Selected IBM Spectrum Computing offerings add prepaid hourly use option

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-439
November 6, 2018

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
PublicationsPublicationsOrder nowOrder now


Overview

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High-performance computing and data application administrators are challenged with increasing variability in the character and scale of the workloads they must support. Cloud computing in various forms helps to address large-scale, short-term demand spikes, but often portions of the solution stack are not as flexible as current infrastructure as a service (IaaS) models.

IBM Spectrum™ Computing addresses this issue with a new option that offers more middleware flexibility. This new annual hourly use option enables your organization to consume software as it needs it. Short-term high-resource demands are supported equally as well as long-term smaller-resource requirements.

The annual hourly use option enables you to purchase blocks of core hours and consume those hours on an annual basis however you wish. This option requires that consumption is tracked and that the master and backup scheduling servers are perpetually entitled.

The following programs now offer this annual hourly use option:

  • IBM Spectrum Conductor™ V2.3
  • IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact V1.2
  • IBM Spectrum LSF® Suite Capacity V10.2
  • IBM Spectrum Symphony® V7.2

Note: The hourly part number available with IBM Spectrum LSF Suite Capacity can be used with IBM Spectrum LSF or any of the three Suite options: Workgroups, HPC, or Enterprise.



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Key prerequisites

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A license entitlement to the program that is offering the hourly use option is required.



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Planned availability date

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November 6, 2018



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-Y38 2.3.0 IBM Spectrum Conductor
5725-Y38 1.2.0 IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact
5737-F31 10.2.0 IBM Spectrum LSF Suite Capacity
5725-G86 7.2.0 IBM Spectrum Symphony


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Publications

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Technical documentation for the specified programs can be found in IBM® Knowledge Center.



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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

Software requirements

Prepaid hourly usage is only available on compute nodes.

IBM Cloud™ Private is required for metering.

Limitations

Prepaid hourly usage is only available on compute nodes.

The IBM Support Community

The IBM Support Community is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. Support Community tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems, and build skills.

You can also access the Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

This is a licensing option. There is no physical media or electronic deliverable.

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.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage® website.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: IBM Spectrum Computing

  • IBM Spectrum Conductor (5725-Y38)
  • IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact (5725-Y38)
  • IBM Spectrum LSF Suite Capacity (5737-F31)
  • IBM Spectrum Symphony (5725-G86)

Product category: Other software


Passport Advantage

Program number Program name/Description Part number
5725-Y38 IBM Spectrum Conductor prepaid usage 1000 hrs per VPC Fix Term Lic+S&S 12 Mo D21C8LL
5725-Y38 IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact prepaid usage 1000 hrs per VPC Fix Term Lic+S&S 12 Mo D21CGLL
5737-F31 IBM Spectrum LSF Suite prepaid usage 1000 hrs per VPC Fix Term Lic+S&S 12 Mo D21C9LL
5725-G86 IBM Spectrum Symphony prepaid usage 1000 hrs per VPC Fix Term Lic+S&S 12 Mo D21UFLL

Charge metric

The charge metric for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program name PID number Charge metric License Information document number
IBM Spectrum Conductor 5725-Y38 Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours L-TKAO-B4RL9L
IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact 5725-Y38 Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours L-TKAO-B4RL9L
IBM Spectrum LSF Suite Capacity 5737-F31 Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours L-YYAG-B57PST
IBM Spectrum Symphony 5725-G86 Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours L-MMMA-B5C5FN

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours

Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. An Hour is equal to sixty (60) minutes. Program usage will be captured in whole minute increments. A Physical Server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or client devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate Physical Server. A Virtual Server is either a virtual computer created by partitioning the resources available to a Physical Server or an unpartitioned Physical Server. A Processor Core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A Processor Core consists of at least an instruction control unit, and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. A Virtual Processor Core (VPC) is a Processor Core in an unpartitioned Physical Server, or a virtual core assigned to a Virtual Server. An Instance is a running copy of the Program, not to include copies of the Program used for backup purposes, specifically those designated as "cold" or "warm," as defined in the IBM Software Licensed under the IPLA - Backup Use Defined Document located on the Software policies website.

Sufficient entitlements must be obtained for the total number of Hours that each VPC is made available to each Instance of the Program in the twelve (12) month fixed term. Licensee is required to use the metering tool provided with the Program to monitor Licensee's usage of the Program. If the metering tool is not used, entitlements must be obtained for 720 Hours per calendar month for each VPC in Licensee's environment that can be made available to an Instance of the Program, regardless of whether the VPC is being made available or has been made available to an Instance of the Program.



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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.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

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).

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) 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

The charge metric for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program name PID number Charge metric License Information document number
IBM Spectrum Conductor 5725-Y38 Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours L-TKAO-B4RL9L
IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact 5725-Y38 Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours L-TKAO-B4RL9L
IBM Spectrum LSF Suite Capacity 5737-F31 Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours L-YYAG-B57PST
IBM Spectrum Symphony 5725-G86 Virtual Processor Core-Instance-Hours L-MMMA-B5C5FN

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents 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 about 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 about 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)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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

Usage restrictions

Yes

These offerings, when using the Virtual Process Core metric, are subject to the following usage restrictions:

Certain components are prohibited from use. See the programs' license information document for details.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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

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, 7 days a week. 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 the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

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

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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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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IBM Electronic Services

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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to organizations that have IBM Systems. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support, all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for organizations that are Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent™ tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean human intervention is not required to report errors.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either through the internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide organizations a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into an organization's system.

For additional information, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBMid entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the IBM Electronic Support page.

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBMid. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

For more information about how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or go to the IBM Electronic Support website.



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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.



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Order now

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Trademarks

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