IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 supports POWER9 servers and the OpenMP 4.5 specification for productive programming

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-198
April 24, 2018

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(Corrected on February 13, 2019)

The Ordering information section is revised.



At a glance

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IBM® XL C/C++ for Linux® is a standards-based, high-performance C/C++ compiler with advanced optimizing features. XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 delivers a number of features and benefits:

  • Support for the both the POWER8® and POWER9™ servers that enable you to drive modern workloads, such as:
    • Data analytics
    • Cloud
    • Mobile
    • Social
  • Generation of optimized code that uses mature IBM compiler technology
  • Support for C and C++ programming language standards which provides for increased function and easier portability of your source code
  • Support for the OpenMP 4.5 industry specification
  • Inclusion of the optimized IBM Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem (MASS) libraries that give you frequently used mathematical procedures
  • Inclusion of the Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines (BLAS) which give you high-performance algebraic functions
  • gcc compatibility for easier porting and integration of your code
  • Allows for superior IBM service and support



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Overview

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IBM XL compilers, such as XL C/C++ for Linux, are designed to:

  • Optimize and tune your applications for execution on IBM Power Systems™.
  • Help unleash the full power of your IT investment.
  • Create and maintain critical business and scientific applications.
  • Maximize application performance.
  • Improve developer productivity.

The performance gain from years of compiler optimization experience is seen in the continuous release-to-release compiler improvements that support the IBM Power® processors that include the new IBM Power Systems, which is built with IBM POWER9 technology.

Over the course of multiple releases, XL C/C++ for Linux offered new functions, enhancements, and standards conformance to provide the required tools to develop and maintain smarter applications to meet critical business needs.

Enhancements in this compiler release include:

  • Improvements on the exploitation of the POWER9 architecture designed to improve the performance of your applications
  • Support for the OpenMP 4.5 industry specification to help improve parallel programming capabilities



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Key prerequisites

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  • IBM Power Systems servers that are supported by:
    • Ubuntu Server 16.04 for IBM POWER®
    • Ubuntu Server 18.04 for IBM POWER
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power (SLES 12)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 for Power (SLES 12 SP3)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 for IBM Power (RHEL 7.3)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 for IBM Power (RHEL 7.4)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 for IBM Power Little Endian (POWER9)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 for IBM Power (RHEL 7.5)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 for IBM Power Little Endian (POWER9)
  • Required hard disk space is 166 MB.


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Planned availability date

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April 27, 2018



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Description

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XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 delivers additional functionality and enhancements that include support for the OpenMP 4.5 specification along with new features that are designed to improve application performance and capability.

Version of XL C/C++ for Linux matches that of XL Fortran at V16.1

IBM equates the version and release designation of XL C/C++ for Linux to be the same as that of its sister compiler, XL Fortran for Linux. This way, clients, who have both XL C/C++ for Linux and XL Fortran for Linux as part of their development environments, can easily acquire matching release levels. The version designation of this release of XL C/C++ for Linux is designated to be Version 16.1, which is the same as XL Fortran for Linux, V16.1.

Delivers support for POWER9 technology

The XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 compiler improves the exploitation of the POWER9 architecture:

  • Improved architecture and tune compiler options for POWER9 technology
    • The -qarch compiler option specifies the processor architecture for which the 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, V13.1.6, new architecture and tune compiler sub options were available to specify code generation explicitly for the POWER9 architecture. The compiler option -qarch=pwr9 instructs the compiler to produce code that can fully exploit the POWER9 architecture. The compiler option -qtune=pwr9 enables optimizations specifically for the POWER9 architecture. With XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1, additional low level exploitation of the POWER9 architecture is implemented to improve the generated code.
    • Compiling your application with the new -qarch=pwr9 and -qtune=pwr9 compiler options enable you to automatically exploit the new capabilities in the POWER9 architecture without having to rewrite the code.
    • The existing -qarch=pwr8 now generates code that executes on both the POWER8 and POWER9 architectures. The existing -qtune=balance enables balanced tuning for both POWER8 and POWER9. Some of the code generated with these options is improved in this release with the additional low level exploitation of the POWER9 architecture.
  • Built-in compiler functions for POWER9 technology
    • A number of new built-in functions are delivered in these releases to unlock POWER9 architecture instructions. They give you direct access to POWER9 features at the application level.
  • Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem (MASS) Library enhancements
    • The MASS libraries are an accelerated set of frequently used mathematical functions that provide improved performance over the corresponding standard system library functions. The highly tuned MASS libraries were enhanced in XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.6 to support the POWER9 technology. With the XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1, additional performance improvements are implemented for MASS on POWER9.

Supports the OpenMP 4.5 specification

OpenMP provides a high-level, directive-based API to parallelize applications. OpenMP is higher level programming model that allows for increased programmer productivity. Implementing your application with OpenMP provides source code that is portable across multiple architectures and platforms. GPU support within OpenMP was initially delivered in XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.5 . Code is optimized for both the POWER CPU and the NVIDIA GPU. Additional features and additional performance for OpenMP 4.5 were delivered in XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.6. Additional features of OpenMP 4.5 are delivered in this new version:

  • omp cancel
    • Use the omp cancel directive to activate the cancellation of the innermost enclosing of the specified type
  • omp cancellation point
    • Use the omp cancellation point directive to explicitly set cancellation points in the program. At cancellation points, the encountering task checks if cancellation of the innermost enclosing region of the specified type has been activated.
  • omp declare simd
    • Apply the omp declare simd directive to a function to create one or more versions that can process multiple arguments by using SIMD instructions from a single invocation in a SIMD loop.
  • omp taskgroup
    • Use the omp taskgroup directive to specify a wait on completion of the child tasks of the current task and their descendent tasks.

NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit v9.2 with support for IBM Power LE (POWER9) is required for the compilation and linking process for programs that use OpenMP 4.5 to offload computation to the NVIDIA GPU. CUDA Toolkit v9.2 with support for IBM Power LE (POWER9) is available from NVIDIA.

Supports IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power 11.0

XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 supports the IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power 11.0, a set of open source development tools and runtime libraries. With IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power, you can take advantage of the latest Power hardware features on Linux, especially the tuned libraries.

Supports additional Linux Distributions

XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 now also runs on Red Hat Enterterprise Linux 7.5 (RHEL 7.5) and Ubuntu 18.04.

XL C/C++ Community Edition (on little endian distributions) is updated

The Community Edition for XL C/C++ for Linux (on little endian distributions) is updated to the latest XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 level. The XL C/C++ for Linux Community Edition is a no-charge, fully functional C/C++ compiler. It can be used for production requirements although the Community Edition compiler is not warranted and does not provide for any subscription, service, or support. The fully supported XL C/C++ for Linux compiler continues to be available for order.

The release of the Community Edition lets application programmers use the XL C/C++ for Linux compiler to experience the advantages of IBM compiler technology on the POWER9 platform.

To obtain full-warranty, full-function, and support from IBM, you should license the full XL C/C++ for Linux compiler. To download the XL C/C++ for Linux Community Edition compiler, see the XL C/C++ Compiler Family website.

XL C/C++ for Linux for big endian distributions is deprecated

As of Version 16.1 of XL C/C++ for Linux, the compiler component for big endian distributions is no longer included with the package. Clients are still able to acquire the compiler for big endian distributions by ordering the previous versions that continue to be in marketing.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Report containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 is capable as of April 27, 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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Product positioning

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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, which include those for the different architectures that are shipped in the popular IBM Power Systems. IBM compilers now include exploitation of the new POWER9 technology.

IBM compilers are designed to improve programmer productivity. The advanced 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 on which the application will run.

Harness the power of parallel computing

Parallel programming with IBM XL C/C++ for Linux exploits the advantages of multiprocessor systems, while maintaining full binary compatibility with existing single processor systems. With XL C/C++, you can use any of the following to develop your parallelized applications:

  • An extensive range of OpenMP directives
  • Message passing interface (MPI)
  • The POSIX threads (Pthreads) library module

For high-bandwidth data processing and algorithmic-intensive applications, XL C/C++ for Linux can leverage VMX and VSX instructions and automatic SIMDization to improve program performance. By processing multiple pieces of data simultaneously, your program can run faster, with the added benefit that the source code may not need to be rewritten.

Optimize powerful, no-hassle performance

Your well-written and thoroughly debugged code, fully conformant to its language standard, can take maximum advantage of the optimizing technology in XL C/C++ for Linux. These compiler features are designed to help increase the performance of your applications. The optimization and hardware features in XL C/C++ for Linux can help to improve developer productivity. The compiler can generate code that exploits the leading edge performance in existing and new hardware, often with minimal source code changes.

XL C/C++ for Linux supports several levels of increasingly aggressive code transformations. Advanced optimization techniques, such as inter-procedural analysis (IPA) and profile-directed feedback, are available only at high levels of optimization but can result in significant performance improvements. IPA analyzes and optimizes your application as a whole, rather than on a file-by-file basis. Profile-directed feedback generates information that instructs the optimizer to focus on tradeoffs that favor code that executes more frequently.

You can get more performance from the IBM Power platform with minimal or no source code changes. You can upgrade to the latest XL C/C++ for Linux compiler, which incorporates the latest advances in optimization and hardware technology support.

Delivers multiple-platform XL C, C++, and Fortran

XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 is part of a larger family of IBM XL C, C++, and Fortran compilers, which supports multiple platforms, such as:

  • IBM AIX®
  • IBM z/OS® (C/C++)
  • IBM z/VM® (C/C++)
  • Linux on Power

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/C++ and XL Fortran compilers promote consistency and reliability on many IBM platforms.

  • Programming language standards and industry specifications
    • Programming language standards

      The XL C component with in the XL C/C++ for Linux compiler supports the latest C standard ISO/IEC 9899:2011, also known as C11.

      The XL C++ component within the XL C/C++ for Linux compiler supports the C++ standard ISO/IEC 14882:2011, also known as C++11 and partial support for the latest C++14 standard.

  • Industry specifications and other language influences
    • The IBM XL family of compilers play an important role in parallel computing and high-performance computing. The XL compilers implement both the OpenMP 4.5 specification and the AltiVec/VMX programming interface for shared memory programming model.

      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 CPU2017 in 2017. CPU2017 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.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5765-J13 16.1 XL C/C++ for Linux - AAS
5725-C73 16.1 XL C/C++ for Linux - PA

Product identification number

Product Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number S&S Description
XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 5765-J13 5648-F60 SW S&S No-charge Registration/1-year Renewal
  5765-J13 5648-F61 SW S&S 3-year Renewal
  5765-J13 5648-F62 SW S&S 1 year after license
  5765-J13 5648-F63 SW S&S 3 years after license
  5765-J13 5648-F64 SW S&S 3-year Registration


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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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 BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 218-198 for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBMid).



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Publications

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Links to PDF manuals and HTML-based production documentation are available at the IBM XL C/C++ for Linux Knowledge Center.

Effective April 27, 2018, softcopy publications for XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 will be available at the above IBM Knowledge Center.

No hardcopy publications are shipped with these programs.



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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

  • System

    IBM Power Systems servers that are configured for the little endian architecture and supported by:

    • Ubuntu Server 16.04 for IBM POWER
    • Ubuntu Server 18.04 for IBM POWER
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power (SLES 12)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 for Power (SLES 12 SP3)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 for IBM Power (RHEL 7.3)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 for IBM Power (RHEL 7.4)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 for IBM Power Little Endian (POWER9)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 for IBM Power (RHEL 7.5)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 for IBM Power Little Endian (POWER9)

  • Disk space: 166 MB

Note: To compile programs that contain code used to offload computation to the NVIDIA GPUs, you must use a system that satisfies the CUDA toolkit's installation requirements. See the NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit website for more information.

Software requirements

For XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1

  • Supported operating systems
    • Ubuntu Server 16.04 for IBM POWER
    • Ubuntu Server 18.04 for IBM POWER
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power (SLES 12)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 for Power (SLES 12 SP3)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 for IBM Power (RHEL 7.3)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 for IBM Power (RHEL 7.4)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 for IBM Power Little Endian (POWER9)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 for IBM Power (RHEL 7.5)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 for IBM Power Little Endian (POWER9)
  • Instance of GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and Perl
    • See the XL C/C++ for Linux Installation Guide for required packages.
  • Required software for documentation:
    • A graphical desktop environment (such as, K Desktop Environment or GNOME) that supports web browsers and PDF viewers
    • A frames-capable HTML browser (to access help and other web pages)
    • PDF viewer (to access PDF documentation)

Note: To compile XL C/C++ for Linux programs that contain code used to offload computation to the NVIDIA GPUs, you must use a system that satisfies the CUDA toolkit's installation requirements. See the NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit website for more information.

NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit v9.2 with support for IBM Power LE (POWER9) is required for the compilation and linking process for programs that use OpenMP 4.5 to offload computation to the NVIDIA GPU. CUDA Toolkit v9.2 with support for IBM Power LE (POWER9) is available from NVIDIA.

Planning information

Web information

See the XL C/C++ Compiler Family website for more information.

Packaging

The IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 package contains:

  • One DVD-ROM containing the XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 product
  • XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 Quickstart Guide
  • Passport Advantage customer letter
  • Passport Advantage media pack pointer sheet

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.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or 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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Product group: IBM XL C/C++

Product: IBM XL C/C++ for Linux (5765-J13, 5725-C73)

Product category: XL C/C++

Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 Media Package English BA1AREN
XL C/C++ for Linux, Authorized User License + SW S&S 12 Months D54KXLL
XL C/C++ for Linux, Authorized User Annual SW S&S Renewal E01M2LL
XL C/C++ for Linux, Authorized User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D54KYLL
XL C/C++ for Linux, Concurrent User License + SW S&S 12 Months D043RLL
XL C/C++ for Linux, Concurrent User Annual SW S&S Renewal E04U8LL
XL C/C++ for Linux, Concurrent User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D043SLL


Passport Advantage trade-up

You must have previously acquired a license for the following precursor product to be eligible to acquire an equivalent license of the trade-up product.

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number
XL C/C++ for Linux Authorized User single entitlement XL C/C++ for Linux Concurrent User single entitlement D0DEXLL to trade up from single Authorized Userto single Concurrent User

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


ESW trade-up

Current licensees of the IPLA replaced programs with active Subscription and Support (S&S) are eligible to trade up to XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1. All IPLA replaced program entitlements to be traded in must be terminated. In some cases the IPLA replaced program entitlements may not be the same as the IPLA replacement program entitlement. For example, if the client has 100 Value Units entitlement of IPLA replaced program A and is trading up to 90 Value Units of entitlement to the IPLA replacement program, the client must terminate all 100 Value Units entitlement of IPLA replaced program A. Current licensees of the IPLA replaced programs interested in trading up to IPLA replacement programs should contact their IBM representative.

Program name: XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1

Program PID: 5765-J13

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
0003, 0001 XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1 5765-J03 to 5765-J13 Authorized User or Concurrent User

Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
0003, 0001 US English 3590 tape cartridge

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Passport Advantage client: Media pack entitlement details

Clients with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Entitled maintenance offering description
XL C/C++ for Linux
Media pack description Part number
XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 Media Pack English BA1AREN

Basic license: To order the programs described in this announcement for XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 (5765-J13), specify the type-model number and the applicable features from the tables below. The medium feature (DVD-ROM) need only be specified as required. To request the media package (DVD-ROM), specify media supply features 5809.

When placing an ESD order in econfig, specify a billing feature, and the following ESD only features:

  • 3450
  • 3453
  • 3470
  • 3471.

Program number Description One-time charge feature number Medium Medium feature number
5765-J13 XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 OTC with 1-year SW S&S per Authorized User 0003    
5765-J13 XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 OTC with 1-year SW S&S per Concurrent User 0001    
  Media package   DVD-ROM 5809
  Customization feature: Electronic delivery     3450 and 3453
  Customization feature: Do not ship publications     3470
  Customization feature: Do not ship media     3471

Electronic Software Update (ESU) orders

ESU is a way for clients to self order their POWER software release upgrades through the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website without the need to go to their seller to place the upgrade order. Entitled Software Update (ESU) orders for Electronic Software Delivery (ESD), will now be available in all countries. ESU orders for POWER software, including IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1, will be placed on the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website .

Clients should generally select electronic delivery when ordering through ESU, but do have the ability to select physical delivery. Programs ordered for ESD will have the same download images provided as provided on the DVD media shipped for physical orders.

Clients placing ESD software orders will receive an email with software order information. The ESU client will be able to immediately proceed to the Downloads website support for program access, instead of waiting for delivery of a physical package shipped from IBM.

Clients choosing physical delivery will also have the electronic images available for ESD download.

See ESD help for use instructions.

For ESD sign-in, see the My Entitled Systems Support website (You must have a client number & POWER software entitlements to fully access this website.) .

Maintenance offering client: Media supply entitlement details

Clients with active Software Maintenance for XL C/C++ for Linux are entitled to receive the media supply corresponding to XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 or a previous level of the program as long as the level of the program continues to be active. Eligible clients should add the applicable DVD-ROM media supply feature number from the following table to their existing maintenance record. To request the media package (DVD-ROM), specify the media supply features 5809 and 3410.

When placing an ESD order in econfig, specify a billing feature, and the ESD only feature 3450. Note that these ESD features are also applicable to the compiler products:

  • XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1, (5765-J08)
  • XL C/C++ for Linux, V12.1, (5765-J03)

XL C/C++ for Linux entitled maintenance offering description

Description Medium Feature number
XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 (5756-J13) DVD-ROM Media Supply 5809
Customization feature: Electronic delivery   3450 and 3453
Customization feature: Do not ship publications   3470
Customization feature: Do not ship media   3471

Description Medium Feature number
XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1 (5756-J08) DVD-ROM Media Supply 5809
Customization feature: Electronic delivery   3450 and 3453
Customization feature: Do not ship publications   3470
Customization feature: Do not ship media   3471

Description Medium Feature number
XL C/C++ for Linux, V12.1 (5765-J03) DVD-ROM Media Supply 5809
Customization feature: Electronic delivery   3450 and 3453
Customization feature: Do not ship publications   3470
Customization feature: Do not ship media   3471

Trade up from Authorized User to Concurrent User

Clients who have originally acquired licenses for Authorized User can trade up their Authorized User licenses to an equivalent or appropriate number of Concurrent User licenses.

Below is a list of precursor products and their associated Authorized User part numbers for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire the equivalent Concurrent User licenses using the trade-up feature number.

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up feature number
XL C/C++ for Linux Authorized User single entitlement XL C/C++ for Linux Concurrent User single entitlement Is used to trade up from single Authorized User to single Concurrent User

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Description One-time charge program number Feature number
XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 trade up from single Authorized User entitlement to single Concurrent User entitlement 5765-J13 0002

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of three years from the 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.


Software license includes one-year Software Maintenance

IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 (5765-J13)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User with 1-year SW S&S 0003
Per Concurrent User with 1-year SW S&S 0001

Maintenance PID Description

Software Maintenance no charge one-year registration + one-year renewal (5648-F60) )

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S 1-year registration 0001
Per Authorized User 1-year renewal 0002
Per Concurrent User SW S&S 1-year registration 0003
Per Concurrent User 1-year renewal 0004

Software Maintenance three-year registration (two-year uplift) (5648-F64)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year registration 0001
Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year registration 0002

Software Maintenance three-year renewal (5648-F61)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year renewal 0001
Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year renewal 0002

Software Maintenance one year after license (5648-F62)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S 1-year after license 0001
Per Concurrent User SW S&S 1-year after license 0002

Software Maintenance three years after license (5648-F63)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year after license 0001
Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year after license 0002

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 build to order 5765-J13 Authorized User and Concurrent User
XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 build to plan 5725-C73 Authorized User and Concurrent User

Authorized User

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Concurrent User

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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. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require client signatures.

Licenses under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: 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.

License Information number

L-JYIP-AXASXU

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

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 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 (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 (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.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support 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 offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances client productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Subscription and Support 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 by 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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, see 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, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support 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.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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



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Statement of good security practices

Top rule

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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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner.



IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, V16.1 (5765-J13)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User with 1-year SW S&S 0003
Per Concurrent User with 1-year SW S&S 0001
Trade up from single Authorized User entitlement to single Concurrent User entitlement 0002


Maintenance PID name and description

Software Maintenance no charge one-year registration + one-year renewal (5648-F60)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S 1-year registration 0001
Per Authorized User 1-year renewal 0002
Per Concurrent User SW S&S 1-year registration 0003
Per Concurrent User 1-year renewal 0004

Software Maintenance three-year registration (two-year uplift) (5648-F64)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year registration 0001
Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year registration 0002

Software Maintenance three-year renewal (5648-F61)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S 3-year renewal 0001
Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3-year renewal 0002

Software Maintenance one year after license (5648-F62)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S one year after license 0001
Per Concurrent User SW S&S one year after liense 0002

Software Maintenance three years after license (5648-F63)

Feature description Feature number
Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 years after license 0001
Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 years after license 0002

Trademarks

POWER9 and Power Systems are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, POWER8, Power, POWER, PartnerWorld, Passport Advantage, Express, AIX, z/OS and z/VM are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds 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

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Terms of use

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