IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5 expands ordering options by offering availability on IBM Shopz

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-093
November 20, 2018

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublications


At a glance

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IBM Spectrum Scale™ Data Management Edition V5.0, now available through Shopz, offers capacity licensing that delivers a simplified way to license and deploy IBM Spectrum Scale.



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Overview

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IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5.0 is designed to provide an industry-leading, unprecedented level of performance for the easiest, most flexible, and data-efficient, software-defined storage solution. As data volumes grow and applications become more capable, more companies need the fast, highly available, and highly scalable data access of IBM Spectrum Scale to drive their business. IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition spans the enterprise storage portfolio, including flash, disk, tape, local, and cloud storage.

IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5.0 delivers the functionality needed to store and access data through all supported protocols. It also includes quotas, snapshots, administrative GUI, compression, quality of service (QoS) control, and filesets. Data Management Edition includes the ability to create optimized tiered storage pools, information lifecycle management tools for simplified data management, data access using AFM asynchronous replication, multisite disaster recovery, native encryption, and hybrid cloud storage.

Offered with a terabyte metric, Data Management Edition does not require you to separately purchase client, server, or FPO licenses. Instead, you can simply license the total storage capacity managed by IBM Spectrum Scale.



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Key prerequisites

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IBM Z® and IBM LinuxONE™ servers running a supported Linux® operating system, and a minimum of 2 GB of system memory. IBM® Power Systems™ servers running supported AIX® or Linux operating systems, and x86-64 servers running Linux or Microsoft™ Windows™ operating systems.



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Planned availability date

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November 23, 2018



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Description

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Industry-leading performance and storage efficiency

IBM Spectrum Scale V5 delivers significant enhancements in performance and administrative simplicity with capabilities that are designed to take advantage of the performance of the newest, fastest generation of storage hardware. For select workloads running on an NSD server, the number of operations per second is improved approximately three to five times. This version also helps reduce latency by adopting a protocol that supports sending of messages directly to server memory, eliminating the need for the back-and-forth communication previously required to access data.

The settings for several critical system parameters are now automated, providing optimal tuning for various kinds of workloads. This will enable easier setup and improved performance with less manual configuration. Manual override of the automated settings is readily available for users who prefer to select their own settings.

To better reflect modern storage and workloads, and to further optimize performance for both large and small block sizes, the new default block size is 4 MB, replacing the previous 256 KB default. To better support smaller file sizes, subblock size is variable, depending on the chosen block size. In most laboratory test cases, this configuration showed improved performance simultaneously for both small and large block size workloads compared to the previous version.

Beginning with IBM Spectrum Scale V5, file compression supports two compression libraries, zlib and LZ4. zlib is intended primarily for cold data and favors saving space over read-access speed. LZ4 is intended primarily for active data and favors read-access speed over maximized space saving. For applications with usage patterns that are predominantly read-only compressible files, LZ4 compression can offer significant performance gains in addition to space savings. Administrators can create policies that select a compression library based on the access characteristics of the file to be compressed, with file-level granularity.

Efficient user interface

A powerful GUI simplifies many storage administrator tasks and delivers monitoring capabilities. Built with the same modern user experience principles as other offerings in the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family, it is intuitive and easy to learn. Common administrator tasks, such as provisioning additional capacity, can be accomplished faster and without knowledge of the command-line interface. System health, capacity, and performance displays can be used to identify trends and respond quickly to any issues that may arise.

Integration into IBM Spectrum Control™ with a common design provides portfolio visibility that spans multiple IBM Spectrum Scale installations and may include other storage. Common interfaces and dashboards for health monitoring can deliver significant cost savings through reduced management time and improved staff productivity.

A command-line interface installation toolkit can quickly install IBM Spectrum Scale software, both base server management and protocol nodes.

Seamless integration with Hadoop workloads

IBM Spectrum Scale V5 offers seamless integration with Hadoop workloads without requiring changes to applications.

IBM Spectrum Scale Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Transparency connector provides deep integration with HDFS. This enables applications that depend on HDFS to run seamlessly on top of IBM Spectrum Scale without any changes. This connector also enables IBM Spectrum Scale to support new Hadoop and HDFS features more quickly.

For organizations seeking to deploy the most efficient platform for big data analytics, machine learning, deep learning, and cognitive applications, IBM has partnered with Hortonworks to certify IBM Spectrum Scale with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on x86 and IBM Power® servers. HDP is the leading Hadoop and Apache Spark distribution that supports enterprises on their analytics journey. IBM and Hortonworks have collaborated on an optimized and integrated solution that has been validated against a comprehensive suite of integration test cases across the full stack of HDP components.

IBM Spectrum Scale also integrates with Apache Ambari, an open source Apache tool used by many Hadoop distributions for deploying and managing Hadoop. IBM Spectrum Scale is integrated with Ambari for BigInsights®, the IBM Open Platform for Apache Hadoop. This integration adds the ability to deploy, manage, monitor, upgrade, and debug IBM Spectrum Scale through the Ambari dashboard for BigInsights.

Enhanced usability

Unified file and object storage enables different applications or services to access the same data without moving or altering it. Data can be written as either file or object, and retrieved as either. Rather than use a copy and change gateway, IBM Spectrum Scale supports both protocols natively for higher performance and simplified administration. The common storage layer enables most of the IBM Spectrum Scale features, including authentication, encryption, and tiering for both object and file storage.

QoS support enables administrators to prioritize user data services over background or maintenance I/O requirements. Administrators can set throttle levels for services such as long-running restripe or other services that may impact users of the IBM Spectrum Scale cluster.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5.0.2 is capable as of November 23, 2018, 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 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5698-SS1 5.0.2 IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition

Product identification number

Program number Subscription and Support PID number
5698-SS2 IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition S&S


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Business Partner information

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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 IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 218-093


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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The following publications can be ordered:

Title Order number Delivery type
IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5.0.2 Program Directory GI13-4910-00 E
IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5.0.2 Quick Start Guide GI13-4911-00 E
IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5.0.2 License Information GI13-4912-00 B
IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5.0.2 License Information CD ROM LC27-9522-00 B

Publication delivery type legend:

  • "E" - Electronic only
  • "P" - Physical only
  • "B" - Electronic, and Physical

The following publications are available in IBM Knowledge Center:

  • IBM Spectrum Scale Concepts, Planning, and Installation Guide (SC27-9287)
  • IBM Spectrum Scale Administration Guide (SC27-9288)
  • IBM Spectrum Scale Command and Programming Reference (SC27-9290)
  • IBM Spectrum Scale Problem Determination Guide (GC27-9289)
  • IBM Spectrum Scale Big Data and Analytics Guide (SC27-9284)

IBM Knowledge Center contains the most recent IBM Spectrum Scale publications in PDF, HTML, and EPUB formats.

IBM Knowledge Center is a worldwide central repository of IBM technical publications hosted in a single application. You can find and navigate technical content more efficiently and easily with improved search, filtering, and user experience. Create your own collections of IBM documents with PDF output on-demand.



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Services

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Software Services

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.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5.0 is supported on the following servers:

  • IBM Z
  • IBM LinuxONE
  • IBM Power Systems
  • x86-64 rack-based servers

Minimum hardware requirements:

  • IBM POWER6® processors, or later
  • AMD Opteron processors
  • Intel™ EM64T processors
  • 1 GB of system memory

Minimum hardware requirements for Z:

  • CP or IFL processors
  • 2 GB of system memory

See the IBM Spectrum Scale FAQ for supported connectivity and formally qualified disk subsystems.

Software requirements

IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5.0.2 is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1, or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12, or later
  • IBM AIX V7
  • Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS

When running on Z, the following are supported:

  • RHEL 7.1, or later
  • SLES 12, or later
  • Ubuntu Server 16.04.1, or later

If using the IBM Spectrum Scale GUI on any platform, RHEL 7 or SLES 12 is required.

In order to support Hadoop workloads with IBM Spectrum Scale, the HDFS transparency connector is required and can be obtained from IBM Developer.

Always check the IBM Support Portal for the latest fix levels. See the IBM Spectrum Scale FAQ for additional details and updates.

Planning information

Packaging

The programs in this announcement are distributed with the following content:

  • Basic machine-readable material
  • Program Directory
  • License Information
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM)

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which 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.

Direct client support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Support Portal website.

Security, auditability, and control

The programs in this announcement use the security and auditability features of the operating system software.

The client 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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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative.

Ordering IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition through the Internet

Shopz provides an easy way to plan and order your product ServerPac or CBPDO, running on z. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). Shopz is available in the US and several countries in Europe. In countries where Shopz is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order through the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, go to Shopz.

Charge metric

Definitions of the charge metric for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document and noted below.

Terabyte is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A terabyte is 2 to the 40th power bytes. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each terabyte available to the Program.

Program name PID number Charge metric License Information document number
IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition (Shopz) 5698-SS1 Terabyte L-CPES-B58V85

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

Basic license

To order, specify the program ID number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5

Program ID: 5698-SS1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018DNH IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition V5 Use-Based License, One-Time Charge, Per Terabyte
    MultiVersion Measurement No Charge Per Terabyte
Orderable supply ID Language
S018DNJ Multilingual


Subscription and Support Program ID: 5698-SS2

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018DNL IBM Spectrum Scale Data Mgmt Ed S&S Decline Subscription and Support No Charge Per Terabyte
    MultiVersion Measurement S&S, No Charge Per Terabyte
    SW Subscription and Support Annual Support Charge Per Terabyte
    SW Subscription and Support Monthly Support Charge Per Terabyte
    SW Subscription and Support Reseller One Year Per Terabyte
Orderable supply ID Language
S018DNM Multilingual

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only through CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for internet delivery. For more details on Internet delivery, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.

Many products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS® can be ordered through CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on Product ServerPac, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require client signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. IBM z Systems® Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

Definitions of the charge metric for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document and noted below.

Program name PID number Charge metric License Information document number
IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition (Shopz) 5698-SS1 Terabyte L-CPES-B58V85

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

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 version or release will be available for a minimum of three 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 (by 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 (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an 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.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

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 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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. During the Software Subscription and Support period, for the unmodified portion of a program, and to the extent problems can be recreated in the specified operating environment, IBM will provide the following:

  • Defect correction information, a restriction, or a bypass.
  • Program updates: Periodic releases of collections of code corrections, fixes, functional enhancements and new versions and releases to the program and documentation.
  • Technical assistance: A reasonable amount of remote assistance by telephone or electronically to address suspected program defects. Technical assistance is available from the IBM support center in the organization's geography.

Additional details regarding Technical Assistance, which includes IBM contact information, are provided in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for:

  • The design and development of applications.
  • Your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment.
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Software Subscription and Support is provided only if the program is within its support timeframe as specified in the Software Support Lifecycle policy for the program.

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, go to the Supported product list website.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution clients.

Multi-Version Measurement

Multi-Version Measurement (MVM) replaces the previously announced Migration Grace Period time limit of six months and allows unlimited time for clients to run more than one eligible version of a software program. Clients may run multiple versions of a program simultaneously for an unlimited duration during a program version upgrade. Clients may also choose to run multiple versions of a program simultaneously for an unlimited duration in a production environment. MVM does not extend support dates for programs withdrawn from service.

For more information about MVM, including requirements for qualification, see the MVM web page. For a list of eligible programs, see the IPLA Execution-Based web page.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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Registered external clients and IBM Business Partners can access IBMLink to view pricing information.

Specify "Price type," "Search type," and "Search value," then click "Search."

Note: Enter program number in the "Search value."

You can also contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner for the applicable charges.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)

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IBM Digital Sales Offices
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Coppell, TX 75019-4642, US

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

IBM Spectrum Scale, IBM LinuxONE, Power Systems, IBM Spectrum Storage and IBM Spectrum Control are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, IBM Z, AIX, PartnerWorld, Passport Advantage, Power, BigInsights, POWER6, z/OS and IBM z Systems are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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