V8.0 for AIX, PID 5724-M11
Entitled maintenance offerings description XL C for AIX Medium feature Description number XL C for AIX V11.1 CD-ROM Media Supply 5809 for PID 5724-X12 CD-ROM Media Supply 3410 Expedite Fee Charge to Branch 3445 Customization features: ESD for upgrades only 3450 Do not ship pubs 3470 Do not ship media 3471 XL C for AIX V10.1 CD-ROM Media Supply 5809 for PID 5724-U80 CD-ROM Media Supply 3410 Expedite Fee Charge to Branch 3445 Customization features: ESD for upgrades only 3450 Do not ship pubs 3470 Do not ship media 3471 XL C Ent Ed for AIX, V9.0 CD-ROM Media Supply 5809 for PID 5724-S70 CD-ROM Media Supply 3410 Expedite Fee Charge to Branch 3445 Customization features: ESD for upgrades only 3450 Do not ship pubs 3470 Do not ship media 3471 XL C Ent Ed V8.0 AIX CD-ROM Media Supply 5809 for PID 5724-M11 CD-ROM Media Supply 3410 Expedite Fee Charge to Branch 3445 Customization features: ESD for upgrades only 3450 Do not ship pubs 3470 Do not ship media 3471
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Feature Feature description number 5724-X12 - IBM XL C for AIX, V11.1 Per Authorized User with 1 Year SW S&S 0218 Per Concurrent User with 1 Year SW S&S 0219 5724-X12 - IBM XL C for AIX, V11.1 5809 Multilingual, CD ROM 3410 5648-F54 - IBM XL C for AIX Per Authorized User SW S&S - No Charge Registration 0001 - 1 Year Renewal 0002 Per Concurrent User SW S&S - No Charge Registration 0003 - 1 Year Renewal 0004 5648-F51 - IBM XL C for AIX Per Authorized User SW S&S 1 Year After License 0001 Per Concurrent User SW S&S 1 Year After License 0002 5648-F48 - IBM XL C for AIX Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year Registration 0001 Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year Registration 0002 5648-F52 - IBM XL C for AIX Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year Renewal 0001 Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year Renewal 0002 5648-F50 - IBM XL C for AIX Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year After License 0001 Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year After License 0002
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IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
Program technical support
Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.
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.
Authorization for use on home/portable computer
The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time.
Volume orders (IVO)
Yes. Contact your IBM representative.
Passport Advantage applies
Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at
For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) 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 (Software Maintenance) 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 (Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.
While your Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) 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
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) 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 Web site at
All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) 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. For additional information, refer to Changes to Distributed Software Products Model for Products Outside Passport Advantage, Software Announcement 201-201, dated July 10, 2001.
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
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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.
One- time charge Program feature Description number number XL C for AIX, V11.1 with 1 Year SW S&S - per Authorized User 5724-X12 0218 - per Concurrent User 5724-X12 0219 - trade up from single Authorized User entitlement to single Concurrent User entitlement 5724-X12 0225 XL C for AIX, SW S&S No Charge Registration - per Authorized User 5648-F54 0001 - per Concurrent User 5648-F54 0003 SW S&S 1 Year Renewal - per Authorized User 5648-F54 0002 - per Concurrent User 5648-F54 0004 XL C for AIX, SW S&S 1 Year After License - per Authorized User 5648-F51 0001 - per Concurrent User 5648-F51 0002 XL C for AIX, SW S&S 3 Year Registration - per Authorized User 5648-F48 0001 - per Concurrent User 5648-F48 0002 XL C for AIX, SW S&S 3 Year Renewal - per Authorized User 5648-F52 0001 - per Concurrent User 5648-F52 0002 XL C for AIX, SW S&S 3 Year After License - per Authorized User 5648-F50 0001 - per Concurrent User 5648-F50 0002
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