XL Fortran for Linux 15.1

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Abstract

IBM XL Fortran for Linux 15.1 has been made generally available, delivering IBM POWER8 exploitation and enhancements to improve performance and language standards conformance.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides download options to obtain the package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

You can also visit the XL Fortran for Linux library to review additional documentation.

Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Find technical developer content and resources.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites include:

Operating system:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (RHEL 7.0) or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 (SLES 11 SP2) or later

Hardware:

Disk space:

  • Approximately 200 MB for product packages
  • Minimum of 2 GB hard drive space for paging
  • Minimum of 512 MB for temporary files

Installation Instructions

Review the following installation pages in the knowledge center:

Review the Before installing XL Fortran for linux page in the knowledge center.

Review both the Basic installation and Advanced installation pages in the knowledge center to see which procedure to use when installing XL Fortran.

Review the After installing XL Fortran page in the knowledge center for optional setup and verification procedures after installation.

Download package

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Clients ordering via the AAS or ESU channel are required to sign in to the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website to download the software package. PID: 5765-J10

PartnerWorld users must sign in to the PartnerWorld website to access the Software Access Catalog.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a General Availability (GA) release. It contains new product enhancements and features.

Test Results

Definitions

Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

Notes:
  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known regressions to report.

Problems solved

Defects resolved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

There are no known issues report.

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for IBM XL Fortran for Linux on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change history

What's new

For information about new features and enhancements, review the Announcement letter.

Technical support

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More support for:

XL Fortran for Linux
Compiler

Software version:

15.1

Operating system(s):

Linux

Reference #:

4037607

Modified date:

2014-06-06

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