ANNOUNCEMENT SUMMARY - OCTOBER 4, 1994

October 4, 1994
Announcement Number: C94-022


Document's Table of Contents:


Letter Detail

*** ANNOUNCEMENT LETTER NUMERIC INDEX ***

194-305 IBM AS/400 Advanced 36 and AS/400 System Overview

194-306 IBM AS/400 Advanced System Enhancements

194-307 IBM AS/400 Advanced Server Enhancements

194-308 IBM AS/400 Total System Package Enhancements

194-309 IBM InfoWindow II 3489 Modular Display Station Model V

194-310 IBM 9337 Disk Array Subsystem Models 420/440/480

194-311 IBM 9337 Disk Array Subsystem as a Stand-Alone Tower Feature

194-312 IBM 9427 8mm Tape Cartridge Library Models 210 and 211

194-313 IBM 7208 External 8mm Tape Drive Model 222

194-314 IBM 5494 Remote Control Unit Model EXT

194-315 Uninterruptible Power Systems for AS/400 by Best Power Technology

194-316 Uninterruptible Power Systems for AS/400 by Exide Electronics

194-318 Withdrawal: IBM 9337 Disk Array Subsystem Models 015, 115, 215

194-321 IBM RISC System/6000 Model G30 PowerPC Server

194-322 IBM RISC System/6000 Model J30 PowerPC Server

194-323 IBM RISC System/6000 Model R30 PowerPC Server, Model Upgrades, and Model R00 Enhancements

194-324 IBM RISC System/6000 Storage I/O

194-325 IBM RISC System/6000 Communication and I/O Feature Enhancements

194-326 IBM Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter, Audio Adapter Select, and POWER GXT155L

194-327 IBM 7203 2.2GB External Portable Disk Drive Feature

194-328 IBM 7204 External Disk Drive Model 112

194-329 IBM 7204 External Disk Drive Model 317

194-330 IBM 7204 External Disk Drive Model 325

194-331 IBM 7332 4 mm DDS-2 Tape Autoloader Model 005

194-332 IBM 3494 Tape Library Dataserver Enhancements

194-336 Withdrawal: Selected IBM RISC System/6000 Processors and Features

194-337 IBM 6250 X Terminal Family

194-338 IBM RISC System/6000 Model 40P Entry Workstation

194-339 9076 POWERparallel SP2 Enhancements

194-340 Withdrawal: IBM RISC System/6000 Models, Features, Graphic Subsystems, and Xstations

194-341 Withdrawal: IBM 9076 SP1 Frame Models

194-342 Withdrawal: Toolkit Features and Maintenance Manuals From IBM 3900-0W1 Ship Group

194-343 IBM 3900-0W1 Advanced Function Printer Shipment Group Changed

294-603 IBM AS/400 Advanced 36 Licensed Programs

294-604 IBM OS/400 and Software Enhancement with Version 3 Release 1 Availability Date and Client Series Updates

294-605 IBM AS/400 Software: Terms, Ordering Information and Charges Update

294-606 IBM Client Access/400 Toolkit and IBM Client Access/400 Family Version 3 Release 1 Availability Updates

294-607 IBM NetView File Transfer Program Version 3 for OS/400

294-608 IBM SystemView ManageWare/400 Enhancements

294-609 Withdrawal: IBM ENVY/400, Replaced with IBM VisualAge Products

294-610 Version 2.0 of IBM VisualAge for OS/2 and Version 2.0 of IBM VisualAge for Windows

294-611 IBM Technology Preview: IBM SOMobjects for OS/400 and SOMobjects Developer Toolkit for OS/400

294-612 IBM AIX Version 4.1.1

294-613 MultiView Mascot Version 3 Release 3.2

294-614 IBM 3270 Host Connection Program for AIX

294-615 IBM UIM/X for AIX

294-616 IBM AIXLink/X.25 and AIXLink/X.25 Additional Adapter Support

294-617 IBM Ultimedia Services for AIX, Version 2.1.1

294-618 IBM Ultimedia Services for AIX, Version 1.2.1

294-619 IBM Desktop SNA for AIX Version 1.1

294-621 IBM AIX High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing/6000 Version 3.1

294-622 New IBM License Agreement for Visualization Data Explorer

294-623 Withdrawal: IBM High AIX High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing/6000 Versions 1.1 and 1.2

294-624 IBM Distributed Computing Environment Base Services/400 Version 3

294-625 IBM POWERparallel Announcement Overview

294-626 IBM C Set ++ for AIX

294-627 IBM XL Fortran for AIX, Version 3 Release 2

294-628 IBM SNA Application Access for AIX Version 1.1 SNA Client Access for AIX Version 1.1

294-629 IBM DCE 1.3 for AIX 3.2.5

294-630 Encina 1.3 for IBM AIX 3.2.5

294-631 AIX Parallel System Support Programs Release 2

294-632 IBM Recoverable Virtual Shared Disk Release 1

294-633 IBM AIX Parallel I/O File System Release 1 for the IBM 9076 Scalable POWERparallel Systems

294-634 Service Discontinuance: IBM AIX XL Pascal Compiler/6000 Version 1 and IBM AIX XL Pascal Run-Time Environment/6000 Version 1

294-635 Withdrawal: IBM AIX Distributed Computing Environment Versions 1.1 and 1.2 Selected Features

294-636 APPC Application Suites for MVS/ESA and VM/ESA

294-637 The Object-Oriented Solution for MVS and SOMobjects for MVS

294-638 Withdrawal and Discontinuance: Selected Retail & Distribution Solutions IBM Licensed Programs

294-639 Enhancements to IBM 4690 Operating System Version 1

294-640 IBM COBOL Family

294-641 IBM COBOL POWERbench Version 1 Release 2

294-642 IBM PL/I Family

294-643 IBM VisualGen for Windows, AIX and OS/400

294-644 IBM VisualGen Services for AIX and OS/400

294-645 IBM VisualGen Team Suite Version 1.0

294-646 IBM TeamConnection for OS/2 Version 1.0

294-647 IBM DataAtlas for OS/2 Version 1.0

294-648 Version 2.0 of IBM Smalltalk for OS/2 and Version 2.0 of IBM Smalltalk for Windows

294-649 Withdrawal: IBM VisualAge for OS/2, Version 1.0 and Documentation

294-650 IBM C/C++ for MVS/ESA -- A New Addition to the IBM C Set ++ Family of Application Development Products

294-651 IBM StorePlace Family

294-652 Cooperative Software Withdrawal: Metaphor Data Interpretation System (DIS) Release 2.0

294-653 Database Systems Management Solution

294-654 IBM DataJoiner

294-655 IBM Data Replication

294-656 IBM FormTalk Version 1 for Windows

394-223 Price Changes: 9337 Disk Array Subsystem and Features

394-224 Terms and Conditions Change: IBM AIX RISC System/6000 Compilers

394-225 Price Changes: IBM AS/400 DASD

394-226 Price Changes: RISC System/6000 Products

394-227 Withdrawal: IBM AS/400 9402/9404 Upgrade Promotion

394-228 Price Changes: IBM WaveRunner Digital Modem

394-229 Price Changes: NELF 5250 Emulation Family Software Products

394-230 Price Changes: NEP 5250 Emulation Family Hardware Products

394-231 IBM System/36 and System/38 Trade-In Program Modification

394-232 IBM NetView for AIX Version 3 Upgrade Promotion

394-233 PROFESSIONAL CADAM and IBM RISC System/6000 Promotion

394-234 IBM 933X and Non-IBM DASD Trade-In Program Modification

394-235 IBM Entry-Level CATIA and RISC System/6000 Promotion

394-236 Modification: I-DEAS Master Series and RISC System/6000 Promotion

494-009 IBM Education Announcement Summary

694-025 IBM AS/400 Support Family Enhancements, Additional Support Package, and Withdrawals

694-026 IBM AS/400 Advanced 36 Release 7.1 Support and Services Enhancements

694-027 Service Discontinuance: IBM System/36 Software Service Program Changes

*** SYSTEM/390 ARCHITECTURE-BASED SYSTEMS ANNOUNCEMENTS ***

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294-607 IBM NetView File Transfer Program Version 3 for OS/400
IBM NetView (R) FTP Version 3 for OS/400 (R) offers the capability to exchange large amount of data efficiently between OS/400 and MVS, VM, and VSE. This is accomplished by NetView FTP's efficiency:
  • Direct fetch and store capability (no intermediate spooling)
  • Peer-to-peer support versus master-slave relationship
  • Effective data compression
  • Checkpoint/restart support
  • File type conversion supported, for example disk to tape, sequential to PDS member
Typical potential file transfer applications are:
  • Banks wanting to exchange financial data, for example between central site and branch offices, or between a bank institute and a clearing bank
  • Manufacturing companies exchanging production data between different plants or between a company and their suppliers
  • Data processing center wanting to send data from test system to the production system, or from production to a security Data processing center (backup copies for vital data)
  • Customer wanting to retrieve applications from a central node to his system
  • Larger node with operator support may be used to retrieve disk datasets from smaller nodes, without operator, onto tapes
Version 2 of NetView FTP for OS/400 has been intentionally named Version 3 for naming convenience with respect to IBM Operating System/400 (R) Version 3, and in order to be consistent with the new machine groups.

In addition, the pricing structure has been improved and simplified by reducing the number of processing groups from 19 to 4, resulting in a better equation price to value.

Other products of the NetView FTP family are currently also available on the following platforms: MVS, VM, VSE, AIX, and OS/2 (R).

Prices:

                      Basic
                 Processor Based
Group            One-Time Charge

P10 $ 4,000 P20 8,000 P30 14,400 P40 22,000

Planned Availability Date: November 11, 1994
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| NetView FTP Version 3 for OS/400                                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increases file transfer capabilities for OS/400 users, by      |
|    supporting various of file types to/from host (MVS, VM, and    |
|    VSE)                                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides direct fetch and store capabilities                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides high-speed file transfer                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides automatic restart of failed file transfers            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports synchronous and asynchronous file transfers           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Offer an easy to use user interface and a command-line         |
|    interface                                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides efficient:                                            |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Direct fetch and store capability (no intermediate          |
|       spooling)                                                   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Peer-to-peer support versus master-slave relationship       |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Effective data compression                                  |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Checkpoint/restart support                                  |
|                                                                   |
|    -  File type conversion supported, for example physical file   |
|       to tape, sequential to source file, etc.                    |
|                                                                   |
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294-636 APPC Application Suites for MVS/ESA and VM/ESA
Are you looking for applications that make using your traditional SNA and APPN (R) networks easier while supporting multi-vendor connectivity? The APPC Application Suites for MVS/ESA (TM) and VM/ESA (R) may be just what you are looking for! These new suites of applications for MVS and VM network users, make using your SNA and APPN networks easier than ever. It gives you solutions for common end-user tasks such as file transfer, 3270 host logon, connectivity testing, and a name server.

The APPC File Transfer Protocol (AFTP): Provides a simple mechanism for end users to list and transfer files. End users can send one or more files at a time using the command line interface. The command line interface for AFTP is modeled after existing industry standards and supports a common naming convention for files and directories, thus making it easier to identify and transfer files between different platforms. AFTP also includes a robust application program interface (API) for programmers to use when developing customized file transfer applications.

The APPC 3270 Terminal Emulator (A3270): Provides a new approach for 3270 terminal emulation access to the host, allowing end users to logon to MVS and VM hosts using terminal emulators that support the A3270 protocol. The A3270 protocol uses APPC connections to transport 3270 datastream traffic and simplifies the task of configuring and using 3270 emulation in combination with other APPC applications.

APPC Connectivity Tester (APING): Verifies network connections. End users, systems administrators, and support personnel can use APING for the establishment of network connectivity, problem determination, and simple performance measurement. APING returns detailed error information and should be the first program run when configuring APPC on a computer.

APPC Name Server (ANAME): A simple directory server that lets you assign nicknames to SNA LU names, making it easier to locate resources. Nicknames can also be assigned to APPC transaction programs (for example, a database server program). ANAME provides query and delete functions and supports group names. ANAME includes a command line interface and an API for use by programmers developing applications. The other applications in the APPC Application Suites for MVS/ESA and VM/ESA make use of the ANAME server.

The APPC Application Suites for MVS/ESA and VM/ESA will interoperate with APPC Application Suites applications that are available on other IBM operating environments as described later in this letter.

The APPC Application Suites will be provided as a no charge, optional feature for VTAM (R) Version 4 Release 2 for MVS/ESA. In addition to this feature, the APPC Application Suites will also be available for other MVS/ESA and VM/ESA environments as a separately orderable product.

Basic Monthly License Charge (MVS): $48 -- $1,220 Basic Monthly License Charge (VM): $26 -- $915

Planned Availability Date: November 25, 1994

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| o  Provides new APPC programs and gives you solutions to common   |
|    end-user tasks.                                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Features include:                                              |
|                                                                   |
|    -  3270 host logon capability (A3270)                          |
|    -  File transfer protocol (AFTP)                               |
|    -  APPC connectivity testing (APING)                           |
|    -  Name server (ANAME)                                         |
|                                                                   |
| The APPC Application Suites for MVS/ESA and VM/ESA is provided    |
| as:                                                               |
|                                                                   |
| 1. VTAM Version 4 Release 2 MVS/ESA Optional Feature              |
| 2. Separate MVS/ESA product (5655-091)                            |
| 3. Separate VM/ESA product (5654-025)                             |
|                                                                   |
|%*%End_Olist%*%                                                   |
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294-637 The Object-Oriented Solution for MVS and SOMobjects for MVS
To help customers respond to changing business needs, we are enabling rapid application development and deployment through the delivery of a cohesive object technology solution for PCs, workstations, mid-range and large systems.

Over time, IBM's object technology solutions will consist of:

  • Industry specifics and cross industry applications
  • Programming language
  • Class libraries
  • System services for object management and distribution
Consulting services and education will also exist to assist customers in implementing solutions to their business problems.

This stage is the first implementation of IBM's end-to-end platform strategy for Object-Oriented (OO) Technology for the MVS environment. See Software Announcement 294-171, dated April 6, 1994.

SOMobjects for MVS, consulting services and education are being announced today along with separate announcements for programming languages (refer to Software Announcement 294-650, IBM C/C++ for MVS/ESA (TM) Technology Preview and Announcement 294-640, IBM COBOL Family). Support for Class Libraries will be announced at a later date.

SOMobjects for MVS, along with the supported programming language of choice, provides the platform to build object-oriented applications using the programming language that best fits the customer's application development environment. With the help of consulting services and education, customers can further extend their OO programming skills to develop OO applications for MVS.

Planned Availability Date:

  • SOMobjects for MVS Early Participation: December 30, 1994
  • SOMobjects for MVS Version 1 Release 1: June 30, 1995
  • SOMobjects for MVS Japanese Feature: September 29, 1995
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| Object-oriented technology on MVS:                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Facilitates the development of applications to meet the        |
|    requirements of the business and as business needs change,     |
|    allows for change more easily                                  |
| o  Improves application development productivity by:              |
|    -  Providing natural mappings between real world objects and   |
|       program objects                                             |
|    -  Allowing use of reusable concepts and components            |
| o  Reduces development cycle time and improves application time   |
|    to market by the use of existing class libraries and           |
|    application frameworks                                         |
| o  Increases application code quality by building programs out    |
|    of existing, tested components                                 |
|                                                                   |
| Specifically, SOMobjects for MVS:                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a compatible development platform with SOMobjects     |
|    Developer Toolkit for OS/2 (R), AIX (R) and Windows+, which    |
|    allows for a certain level of application portability          |
| o  Increases object flexibility by allowing objects to be         |
|    defined, accessed and used, irrespective of the language in    |
|    which they were implemented                                    |
| o  Provides an execution environment to run OO applications on    |
|    MVS                                                            |
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294-653 Database Systems Management Solution
IBM's Database Systems Management solution is designed to manage heterogeneous, distributed database environments. It is simple enough for the small LAN environment, yet powerful enough for the large scale distributed customer.

IBM's strategy is built on four key tenets:

  1. Provide unattended, remote operation via a client/server control point
  2. Manage and connect multi-vendor database environments
  3. Deliver functions which bring value to the small LAN environment, yet scale to the large, distributed enterprise
  4. Provide an integration platform for the suite of database tools
As customers move into the distributed, client/server environment, they are finding that a key inhibitor is the cost of managing the environment. Customers want to leverage their database skills across their growing distributed environment. IBM plans to provide a comprehensive offering for database systems management, including new tools in the following categories:
  • DBA Tools
  • Advisor Tools
  • Utilities
  • Middleware
Heterogeneity in a customer's database environment is common. To meet the needs of customers with heterogeneous databases, IBM is introducing products which will support a multi-vendor environment. IBM's DataHub (TM) will manage databases from multiple vendors running on multiple hardware and software platforms. Complementing the Database Systems Management products will be IBM's Middleware offerings.

IBM's products are designed to grow with your business. The graphical-user interfaces provided will simplify database administration tasks and improve productivity. Database specific tools assist in the performance prediction, monitoring, and tuning required for optimizing system resource utilization. Automation features help to create self-running environments. As your installation grows, administration responsibilities are smoothly expanded to match your organizational structure, supporting both central and distributed management structures for your enterprise.

IBM intends to provide the most comprehensive and competitive database solution of any database vendor. A robust, integrated suite of tools for database systems management is key to a comprehensive solution. IBM will be providing a single control point from which you can launch DBA tools, Advisor tools, Utilities, and Data Replication products, as well as third party vendor tools.

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| IBM database systems management solution provides                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Multi-vendor support                                           |
| o  Unattended, remote administration                              |
| o  Advanced automation through threshold and event monitoring     |
| o  Scalability from small LANs to the distributed enterprise      |
| o  Network management interoperability                            |
|                                                                   |
| The IBM database systems management strategy is supported by the  |
| following products:                                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  DBA Tools                                                      |
|                                                                   |
|    -  DataHub Version 2 for OS/2 (R) (new announcement)           |
|    -  DataHub Version 1 for UNIX** (new announcement)             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Advisor Tools                                                  |
|                                                                   |
|    -  DB2 (R) Visual Explain for OS/2 and AIX (R) (new            |
|       announcement)                                               |
|    -  DB2 Performance Monitor for OS/2 and AIX (new               |
|       announcement)                                               |
|    -  Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Agent (new        |
|       announcement) with Version 2 of DB2/6000 (TM) and DB2/2     |
|       (TM)                                                        |
|    -  DB2 Performance Monitor for MVS                             |
|    -  DB2 Estimator for Windows+                                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Middleware                                                     |
|                                                                   |
|    -  DataJoiner (TM) (new announcement)                          |
|    -  DataPropagator (TM) Relational (new announcement)           |
|    -  DataPropagator NonRelational                                |
|    -  DataRefresher (TM)                                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Utilities - with the DB2 family of databases                   |
|                                                                   |
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294-655 IBM Data Replication
Customers are finding many uses for data replication products - from building informational databases to fueling client/server applications. However, they are challenged with effectively managing data in a distributed, heterogeneous environment in which different hardware platforms, operating systems, databases, and so on, must coexist and cooperate to meet business demands for competitiveness. IBM is enhancing its Data Replication solution to improve support for customers' heterogeneous environments.

New Sources, Targets, and Hardware Platforms

IBM will expand its data replication offerings to include multi-vendor, multi-platform replication.

  • Additional Replication Sources -- IBM's DataPropagator (TM) Relational will allow customers to replicate data from DB2 (R) client/server databases on AIX (R) and OS/2 (R) to copies across the enterprise.
  • Additional Hardware Platforms -- IBM's DataPropagator Relational will support DB2 on HP-UX** and Solaris** systems as additional targets continuing the rollout of replication technology across the family of DB2 databases.
  • Multi-vendor Targets -- To support multi-vendor database environments, IBM will leverage IBM DataJoiner (TM), a new multi-server database offering. When used in conjunction with DataPropagator Relational, data can be replicated to Oracle** and Sybase** copies.
Enhanced Usability and Performance

DataPropagator Relational is incorporating customer suggestions for new GUI function, enhanced refresh performance, and improved failure recovery.

Future Replication Direction

Customers can look for additional announcements in 1995 to detail support for updatable copies and enhanced administration for large, distributed enterprises.

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| o  New sources, targets, and hardware platforms                   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  DB2 for AIX and OS/2 supported as sources                   |
|    -  DB2 for HP-UX and Solaris systems supported as targets      |
|    -  Sybase and Oracle supported as targets                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enhanced usability and performance                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Future replication direction                                   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Updatable copies                                            |
|    -  Replication from VSAM sources                               |
|    -  Managing large scale replication                            |
|                                                                   |
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*** GENERAL/DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS ANNOUNCEMENTS ***

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194-305 IBM AS/400 Advanced 36 and AS/400 System Overview
IBM introduces the AS/400 (R) Advanced 36; enhances the AS/400 Advanced Series with new DASD, tape and terminal products; and expands object-oriented technologies and tools for the AS/400.

AS/400 Advanced 36

The introduction of the AS/400 Advanced 36 demonstrates that we are listening to you, our System/36 (TM) customer.

You want a solution that won't disrupt your business. You want new technology and faster hardware, at a competitive price. You want your System/36 replacement to be compatible with your current System/36. You don't want to retrain your end users. And, like your investment in the System/36, you want the decision you make today to carry you on a natural path to the future.

AS/400 Advanced 36 developers built on the wealth of experience and the quality of our highly-regarded System/36. Your long-term investment in the System/36 is enriched with an offering that:

  • Increases capacity, performance and reliability
  • Protects your application investment
  • Preserves your investment in end user education
  • Uses your existing twinaxial I/O
  • Streamlines your technology base with new RISC hardware
The AS/400 Advanced 36...the natural transition, incorporating the latest in technology while protecting your investment!

Product Preview: In 1995, AS/400 Advanced 36 will support coexistence of SSP and OS/400 (R) within the same business computing system. Customers will be able to continue to run their System/36 applications, add new AS/400 applications or convert S/36 applications to AS/400 S/36 or AS/400 native environment at their own pace. In addition, hardware and software enhancements will support greater performance and capacities and continue to protect investments. Information will be shared as if there were two interconnected systems. OS/400 coexistence will require nominal additional hardware and an OS/400 license.

The AS/400 Advanced System and AS/400 Advanced Server

  • Helps your business reach the level of success you expect -- new internal DASD and 9337 models continue to offer you improved reliability and enhanced price/performance. Advances in object-oriented tools increase programmer productivity.
  • Solves your specific needs -- New tape announcements expand your list of alternatives for backup recovery
  • Delivers competitive advantage -- A high-function, non-programmable terminal simplifies viewing image and fax data.
AS/400 Advanced Series and AS/400 Advanced 36...implementing new solutions quicker and more cost-efficiently than ever!
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| Advanced System/36 Highlights                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Faster hardware with S/36 object code compatibility            |
| o  64-bit RISC technology                                         |
| o  Improvements in tape and DASD capacities                       |
| o  A new release of SSP                                           |
| o  Reduced maintenance and utility costs                          |
|                                                                   |
| Transition from System/36                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Painless migration                                             |
| o  No recompile or configuration                                  |
| o  Transition Data Link                                           |
| o  Applications and interfaces preserved                          |
| o  Investments in most printers and workstations protected        |
|                                                                   |
| AS/400 Advanced Server Highlights                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increases in DASD, communication lines and integrated fax      |
|    adapters                                                       |
| o  Increase in Optical Library attachments for Model 20S          |
| o  High-end Model 30S now supports Opti-Connect/400               |
|                                                                   |
| AS/400 Advanced System Model 200                                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  New 2GB disk drive                                             |
| o  Tape enhancements                                              |
|                                                                   |
| AS/400 Advanced Systems Models 300, 310 and 320                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  New 9337 Models Supported                                      |
| o  New 2GB and 4GB disk drives                                    |
| o  Tape enhancements                                              |
|                                                                   |
| New Devices                                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  New 9337 models                                                |
| o  Internal DASD with enhanced reliability and performance        |
| o  9427 8mm Tape Cartridge Library up to 280GB                    |
| o  Ability to attach 34XX tape devices to the 9402                |
| o  New 7208-222 External 8mm Tape drive, 7GB capacity             |
| o  InfoWindow (R) II 3489                                         |
| o  IBM 6250 X Terminal                                            |
| o  New UPS Models                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| Software Announcements                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  VisualAge (TM) AS/400 features                                 |
| o  IBM SOMobjects (TM) for OS/400 and SOMobjects Developer        |
|    Toolkit for OS/400 Technology Preview                          |
| o  Product Preview (SOD) for Taligent Client Extensions for       |
|    OS/400                                                         |
| o  Client Access/400 Toolkit                                      |
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194-306 IBM AS/400 Advanced System Enhancements
Only four months since its introduction, AS/400 (R) Advanced System is enhanced to make it more adaptable to today's business environment.

These AS/400 Advanced System enhancements improve performance, and increase capacity and reliability.

  • With two new internal disk units, including a 4.19GB drive, system DASD performance and reliability are improved
  • Maximum DASD capacity on the Model 200 is doubled
  • Three new models of the 9337 Disk Array Subsystem family
    • Use new high-capacity disk drives
    • Increase performance
    • Improve reliability with a hot-spare selectable function and a streamlined design with fewer components
  • RAID protection is available for different DASD devices with the same capacity
  • New tape options provide new levels of function and capacity, protecting investments in 8 mm media
    • 7208 7.0GB External 8mm Tape Drive Model 222
    • 9427 8mm Tape Cartridge Library
The new internal disk units and the new 9337 models operate with OS/400 (R) Version 3 Release 0.5, or later, with no-charge feature #1984 (OS/400 DASD hardware update). All other enhancements require the support of OS/400 Version 3 Release 1.

Price: Refer to the Charges section

Planned Availability Date: October 14, 1994

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| o  Two new internal disk units with higher performance and        |
|    reliability, including a new 4.19GB unit                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Maximum DASD capacity doubled on the Model 200                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Two new high-capacity 8mm tape devices                         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  7208 7.0GB External 8mm Tape Drive                          |
|    -  9427 8mm Tape Cartridge Library                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Three new models of the 9337 Disk Array Subsystem with         |
|    improved performance and new reliability features              |
|                                                                   |
| The new internal disk units and the new 9337 models operate with  |
| OS/400 Version 3 Release 0.5, with no-charge feature #1984,       |
| OS/400 DASD Hardware Update.  All other enhancements announced    |
| require the support of OS/400 Version 3, Release 1.               |
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194-307 IBM AS/400 Advanced Server Enhancements
AS/400 (R) Advanced Server provides outstanding price/performance for the client/server environment. Several enhancements improve the flexibility of the AS/400 to become the total work place server for your rapidly changing environment.

The Models 20S and 30S have increased capacity in DASD, communications and fax adapters, along with several new tape I/O device options. Enhancements include:

  • Total system DASD capacity nearly doubled
  • DASD performance and reliability improved
  • Different DASD devices with the same capacity can use RAID protection
  • Communication lines increased
    • From 8 to 20 on the Model 20S
    • From 20 to 33 on the Model 30S
    • Two line adapters on the Model 20S may enable broader connectivity options
  • Feature conversions, available for all AS/400 server models, provide the option of converting a base Ethernet or token-ring adapter to a base 16MB One-Port FSIOP or base 32MB One-Port FSIOP.
  • Several new tape options for servers provide new levels of function and capacity, and protect investments in 8mm media.
    • 7208 7.0GB External 8mm Tape Drive Model 222
    • 9427 8mm Tape Cartridge Library
The new internal disk units operate with OS/400 (R) Version 3 Release 0.5, or later, with no-charge feature #1984. All other enhancements require the support of OS/400 Version 3 Release 1.

Price: $25,640 (9404-30S)

Planned Availability Date: October 14, 1994

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|                                                                   |
| o  Maximum DASD capacity nearly doubled                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Number of communication lines increased                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Two high-speed communication lines on the Model 20S            |
|                                                                   |
| o  More integrated fax adapters                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Up to four optical libraries on the Model 20S                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Feature conversions of base LAN to base FSIOP                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Two new high-capacity 8mm tape devices                         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  7208 7.0GB External 8mm Tape Drive                          |
|    -  9427 8 mm Tape Cartridge Library                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  34XX tape devices can now attach to the Model 20S              |
|                                                                   |
| The new internal disk units operate with OS/400 Version 3         |
| Release 0.5, or later, with no-charge feature #1984.  All other   |
| enhancements require the support of OS/400 Version 3 Release 1.   |
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194-308 IBM AS/400 Total System Package Enhancements
The Application System/400 (R) (AS/400 (R)) Total System Package (TSP) support is enhanced:
  • IBM AS/400 Advanced 36 system packages are TSP offerings preloaded with AS/400 Advanced 36 software (Release 7.1)
  • IBM Client Access/400 ToolKit (5763-XM1), available with Version 3 Release 1, can be shipped with preloaded systems
  • Additional I/O can be consolidated with the shipment of any model of the AS/400 9402, 9404, and 9406 system units (including the AS/400 Advanced 36), and the 9401 Model P02
    • InfoWindow (R) II 3489 Modular Display Station Model V1Z (V13)
    • IBM 4037 5E Page Printer Model 05Z (05E)
  • IBM Quiet (R) 122-key Typewriter Keyboard (#9101) is available for TSP twinaxial InfoWindow displays
  • OEM uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems can be consolidated with the shipment of AS/400 9402 and 9404 system units (including the AS/400 Advanced 36)
    • Three new UPSs manufactured by Exide Electronics, Inc.
    • Two new UPSs, in addition to the four previously announced, manufactured by Best Power Technology, Inc. (available only with 9402-2XX models)
                                                  Planned
                                                  Availability
Description                                       Dates

4037-05Z (05E) Printer, Quiet Typewriter Keyboard on TSP InfoWindow Displays October 14, 1994

Best UPS (9910-B2x) 194-315*

3489-V1Z (V13) 194-309*

Exide UPS (9910-EPx) 194-316*

AS/400 Advanced 36 and related software 294-603**

5763-XM1 294-606**

*     Hardware Announcement dated October 4,  1994.
**    Software Announcement dated October 4,  1994.
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| Total System Packages                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Encompasses the entire AS/400 product line (including the new  |
|    AS/400 Advanced 36)                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Easy-to-install system packages                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Ships together with all TSP hardware and software ordered      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Arrives at your location at the same time as the system        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Saves you time and effort in setting up your system            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Includes the following in preloaded systems:                   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Basic licensed programs                                     |
|    -  Optional set of backup tapes                                |
|    -  Optional preload of DSLO licensed programs                  |
|                                                                   |
| TSP Enhancements Include:                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  I/O delivery included in the same shipment with systems        |
|                                                                   |
| o  OEM UPS shipped with 9402 and 9404 systems (including the      |
|    AS/400 Advanced 36)                                            |
|                                                                   |
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194-309 IBM InfoWindow II 3489 Modular Display Station Model V
The IBM InfoWindow II 3489 Modular Display Station Model V is an AS/400 (R) twinaxial-attached, modular designed, display terminal supporting OS/400 (R) advanced 5250 functions.

5250 Image/Fax: The 3489 can receive, display and locally print single-page monochrome image or facsimile. It supports popular image formats (IOCA, PCX, TIFF) and image viewing manipulations (scale, rotate, reverse image, scroll). The 3489 is designed for AS/400 applications that support image or facsimile, for example Facsimile Support/400 (R).

Shared-Addressing: The 3489 can have up to four display sessions share a single address

5250 Video Delivery: The 3489 supports attachment of Tecmar's** PC/TV** with full tuner controls of audio and full-motion color analog video, in a fully-scalable pop-up window.

The modular design, logic unit, and the attachment of various IBM monitors provides:

  • A wide range of price points
  • The ability to maintain monitor investment within PC environments
  • The ability to place the modular logic unit on the floor, or desktop, or mount it on the wall for optimized use of space
The 3489, with attachment of selected IBM monitors, meets many national and international standards and guidelines on ergonomics, emissions, safety and power consumption. This includes: International Standard ISO 9241-Part 3 on ergonomics and MPR-II guideline on emissions.

The 3489 also supports the following (previously announced) InfoWindow functions:

  • Four-display with printer session (DDDD+P)
  • Five screen formats
  • Variable, vertical or horizontal split screen
  • Enhanced user interface
  • Mouse/light pen support
  • Power management
  • Printer definition table download
  • Calculator.
Planned Availability Date: October 7, 1994
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| Supports OS/400 advanced 5250 functions:                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Image/Fax:                                                     |
|                                                                   |
|    -  The 3489 can display and locally print single-page          |
|       monochrome image or facsimile.                              |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Simultaneously view an image within a 5250 text session     |
|       and also print the displayed image on a printer that is     |
|       attached to the 3489.                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Shared-Addressing:                                             |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Up to four display sessions share a single address which    |
|       increases the maximum possible display sessions per         |
|       controller.                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Video Delivery:                                                |
|                                                                   |
|    -  AS/400 application can control audio and full-motion color  |
|       analog video of Tecmar's PC/TV.                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Modular design allows you to choose an IBM monitor that best   |
|    meets feature and price requirements, maintain monitor         |
|    investment with PC environments, and place monitor on wall,    |
|    floor or desktop.                                              |
|                                                                   |
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194-310 IBM 9337 Disk Array Subsystem Models 420/440/480
The IBM 9337 Disk Array Subsystem is an integrated part of the total AS/400 9406 and Advanced System storage architecture. With the new 9337 models, storage on the AS/400 expands to offer you greater performance, larger capacity, more flexibility, and higher reliability.

The IBM 9337 Disk Array Subsystem family is expanded into the next generation of RAID-5 technology with the introduction of three new models. These models utilize new disk drives that offer up to 4.194GB of storage in the 3.5-inch form factor.

The new 4xx models continue to provide redundant power and concurrent maintenance while also providing improved reliability and availability features and functions including a selectable "hot spare" function while in RAID-5 mode. The hot spare function allows the installation of a disk drive feature that will automatically be substituted for a failing disk drive in the event of a disk drive failure. The data resident on the failing disk drive will be rebuilt onto the hot spare at the time of failure, ensuring maximum protection and availability for boxes utilizing RAID-5 data protection. The hot spare is not visible to the AS/400 (R) and cannot be used for data storage.

The new controller within the 9337 includes a 4MB non-volatile write cache, 8MB Data Store, and a faster internal microprocessor. Significant reliability improvements to the controller integrate components into Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) chips. With the new controller, you can operate the 9337 in either Base mode or High Availability (RAID-5) mode. This new controller can also be installed on 9337 2xx models. The path for 0xx and 1xx customers to install the new controller is to order a 2xx MES upgrade.

Each new model of the 9337 comes standard with four disk drives. Model 420 comes with 0.97GB disk drives, Model 440 comes with 1.967GB disk drives, and Model 480 comes with 4.194GB disk drives. Additional drives can be ordered at initial order or later as storage demand increases.

Purchase Prices:

    $29,200 for the Model 420

    36,800 for the Model 440

    52,500 for the model 480

Planned Availability Date: October 14, 1994
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|                                                                   |
| New 9337 4xx models:                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Are an integrated part of the AS/400 9406 and Advanced System  |
|    storage architecture with fully supported system tools and     |
|    service                                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Significantly improve system performance in both interactive   |
|    and batch applications                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provide twice the storage capacity (Model 480) in the same     |
|    form factor (size) as previous models with the use of a        |
|    4.194GB hard disk drive                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Offer high availability (RAID-5) storage that is flexible,     |
|    efficient and economical                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provide a robust family of models adaptable to meet and grow   |
|    with the expanding AS/400 customer requirements                |
|                                                                   |
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194-311 IBM 9337 Disk Array Subsystem as a Stand-Alone Tower Feature
The IBM 9337 Disk Array Subsystem stand-alone tower module is available for Models 420, 440, and 480. You can order the new tower package with either a black cover (#2400) or a white cover (#2410).

To place an order for the 9337 tower package features, call AS/400 (R) Direct Catalog at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).

For details on the new 9337 4XX models, refer to Hardware Announcement 194-310, dated October 4, 1994.

Price: No Charge

Planned Availability Date: October 14, 1994

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|                                                                   |
| 9337 Models 420, 440, 480:                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Significantly improve system performance in interactive and    |
|    batch applications.                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Give you the flexibility to add stand-alone DASD towers as     |
|    needed.                                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Store twice as much in the Model 480 in the same form factor   |
|    (size) as previous models with the use of a 4.194GB hard disk  |
|    drive.                                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Offer high-availability (RAID-5) storage flexibility,          |
|    efficiency, and economy.                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provide a robust family of models adaptable to meet and grow   |
|    with the expanding AS/400 customer requirements.               |
|                                                                   |
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194-312 IBM 9427 8mm Tape Cartridge Library Models 210 and 211
The IBM 8 mm Tape Cartridge Library with Models 210 and 211 is a high-capacity 8 mm tape automated cartridge library that offers a significant increase in capacity over the existing 7208 models. The 9427 utilizes a 160-meter data cartridge that provides 7GB native capacity and up to 14GB with data compression.

The 9427 has greater flexibility for automated tape library management and unattended save/restore capabilities than existing 7208 models and internal AS/400 (R) 8 mm tape drive features.

The 9427 offers AS/400 users low-cost automated tape storage of up to 280GB (with data compression) in a compact space using industry standard 8 mm tape cartridges at low cost-per-megabyte of storage.

The 9427-210 is a stand-alone unit, while the 9427-211 is rack mounted requiring 14 EIA units and one-half of the horizontal rack space. Two model 211s can be put in a rack, side-by-side. Each 9427 includes one or two 7GB 8 mm tape drives. The 9427 supports two 10-cartridge magazines for a total of 20 tape cartridges and comes in single drive (#0701) or dual drive (#0702) versions. The dual drive feature is field installable.

The 9427 is attached to the AS/400 via the Removable Media Device Attachment (#2621), with the maximum of one 9427 per device. The 9427 tape drives can be attached to a single SCSI port on the Removable Media Device Attachment, allowing attachment of another device on the second port.

The direct attach feature (#2008) allows you to configure the 9427 so that drive 1 attaches to port 1 of the AS/400 tape drive adapter and tape drive 2 attaches to port 2 of the same Removable Media Device Attachment. This allows two independent data streams access to the 9427, which provides improved performance by allowing two jobs to run concurrently on the same AS/400.

The Extended Feature Card (#2010), supporting dual host channels, tape mirroring for fault tolerance, offline host independent functions (tape copy, compare), and a label printer port, is also made available. Without this special feature, sharing the 9427 between two systems is accomplished by dedicating a magazine to each system, with sequential access to cartridges only.

Purchase Price: $13,495 for the Model 210 or 211

Planned Availability Dates:

    February 24, 1995

    March 31, 1995, for Extended Feature Card (#2010)

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|                                                                   |
| o  One or two 8 mm tape drives                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Stand-alone tower (Model 210) or vertical rack mount (Model    |
|    211)                                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Two removable magazines                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Two bonus slots                                                |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Cleaning cartridge slot                                     |
|    -  Custom slot for additional cleaning cartridge, drive        |
|       diagnostic cartridge, test tape or data cartridge.          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Bar-code reader                                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Leading edge picker design for reliability                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Physical and software lockable door                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Three operational modes                                        |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Manual                                                      |
|    -  Sequential                                                  |
|    -  Random                                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Extended Feature Card                                          |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Dual host channels with random operation                    |
|    -  Tape mirroring                                              |
|    -  Host independent tape copy and compare                      |
|    -  Label printer port                                          |
|    -  Available March 31, 1995                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Two host attachment without extended feature card              |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Dedicated magazine to each system                           |
|    -  Sequential cartridge access only                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Front panel graphical LCD display                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Operator control panel                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  SCSI-2 interface                                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Selectable automatic drive cleaning                            |
|                                                                   |
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194-313 IBM 7208 External 8mm Tape Drive Model 222
The IBM 7208 External 8mm Tape Drive Model 222 is a stand-alone 8mm cartridge tape drive with a capacity of up to 7GB per cartridge. The 7208 Model 222 supports the 160-meter data cartridge, not supported in 7208 Models 002, 012, and 232.

The 7208 Model 222 attaches to all D, E, F, 20S, 30S, 200, 300, 310 and 320 models of the AS/400 (R) with OS/400 (R) Version 3 Release 1 with the exception of Models D02 and E02.

The 7208 Model 222 is intended for system operations that require saving large amounts of data, unattended save/restore, and 8 mm tape interchange with other AS/400 systems. It has an instantaneous data transfer rate of 500KB per second.

The 7208 Model 222 features data compression hardware using an adaptation of IBM's IDRC algorithm that provides an effective capacity of up to 14GB of data per cartridge and an increased effective data rate of 1MB per second depending on the type of data being transferred. Alternate Initial Program Load (AIPL) is supported on all models except the 9402 Models D04 and D06, and the 9404 Models D10 and D20.

Note: Data compression values are data and application dependent; actual end user results may vary.

The 7208 Model 222 is read and write compatible with other 7208 Models 002, 012, 232, and AS/400 Advanced Series internal tape (#6390). The 7208 Model 222 is not upgradeable to a 7208 Model 232.

The 7208-222 is available in two colors. White (#9200) and black (#9100) covers are available to match the color of the host AS/400 to which it will be attached; specify the color feature number on the initial plant order.

Price: $6,395

Planned Availability Date: November 25, 1994

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|                                                                   |
| o  Increases storage capacity per cartridge over the 7208         |
|    Models 012 and 232                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides Improved Data Recording Capacity (IDRC) effectively   |
|    doubling data capacity and transfer rate                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Uses longer (160-meter) 8 mm data cartridges in addition to    |
|    112-meter data cartridge                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Read/write compatible with 7208 Models 002, 012, 232, and      |
|    AS/400 Advanced Series for full interchange capability         |
|                                                                   |
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194-314 IBM 5494 Remote Control Unit Model EXT
The IBM 5494 is the remote control unit for the AS/400 (R). It manages the operation of the workstations attached to the 5494 and provides the connection to the AS/400. IBM offers the following products and functional enhancements to the IBM 5494 Remote Control Unit:
  • 5494 Model EXT
  • 5494 Ethernet** Adapter
  • 5494 Ethernet AUI Cable (10BASE5 Thick Coaxial Adapter)
  • 5494 Token-Ring Adapter
  • 5494 Twinaxial Expansion Kit
  • 5494 Remote Control Unit, Release 3.0 Microcode
The 5494-EXT custom features can be added as needed and supports the attachment of up to 28 twinaxial devices. With the 5494 Twinaxial Expansion Kit installed, up to 56 twinaxial devices can communicate to the AS/400 through the 5494-EXT.

The Ethernet Adapter supports IEEE 802.2 logical link control and IEEE 802.3 or DIX Version 2.0 frame format using a 10BASE2 (BNC), a 10BASE5 (15-pin D-SUB), or a 10BASE-T (RJ-45) connector. The 5494 Ethernet AUI Cable allows the attachment to an Ethernet Network using thick coaxial (10BASE5) cabling.

The Token-Ring Adapter allows the 5494 to attach to either 4Mbps or 16Mbps token-ring networks.

The 5494 Utility Program enhancements allow selecting of concurrent diagnostics, modifying the configuration information, or the resetting and restarting of the 5494 Remote Control Unit from a remote programmable workstation (PWS). The PWS no longer needs to be directly attached to a 5494 to provide access to remote 5494s from a central site.

The 5494 Release 3.0 microcode supports all the functions of the 5494 Release 2.0 microcode and a number of new enhancements. These enhancements include the following:

  • Support of OS/400 (R) Version 3 Release 1
  • Support for AS/400 automatic configuration of non-programmable workstations (NWS) and printers attached to the 5494
  • Attachment capability to a SNA subarea network
  • Eighty-device support now standard for token-ring and Ethernet attached devices
  • Ethernet support that allows the 5494 to be used as a gateway to an Ethernet LAN or attach to an AS/400 system via an Ethernet network
Purchase Price: $6,180

Planned Availability Date: November 25, 1994

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|                                                                   |
| o  Is the remote control unit for the AS/400                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Manages the operation of attached workstations and provides    |
|    connection to an AS/400                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Replaces the 5494-001 and 5494-002                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Attaches the 5494 as a gateway to an Ethernet LAN or connects  |
|    to an AS/400 system via an Ethernet network                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Allows the use of the 5494 as a gateway to a token-ring LAN    |
|    or connects to an AS/400 system via a token-ring network       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports 28 attached twinaxial devices                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Connects up to 56 twinaxial devices with the 5494 Twinaxial    |
|    Expansion Kit installed                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enables access of the 5494 from a PWS not directly attached    |
|    to the 5494                                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Delivers Release 3.0 microcode with the following new and      |
|    enhanced benefits:                                             |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Consistency in function provided for workstations locally   |
|       attached to the AS/400 system and those remotely attached   |
|       using a 5494 Remote Control Unit                            |
|                                                                   |
|    -  AS/400 automatic configuration of NWSs and printers         |
|       attached to the 5494                                        |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Attachment to subarea network support integrated in the     |
|       base microcode                                              |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Eighty-device support is integrated in the base microcode   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Shared addressing for up to four sessions on an InfoWindow  |
|       (R) II 3489 Display Station, using a single address         |
|                                                                   |
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194-315 Uninterruptible Power Systems for AS/400 by Best Power
        Technology
IBM Customized Operational Services (COS) now offers two new Best Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPSs) for the AS/400 (R) Advanced Series and the AS/400 Advanced 36:
  • Best Fortress LI660E (9910-B22)
  • Best Fortress LI1.3KE (9910-B23)
These new UPSs support the AS/400 Advanced Series 9402 Models 200 and 20S, and the AS/400 Advanced 36 9402 Model 236.

A UPS provides continuous, no-break power during a power outage or momentary power interruption, enabling significant improvements in system uptime. The new UPSs, manufactured by Best Power Technology, include a cable that allows communications between the AS/400 and the UPS. The UPS detects electrical utility anomalies and provides power for a limited period of time, when required. If a power outage continues, the UPS notifies the AS/400 to start a controlled shutdown, helping to save the customer's data. By providing ample time for a controlled or user-initiated shutdown, the UPS also helps protect assets -- hardware and software.

The UPSs carry a two-year manufacturer's warranty and include up to a $25,000 payment by the manufacturer for damage to connected equipment caused by a surge, spike, or brown-out condition.

The new Best Fortress LI660E (9910-B22) replaces the Best Ferrups FE700VA 208-Volt 60Hz (9910-B12), and the new Best Fortress LI1.3KE (9910-B23) replaces the Best Ferrups FE1.4KVA 208-Volt 60Hz (9910-B21).

Effective immediately, the Best FERRUPS QFE700 (9910-B10, B11, B12) and Best FERRUPS QFE1.4 (9910-B17, B20, B21) are withdrawn. The following models have no replacements:

  • Best Ferrups QFE700VA (9910-B10)
  • Best Ferrups FE700VA 200-Volt 60Hz (9910-B11)
  • Best Ferrups QFE1.4KVA (9910-B17)
  • Best Ferrups FE1.4KVA 200-Volt 60Hz (9910-B20)
Currently scheduled orders that contain these devices and have a request for shipment on or before October 28, 1994, will be honored.

In addition to the availability of the new UPSs, customers with installed AS/400 systems can now order UPSs through the MES/upgrade path in the CFAS400 configurator.

Purchase Price:

Best Fortress LI660E (9910-B22)                       $  736
Best Fortress LI1.3KE (9910-B23)                       1,363
Planned Availability Date:                 November 25, 1994
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|                                                                   |
| The two new UPS models replace existing models:                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Best Fortress LI660E (9910-B22) replaces Best Ferrups FE700VA  |
|    208-Volt 60Hz (9910-B12)                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Best Fortress LI1.3KE (9910-B23) replaces Best Ferrups         |
|    FE1.4VA 208-Volt 60Hz (9910-B21)                               |
|                                                                   |
| The new UPSs feature:                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Continuous no-break power                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Sine-wave power with 5%, or less, total harmonic distortion    |
|    on inverter                                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Keypad and digital display for 15 operation functions and      |
|    alarm set for power                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Payment of up to $25,000 by the manufacturer for damage to     |
|    connected equipment caused by surge, spike, and brown-out      |
|    conditions                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Two-year warranty from the manufacturer (includes battery)     |
|                                                                   |
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194-316 Uninterruptible Power Systems for AS/400 by Exide Electronics
IBM Customized Operational Services (COS) now offers three new Exide uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) for the AS/400 (R) Advanced Series and the AS/400 Advanced 36:
  • Exide UPS Prestige 800 (9910-EP0)
  • Exide UPS Prestige 3000 (9910-EP5)
  • Exide UPS Prestige 6000 (9910-EP8)
These new UPSs support the AS/400 Advanced Series 9402 and 9404 Models 200 and 20S, the AS/400 Advanced 36 Model 236, and the 9402 and 9404 F models. Previously, Exide Electronics had no UPSs available through IBM with less than 1 KVA, but with the Exide UPS Prestige 800 (800 VA), a better selection of UPSs is now available.

A UPS provides continuous, no-break power during a power outage or momentary power interruption, enabling significant improvements in system up-time. The new UPSs, manufactured by Exide Electronics, include a cable that allows communications between the AS/400 and the UPS. The UPS detects electrical utility anomalies and provides power for a limited period of time, when required. If a power outage continues, the UPS notifies the AS/400 to start a controlled shutdown, helping to save the customer's data. By providing ample time for a controlled or user-initiated shutdown, the UPS also helps protect assets -- hardware and software.

The UPSs carry a five-year manufacturer's warranty and include up to a $25,000 payment by the manufacturer for damage to connected equipment caused by a surge, spike, or brown-out condition.

Models 9910-EP5 and 9910-EP8 replace existing models:

  • Exide UPS Prestige 3000 (9910-EP5) replaces:
    • Exide UPS Premier with internal PDM 3.0 KVA (9910-EX5)
  • Exide UPS Prestige 6000 (9910-EP8) replaces:
    • Exide UPS Plus 6 Mod 3 with Start Up 3.6 KVA (9910-EX6)
    • Exide UPS Plus 6 Mod 4 with Start Up 4.5 KVA (9910-EX7)
    • Exide UPS Plus 6 Mod 6 with Start Up 6.0 KVA (9910-EX8)
Effective immediately, the Exide Premier 3.0 KVA (9910-EX5) and Exide Plus 6 Models 3, 4, and 6 (9910-EX6, EX7, EX8, respectively) are withdrawn. Currently scheduled orders that contain these devices and have a request for shipment on or before October 28, 1994, will be honored.

In addition to the availability of the new UPSs, customers with installed AS/400 systems can now order UPSs through the MES/upgrade path in the CFAS400 configurator.

                                    Planned
                                  Availability            Purchase
Description                           Date                Price

Exide UPS Prestige 800 October 21, 1994 $ 875 Exide UPS Prestige 3000 October 21, 1994 3,735 Exide UPS Prestige 6000 January 27, 1995 5,505

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| The new UPSs feature:                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increased reliability                                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Expandable battery options                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Cell-saver utility interface                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Second-generation, online technology                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Internal battery and a six-foot line cord                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Automatic bypass                                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  User-friendly, front-panel indicators for load, battery        |
|    remaining, on battery, input voltage present, overload, and    |
|    other fault conditions                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Modular design, and automatic plug and play operation          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Payment of up to $25,000 by the manufacturer for damage to     |
|    connected equipment caused by surge, spike, and brown-out      |
|    conditions                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Five-year warranty from the manufacturer (includes battery)    |
|                                                                   |
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194-318 Withdrawal:  IBM 9337 Disk Array Subsystem Models 015, 115,
        215
Effective December 30, 1994, IBM will withdraw the following products from marketing. After that date, customers can no longer obtain these products directly from IBM.

The products, however, can be obtained on an as-available basis through IBM Authorized Remarketers.

                                          Machine          Model
Description                               Type             Number

Disk Array Subsystem 9337 015 Disk Array Subsystem 9337 115 Disk Array Subsystem 9337 215

Replacement Product Information: None

"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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194-321 IBM RISC System/6000 Model G30 PowerPC Server
The RISC System/6000 (R) Model G30 PowerPC (TM) Server represents the newest generation of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server systems. Based on the PowerPC Architecture (TM), the G30 is the first of a family of mini-tower, symmetric multiprocessor systems. The G30 accommodates up to two dual-processor cards, one memory card and six Micro Channel (R) bus expansion slots. The G30 comes standard with a dual-PowerPC 601 (TM) processor card, a 32KB instruction/data Level 1 (L1) cache, and a 0.5MB Level 2 (L2) cache per processor, 32MB of shared memory, two disk bays, two media bays, a diskette drive, a SCSI-2 Fast/Wide adapter, a CD-ROM, and a 1GB SCSI-2 Fast/Wide disk. A single system image is provided via AIX (R) Version 4.1.1 for servers. A second dual-processor card is available, or two additional disk bays may be added instead of a second processor slot.

The RISC System/6000 Model G02 expansion cabinet provides for additional expansion capability. The G02 will provide six disk/media bays. A maximum of four G02s can be attached to each G30. For information regarding a no-charge model conversion from the RISC System/6000 Model G30 PowerPC Server, refer to the Product Preview for RS/6000 (TM) PowerPC Servers section.

Purchase Price: $37,900 (G30); $6,500 (G02)

Planned Availability Dates:

For Model G30                      December 23, 1994

For Model G02 March 24, 1995

For Features 4142 and 4157 (256MB memory Card) January 27, 1995

For Features 4143 and 4158 (512MB memory Card) January 27, 1995

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|                                                                   |
| o  PowerPC performance and upgradeability offers new levels of    |
|    performance, support for future implementations, and           |
|    attractive prices.                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  System capacity sets a standard in its price class for         |
|    expandability.                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  System reliability sets a standard in its price class, with a  |
|    service processor that protects customer business data.        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Software compatibility, with few exceptions, offers binary     |
|    compatibility with AIX Version 3.2.5.                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Investment protection leverages hardware, software,            |
|    applications, and training.                                    |
|                                                                   |
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194-322 IBM RISC System/6000 Model J30 PowerPC Server
The RISC System/6000 (R) Model J30 PowerPC (TM) Server represents the newest generation RISC System/6000 systems, based on the PowerPC Architecture (TM). The J30 is the first of a family of deskside, symmetric multiprocessors (SMP). The J30 is designed to accommodate up to four dual-processor cards, four memory cards, and seven Micro Channel (R) bus expansion slots. The J30 comes standard with:
  • A dual 601 PowerPC processor card (2-way) with:
    • 32KB instruction/data Level 1 (L1) cache
    • 1MB Level 2 (L2) cache per processor
  • 64MB of shared memory
  • Seven hot-pluggable disk bays
  • Three media bays
  • A diskette drive
  • A SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Differential Adapter
  • A double-speed tray-loading CD-ROM
  • A 2.2GB SCSI-2 internal disk
A single image is provided via AIX Version 4.1.1 for servers. A second dual-processor card is available. Configurations will initially be limited to a maximum of two dual-PowerPC 601 (TM) processor cards.

The IBM RISC System/6000 Model J01 expansion cabinet provides for additional expansion capability. The J01 provides eight additional Micro Channel bus expansion slots and 14 media bays. Only one J01 expansion cabinet per J30 is supported. The power interface cable and Micro Channel expansion cable are provided with the J01.

Existing models of the RISC System/6000 deskside family may be upgraded to the J30. The upgraded system will have the same serial number as the predecessor system.

For information regarding a no-charge model conversion from the RISC System/6000 Model J30 PowerPC Server, refer to the Product Preview for RS/6000 PowerPC Servers section.

                                          Purchase
     Description                          Price

RISC System/6000 7013-J30 $67,500 RISC System/6000 7013-J01 11,000

Planned Availability Dates:

For Model J30: December 23, 1994 For Model J01: March 24, 1995 For Model Upgrades and MESs: March 24, 1995 For Features 4144 and 4156 (128MB memory card): January 27, 1995 For Features 4146 and 4158 (512MB memory card): January 27, 1995

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|                                                                   |
| o  PowerPC performance and upgradeability offers new levels of    |
|    performance, support for future implementations and            |
|    attractive prices.                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  System capacity sets a standard in its price class for         |
|    expandability.                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  System reliability sets a standard in its price class, with a  |
|    service processor that protects customer business data.        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Software compatibility, with few exceptions, offers binary     |
|    compatibility with AIX Version 3.2.5.                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Investment protection leverages hardware, software,            |
|    applications, and training.                                    |
|                                                                   |
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194-323 IBM RISC System/6000 Model R30 PowerPC Server, Model
        Upgrades, and
        Model R00 Enhancements
The IBM RISC System/6000 (R) Model R30 is the newest RISC System/6000 rack system offering. The R30 is the first of a family of rack-mountable, symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) servers. The six Electronics Industries Standards (EIA)-unit, rack-mountable enclosure has space for up to four dual processor cards, four memory cards, and 16 Micro Channel (R) bus cards. It comes with a dual PowerPC 601 (TM) processor card running at 75MHz with 32KB instruction/data Level 1 (L1) cache and 1MB Level 2 (L2) cache per processor, and 64MB of shared memory. A single system image is provided via AIX (R) Version 4.1.1 for servers operating system.

In addition to the dual-601 processor card and 64MB memory card, the base configuration includes a diskette drive, a SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter, a CD-ROM, a 1GB SCSI-2 disk, and either an AC-input or optional DC-input power supply. An additional dual processor card, an optional media device, and a second, redundant power supply can be ordered. Configurations will initially be limited to a maximum of two dual-601 processor cards.

The Model R30 can be added to existing RISC System/6000 rack configurations or installed in a Model R00 rack in combination with other processor drawers and storage subsystems. A new Cluster Power Controller option is available as a feature of the Model R00 rack to manage power on/off control of one or more processor units along with attached subsystems. The power controller has modem and RS-232 serial interfaces for external communication.

All uniprocessor models of the RISC System/6000 rack family can be upgraded to either the R30 or R3U. The R3U includes the same enclosure as R30 but supports the 900 series model configurations. The upgraded system will have the same serial number as the predecessor system.

An upgrade from the RISC System/6000 Model R10 to the Model R20 is also being announced. For information about a no-charge model conversion from the IBM RISC System/6000 Model R30 PowerPC Server, refer to the Product Preview for RS/6000 PowerPC Servers section.

                                   Availability
Description                        Date                     Price

Model R30 December 23, 1994 $80,900 512MB Memory Card Select January 27, 1995 57,600 512MB Memory Card January 27, 1995 64,000 128MB Memory Select January 27, 1995 8,600 128MB Memory Card January 27, 1995 15,000 Model Upgrades March 24, 1995 --

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| RISC System/6000 Model R30                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Offers a high-performance, rack-mountable symmetric            |
|    multiprocessor with extensive I/O expansion capability         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides investment protection through:                        |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Pluggable SMP design that supports additional processors    |
|       of the same type or replacement with newer processor types  |
|       as performance requirements change                          |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Model upgrades that allow existing RS/6000 (TM) rack        |
|       systems to move up to the PowerPC multiprocessor systems    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Allows for extensive configuration flexibility:                |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Install one or more CPU drawers into an R00 system rack     |
|                                                                   |
|    -  2-way and 4-way PowerPC 601 Processor configurations        |
|       available                                                   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  6-way and 8-way configurations will be available with       |
|       future PowerPC processors                                   |
|                                                                   |
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194-324 IBM RISC System/6000 Storage I/O
Price performance and growth options for the RISC System/6000 (R) systems family are extended with high-performance compact 3.5-inch form factor disk drives that attach via an ANSI-SCSI-2 interface. The disk drives are:
  • SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Disk Drives (1.1, 2.2 and 4.5GB)
  • SCSI-2 Disk Drives (1.1 and 2.2GB)
The IBM SCSI-2 600MB Double-Speed Tray Loading CD-ROM provides double-speed performance with the added convenience of loading a CD without a caddy.

A IBM SCSI-2 810MB Removable Disk Drive is offered for RISC System/6000 N40 notebook workstations to extend system storage capacity.

Memory Exchange Features for 128MB to 256MB memory conversions are offered for selected RISC System/6000 models.

Note: MB is 1,048,576 bytes (two to the twentieth power) when referring to memory. In all other cases, it is 1,000,000 bytes (ten to the sixth power).

GB is 1,073,741,824 bytes (two to the thirtieth power) when referring to memory. In all other cases it is 1,000,000,000 bytes (ten to the ninth power).

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994, for all features on RISC System/6000

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| o  Up to 2.2 times the capacity of previous IBM 3.5-inch disks    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Greater system storage capability                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Improved latency and media transfer rates for higher           |
|    performance                                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  67% more disk capacity for Model N40 through the 810MB         |
|    2.5-inch disk                                                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Convenient tray-loading CD-ROM drive                           |
|                                                                   |
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194-325 IBM RISC System/6000 Communication and I/O Feature
        Enhancements
The communication and input/output (I/O) capabilities of various RISC System/6000 (R) models are improved with additional communication adapters and input devices.

The IBM Auto Token-Ring LANStreamer (TM) MC 32 Adapter is a high-performance token-ring adapter designed to operate with any RISC System/6000 that supports the Micro Channel (R) bus interface. This adapter is particularly well suited for servers and high-end workstations running I/O-intensive applications on the network. RISC System/6000 systems supported include all models of machine types 7006, 7009, 7011, 7012, 7013, 7015, and 7030.

The IBM Auto Token-Ring LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter provides data and addressing support that allows 32 bits of information to be passed across the MC. This provides greater throughput and supports customer environments that require addressing above the 16MB range. This, plus the 40MBps streaming data capability make the Auto Token-Ring LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter ideal for the high-end workstations and servers in today's environments.

Selected System/370 (R) and System/390 (TM) channel connectivity products are now available and supported on additional RISC System/6000 models. In addition, up to four ESCON (R) Control Unit adapters per system can be supported by all models of RISC System/6000 machine type 7015.

Additional input devices are available across various RISC System/6000 models.

                                        Purchase     Planned
Description                             Price        Availability

IBM RISC System/6000 Auto Token-Ring LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter $ 995 10/28/94 IBM RISC System/6000 System/390 ESCON Channel Emulator 17,500 12/16/94 IBM RISC System/6000 ESCON Control Unit Adapter 15,000 12/16/94 IBM RISC System/6000 System/370 Channel Emulator/A 3,500 10/28/94

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| Auto Token-Ring LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter provides:               |
|                                                                   |
| o  "Ring speed listen" function                                   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Listens for ring speed                                      |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Converts automatically to new speed                         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Operates at either 16Mbps or 4Mbps via a single connector   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Media speed on the LAN                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Adapter status checking via LEDs                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Adapter installation that includes the short Micro Channel     |
|    slots of the RISC System/6000 Models 41T and 41W               |
|                                                                   |
| The RISC System/6000 channel product connectivity enhancements    |
| provide support for:                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  S/390 ESCON Channel Emulator and ESCON Control Unit adapters   |
|    on the RISC System/6000 machine type 7009 Model C10            |
|                                                                   |
| o  S/370 Channel Emulator/A adapter on RISC System/6000 machine   |
|    type 7011 Models 250, 25E, 25S, 25T, and 25W                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Up to four -- instead of two -- ESCON Control Unit adapters    |
|    per system on RISC System/6000 900 series machines             |
|                                                                   |
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194-326 IBM Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter, Audio Adapter Select, and
        POWER GXT155L
The new generation Ultimedia (R) Video I/O adapter for RISC System/6000 (R) systems offers significantly enhanced function that provides superior support in many different application areas. The Ultimedia I/O Adapter features video in and video out and supports PAL (R), NTSC, and S-video standards with the ability to support full-frame capture of video in YUV or RGB color space.

The Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter supports:

  • M-JPEG compression of incoming video or decompression of video out, as selected. M-JPEG is one of the most widely used video algorithms for enabling capture and playback of "live" video.
  • A wide range of application areas with industry standard video formats, compression algorithms, and quality video. Applications include multimedia-enabled training, video-enabled collaboration, desktop video editing, and video capture support for desktop publishing.
Also offered:
  • Ultimedia Audio Adapter for the RISC System/6000 as a no-charge select on Models 25T, 41T, 3AT, and 3BT. The no-charge select is available only on initial orders of these models.
  • POWER GXT155L graphics adapter available for the RISC System/6000 Models 41W and 41T. This 8-bit, double-buffered 2D adapter provides enhanced performance for the softgraphics implementation of OpenGL application programming interface (API), which provides a cost-effective entry-level platform for OpenGL applications. POWER GXT155L attaches directly to the PowerPC (TM) 601 local bus and does not require the use of any Micro Channel (R) slots. POWER GXT155L supports display resolutions of 1280 x 1024,
  • 1152 x 900 and 1024 x 768, and it is available as a select up from the POWER GXT150L (TM). Softgraphics OpenGL is provided through optional software support.
                                   Feature        Purchase
Description                        Number         Price

Video I/O Base 2404 $1,995 Video I/O Guest 2405 1,500 POWER GXT155L Graphics Adapter 2665 2,195 POWER GXT155L Graphics Adapter Select 2664 500

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994
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| o  Provides:                                                      |
|                                                                   |
|    -  M-JPEG hardware compression and decompression on guest      |
|       feature card                                                |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Software support, including Graphical User Interface (GUI)  |
|       and callable multimedia object created with IBM's System    |
|       Objects Model (SOM)                                         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  IBM Ultimedia Audio Adapter no-charge select on             |
|       Models 25T, 41T, 3AT, and 3BT                               |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Double buffered graphics, POWER GXT155L Graphics Adapter,   |
|       for enhanced performance of Softgraphics OpenGL             |
|       applications on Models 41T and 41W                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports:                                                      |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Industry standard video formats NTSC, PAL, and S-video      |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Both video in and video out on base card                    |
|                                                                   |
|    -  24-bit RGB, 8-bit RGB, and 16-bit YUV video capture         |
|                                                                   |
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194-327 IBM 7203 2.2GB External Portable Disk Drive Feature
The IBM 7203 2.2GB Portable Disk Drive Module feature provides 2.2GB of data storage for the RISC System/6000 (R) 7203 External Portable Disk Drive.

This new feature uses a new 2.2GB disk drive that offers customers higher capacity and performance. It also provides an excellent storage medium for large data files where security and portability are important. The 7203 attaches to a single-ended SCSI interface.

The IBM 7203 2.2GB Portable Disk Drive Module Select feature (feature code 2313) can be ordered to replace the standard 355MB Portable Disk Drive module.

The module is shock mounted in a protective enclosure for safety and portability.

Purchase Prices:

                                                  Feature   Purchase
Description                   Machine   Model      Code     Price

2.2GB Portable Disk Drive Module Select Option 7203 001 2313 $1,300

2.2GB Portable Disk Drive Module 7203 001 2330 3,300

Planned Availability Date: November 18, 1994
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| o  Up to 2.2GB of data capacity                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  New high-performance 7200 RPM disk drive                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Two new feature codes                                          |
|                                                                   |
|    -  2.2GB Portable Disk Drive module select (feature code       |
|       2313) for initial orders                                    |
|                                                                   |
|    -  2.2GB Portable Disk Drive module (feature code 2330) for    |
|       additional 2.2GB modules                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Shock mounted enclosure                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Average seek time: 7.8 msec                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Average latency: 4.17 msec                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Maximum data transfer rate: 12.58MB/sec (12.07 average)        |
|                                                                   |
| o  SCSI-2 Interface                                               |
|                                                                   |
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194-328 IBM 7204 External Disk Drive Model 112
The IBM 7204 Model 112 External Disk Drive, a stand-alone 1.1GB capacity drive, lets you add disk storage to the storage offered internally in the RISC System/6000 (R). This new model uses a redesigned and improved disk assembly for higher reliability and improved performance.

The 7204-112 is a low-cost alternative to other externally-attached, disk storage devices available for attachment to the RISC System/6000 family of workstations and servers. Increased data capacity allows you to add new application programs and expand the number and size of readily accessible data files stored online.

The 7204-112 uses the SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter/A (#2415) single-ended interface for increased maximum data transfer rate and improved performance. The formatted capacity of 1.1GB and the average seek time of 7.2 milliseconds combined with a maximum of 20MB per second data transfer rate make the new model 7204 a very competitive storage solution for RISC System/6000 users.

The 7204-112 attaches to the host RISC System/6000 via SCSI cable to the SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter/A controller. Up to four SCSI devices can be attached to each SCSI controller, allowing multiple 7204 Model 112s to be installed per system. The 7204-112 is a dual-port device.

You should consider the 7204-112 if you require an externally-attached disk drive for additional disk storage capacity, and want to use the SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter/A single-ended interface for increased maximum data transfer rate. The 7204-112 is also appropriate if you do not need the additional storage capacity and expandability of the 9334 SCSI Expansion Unit or the 7134 High Density SCSI Disk Subsystem.

Purchase Price: $2,250

Planned Availability Date: November 18, 1994

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| o  Provides a formatted capacity of 1.1GB of data and average     |
|    latency of 4.17 milliseconds                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Allows you to add new application programs and expand the      |
|    number and size of data files stored online                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Attaches via cable to host SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter/A (#2415)  |
|    controller                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Rotates at 7,200 RPM                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Improves average seek time to 7.2 milliseconds                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increases maximum data transfer rate to 20MB per second        |
|    (SCSI-2 Fast/Wide single-ended)                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Requires AIX (R) Version 3.2.5 and additional PTFs, or AIX     |
|    Version 4.1.1, or later                                        |
|                                                                   |
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194-329 IBM 7204 External Disk Drive Model 317
The IBM 7204 Model 317 External Disk Drive, a stand-alone 2.2GB capacity drive, lets you add disk storage to the storage offered internally in the RISC System/6000 (R). This new model uses a redesigned and improved disk assembly for higher reliability and improved performance.

The 7204-317 is a low-cost alternative to other externally-attached, disk storage devices available for attachment to the RISC System/6000 family of workstations and servers. Increased data capacity allows you to add new application programs and expand the number and size of readily accessible data files stored online.

The 7204-317 uses the SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A (#2416) for increased maximum data transfer rate and improved performance.

The formatted capacity of 2.2GB and the average seek time of 7.8 milliseconds combined with a maximum of 20MB per second data transfer rate make the new model 7204 a very competitive storage solution for RISC System/6000 users.

The 7204-317 attaches to the host RISC System/6000 via SCSI cable to the SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A controller. Up to 15 external SCSI devices can be attached to each SCSI controller when running AIX Version 4.1, allowing multiple 7204s to be installed per system. The 7204-317 can be used as an alternate IPL device.

You should consider the 7204-317 if you require an externally-attached disk drive for additional disk storage capacity, and want to use the SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A for increased maximum data transfer rate.

Purchase Price: $3,595

Planned Availability Date: November 18, 1994

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| o  Provides a formatted capacity of 2.2GB of data                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Allows you to add new application programs and expand the      |
|    number and size of data files stored online                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Attaches via cable to host SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide       |
|    Adapter/A (#2416) controller                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Rotates at 7,200 RPM                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Average latency of 4.17 milliseconds                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Improves average seek time to 7.8 milliseconds                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increases maximum data transfer rate to 20MB per second        |
|    (SCSI-2 Fast/Wide)                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Requires AIX Version 3.2.5 and additional PTFs, or AIX         |
|    Version 4.1.1, or later                                        |
|                                                                   |
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194-330 IBM 7204 External Disk Drive Model 325
The IBM 7204 Model 325 External Disk Drive, a stand-alone 4.5GB capacity drive, lets you add disk storage to the storage offered internally in the RISC System/6000 (R). This new model uses a redesigned and improved disk assembly for higher reliability and improved performance.

The 7204-325 is an alternative to other externally-attached disk storage devices available for attachment to the RISC System/6000 family of workstations and servers. Increased data capacity allows you to add new application programs and expand the number and size of readily accessible data files stored online.

The 7204-325 uses the SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A (#2416) for increased maximum data transfer rate and improved performance.

The formatted capacity of 4.5GB and the average seek time of 7.8 milliseconds combined with a maximum of 20MB per second data transfer rate make the new model 7204 a very competitive storage solution for RISC System/6000 users.

The 7204-325 attaches to the host RISC System/6000 via SCSI cable to the SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A controller. Up to 15 external SCSI devices can be attached to each SCSI controller when running AIX Version 4.1, allowing multiple 7204s to be installed per system.

You should consider the 7204-325 if you require an externally-attached disk drive for additional disk storage capacity, and want to use the SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A for increased maximum data transfer rate.

Purchase Price: $5,595

Planned Availability Date: December 16, 1994

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| o  Provides a formatted capacity of 4.5GB of data                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Allows you to add new application programs and expand the      |
|    number and size of data files stored online                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Attaches via cable to host SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide       |
|    Adapter/A (#2416) controller                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Rotates at 7,200 RPM                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Average latency of 4.17 milliseconds                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Improves average seek time to 7.8 milliseconds                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increases maximum data transfer rate to 20MB per second        |
|    (SCSI-2 Fast/Wide)                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Requires AIX Version 3.2.5 and additional PTFs, or AIX         |
|    Version 4.1.1, or later                                        |
|                                                                   |
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194-331 IBM 7332 4 mm DDS-2 Tape Autoloader Model 005
The IBM 7332 4 mm DDS-2 Tape Autoloader Model 005 is a multiple cartridge tape autoloader that operates in streaming mode and attaches to a host RISC System/6000 (R) system single-ended SCSI adapter via SCSI cable.

This externally attached tape autoloader provides additional tape storage capacity for save and restore operations. Full interchange of data is supported with the IBM 7206 Models 001 and 005.

The 7332 has interchangeable magazines to reduce tape handling and can easily process backups. The 7332-005 is a dual-port device.

The 7332 Model 005 uses 4GB capacity cartridges to obtain 16GB capacity with the four-cartridge magazine and 48GB with the optional 12-cartridge magazine. With 2X compression, the 7332 tape autoloader can contain up to 32GB capacity with the four-cartridge magazine and up to 96GB with the 12-cartridge magazine. (Compression values are data and application dependent, so actual results may vary.)

The 7332 Model 005 contains a media recognition feature for greater reliability by allowing only data-grade tape cartridges to be used for writing data. The 7332 tape autoloader uses state-of-the-art digital audio tape (DAT) technology, which uses digital data storage (DDS) tape media.

Purchase Price: $5,895

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

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| Features of the 7332 Model 005 include:                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Storage capacity (with data compression) up to 32GB with the   |
|    four-cartridge magazine and up to 96GB with the 12-cartridge   |
|    magazine                                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Data transfer rate of 400 to 800KB per second (typical with    |
|    data compression)                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Capability to read and write DDS2 tape cartridges in either    |
|    2GB or 4GB format (7206 Model 001 or 005)                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Magazine indexing of less than nine seconds for a load/unload  |
|    cycle, that is, the time to unload one cartridge and load      |
|    another                                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Media recognition system (the tape drive uses only data-grade  |
|    media) to ensure data reliability                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Dual-port SCSI connectors                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Alternate IPL capability                                       |
|                                                                   |
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194-332 IBM 3494 Tape Library Dataserver Enhancements
With the Token-Ring Adapter or Ethernet** Adapter, IBM 3494 Tape Library Dataserver users can attach their IBM 3494 to AS/400 (R), RISC System/6000 (R), ES/9000 (TM), or Sun** processors via token-ring or Ethernet LANs using TCP/IP or APPC protocols. The LAN connection is used for library commands. Data transmission is over the parallel, SCSI-2, or ESCON (R) channel connection. LAN attachment is an alternative to RS-232 for many users. This improved connectivity provides increased flexibility and choices to satisfy the requirement for sharing an IBM 3494 in complex and growing environments.

Native VSE support is provided via the LAN attachment through use of the Library Control Application. Native VSE support on the IBM 3494 Tape Library Dataserver for ES/9000 is provided via a LAN attachment to the IBM 3494 library manager for library control communications between the 3494 and one or more VSE hosts. The channel attachment to the 3490E control unit provides the tape data path.

Device drivers for the ES/9000, RISC System/6000, AS/400, and Sun processors allow the IBM 3494 to be driven over a LAN. Support for the POWERparallel (TM) SP2 (TM) processor is now included in the AIX (R) Parallel Channel Tape Attachment/6000.

The Dual Gripper enhances performance of the accessor in the IBM 3494 by eliminating the time required to return a demounted cartridge to storage before mounting the next cartridge. Maximum performance is achieved by utilizing "floating home cell". This allows the accessor to store a cartridge to any empty cell instead of returning the cartridge to its original or "fixed home cell" position. The Dual Gripper also improves data availability due to the redundancy of gripper hardware. With the Dual Gripper, cartridge storage capacity is reduced by 10%.

The Remote Console provides remote communication with the IBM 3494, allowing operations personnel to monitor or control the IBM 3494 from anywhere on a customer-supplied token-ring or Ethernet LAN.

Additional Drive Units expand the maximum number of 3490 tape transports to 16 with the capability to add up to seven Drive Unit Expansion frames. The Expansion Attachment Card allows drive units five through eight to be added.

Additional RS-232 Attachments are now available that increase the maximum number of RS-232-attached systems from four to eight.

Inventory Update now contains the option of turning off the tape inventory process during power-up, when coming out of manual mode, or after open-door interrupt.

The Externally Unlabeled Tape Support function allows the operator to enter tapes without external labels into the 3494 library via the convenience I/O station and library console.

Planned Availability Date: December 2, 1994

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| o  Token-Ring Adapter or Ethernet Adapter allows AS/400, RISC     |
|    System/6000, ES/9000, or Sun processors to communicate with    |
|    the 3494 Tape Library Dataserver over token-ring or Ethernet   |
|    LANs.                                                          |
| o  LAN attachment provides native VSE support through use of the  |
|    Library Control Application.                                   |
| o  Up to eight RS-232-connected processors, in any combination,   |
|    can be attached to the IBM 3494.                               |
| o  Support for the POWERparallel SP2 processor is now included    |
|    in the AIX Parallel Channel Tape Attachment/6000.              |
| o  Dual Gripper enhances performance of the accessor in the IBM   |
|    3494 by eliminating the time required to return a demounted    |
|    cartridge to storage before mounting the next cartridge.       |
| o  Remote Console provides remote communication with the IBM      |
|    3494, allowing monitoring or control of the IBM 3494 from any  |
|    location on the customer supplied token-ring or Ethernet LAN.  |
| o  Additional drive units expand the maximum number of IBM 3490E  |
|    tape transports to 16.                                         |
|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
|                                       Purchase                    |
| Description                           Price                       |
|                                                                   |
| Dual Gripper                          $10,000                     |
| Token-Ring                                                        |
|   Adapter                               2,250                     |
| Ethernet Adapter                        2,250                     |
| Remote Console                          1,000                     |
| Expansion                                                         |
|   Attachment                                                      |
|   Card                                  6,000                     |
| VSE LAN Device                                                    |
|   Driver                                    0                     |
| Sun LAN Device                                                    |
|   Driver                                    0                     |
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194-336 Withdrawal:  Selected IBM RISC System/6000 Processors and
        Features
IBM will withdraw selected RISC System/6000 (R) processors and features. After the effective date of withdrawal, customers will no longer be able to obtain these products directly from IBM. The products, however, may be obtained on an as-available basis through IBM authorized remarketers with an approved value add.
                                   Machine        Withdrawal
Description                        Type/Model     Date

RISC System/6000 7012-340R, POWERstation/POWERserver (TM) 340,360 11/4/94 RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 7013-520H 1/6/95 RISC System/6000 POWERserver 7015-970B 1/6/95

IBM will also withdraw selected RISC System/6000 features.
                                Machine         Feature    Withdrawal
Description                     Type/Model (1)   Number    Date

160MB SCSI Disk Drive 7011, 7012 2121 1/6/95 200MB SCSI-2 Disk Drive (1st) 7011 2490 1/6/95 200MB SCSI-2 Disk Drive (2nd) 7011 2495 1/6/95 150MB Internal 1/4-inch Cartridge Tape Drive 7015 2636 1/6/95 150MB Internal 1/4-inch Cartridge Tape Drive 7015 2637 1/6/95 SCSI High-Performance Internal/External I/O Controller 7012 2828 1/6/95 SCSI High Performance Internal I/O Controller 7013 2829 1/6/95 Speech Accelerator 1 7011, 7012 7013, 7015 7030 6306 1/6/95 Speech Accelerator 2 7012, 7013 7015, 7030 6307 1/6/95 Fiber Channel Adapter/266 (2) 7015-970 7015-980 7015-970E 7015-980E 7015-990E 7015-99J 1906 10/4/94

Replacement Product Information: Refer to Replacement Product Information section of the customer announcement.
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194-337 IBM 6250 X Terminal Family
The IBM 6250 X Terminal Family offers high-performance, LAN-attached X terminals that provide low-cost intelligent displays for connectivity to AS/400 (R)- and UNIX**-based host platforms. The 6250 X Terminal supports multiple 5250 emulation sessions to one or more AS/400s using an X Windows interface. The X Terminal can also access UNIX host applications using memory-efficient 6250 Window Manager or the industry standard Motif** Window Manager; either window manager provides a superb graphics display for X Window environment applications.

The 6250 X Terminal requires the PRPQ IBM 6250 Program for OS/400 (R) (separate order) installed on one AS/400 on the LAN. The X Terminal Program, which contains the X Windows environment and the 5250 emulation capability, downloads from the AS/400 when the X terminal is powered on to enable communications with other hosts on the LAN.

A key feature of the 6250 X Terminal Family is its strong support of interoperability when used in a multivendor network environment. For example, once the X Terminal is initialized, it can communicate with other UNIX** hosts on the LANs that support TCP/IP, such as RISC System/6000 (R), Sun** SPARCstation** or HP** 9000.

The 6250 X Terminal family desktop further establishes the AS/400 in the multivendor open systems arena by enabling concurrent access to applications and data on multiple hosts within the X Windows environment.

Price Range: $1,700 -- $2,400

Planned Availability Date: October 7, 1994

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| o  Low-cost LAN-attached X Terminal for the AS/400                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Connection to UNIX hosts (boots from AS/400 host)              |
|                                                                   |
| o  6250 X Terminal Program (separate order)                       |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Memory efficient 6250 Window Manager                        |
|    -  Internationally recognized Motif Window Manager             |
|    -  5250 emulation that supports up to four windowed 5250       |
|       emulation sessions (to one or more AS/400)                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Interoperability in a multivendor network environment using    |
|    TCP/IP, which allows access to different UNIX hosts            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Integrated Token-Ring or Ethernet LAN connection               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Monochrome or color displays with 1024 x 768 resolution        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Superb graphics presentation display for UNIX hosts            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Standard 4MB memory, expandable to 12MB or 20MB (model         |
|    dependent)                                                     |
|                                                                   |
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194-338 IBM RISC System/6000 Model 40P Entry Workstation
The RISC System/6000 (R) Model 40P entry workstation offers RISC System/6000 performance at a new, low workstation price. The Model 40P is designed to become the desktop computer of choice for running today's advanced technical or business applications. Built on the PowerPC 601 (TM) microprocessor, the system delivers the performance required to effectively run today's AIX (R) applications. The exceptional performance is complemented by:
  • Support for Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) and Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI)
  • Support for processor upgrades to provide growth and investment protection
  • The capability to expand the memory from 16MB to 192MB and the internal hard disk storage from 360MB to 4GB
  • A standard business audio sound system that enables stereo in/out, stereo headphone and microphone
All of this in a desktop proves the maxim, "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts," by creating a computing platform that can handle the demanding applications of today and the challenging applications of tomorrow.

In addition, IBM offers a special entry configuration at a non-discountable price. This model (7020SPE) includes:

  • 16MB memory
  • 360MB disk drive
  • IBM E15 Graphics Adapter
  • Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) Adapter
  • 1.44MB diskette drive
  • AIX (R) Version 4.1.1 (preinstalled)
  • Ultimedia (R) Services Version 2.1 for AIX CD-ROM
  • Keyboard, mouse and publications
  • IBM 14V Color Monitor (6324-001), maximum viewable screen size measured diagonally -- 13.0-inch (330 mm)
Note: No changes or substitutions may be made in the configuration of this specially priced model.

Purchase Price: Prices start at $3,995 for the 7020SPE model.

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

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| o  Newest RISC System/6000 entry workstation                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Introduction of new affordable price point                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Rich desktop workstation function:                             |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Exploits the 66MHz PowerPC 601                              |
|    -  AIX Version 4.1.1 for Clients operating system included     |
|    -  Entry, mid-range 2D PCI graphics options                    |
|    -  Standard business audio with speaker                        |
|    -  Audio, SCSI-2, parallel, and two serial ports               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Superior expansion capability:                                 |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Performance slot for:                                       |
|       -- 256KB Level 2 (L2) Cache option                          |
|       -- Future PowerPC 604 Upgrade                               |
|    -  Two PCI slots (one used for graphics)                       |
|    -  Three ISA slots (one used for communications)               |
|    -  16MB to 192MB system memory                                 |
|    -  Up to 4GB capacity via 360MB, 540MB, 720MB, 1GB, and 2GB    |
|       disk drives                                                 |
|    -  Four bays for diskette, CD-ROM, disk drives, and tape       |
|                                                                   |
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194-339 9076 POWERparallel SP2 Enhancements
IBM is announcing several enhancements to the SP2 (TM), including new models that lower the entry-level configuration and new disk storage adapters and disk drives that improve the internal disk storage capabilities on the SP2.

The IBM POWERparallel (TM) SP2 Models 3B2 and 3B3 are low-cost, entry solutions with a new eight-port version of the High-Performance Switch (High-Performance Switch-LC8). Now customers can enter the world of parallel computing with these entry models, which offer from two to eight leading-edge POWER2 66MHz processor nodes in a single 9076 SP2 (TM) 79-inch base frame. The low-cost High-Performance Switch-LC8, in conjunction with the High-Performance Switch Adapter-2 cards, offers customers a unique opportunity to run parallel applications in an up-to-eight-node environment. All parallel applications will enjoy the same low latency and high bandwidth as the other SP2 models.

The low-cost High-Performance Switch-LC8 uses the same technology, protocol, and communication physical layer as the High-Performance Switch. This compatibility feature enhances the upgrade path to any scalable SP2 system.

In line with the two-node entry for the new SP2 models, the minimum entry for SP2 Model 20X and 30X systems is now being reduced from four drawers to two nodes.

Also, RPQ #8K1930 will offer additional low-cost entry systems for one to four 66MHz processor node drawers with a minimum of two nodes. These RPQ Models 3A2 and 3A3, which will be available first quarter 1995, have the same functions as the 3B2 and 3B3 except the limitation is four drawers in a single 49-inch frame configuration.

In addition to the low-cost solutions, POWERparallel SP2 systems greater than 128-way through 512-way are available via special bid.

The IBM POWERparallel SP2 systems also offer additional SCSI-2 SE adapters including the SCSI-2 High-Performance External I/O Controller and IBM SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter/A. These adapters provide high-performance attachment of external single-ended SCSI and SCSI-2 devices.

The new 1.1, 2.2, and 4.5GB SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Disk Drives are a family of 3.5-inch form-factor disk drives which attach via an ANSI SCSI-2 interface with twice the internal transfer rate currently offered on SP.

Additional system, subsystem, and high-availability connections are also available with the SCSI-2 differential system-to-system and Y-cable features.

Planned Availability Date: November 18, 1994

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|                                                                   |
| o  Two new SP2 models with a low-cost, entry High-Performance     |
|    Switch-LC8                                                     |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Share the same SP2 software environment and interfaces as   |
|       current SP2 models                                          |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Utilize a 79-inch frame, like the current SP2 models        |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Provide an upgrade path to any scalable SP2 system          |
|                                                                   |
| o  49-inch models with the High-Performance Switch-LC8 available  |
|    1Q95 via RPQ                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Reduced minimum entry from four drawers to two nodes for SP2   |
|    Model 20X and 30X systems                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Greater than 128-way through 512-way SP2 available via         |
|    special bid                                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Additional SP2 SCSI connectivity:                              |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Supports SCSI-2 SE interface                                |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Enhances the SP2's storage capability by supporting         |
|       low-cost tape systems, CD-ROM, and read/write optical       |
|       devices                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Additional internal disk storage with twice the internal       |
|    transfer rate currently offered on SP systems                  |
|                                                                   |
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194-340 Withdrawal:  IBM RISC System/6000 Models, Features, Graphic
        Subsystems,
        and Xstations
Effective November 4, 1994, and January 6, 1995, IBM will withdraw the IBM RISC System/6000 (R) models/features, graphic subsystems, and Xstation products from marketing. After the applicable effective date, customers will no longer be able to obtain these products directly from IBM. The products, however, may be obtained on an as-available basis through IBM Authorized Remarketers.
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194-341 Withdrawal:  IBM 9076 SP1 Frame Models
Effective December 16, 1994, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products:
  • IBM 9076 SP1 (TM) Models 001, 002, 003, 004, and A01
After December 16, 1994, customers will no longer be able to obtain these products directly from IBM. IBM's supply of the withdrawn products is limited.

Along with this announcement, all the 9076 SP1 to SP1 model conversions are being withdrawn, effective December 16, 1994.

The two-node expansion Model 101 remains available.

The 9076 SP2 (TM) Models 201, 202, 203, 301, 302, 303, 401, 402, and 403 may be used as a replacement for the 9076 SP1 Models 001, 002, 003, and 004.

The 9076 SP2 Models 3B2 and 3B3 may be used as a replacement for the 9076 SP1 Model 001 only.

The 9076 SP2 Feature 1001, 1002, or 1003 plus three expansion drawers may be used as a replacement for the 9076 SP1 Model A01; the expansion drawers can be either feature code 2001, 2002, or 2003.

Current SP1 owners may move to the new SP2 technology in two ways; one by complete technology upgrade, the other by adding an SP2 frame to the existing SP1 system. Both SP1 system migration and system coexistence will require installation of SP2 software and AIX/6000 (R) Version 3.2.5 (or later releases of Version 3.2) on the system.

Refer to Hardware Announcements 194-094, dated April 6, 1994, and 194-339, dated October 4, 1994.

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294-603 IBM AS/400 Advanced 36 Licensed Programs
The new AS/400 (R) Advanced 36, with performance and capacity features, addresses key business challenges. The winning combination of System/36 (TM) application investments and an AS/400 Advanced 36 with future growth capabilities, makes AS/400 Advanced 36 one of the world's most versatile and popular multiuser business computing systems.

The AS/400 Advanced 36 is built on existing System/36 software functions and interfaces and is a member of the AS/400 Advanced Series, sharing the 9402 packaging, and incorporating a new state-of-the-art 64-bit RISC processor. Three predefined, specially-priced system packages simplify the ordering process.

AS/400 Advanced 36 Release 7.1 software consists of new replacement products for System/36 licensed programs such as SSP, utilities, and languages.

System/36 applications using non-privileged documented interfaces are object-code-compatible on AS/400 Advanced 36. Customers need not recompile or change their System/36 applications. Users will find all activities associated with applications, high-level languages, licensed programs, PC support, backup and recovery, and office operate as they do on a System/36. In support of the new hardware, new service tools are provided.

Since recompilation is unnecessary, customers who do not have access to all of their System/36 application source code can easily migrate to the AS/400 Advanced 36. Migration is accomplished by simply saving System/36 applications and data, and restoring them on AS/400 Advanced 36 by using tape, diskette, or the Transition Data Link (twinaxial connection).

Prices: Refer to Hardware Announcement 194-317, for package price including hardware and software products.

Planned Availability Dates:

  • October 28, 1994, for most functions including Synchronous Data Link Control (SDLC)
  • March 31, 1995, for:
    • X.25
    • X.21 Short Hold Mode
    • ASYNC Communications Support
    • Bisync Communications Support
    • Token-Ring Communications
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|                                                                   |
| o  Offers a new high-capacity, high-performance alternative for   |
|    System/36 customers                                            |
| o  Offers 90-day customer satisfaction guarantee                  |
| o  Can be ordered in three predefined packages:  Entry, Growth,   |
|    and Large                                                      |
| o  Supports Assembler and Workstation utility (WSU)               |
| o  Offers full object code compatibility for System/36            |
|    application programs                                           |
| o  Provides simple save/restore migration                         |
| o  Transforms the migration perception from difficult to easy     |
| o  Protects application and I/O investments                       |
| o  Preserves customer end-user training                           |
| o  Includes popular System/36 PRPQs in the base SSP               |
| o  Incorporates 64-bit RISC technology                            |
| o  Improves performance two to four times for interactive and     |
|    four to eight times for batch                                  |
| o  Simplifies system operation with automatic disk caching        |
| o  Provides for streamlined operation of activities such as       |
|    unattended backup                                              |
| o  Uses the 9910 Uninterruptible Power System to improve system   |
|    availability (optional)                                        |
| o  Adds more function than S/36 ERAP with enhanced service tools  |
|    for customers who choose to monitor the hardware reliability   |
| o  Offers future growth options                                   |
|                                                                   |
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294-604 IBM OS/400 and Software Enhancement with Version 3 Release 1
        Availability Date and Client Series Updates
OS/400 (R) Version 3 Release 0 Modification 5 continues to be enhanced with additional products. Many products were added to Version 3 Release 0 Modification 5 in July 1994, and today, additional products are included in this release to satisfy customer requirements.

The planned availability date for OS/400 Version 3 Release 1 is November 25, 1994. To maintain a high-quality software delivery, IBM will roll out Version 3 Release 1 in a phased approach. Beginning November 25, 1994, the majority of the function announced in May 1994, will be shipped worldwide. This includes substantial improvement in database and communications performance, operational/systems management simplicity, and support for additional I/O. The remaining function is undergoing additional evaluation during Initial Customer Shipment (ICS) to ensure the high-quality standards IBM customers have come to expect. These products and functions will be available February 17, 1995, except for SystemView (R) OMEGAMON Services/400, which is planned to be available March 31, 1995.

The IBM Client Series (TM) has been updated to include the following:

  • Replacement of ENVY/400 by IBM VisualAge (TM) products
  • Replacement of Personal AS by Visualizer Series
Effective January 4, 1995, Workstation Remote IPL/400 (5798-RYN) Version 2 Release 3 will be withdrawn from marketing. This product may not be ordered after January 4, 1995, and will not be shipped after January 6, 1995.

Other software updates are described in the Product and Program Services Updates section.

Prices: As previously announced.

Planned Availability Dates:

  • Version 3 Release 0 Modification 5 additional products -- November 25, 1994, except for:
      IBM SystemView OMEGAMON Services/400 -- March 31, 1995.
  • Version 3 Release 1 -- November 25, 1994, except for:
      DataPropagator (TM) Relational Capture and Apply/400 Ultimedia (R) Business Conferencing/400 Client Access/400 Ultimedia Tools VRPG Client/2 Application Development ToolSet Client Server/400 CICS/400 (TM) LAN Server/400 OS/400 New Client Integrated File System function OS/400 Ultimedia System Facilities function
    which have an availability date of February 17, 1995.
  • IBM SystemView OMEGAMON Services/400 -- March 31, 1995.
  • Neural Network Utility/400 -- February 17, 1995.
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| o  OS/400 Version 3 Release 0.5 continues to be enhanced and      |
|    central service is extended.                                   |
| o  OS/400 Version 3. Release 1 planned availability date is       |
|    November 25, 1994, with selected new function available        |
|    February 17, 1995.                                             |
| o  APPN High-Performance Routing support is added to OS/400       |
|    Version 3 Release 1.                                           |
| o  AnyMail Mail Server Framework is added to OS/400               |
|    Version 3 Release 1.                                           |
| o  The name of IBM SystemView Operation Center/400 has been       |
|    changed to IBM SystemView Operations Control Center/400.       |
| o  Backup Recovery and Media Services/400 additional              |
|    enhancements:                                                  |
|    -  Support for additional tape models                          |
|    -  Improved archive capability                                 |
|    -  Object interchange between active AS/400s in a network      |
| o  Facsimile Support/400 updates include:                         |
|    -  Enhanced viewing with IBM InfoWindow II 3489 Display        |
|       Station                                                     |
|    -  Support of GammaLink programmable Fax boards                |
| o  AS/400 Mobile Network Access is enhanced to provide:           |
|    -  New mobile client APIs                                      |
|    -  Support for three new wireless networks                     |
|       -- Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD)                      |
|       -- Motorola's DataTAC 5000                                  |
|       -- Motorola's DataTAC 6000                                  |
| o  New pricing for Connection Program/400:                        |
|    -  Adds a "single user" feature for directly connected         |
|       users                                                       |
|    -  Provides a lower price alternative for directly             |
|       attached UNIX workstations                                  |
| o  IBM Client Series updates:                                     |
|    -  ENVY/400 is replaced with IBM VisualAge products            |
|    -  IBM Visualizer Series replaces Personal AS                  |
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294-605 IBM AS/400 Software: Terms, Ordering Information and Charges
        Update
This announcement updates the AS/400 (R) software terms, ordering and charges information for the following programs:
     Program
     Number      Description

5763-SS1 Operating System/400 5763-BA1 Basic/400 5763-CD1 CoOperative Development Environment/400 5763-CL1 Application Development ToolSet Client Server/400 5763-CR1 Cryptographic Support/400 5763-DFH CICS/400 (TM) 5763-DM1 SystemView Information Warehouse DataHub 5763-ES1 SystemView OMEGAMON Services/400 5763-FNT Advanced Function Printing Fonts/400 5763-FN1 Advanced Function Printing DBCS Fonts/400 5763-FS1 OSI File Services/400 5763-FT1 FORTRAN/400 (TM) 5763-MC1 RM/COBOL 5763-MG1 SystemView Managed System Services/400 5763-MS1 OSI Message Services/400 5763-OS1 OSI Communication Subsystem/400 5763-PL1 PL/1 5763-PS1 AS/400 Pascal 5763-QU1 Query/400 5763-ST1 DB2/400 (TM) Query Manager and SQL Development Kit 5763-SV1 ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager/400 5763-VR1 AS/400 VRPG Client/2 5763-WP1 OfficeVision/400 (TM) 5763-XA1 Client Access/400 Family 5763-XM1 Client Access/400 Toolkit 5763-XZ1 LAN Server/400 5798-RZK Neural Network Utility/400 5798-RZW KnowledgeTool Runtime/400 5798-RZX KnowledgeTool Development/400 5798-TAA TCP/IP File Server Support 5755-AS3 System Program Order (SPO) 5755-DS3 System Program Order (SPO) for DSLO Preload

Refer to the Sales Manual on HONE for complete details on the updated information.

Refer to IBM AS/400 Software: Terms, Ordering Information and Charges for Version 3 of Selected Programs, Software Announcement 294-227, dated May 3, 1994. A complete refresh of this Software Announcement will be made available First Quarter 1995.

Planned Availability Date: Refer to the individual program Software Announcements.

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| o  Announcement of Client Access/400 Toolkit (XM1)                |
| o  OS/400 Version 3 Release 0.5 support for additional            |
|    products                                                       |
| o  Additional upgrade paths for:                                  |
|    -  ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager/400 (SV1)                |
|    -  SystemView Managed System Services/400 (MG1)                |
|    -  Application Development ToolSet Client Server/400           |
|       (CL1)                                                       |
| o  Simplified support for OfficeVision/400 (WP1) user-based       |
|    pricing structure by:                                          |
|    -  Withdrawal of PBOTC feature numbers                         |
|    -  Adding user-based feature numbers                           |
| o  CICS/400 (DFH) maximum users charge added                      |
| o  Withdrawal of order process features for:                      |
|    -  ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager/400 (SV1) (#0102,        |
|       #0104, #0106, #0108, #0110, #0112, #0113, #0114,            |
|       #0115, #0116, #0117, #0118, #0119 and #0120)                |
|    -  Advanced Function Printing Fonts/400 (FNT) (#1550,          |
|       #1373, #1374, #1420, and #1421)                             |
|    -  Advanced Function Printing DBCS Fonts/400 (FN1)             |
|       (#1535, #1349, #1350, #1361, and #1362)                     |
|    -  LAN Server/400 (XZ1) (#1614)                                |
|    -  OfficeVision/400 (WP1) (#1901, #1641, #1642, #1643,         |
|       #1645, #1646, #1647, #1652, #1653, #1654, #1655,            |
|       #1656, #1657, #1658, #1659, #1660, #1661, #1662,            |
|       #1663, #1665, #1666, #1667, #1669, #1670, #1671,            |
|       #1673, #1674, #1675, #1677, #1678, #1679, #1682,            |
|       #1683, #1684, #1686, #1687, and #1688)                      |
| o  Client Access/400 (XA1) CD-ROM for install programs            |
| o  Additional softcopy publications and Red Books on CD-ROM       |
| o  Enhanced media support with print images for publications      |
| o  Hardcopy Diagnostic Aids Manual                                |
| o  OS/400 Version 3 Release 0.5 DASD hardware update feature      |
|    for disk installs                                              |
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294-606 IBM Client Access/400 Toolkit and IBM Client Access/400
        Family Version 3 Release 1 Availability Updates
The IBM Client Access/400 Toolkit provides programmers with the resources they need to develop effective Client Access/400 applications quickly and correctly. It provides for the productive development of Client Access/400 application program interfaces (APIs) through the use of tested programming models, reference documentation, an index file to the toolkit contents, and questions and answers.

The development of Client Access/400 applications is enhanced with the use of sample programs. By using a common programming technique of copying a sample program as a model for the application program, the chance for programming errors is reduced.

APIs are one of the most difficult areas to implement. With the use of sample programs, programmers can learn about the interfaces as they develop applications. The models supplied are complete and error free. Programmers select the interfaces needed for the design and copy them into the applications. They need only concentrate on the function provided by their applications.

National language-enabling formats, provided for worldwide application programming, allow applications to be translated into key languages. National language-enabling lets programmers develop their applications once. By simply translating the machine-readable instructions (MRI) and packaging the MRI with the application code, a new product is made available in a worldwide market.

License manager APIs are provided for development of account control applications, allowing for proper billing and charges.

As previously announced in Software Announcement 294-221, dated May 3, 1994, Client Access/400 for Windows 3.1 is delivered with AS/400 (R) Client Access/400 Family Version 3 Release 1. Refer to that announcement for a full description of the Client Access/400 Family.

Planned availability dates, including Client Access/400 for Windows 3.1, are updated.

                                            Planned Availability

Client Access/400 for DOS Version 3 Release 1 November 25, 1994 Client Access/400 for DOS Extended Version 3 Release 1 November 25, 1994 Client Access/400 for OS/2 (R) Version 3 Release 1 November 25, 1994 Client Access/400 Toolkit February 17, 1995 Client Access/400 for Windows 3.1 Version 3 Release 1 February 17, 1995

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| Client Access/400 Toolkit:                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides programmers with the resources they need to develop   |
|    effective Client Access/400 applications                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides for the productive development of Client Access/400   |
|    applications                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Allows programmers to use sample programs to develop Client    |
|    Access/400 applications, reducing the chance for programming   |
|    errors                                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides national language-enabling formats, which allow       |
|    applications to be translated into key languages               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides application account control, allowing for proper      |
|    billing and charges                                            |
|                                                                   |
| Client Access/400 Family Version 3 Release 1 Availability         |
| Updates:                                                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Planned availability dates, including Client Access/400 for    |
|    Windows 3.1, are updated                                       |
|                                                                   |
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294-608 IBM SystemView ManageWare/400 Enhancements
ManageWare/400 is a SystemView (R) product that administers the distribution of software or data files (packages) to IBM PC and IBM PC compatibles running either Client Access/400 or PC Support/400 from a central managing AS/400 (R). ManageWare/400 simplifies the management of licensed software tracking distributed products. It makes the updating of distributed software easier for the administrator. ManageWare/400 Version 3 Release 1 is a package that will help to manage clients in a client/server environment.

ManageWare/400 Version 3 Release 1 provides OS/2 (R) and Windows+ customers with a graphical user interface administrator function which provides for ease-of-use in workstation management.

The IBM SystemView ManageWare/400 Version 3 Release 1 enhancements announced today include:

  • Discovering Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1 clients automatically through Client Access/400. This means the administrator doesn't have to register nodes for every client workstation for which software is managed.
  • Increasing the type of resources (RAM, hard disk, and so on) of the Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1 clients viewed by the administrator by using hardware inventory.
  • Increasing the number of packages (related to Desktop Management Interface(DMI)-enabled software) installed on Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1 clients and viewed by the administrator.
  • Refreshing Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1 client software and hardware inventory with the push of a button which lets the administrator view the most up-to-date information.
  • Making the communication between the administrator and the host independent of the types of managed clients. This means that either a Client Access/400 for OS/2 or Client Access/400 for DOS with Extended Memory or Client Access/400 for Windows 3.1 or Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1 administrator, can manage both Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1 clients and original clients.
Original clients include:
  • Client Access/400 for OS/2
  • Client Access/400 for DOS with Extended Memory
  • Client Access/400 for DOS
  • Client Access/400 for Windows 3.1
IBM SystemView ManageWare/400 Version 2 Release 3 for Japanese and French NLVs are available.

Planned Availability Dates:

March 31, 1995: ManageWare/400 Version 3 Release 1 enhancements

October 4, 1994: IBM SystemView ManageWare/400 Version 2 Release 3 Japanese and French NLVs

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| o  Simplifies the management of licensed software tracking        |
|    distributed products                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Discovers Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1 clients               |
|    automatically through Client Access/400                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Views hardware inventory which permits the administrator to    |
|    browse hardware resources of Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1    |
|    clients                                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Observes inventory of DMI-enabled software installed on        |
|    Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1 clients that are not            |
|    administered with ManageWare/400                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Refreshes Client Access/400 for OS/2 2.1 client software and   |
|    hardware inventory with the push of a button                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Makes the communication between the administrator and the      |
|    host independent from the type of managed clients              |
|                                                                   |
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294-609 Withdrawal:  IBM ENVY/400, Replaced with IBM VisualAge
        Products
Effective March 31, 1995, IBM will withdraw IBM ENVY/400 (5733-CS6), licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement.

Replacement Product Information: ENVY/400 function is now provided through VisualAge (TM) AS/400 (R) Feature. VisualAge Team is a prerequisite for this feature. Current ENVY/400 customers will be provided a no-charge upgrade to VisualAge Team and VisualAge AS/400 Feature. For further information on the VisualAge products, refer to Software Announcement 294-610, dated October 4, 1994, Version 2.0 of IBM VisualAge for OS/2 (R) and Version 2.0 of IBM VisualAge for Windows+.

This replacement fulfills the statement of direction in Hardware Announcement 194-104, dated May 3, 1994, IBM AS/400 System Overview.

This replacement also fulfills the statement of direction in Software Announcement 293-075, dated February 16, 1993, IBM ENVY/400 -- Object-Oriented Application Development Environment, pertaining to DBCS. With VisualAge Team and VisualAge AS/400 Feature replacing ENVY/400, the statement of direction pertaining to the ENVY/400 License Management Facility, also found in Software Announcement 293-075, is no longer applicable.

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294-610 Version 2.0 of IBM VisualAge for OS/2 and Version 2.0 of IBM
        VisualAge for Windows
With Version 2.0 of IBM VisualAge (TM) for OS/2 (R) and Version 2.0 of IBM VisualAge for Windows+, IBM continues its commitment to provide integrated, object-oriented application development environments designed especially for client/server, mission-critical, line-of-business applications through visual programming and construction-from-parts technologies. VisualAge provides a series of high-productivity, object-oriented power tools for the development of OS/2 and Windows applications.

There are two base products for each platform:

  • VisualAge -- entry-level product for individual programmers
  • VisualAge Team -- advanced product for individuals or teams
The VisualAge product for individual programmers is a stand-alone product. It does not install as the client under VisualAge Team. VisualAge Team provides all the functionality of VisualAge, plus support for version control, central reporting for classes, and configuration management. Each member of a development team must have a VisualAge Team license. VisualAge Team is also preferred by some individual programmers who need advanced function.

Version 2.0 of VisualAge includes the functions of Version 1.0, plus:

  • One step packager in VisualAge Team that significantly reduces the size of the run-time image and substantially enhances performance
  • Access to the DB2 (R) family of relational databases
  • Access to AS/400 (R) services, objects, and data
  • Common Programming Interface for Communications (CIP/C) support
  • System Object Model (SOM) support and Distributed System Object Model (DSOM) support (OS/2 only)
  • Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) support
  • CICS (TM) Version 2 External Call Interface (ECI) support, provided as part of the VisualAge Communications/Transactions Feature (sold separately)
  • VisualAge color and font support for parts
  • Connection Debugger
  • Double-byte National Language Support (NLS), enabled for OS/2 J, IBM Windows J and Microsoft** Windows J
Version 2 of VisualAge also includes significant size and performance enhancements in the edit and run-time portions of the program.

One-Time Charge for Program Package:

Version 2 of IBM VisualAge                               $2,495
Version 2 of IBM VisualAge Team                           4,995
Version 2 of IBM VisualAge COBOL                          1,495
Version 2 of IBM VisualAge Database                         995
Version 2 of IBM VisualAge Communications                 1,750
Version 2 of IBM VisualAge Multimedia                       495
Version 2 of IBM VisualAge AS/400                         2,495
Planned Availability Date:                     October 14, 1994
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|                                                                   |
| Features include:                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Support for OS/2 and Windows development and execution         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Visual construction-from-parts technology                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Visual GUI design capability                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Client/server application development                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Open extensible architecture                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Extensive code reuse                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Access to a range of communication protocols, databases, and   |
|    pre-existing code for reuse                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Multimedia support                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Access to AS/400 services, objects, and data                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Team programming                                               |
|                                                                   |
| Plus...                                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Improved responsiveness to end users                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increased developer productivity                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increased application usability                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Reduced maintenance                                            |
|                                                                   |
| This announcement completely satisfies Software Announcement      |
| 294-348, dated May 24, 1994, Statement of Direction:  VisualAge   |
| for OS/2, Version 2.0 and VisualAge for Windows, Version 2.0.     |
|                                                                   |
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294-611 IBM Technology Preview:  IBM SOMobjects for OS/400 and
        SOMobjects Developer Toolkit for OS/400
SOMobjects (TM) Developer Toolkit for OS/400 (R) is an object-oriented programming development product. System Object Model (SOM) technology and tools help to create object-oriented class libraries. Objects/classes can be created in one programming language and accessed from a different programming language. Code can be reused to extend beyond single language boundaries, making the benefits of object-oriented programming (OOP) far more open and expansive. The Toolkit includes language bindings for use with C and C ++ programming languages. The Toolkit is fully compliant with the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) specification of the Object Management Group (OMG (1)).

SOMobjects for OS/400, part of the OS/400 system support, enables execution of SOM-based applications developed with the Toolkit along with object persistence and object sharing among users. SOMobjects for OS/400 also provides distributed system object model (DSOM) capability within a single AS/400 (R) system and across multiple systems such as workstations or other AS/400 systems.

SOM products are also available for OS/2 (R), AIX (R), and Windows+.

SOMobjects for OS/400 and SOMobjects Developer Toolkit for OS/400 will be available to a limited number of selected customers under the technology preview program in first quarter 1995. General availability will be announced after successful completion of customer evaluation.

For additional information on this and related products, refer to the following Software Announcements:

  • 293-319, dated June 15, 1993, IBM SOMobjects Developer Toolkit, Workstation Runtimes, Workgroup Runtimes Version 2.0 for OS/2
  • 293-320, dated June 15, 1993, IBM SOMobjects Developer Toolkit, Workstation Runtimes, Workgroup Runtimes Version 2.0 for AIX/6000 (R)
  • 293-434, dated September 7, 1993, IBM AS/400 Technology Preview
  • 294-128, dated March 15, 1994, IBM SOMobjects Developer Toolkit, Workstation Enabler, Workgroup Enabler Version 2.0 for Windows
  • 294-235, dated May 3, 1994, IBM AS/400 Technology Preview -- IBM C Set ++ for OS/400
The technology directions for object-oriented programming on the AS/400 system are documented in IBM's Directions for AS/400 Object-Oriented Development (G325-6176), available through your IBM representative.
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|                                                                   |
| o  Language-neutral objects and class libraries                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Persistent and shareable objects                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Object modification without application recompilation          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Distributed object support                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  CORBA compliant                                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  IBM Open Blueprint compliant                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Multiple platforms:                                            |
|                                                                   |
|    -  AS/400                                                      |
|    -  AIX/6000                                                    |
|    -  OS/2                                                        |
|    -  Windows                                                     |
|                                                                   |
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294-612 IBM AIX Version 4.1.1
IBM AIX (R) Version 4.1.1 represents the first refresh of AIX Version 4.1 that was announced July 26, 1994. AIX Version 4.1 was the most significant enhancement to AIX since its initial introduction. While delivering new function in a system designed to be the platform for customer growth for many years to come, AIX Version 4 is designed for binary compatibility for AIX Version 3. The AIX Version 4.1.1 refresh includes the addition of Brazilian Portuguese language support along with full international language support with translated prompts, screens, panels and messages, and software support for the newly announced symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) hardware. Middleware and applications with kernel extensions must be evaluated individually for compatibility.

AIX Version 4, a new version of IBM's implementation of the UNIX operating system, supports and exploits the latest in POWER2 and PowerPC (TM) technologies including the new 603 and 604 processors. AIX Version 4 continues to support customers' investments in previous IBM POWER, POWER2, and PowerPC systems, and the emerging PowerPC Reference Platform.

AIX Version 4 enables selection from specific packages of AIX function tailored for typical client and server environments:

  • AIX Version 4 for clients
  • AIX Version 4 for servers
The AIX Version 4 graphics user interface (GUI), and Installation Assistant help facilitate an easy AIX installation.

A new GUI based on the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) provides enhancements to user productivity. For AIX Version 4, this new GUI is included in both the AIX Version 4 for clients and AIX Version 4 for servers packages.

The broad scalability of AIX has been enhanced in AIX Version 4. It is designed to enable a wide range of system solutions from entry level to enterprise level.

AIX Version 4 is designed to conform to standards for compatibility with other UNIX systems. This includes support for a range of standards and specifications including the X/Open XPG4 Base Profile and the emerging common application interfaces defined by PowerOpen (TM) and Spec 1170.

AIX Version 4 provides tools and enhanced integrated function in the open environment of the AIX client/server dimension. You can continue to expand your business on a proven highly successful operating system.

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

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|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides industrial strength AIX that scales from affordable   |
|    entry level to the high-power enterprise level                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides support for the newly announced Uniprocessors (UP)    |
|    and SMP including the:                                         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  7012 Model G30                                              |
|    -  7013 Model J30                                              |
|    -  7015 Model R30                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Designed for binary compatibility with AIX Version 3.2         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Protects investments in current systems while also providing   |
|    support for new systems                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides package choices tailored for client and server        |
|    environments                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides improvements such as greater than 2GB file systems,   |
|    AIX kernel threads, and enhancements to the install process    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides Journaled File System (JFS) support for disk          |
|    fragmentation, and for dynamic compression and decompression   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a new GUI based on the CDE                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides improved ease-of-use with the addition of a GUI for   |
|    installation, and automatic installation of device drivers     |
|    detected during install                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enhances National Language Support with addition of Brazilian  |
|    Portuguese locale support                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides improved standards alignment designed to meet the     |
|    XPG4 Base Profile definition and the emerging common           |
|    applications interfaces defined by Spec 1170 and PowerOpen     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides choice of flexible service options                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Introduces a new license                                       |
|                                                                   |
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294-613 MultiView Mascot Version 3 Release 3.2
Experience the look and feel of Motif** with MultiView** Mascot Version 3 Release 3.2 (Version 3.3.2). MultiView Mascot Version 3.3.2 gives character-based terminals a window manager that conforms to the industry accepted Open Software Foundation** (OSF**)/Motif. MultiView Mascot Version 3.3.2 is supported by AIX (R) Version 4.1.

MultiView Mascot Version 3.3.2 operates on RISC System/6000 (R) models and lets you run up to six applications simultaneously -- without changing application source code. Features of MultiView Mascot Version 3.3.2 include:

  • Copy and paste
  • Tiled and cascading windows
  • Dialog boxes and icons
  • Automatic copying of data fields from one application to another through Static Data Exchange (SDE)
  • Motif style accelerator keys that drive the window manager and let you rapidly switch between concurrently running AIX/6000 (R) applications
Price Range: $495 -- $1,000

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

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|                                                                   |
| o  Requires no changes to application source code                 |
| o  Provides Motif style window manager (OSF Level 1 Style Guide   |
|    Compliant)                                                     |
| o  Incremental support via activation keys                        |
| o  Provides Media Pack and User Upgrades                          |
| o  Improved support for ANSI consoles and WYSE** 60 style         |
|    terminals                                                      |
| o  Extended color support for WYSE 370 style terminals            |
| o  Supports user specified pseudo tty names                       |
| o  Supports the JSB MultiView user interface                      |
| o  Supports the AlphaWindow** Display Industry Association        |
|    terminals                                                      |
| o  Improved UNIX** signal handling                                |
| o  Provides SDE                                                   |
| o  Lets you bind applications to accelerator keys                 |
|                                                                   |
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294-614 IBM 3270 Host Connection Program for AIX
IBM 3270 Host Connection Program for AIX (R) (HCON), Version 2.1 is an implementation of IBM's popular HCON product that runs under AIX Version 4.1.1.

End-user productivity and ease-of-use are enhanced with a new graphical user interface that allows start up by an icon from the AIX Windows Desktop Application Manager, and push-button selection of all configured sessions.

HCON Version 2.1. enables a subset of IBM 327x functions on AIX Version 4 and permits end users on AIX Version 4-based systems to connect to a System/370 (TM) or System/390 (R) and appear to the host as an attached 3270 display terminal or printer.

The functionality provided by HCON Version 2.1 is equivalent to that provided by HCON Version 1.3.2 for AIX Version 3.2.5 (refer to Software Announcement 294-309, dated May 24, 1994). Functions include:

  • Support of 3278/79 display emulation using ASCII terminals, graphical displays, and Xstations
  • Connectivity to System/370 or System/390 hosts via coax and local area and wide area networks
  • Concurrent access to multiple hosts and multiple host sessions
  • Extensive international language support for single- and multi-byte character sets, including multiple concurrent sessions in different national languages
  • IBM 3286/87 printer emulation on most printers supported by AIX Version 4.1.1
  • Menu bar support and light pen emulation using a mouse
  • Host file transfer support
  • Industry standard HLLAPI (High Level Language Application Programming Interface) support, using C, FORTRAN and COBOL languages
  • Customer-provided applications to communicate with 3270 host sessions
Price:

Program Upgrade Charge: $300

Processor Based One-Time Charge: $1,195

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

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|                                                                   |
| o  Offers a new graphical user interface that allows :            |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Start up by an icon from the AIX Windows Desktop            |
|       Application Manager                                         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Push-button selection of all configured sessions.           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enhances end-user productivity and ease-of-use                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enables a subset of IBM 327x functions on AIX Version 4        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Permits end users at AIX Version 4-based systems to connect    |
|    to an IBM System/370 or System/390 and appear to the host as   |
|    an attached 3270 display terminal or printer.                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides equivalent function to that provided by HCON          |
|    Version 1.3.2 for AIX Version 3.2.5                            |
|                                                                   |
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294-615 IBM UIM/X for AIX
IBM UIM/X for AIX (R) Version 2.8 enhances programmer productivity by enabling software developers to interactively create, modify, test, and generate code for the user interface portion of their applications. It can also create graphical interfaces for existing keyboard-oriented applications, with no need to modify or restructure the underlying application. IBM UIM/X for AIX Version 2.8 is fully-integrated with the OSF/Motif** toolkit. Developers use a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor to graphically choose from any of the OSF/Motif widgets (such as pushbuttons, scrollbars, popup menus, and so on) and draw their interfaces. It also contains a built-in C interpreter. From within IBM UIM/X for AIX Version 2.8, developers can create the C-code link between the user interface and their application. They have online access to their own compiled functions, and to an optional library of IBM UIM/X for AIX Version 2.8 convenience functions.

IBM UIM/X for AIX Version 2.8 can be configured to meet the needs of everyone in a corporation; from standards committees that create in-house style guidelines, through functional groups that develop specialized tools and custom software, to individuals who want to customize the applications they use.

Using IBM UIM/X for AIX Version 2.8, software developers can save many person-years of effort and investment.

Until IBM UIM/X for AIX Version 2.8, developing GUI software has never been so fast, or so easy. It provides full multi-byte character support and generates ANSI or Kernigan & Ritchie (K&R) C, C, C++ or UIL code.

Benefits of IBM UIM/X for AIX Version 2.8 include:

  • Quick creation of GUI code
  • Object-oriented capabilities
  • Builder engineer capability to create a customized GUI builder
Program Upgrade Charge: $1,250

Processor Based One-Time Charge: $5,000

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

Note: IBM UIM/X for AIX Version 2.8 is the new name for AIXwindows (R) Interface Composer (AIC) running on the AIX Version 4 and higher platforms. For AIX versions prior to AIX Version 4 (such as AIX Version 3.2), the name AIXwindows Interface Composer will continue to be used.

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      of its respective holder.
IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| o  Integrated with the new AIX 4.1.1 Desktop based on the Common  |
|    Desktop Environment                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Object-oriented:  Supports encapsulation, inheritance, and     |
|    polymorphism, allowing reuse of interface components           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a Builder Engine function to create customized GUI    |
|    Builders                                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Fully integrated with OSF/Motif toolkit, providing access to   |
|    all OSF/Motif 1.2.3 widgets, gadgets and properties            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Includes a built-in C Interpreter for interactively testing    |
|    code                                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Generates ANSI C code, Kernigan & Ritchie (K&R) C code, C      |
|    code, C++ code and UIL code                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides full multi-byte character support                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Allows creation of GUI for character-based applications        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Works with current applications                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Includes:                                                      |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Choice of available editors                                 |
|    -  Widget Palette for graphic widget selection                 |
|    -  Support for color icons                                     |
|                                                                   |
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294-616 IBM AIXLink/X.25 and AIXLink/X.25 Additional Adapter Support
Are you looking for a light-capacity, low-cost solution to connecting your AIX-based systems? If so, the announcement of this feature adds to the capacity levels already supported by AIXLink/X.25 Version 1.1 (5696-926) by introducing an "Entry" capacity level.

IBM AIXLink/X.25 With Entry Level Capacity provides X.25 connectivity on AIX (R) Version 4.1 systems to customers whose usage needs can be satisfied with a maximum of four concurrent virtual circuits.

AIXLink With Entry Level Capacity runs on RISC System/6000 (R) systems and is ideal for single-user, desktop client systems or low-end servers with relatively undemanding X.25 usage needs. AIXLink with Entry Level Capacity is functionally equivalent to the previously announced AIXLink/X.25 Version 1.1*, with the exception that the number of virtual circuits is limited to four. It supports both the IBM X.25 Interface Co-processor and the IBM X.25 Interface Co-processor/2 adapters on ISA-bus and microchannel systems. Also, as part of this announcement, AIXLink/X.25 Version 1.1 now supports the IBM X.25 Interface Co-Processor ISA-bus Adapter, in addition to the IBM X.25 Interface Co-Processor/2 and the Artic Portmaster (R) Adapter/A.

This feature of AIXLink/X.25 Version 1.1 is compatible with the X.25 support currently shipped with AIX Version 3.2.5. This allows you to migrate with little disruption. In addition, applications written to the existing X.25 application programming interfaces (APIs) can run on this program with little or no modification. All of this helps to protect your prior investments while simplifying migration.

This program provides support for the CCITT 1988 X.25 Recommendations as well as the 1980 and 1984 Recommendations.

One-Time Charge: $750

*Reference: Software Announcement 294-453, dated July 26, 1994

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

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IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| IBM AIXLink/X.25 With Entry Level Capacity includes:              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Entry level 4 virtual circuit support added to AIXLink/X.25    |
|    Version 1.1                                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  ISA bus adapter support added                                  |
|                                                                   |
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294-617 IBM Ultimedia Services for AIX, Version 2.1.1
Ultimedia (R) Services Version 2.1.1 for AIX (R) supports AIX Version 4.1 and provides enhanced facilities for working with various media types on the RISC System/6000 (R). This includes support for the IBM Ultimedia Audio adapter for RISC System/6000 and the Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter for RISC System/6000, also announced today.

The following is new in IBM Ultimedia Services for AIX, Version 2.1.1:

  • Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter support
  • Voice navigation and speech enablement
  • Numerous enhancements to support video and audio
Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994
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      Corporation
IN BRIEF . . .

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| New features in Ultimedia Services Version 2.1.1 for AIX          |
| include:                                                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Support of the new Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter                 |
| o  Improved graphical user interfaces (GUI's) including a         |
|    monitor GUI to support the Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter         |
| o  Enhanced movie editor support for conversion of "movie" files  |
| o  Enhancements to the Indeo movie format support                 |
| o  New object support for video                                   |
| o  Enhanced audio support, including shared audio service         |
| o  Enablement of speech recognition and voice navigation support  |
|    for Ultimedia Services applets, and the AIX windows Desktop    |
| o  Demonstration application of text to speech, including new     |
|    "ACTOR" HUMAN-CENTERED technology                              |
| o  Other demonstration applications, including speech dictation   |
|                                                                   |
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294-618 IBM Ultimedia Services for AIX, Version 1.2.1
IBM Ultimedia (R) Services for AIX (R), Version 1.2.1 (Ultimedia Services Version 1.2.1) is a new modification of IBM Ultimedia Services for AIX, Version 1.2 that supports AIX Version 3.2.5. It provides enhanced facilities for working with various media types on the RISC System/6000 (R) including support for the IBM Ultimedia Audio adapter for RISC System/6000 and the Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter for RISC System/6000, also announced today.

The following is new in IBM Ultimedia Services for AIX, Version 1.2.1:

  • Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter Support
  • Numerous enhancements to support video and audio multimedia file formats
Planned Availability Date: October 14, 1994
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IN BRIEF . . .

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| New features in IBM Ultimedia Services for AIX Version 1.2.1      |
| include:                                                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Support of the new Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter                 |
| o  Improved graphical user interfaces (GUIs) including a monitor  |
|    GUI to support the Ultimedia Video I/O Adapter                 |
| o  Enhanced movie editor support for conversion of "movie" files  |
| o  Enhancements to the Indeo movie format support                 |
| o  New object support for video                                   |
| o  Enhanced audio support, including shared audio service         |
|                                                                   |
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294-619 IBM Desktop SNA for AIX Version 1.1
The IBM Desktop SNA is a reduced function, low-end version of the existing AIX (R) SNA Server/6000 product that is intended to provide a reduced cost SNA networking solution for customers using the entry-level processors of the RISC System/6000 (R).

While many of the robust SNA networking capabilities of the AIX SNA Server product have been maintained, Desktop SNA has been tailored specifically for the single end-user environment with the removal of functions such as APPN (R) network node and wide area networking (WAN) connectivity. A maximum of 100 active sessions, including a maximum of eight dependent LUs per link station, has been established to be more aligned with the capacity of the entry-level IBM RISC System/6000 processors. The reduced memory requirements, 23MB to 10MB, is better suited for client systems.

Additional capabilities provided specifically for the end-user environment include:

  • Simplified, down-sized configuration facility
  • APPC Application Suite for AIX
Basic One-Time Charge: $500

Planned Availability Date: October 7, 1994

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IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a reduced function, reduced cost SNA networking       |
|    capability tailored for the end-user, desktop environment      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a simplified, easy-to-use configuration facility      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a Toolkit of APPC Application Suites for AIX          |
|    including 3270 emulation facilities                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Maintains consistency with the AIX SNA Server/6000 product by  |
|    providing many of the same SNA functional capabilities         |
|                                                                   |
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294-621 IBM AIX High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing/6000
        Version 3.1
AIX (R) High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing/6000 Version 3.1 (HACMP/6000 (TM)) allows up to eight RISC System/6000 (R) processors to be configured in a highly available cluster, so if one fails, its functions can be assumed by another processor within the cluster. The backup RISC System/6000 processor can also be doing highly available work and can also be backed up by a processor in the cluster.

HACMP/6000 Version 3.1 extends the availability and clustering capabilities of HACMP/6000 Version 2.1 by adding:

  • Support for larger clusters
  • Support for new processor and I/O hardware
  • Enhanced cluster-management function
HACMP/6000 Version 3.1 is designed to work as an independent control system, providing increased flexibility for configuration design and management of RISC System/6000 and application resources. Like HACMP Version 2.1, Version 3.1 has two major components:
  • High Availability Subsystem -- provides the base services for cluster membership, system management, cluster management, configuration integrity and control, and base recovery services for fallover and recovery.
  • Concurrent Resource Manager -- optionally adds concurrent shared access management to supported disks (1).
Additionally, the installation and configuration facilities of HACMP/6000 allow you to install and configure a cluster of RISC System/6000 processors from a single processor.

One-Time Charge: Based on processor group

Planned Availability Date: December 16, 1994

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 (1)  Customers may order the High Availability Subsystem component
      without ordering the Concurrent Resource Manager component
      (separate feature numbers are provided for each).  However,
      customers who order the Concurrent Resource Manager feature
      will receive the High Availability Subsystem feature.
IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| HACMP/6000 Version 3.1 adds support for:                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Up to eight processors grouped together in an HACMP cluster    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Recently announced 7009-C10, 7012-380, 7012-390, Desktop       |
|    Servers, 7013-59H Deskside Server, and the 7015-R00 Rack with  |
|    processor drawers -- R10, R20, R24                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Devices:                                                       |
|                                                                   |
|    -  SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter (#2416)                            |
|    -  7204 External Disk Drive Model 315                          |
|    -  7134 High Density SCSI Disk Subsystem                       |
|    -  IBM Network Terminal Accelerator (#2402 and #2403)          |
|    -  3514 Disk Array Subsystem Models 212 and 213                |
|    -  7135-110 RAIDant Array with dual active controllers         |
|    -  7137 High-Availability External Disk Array Models 412,      |
|       413, 414, 512, 513, and 514                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Additional configuration options, such as Cascading Fallover   |
|    for fallover in the event of a multiple processor node         |
|    failure                                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Improved lock management for better performance in an          |
|    HACMP/6000 concurrent access configuration                     |
|                                                                   |
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294-622 New IBM License Agreement for Visualization Data Explorer
IBM Visualization Data Explorer customers can now take advantage of the IBM License Agreement for Programs. Many of the terms of the IBM License Agreement for Programs are similar to the software license terms of the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA).

The IBM License Agreement for Programs will be distributed with each copy of Visualization Data Explorer (5765-210) and Visualization Data Explorer for Symmetric Multiprocessing (5765-420). The IBM License Agreement for Programs should be read carefully before using any program licensed under the IBM License Agreement for Programs.

For customers who have signed an ICA or other equivalent agreement, the terms of the ICA or other equivalent agreement, and not the IBM License Agreement for Programs, apply to Visualization Data Explorer and Visualization Data Explorer for Symmetric Multiprocessing ordered directly from IBM.

Planned Availability Date: October 7, 1994

"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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294-623 Withdrawal:  IBM High AIX High Availability Cluster
        Multi-Processing/6000
        Versions 1.1 and 1.2
Effective January 3, 1995, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following program licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement:
Program      Program
Number       Name                                  Version   Release

5765-111 AIX (R) High Availability Cluster 1 1 Multi-Processing/6000 1 2

Replacement Product Information:

This program has been replaced by IBM AIX High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing/6000 Version 3.1, announced in Software Announcement 294-621, dated October 4, 1994.

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"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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294-624 IBM Distributed Computing Environment Base Services/400
        Version 3
Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) Base Services/400 increases distributed computing in the open systems environment for the AS/400 (R). DCE Base Services/400 includes the basic DCE services:
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • Cell Directory Client function
  • Security Client function
  • Time Services
DCE is an integrated set of distributed computing technologies provided by the Open Software Foundation** (OSF**). The components of DCE form a layer that lies between the operating system and network, and the distributed application. DCE enables application programmers to implement an open distributed computing environment, allowing for interoperability among distributed applications within a network of multivendor systems.

Support of these functions on the AS/400 system enables OS/400 (R) to participate in a heterogeneous distributed environment by interoperating with other systems that also support the OSF DCE standard. These other operating systems may include another OS/400, another IBM system such as MVS/ESA (TM), OS/2 (R), AIX/6000 (R), or a non-IBM system, including UNIX** systems.

Through its remote procedure call function, DCE supports the client/server model of computing and is built upon the principle of access to function and access to data on any other system that also supports the OSF DCE standard. This is the principle of client/server computing in its simplest and most powerful form.

OSF/DCE, which has its origins in UNIX, is enhanced by the DCE Base Services/400 product to provide the familiar look and feel of the AS/400, with support for AS/400 messages, menus, prompts and help text. AS/400 customers can now comfortably proceed along a familiar path that ultimately leads into the world of open systems.

DCE plays a central role in the IBM Open Blueprint, which is a comprehensive structure of components that makes it easier than ever to implement industry-standard client/server solutions in the open systems and distributed environment. The implementation of the basic OSF DCE technologies within DCE Base Services/400 further enhances AS/400 support of the IBM Blueprint structure. Further information on the IBM Open Blueprint is available in An Introduction to the Open Blueprint (G326-0395) and Open Blueprint Technical Overview (GC23-3808). For a copy of these publications, contact your IBM representative.

References:

  • Software Announcement 292-533, dated September 22, 1992
  • Software Announcement 293-428, dated August 24, 1993
One-Time Charge: Charges are based on processor group and range from $3,500 (P10) to $6,500 (P40).

Planned Availability Date: December 16, 1994

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      of its respective holder.
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IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| DCE Base Services/400:                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  DCE enables AS/400 systems to interoperate with other IBM and  |
|    non-IBM systems, including UNIX systems, that also implement   |
|    the OSF DCE standard.                                          |
| o  RPC enables users to create client/server applications for     |
|    distributed computing.                                         |
| o  RPC masks the complexities of distributed system environments  |
|    from the application developer and the end user.               |
| o  Cell Directory service allows a client application to easily   |
|    find the location of a server with which it wants to           |
|    interoperate.                                                  |
| o  Security provides authentication of clients and servers,       |
|    access control to distributed resources, and data security in  |
|    the untrusted open and distributed environment.                |
| o  Time Services synchronizes time clocks of the various systems  |
|    in the distributed computing environment, synchronizing the    |
|    time value for all processes and applications that run in the  |
|    distributed system.                                            |
|                                                                   |
| Target Customers:                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Customers who want to implement more client/server and         |
|    openness capabilities into their software                      |
| o  Customers who have a variety of multivendor systems installed  |
|    and want their AS/400 to interoperate with the multivendor     |
|    systems, which also support the OSF/DCE standard               |
| o  Application programmers who want their OS/400 applications to  |
|    interoperate with applications on any other system that also   |
|    supports the OSF DCE standard                                  |
|                                                                   |
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294-625 IBM POWERparallel Announcement Overview
The POWERparallel (TM) SP2 (TM) system evolution continues.

On April 6, 1994, POWERparallel SP2 was announced. Initial systems began shipping in May. Systems of up to 64 processors became available in June, and systems of 128 processors are now available. Systems of 512 processors are available by special bid. Significant enhancements have been made to system software in the areas of system and data management, and system availability. Parallel database enabling software and several independent software vendor application codes have become available. If your business, industrial, university, or research problems need state-of-the-art, UNIX**-based, scalable computing, you need to understand the solutions based on the POWERparallel SP2.

The application segments for which SP2-based solutions are available continue to grow. Solutions are available but not limited to:

  • Business management
  • Decision support
  • LAN/server consolidation
  • Chemical engineering process simulation
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Crash analysis
  • Molecular dynamics modeling
  • Photo-lithography
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Seismic processing
  • Semiconductor device simulation
  • Weather and climate prediction
In addition, the POWERparallel SP2 announced April 6, 1994, is enhanced by a new, two-node entry configuration, a lower-cost high-performance switch option limited to configurations of eight nodes or less, and higher performance and larger capacity internal disk drives.

This letter is structured as follows:

  • Product announcement summary
  • SP2 availability focus
  • SP2 systems management capabilities
  • SP2-S/390 interoperability
  • SP2 parallel solutions available now
  • Statement of Direction
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**    Product or company name is a trademark or registered trademark
      of its respective holder.
IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| The SP2 product enhancements include:                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  A new two-processor entry-level configuration and additional   |
|    I/O adapters                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  128-node systems                                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  The availability of a comprehensive set of commercial and      |
|    technical computing parallel-enabled applications              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enhanced system and data management                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Improved SP2 availability                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enhanced interoperability with S/390                           |
|                                                                   |
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294-626 IBM C Set ++ for AIX
Version 3 of C Set ++ (TM) for AIX (R) is the follow-on offering to Version 2 of C Set ++ for AIX and C++ POWERbench. C Set ++ for AIX now includes tools provided by SDE Workbench and C++ POWERbench (for example, the LPEX editor and a new and improved Program Builder). These tools are integrated using the common desktop environment (CDE).

Version 3 of IBM C Set ++ for AIX is intended for use by professional application developers. This licensed program comes with:

  • C compiler (for example, C for AIX)
  • C++ compiler that supports native system object model (SOM) objects, including direct-to-SOM
  • Powerful set of C and C++ programming tools, integrated using the CDE:
    • LPEX editor
    • Program builder
    • xldb, a new graphical C and C++ source debugger
    • HeapView debugger
    • Browser
    • Test coverage analyzer
  • Comprehensive set of class libraries
    • Iostream, task, and complex
    • Application support class library
    • Collection class library
    • User interface class library
  • C++ tutorial
Version 3 of IBM C Set ++ for AIX is designed to support the new features of AIX Version 4.1, especially in the areas of de-install, loader, binder, linker, and system libraries. Refer to Software Announcement 294-439, dated July 26, 1994, for details on AIX Version 4.1.

C and C++ compilers shipped with IBM C Set ++ for AIX Version 3 fully exploit the RISC System/6000 (R) family of processors including POWER, POWER2, and PowerPC (TM) 601 processors. The compilers also generate common code that runs on all RISC System/6000 processors.

The run-time components of Version 3 of C Set ++ for AIX can be distributed with application programs under the terms stated in the License Program Specifications of the respective licensed programs. Today's announcement reflects IBM's commitment to providing leading-edge solutions for C and C++ application development, especially in the areas of object-oriented programming, graphical user interface (GUI), performance, portability, and code reuse.

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

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      Corporation
**    Product or company name is a trademark or registered trademark
      of its respective holder.
IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| Provides an Integrated C and C++ Application Development          |
| Environment                                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Common desktop environment (CDE) integration of programming    |
|    tools:                                                         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Program builder                                             |
|    -  LPEX editor                                                 |
|    -  Program debugger (xldb)                                     |
|    -  Test coverage analyzer (tcov)                               |
|    -  Browser                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| Provides State-of-the-Art Solution for Object Oriented            |
| Application Development                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Direct-to-SOM C++ support                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  User interface class library for developing Motif**-based GUI  |
|    applications                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| Improves Optimization                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Profile directed feedback support                              |
|                                                                   |
| Improves Programmers' Productivity                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  xldb for debugging C and C++ programs                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Run-time address checking for detecting run-time memory        |
|    errors                                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Interactive C++ tutorial                                       |
|                                                                   |
| Provides Full Support for AIX Version 4.1                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  De-install                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Loader, binder, and linker                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  System library                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| Supports PowerPC 403 Embedded System Development                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  C compiler of Version 3 of C Set ++ for AIX contains an        |
|    option for generating PowerPC 403 code                         |
|                                                                   |
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294-627 IBM XL Fortran for AIX, Version 3 Release 2
If you want to optimize compiler function, increase programmer productivity, and maintain upward compatibility at the same time, IBM XL Fortran for AIX (R), Version 3 Release 2 may be the answer to your software requirements. XL Fortran for AIX fully implements the Fortran 90 standard and provides above-standard, state-of-the-art functions to help make programming and porting easier for developers. XL Fortran for AIX, Version 3 Release 2 provides additional functions and enhancements to XL Fortran for AIX, Version 3 Release 1 including:
  • Profile-directed feedback for more customized optimization
  • Increased disk I/O performance through disk-striping technique
  • Run-time designation of implicit connected filename via environment variable
  • Fully exploited PowerPC Architecture (TM)
  • Generation of common code that runs on all RISC System/6000 (R) (RS/6000 (TM)) processors
  • Machine-level debugging with the GUI-based debugger xldb
  • AIX Version 3.2.5 and AIX Version 4.1 operating systems
    • Continued support maintained for AIX Version 3.2.5
    • Common desktop environment integration under AIX Version 4.1 (by second quarter 1995)
In addition, when you purchase a license for the program product, you can now choose between nodelocked and concurrent-use (previously concurrent-access) Network License System (NETLS**) options:
  • Concurrent-use allows access to the program product from any machine in the network
  • Nodelocked requires an authorized password for each workstation (node) operating the licensed program
XL Fortran for AIX, Version 3 Release 2 reflects IBM's commitment to provide leading-edge performance and usability technology for Fortran application programming.

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

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**    Product or company name is a trademark or registered trademark
      of its respective holder.
IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| Improved Fortran Compiler and Optimization Features:              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Profile-directed feedback support                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increased disk I/O performance through disk-striping           |
|    technique                                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Run-time designation of implicit connected filename via        |
|    environment variable                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Fully exploited PowerPC Architecture                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Ability to generate common code across all RISC System/6000    |
|    family processors                                              |
|                                                                   |
| Improved Programmer Productivity:                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Offers machine-level debugging under xldb                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Accepts full path names in xldb and dbx                        |
|                                                                   |
| Full support for AIX Version 4.1:                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  De-install                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Linker and loader                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  CDE integration (by second quarter 1995)                       |
|                                                                   |
| NetLS Options                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Nodelocked                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Concurrent-use                                                 |
|                                                                   |
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294-628 IBM SNA Application Access for AIX Version 1.1 SNA Client
        Access for
        AIX Version 1.1
SNA Application Access for AIX (R) Version 1.1 (SNA Application Access) brings SNA host communications capabilities to the AIX platform and the RISC System/6000 (R) system. SNA 3270 devices, located anywhere on an SNA network can now gain access to applications residing on the RISC System/6000 platform. The type of applications can be 3270/5250 (real and emulated), AIX ASCII-based, and Telnet 3270. SNA Application Access extends the networking capabilities for users by participating in cross domain and local domain support.

SNA Application Access preserves customer investment in 3270 devices by providing access to the full range of existing and emerging AIX/UNIX**-based applications. Additionally, since the platform of the existing or migrated applications is transparent to the 3270 user, training and operational impacts are minimized.

SNA Client Access for AIX Version 1.1 (SNA Client Access) enables users of programmable workstations or personal computers on TCP/IP networks to gain access to the SNA networking capabilities on the AIX platform and the RISC System/6000 system. SNA Client Access expands IBM's offering of multiprotocol interoperability software that includes the broad line of AnyNet (TM) products.

SNA Client Access, in conjunction with AIX SNA Server/6000 Version 2.1.1, and later, provides clients with all the SNA networking support that exists for the traditional SNA-attached devices.

Planned Availability Dates:

    SNA Application Access for AIX Version 1.1 -- January 27, 1995

    SNA Client Access for AIX Version 1.1 -- October 28, 1994

    Preinstalled DASD option -- November 18, 1994

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IN BRIEF . . .

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| SNA Application Access                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Extends user access to AIX-based applications                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enables SNA 3270 devices to appear as VT100 terminals or as    |
|    ASCII dumb terminals to AIX-based applications                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enables SNA 3270 devices to appear as TN3270 client terminals  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides SNA APIs to allow existing, or user-developed         |
|    applications to interact with SNA peripheral and SNA 3270      |
|    devices                                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Extends SNA networking capabilities by providing cross domain  |
|    and local domain support                                       |
|                                                                   |
| SNA Client Access                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Enables clients, from TCP/IP networks, access to the SNA       |
|    networking capabilities of the AIX platform and the RISC       |
|    System/6000 System                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Allows TN3270 and TN5250 clients access to SNA host systems    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Extends the capabilities of AIX SNA Server/6000 to support     |
|    SNA and TCP/IP simultaneously from the same enterprise server  |
|    device                                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides greater customer flexibility and use of existing      |
|    equipment                                                      |
|                                                                   |
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294-629 IBM DCE 1.3 for AIX 3.2.5
The IBM Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) for AIX family of products for AIX/6000 (R) 3.2.5 has been extended with the addition of two new members:
  • IBM DCE Manager for AIX (R)
  • IBM DCE NFS to DFS Authenticating Gateway for AIX
Also, the terms and conditions for these programs are changing from flat PLC/ALC to variable processor-based PLC/ALC charges.

The IBM DCE Manager for AIX (5765-456) provides the foundation for system-wide management of heterogeneous distributed computing environments. DCE Manager provides dynamic discovery, topology updates, and dynamic server monitoring of one or more heterogeneous Open Software Foundation (OSF**) DCE cells. DCE Manager is fully integrated with NetView (R) for AIX in that it utilizes NetView for AIX's object and topology databases to store its data, is launchable from NetView for AIX, and makes use of the NetView for AIX online help facility to provide user help information.

DCE Manager is capable of automatically discovering and monitoring all DCE core servers (that is, Security, Cell Directory, Global Directory, Time and RPC), as well as all Distributed File System (DFS) servers in the cell or cells being managed.

The IBM DCE NFS to DFS Authenticating Gateway for AIX (5765-457) provides NFS client users authenticated access to the DCE-based DFS filespace. DCE NFS to DFS Authenticating Gateway provides a bridge between the diverse authentication information of the two file systems and connects an NFS client user with an authenticated DCE principal. This allows NFS client users authenticated access to DFS filespace.

IBM DCE for AIX (Version 1.3) offers numerous enhancements to the pre-existing DCE for AIX products which extend and enhance DCE's industry-leading distributed computing technology. Among the most significant enhancements are:

  • Introduction of the User Data Masking feature which provides non-US customers a facility by which to encrypt and secure DCE application user data.
  • Full idle standby, hot standby, and rotating resources support for HACMP (High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing) Version 2.1 environments. Mutual operations takeover support for DCE applications such as Encina.
  • Support for fileset replication in the Enhanced Distributed File System product.
  • Numerous performance, quality, and administration enhancements and upgrades which result in faster, more reliable, and easier to administer DCE-based solutions.
Planned Availability Date: October 14, 1994
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IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| Introducing two new members of the DCE for AIX family of          |
| products:                                                         |
|                                                                   |
| IBM DCE Manager for AIX                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides foundation for system-wide management of              |
|    heterogeneous distributed computing environments               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides dynamic discovering, topology updates, and dynamic    |
|    server monitoring of one or more heterogeneous DCE cells       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Fully integrated with NetView for AIX application environment  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Capable of automatically discovering and monitoring all DCE    |
|    core servers                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| IBM DCE NFS to DFS Authenticating Gateway for AIX                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides NFS client users authenticated access to the          |
|    DCE-based DFS filespace                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Connects an NFS client with an authenticated DCE principal     |
|                                                                   |
| IBM DCE for AIX (Version 1.3) offers the following enhancements   |
| to the pre-existing DCE for AIX products:                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides User Data Masking encryption facility for non-US      |
|    customers                                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports selected HACMP (High Availability Cluster             |
|    Multi-Processing) Version 2.1 environments                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports fileset replication in the Enhanced Distributed File  |
|    System product                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Includes numerous enhancements and upgrades which result in    |
|    faster, more reliable and easier to administer DCE-based       |
|    solutions                                                      |
|                                                                   |
| Also being introduced is a change in the terms and conditions     |
| for these programs from flat PLC/ALC to variable processor-based  |
| PLC/ALC charges.                                                  |
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294-630 Encina 1.3 for IBM AIX 3.2.5
The Encina** for AIX (R) family of products for AIX/6000 (R) 3.2.5 has been enhanced by the addition of significant new function which provides numerous performance, quality, and functional improvements.

The most significant new enhancements incorporated into Encina for AIX (Version 1.3) include:

  • The addition of COBOL language support from within Encina transactions; thus allowing users to write Monitor clients and servers using COBOL.
  • Support for the full X/Open** TxRPC application programming interface which is built on top of Encina's Transactional Remote Procedure Call (TRPC) and Distributed Computing Environment (DCE); DCE's full range of services, as well as full interoperability with Encina's TRPC, is now accessible to Encina applications.
  • A linked-in log which replaces the Log Server; this new feature unifies the Encina backup model and improves its performance in addition to making system administration consistent.
  • The introduction of a flexible, high-capacity, fail-safe transaction queueing facility into the Encina Monitor, which provides a convenient, high-level programming interface for application developers.
  • Numerous performance and quality enhancements which provide faster, more reliable transaction processing capabilities than were previously available.
Planned Availability Date: October 14, 1994
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IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| o  Provides COBOL language support from within Encina             |
|    transactions                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports the full X/Open TxRPC application programming         |
|    interface                                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a linked-in log which replaces the Log Server         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Introduces a flexible, high-capacity, fail-safe transaction    |
|    queueing facility                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Includes numerous performance and quality enhancements         |
|    resulting in faster, more reliable transaction processing      |
|                                                                   |
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294-631 AIX Parallel System Support Programs Release 2
AIX (R) Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) Release 2 provides 128-node support of the IBM Scalable POWERparallel Systems (TM) SP2 (TM). This release provides increased SP2 security, installation and configuration enhancements, and improved performance for the SP System Monitor and System Data Repository (SDR). New function includes Distributed Tape Management System Enablement code and the Backup/Restore Tape Function Library, which provides interface support between Oracle** Backup/Restore Utility** and the Storage Technology Corporation** REELlibrarian for AIX/6000**, when installed.

Security is enhanced through authentication of clients and servers with Kerberos**, a "trusted third-party service." The users of authentication include Secure System Command Execution Tool (Sysctl), which provides secure remote command execution on SP2 nodes and the control workstation, and the SP System Monitor.

Other security enhancements include removal of the root ".rhost" requirement, authentication services for server authentication, and the administrative ability to block or unblock logins.

Also included are Alternate Installation Disk code which allows you to choose the disk drive(s) when installing AIX, and the ability to delete FrameObjects or AdapterObjects from the SDR, list SDR data on a node range, monitor the progress of the AIX installation, and allow a /usr server to be on a different physical LAN from its clients.

A higher performance SP System Monitor is included, featuring a new performance-oriented hardware monitor daemon.

IBM Virtual Shared Disk support provides more efficient processing of input/output (I/O) requests, improving throughput and response time. The Data Striping Device Driver allows large database tables to be evenly distributed across the physical disks in a tablespace.

The Communications Subsystem now supports 128-node systems and introduces IP Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) support on the High Performance Switch. ARP is a selectable option for systems with HPS Adapter-2. It is offered for high availability environments that depend on dynamic resolution of IP addresses.

The Resource Manager is now configurable via a Centralized Management Interface (CMI), a common interface for the Resource Manager and other POWERparallel functions.

Distributed Tape Management System Enablement code facilitates dynamic multi-node connectivity and secure, transparent access at the AIX system call interface for local- or remote-node tape devices.

Reference: Software Announcement 294-198, dated April 6, 1994

Planned Availability Date: December 2, 1994

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IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| PSSP Release 2 features:                                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  128-node support                                               |
| o  Security enhancements:                                         |
|    -  Secure System Command Execution Tool (Sysctl)               |
|    -  Removal of the root ".rhost" requirement                    |
|    -  Authentication services for server authentication           |
|    -  Administrative ability to block or unblock logins           |
| o  Various installation and configuration enhancements:           |
|    -  Alternate Installation Disk code that provides the ability  |
|       to choose which disk drive or drives to use when            |
|       installing AIX                                              |
|    -  Ability to delete FrameObjects or AdapterObjects from       |
|       the SDR                                                     |
|    -  Ability to list SDR data on a node range instead of         |
|       scrolling through data for all the nodes                    |
|    -  Ability to monitor the percentage of progress of the AIX    |
|       installation                                                |
|    -  Ability to allow a /usr server to be on a workstation that  |
|       is not on the same physical LAN as its clients              |
| o  Improved performance for the SP System Monitor and System      |
|    Data Repository                                                |
| o  Communications Subsystem enhancements to support 128-node      |
|    systems and IP ARP                                             |
| o  Ability to configure the Resource Manager via CMI              |
| o  Distributed Tape Management System Enablement code and         |
|    Backup/Restore Tape Function Library                           |
| o  IBM Virtual Shared Disk support for more efficient processing  |
|    of I/O requests:                                               |
|    -  Ability to evenly distribute large database tables across   |
|       the physical disks in a tablespace                          |
|                                                                   |
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294-632 IBM Recoverable Virtual Shared Disk Release 1
The Recoverable Virtual Shared Disk Release 1 program allows customers to configure nodes as primary and secondary IBM Virtual Shared Disk server nodes. The program also provides transparent failover to a secondary server node when the primary server node for a set of virtual shared disks fails. This results in higher availability for the customer, since the support provides recovery via an alternate node with access to the failing node's data via twin-tailed DASD. Customers using applications exploiting the Recoverable Virtual Shared Disk Release 1 program can now more easily recover from node failures and have continuous access to the raw data on the disk, which is twin-tailed to the surviving node. The Recoverable Virtual Shared Disk Release 1 program automatically manages a customer's virtual shared disks by detecting node failures and enabling a secondary node. This allows the maximum number of virtual shared disk servers to be in the active state.

If at any time a primary node fails, the administrator can reboot that node. The primary node will rejoin the cluster, and the I/O load will be switched from the secondary node back to the primary node for which it was originally configured.

This recovery is critical for an online transaction processing (OLTP) environment and the decision support query-only environment. In the OLTP environment, the database system now provides information that a node failure has occurred and can take recovery actions on the surviving node, including reading the failed node's transaction log and bringing the database into a consistent state. In the query-only environment and in the OLTP environment, there is continuous access to the failing node's data.

Basic One-Time Charge: $2,000 per node

Planned Availability Date: December 2, 1994

IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| o  Provides transparent failover for Virtual Shared Disk support  |
|    if a node fails                                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides recovery services to applications via an API          |
|                                                                   |
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294-633 IBM AIX Parallel I/O File System Release 1 for the IBM 9076
        Scalable POWERparallel Systems
IBM AIX (R) Parallel I/O File System is designed for the IBM 9076 Scalable POWERparallel (TM) Systems (TM) and is, therefore, capable of scaling in file I/O performance just as the 9076 SP scales in computing performance.

The Parallel I/O File System, with the 9076 High Performance Switch, allows fast parallel access to large data files. It may also benefit serial applications like batch jobs with improved performance without the need to reprogram the existing serial application. Both sequential and random access are allowed. Applications that will use large sequential files will be the primary applications for Parallel I/O File System.

Implemented as an AIX Virtual File System, it can coexist in the storage nodes and compute nodes with other AIX file systems. Parallel I/O File System provides file striping across individual nodes.

Users may use specific Parallel I/O File System functions to exceed the AIX 2GB file and file system size limitation, to create checkpointed versions of a file, and to define specific distributions of data within a file.

Existing AIX file systems require the user's requests for data to be serialized at the file server. For example, if four tasks on four separate nodes issue a read or write for separate portions of one file, they must each be executed in some serial order at the file server. Parallel I/O File System eliminates this bottleneck by using multiple AIX-based server nodes, each of which run a separate portion of one file.

The customer determines the number of server and client nodes needed within a 9076 SP system. Configuration of Parallel I/O File System is accomplished using the existing 9076 SP configuration management interface.

Planned Availability Date: To be announced at a later date.

The first customer shipment of the IBM AIX Parallel I/O File System will be by January 31, 1995 to a selected set of customers. These customers will participate in a program that is designed to validate that IBM has achieved the quality objectives for the IBM AIX Parallel I/O File System in a variety of production environments. When these customers confirm that IBM has achieved its quality objectives, IBM will announce general availability and ordering information in a general availability announcement.

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IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| o  Provides additional functions to allow larger than 2GB files   |
|    using 64-bit file offsets                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides capacity and performance from multiple file servers   |
|    all accessible to the client through a high-performance        |
|    network                                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Eliminates bottlenecks by allowing tasks to read and write to  |
|    separate portions of a file simultaneously                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides file checkpointing                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides file striping across multiple server nodes            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides data striping across multiple physical disks within   |
|    storage nodes                                                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Coexists with other file servers and file systems              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a FORTRAN and C end user interface for parallel I/O   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Allows the user to organize multiple, different logical views  |
|    of the data                                                    |
|                                                                   |
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294-634 Service Discontinuance:  IBM AIX XL Pascal Compiler/6000
        Version 1
        and IBM AIX XL Pascal Run-Time Environment/6000 Version 1
Effective April 4, 1995, IBM will discontinue program services for the following programs licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement:
Program
Number         Program Name              Version        Release

5601-254 AIX (R) XL Pascal Compiler/6000 1 1.2

5601-251 AIX XL Pascal RTE/6000 1 1.2

Replacement Product Information: These programs have been replaced by IBM XL Pascal Compiler Version 2 (refer to Software Announcement 293-493, dated September 21, 1993).
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"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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294-635 Withdrawal:  IBM AIX Distributed Computing Environment
        Versions 1.1 and 1.2 Selected Features
Effective October 14, 1994, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following program features licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement. Orders for withdrawn features will not be accepted after October 14, 1994.

The following features are withdrawn for AIX (R) DCE Base Services/6000 Version 1 Release 2 (5765-117):

                       Basic                       DSLO
Feature             PLC    ALC       IR-ALC     PLC    ALC

DCE and ENCINA 4160 4163 4168 4314 4166 DCE Only 4161 4164 4312 4315 4167 ENCINA Only 4162 4165 4313 4316 4587

The following IBM AIX DCE program features are withdrawn for:
                       Basic                       DSLO
                    PLC    ALC       IR-ALC     PLC    ALC

Security Server/6000 V1R2 (5765-118) 4169 4589 4177 4317 4173 Cell Directory Server/6000 V1R2 (5765-119) 4200 4593 4208 4318 4204 Enhanced Distributed File System/6000 V1R1 (5765-121) 4218 4607 4226 4319 4222 Threads/6000 V1R1 (5765-232) 0933 0935 0937 0934 0936 Global Directory Client/6000 V1R1 (5765-259) 1854 1853 1852 1857 1856 Global Directory Server/6000 V1R1 (5765-120) 1974 1973 1972 1977 1976

Replacement Product Information: These features are replaced by features of the following:
5765-117            DCE Base Services for AIX V1.3
5765-118            DCE Security Server for AIX V1.3
5765-120            DCE Global Directory Server for AIX V1.3
5765-121            DCE Enhanced Distributed File System for AIX V1.3
5765-232            DCE Threads for AIX V1.3
5765-259            DCE Global Directory Client for AIX V1.3
These programs were announced in Software Announcement 294-629, dated October 4, 1994.

"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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294-641 IBM COBOL POWERbench Version 1 Release 2
Are you looking for an integrated, heterogeneous, COBOL programming environment to develop, test, and maintain your applications? If so, you may be interested in COBOL POWERbench from IBM.

This software is packaged to meet the needs of developers who are interested in the productivity benefits of an integrated programming environment rather than a single compiler or some independent tools. In addition, COBOL POWERbench V1.2 offers other benefits such as a single installation process, a single point of contact for defect support, and a simplified ordering process.

COBOL POWERbench V1.2 includes:

Programming Tools

POWERbench comes with a set of productivity tools to help developers deliver consistent, quality code by detecting and correcting errors early in the development cycle. These tools are seamlessly integrated, meaning you don't have to quit out of one tool in order to pulldown another tool. The tools include: a GUI-based editor, debugger, program builder, static analyzer, development manager, tool manager, integrated files transfer, mail help, and configuration management and version control support.

Comprehensive Compiler

In addition to the productivity tools, POWERbench comes with a Micro Focus COBOL compiler. This compiler enhances programmer productivity by supporting multiple language standards and multiple dialects, including the highest level of ANSI standard COBOL syntax.

New Features

This release brings you new features to further enhance your programming productivity. The new features include: distributed computing environment (DCE) support, AIX dynamic linking and shared library support, and enhanced mainframe compatibility.

COBOL POWERbench executes on the RISC System/6000 (R) family of processors running AIX. It consists of SDE Workbench/6000 V2.1 integrated with Micro Focus COBOL V3.2 for AIX, Micro Focus Toolbox V3.2 for AIX, and Micro Focus Dialog System V2.2 for Motif** (optional feature). Customers with earlier Version 1 releases of COBOL POWERbench can receive this new release at no charge.

This program, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) or the IBM License Agreement for Programs (ILAP), operates under the control of the Network License System (NetLS)**.

Planned Availability Date: October 28, 1994

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IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a commercial application development environment for  |
|    developers using the COBOL language                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Includes an integrated package consisting of the following     |
|    Micro Focus products integrated into IBM's SDE WorkBench/6000  |
|    Version 2 Release 1:                                           |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Micro Focus COBOL Version 3.2 for AIX                       |
|    -  Micro Focus Toolbox Version 3.2 for AIX which includes a    |
|       copy of Micro Focus Operating System Extensions             |
|       Version 3.2 for AIX                                         |
|    -  Micro Focus Dialog System Version 2.2 for Motif as an       |
|       optional feature                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Brings important new features from the latest versions of      |
|    Micro Focus Toolbox for AIX and Micro Focus COBOL for AIX to   |
|    COBOL developers who develop applications on RS/6000 (TM)      |
|    running AIX.  These new features include:                      |
|                                                                   |
|    -  AIX Dynamic linking and shared library support              |
|    -  Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) Support             |
|    -  Enhanced mainframe compatibility                            |
|                                                                   |
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294-654 IBM DataJoiner
If you need to transparently access and/or join data distributed across multiple vendor data sources, DataJoiner (TM) for AIX (R) Version 1 is the ideal solution.

DataJoiner for AIX Version 1, a new "Multi-Database Server" product, provides client applications integrated access to distributed data and provides a single database image of a heterogeneous environment. This "Database Middleware" product will greatly simplify the development of complex data processing applications which include client/server transactions as well as decision support applications. DataJoiner provides "Distributed Request" capability whereby a client application can join data distributed across multiple DBMSs using a single Structured Query Language (SQL) statement or update a single remote data source, as if the data were local.

             Single DBMS
                IMAGE
                  |

.------------ | | AIX |--+-- C '------------' | | | .-------------- .------------ | | .--|DB2(TM) Family| S L | OS/2(R) |--+--| | '--------------' '------------' | | | .-------------- E | .-+--| Oracle** | I .------------ | | | '--------------' R | DOS |--+--| .----------------- | .-------------- '------------' | |---| DataJoiner |--+----| Sybase** | V E | '-----------------' | '--------------' .------------ | | RISC System/6000(R) | .-------------- E | WINDOWS+ |--+--| '-+--| IMS | N '------------' | | | '--------------' R | | .-------------- .------------ | | '--| VSAM | S T | Solaris** |--+--| '--------------' '------------' | | | S .------------ | | | HP-UX** |--+--' '------------' |

Beta Test*: By December 30, 1994, to a selected set of world-wide customers
*     These customers will participate in a program designed to
      validate IBM has achieved the quality objectives in a variety
      of customer environments.  When these customers confirm IBM has
      met its quality objectives, IBM will announce general
      availability and ordering information in a general availability
      announcement.
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+     Trademark of Microsoft Corporation
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      of its respective holder.
IN BRIEF . . .

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|                                                                   |
| o  Heterogeneous join (distributed request) capability            |
|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Transparent access to heterogeneous data sources               |
|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  IBM Global Optimization Technology                             |
|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Update capability                                              |
|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Access to non-relational data                                  |
|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Full local database functionality                              |
|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Workstation/client access to host data                         |
|                                                                   |
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394-223 Price Changes:  9337 Disk Array Subsystem and Features
Today, IBM announces decreases in purchase prices on selected models, features and model conversions of the 9337 Disk Array Subsystem. The new, lower purchase prices are effective October 4, 1994.

The old and new prices follow:

                                  Model/
                       Machine    Feature     Purchase Price
Description             Type      Number      Old        New

Disk Array Subsystem 9337 015 $20,400 $15,600 9337 115 29,100 23,700 9337 215 28,400 21,600 9337 025 22,900 15,600 9337 125 33,900 23,700 9337 225 30,900 21,600 9337 040 38,700 26,800 9337 140 44,700 31,300 9337 240 46,700 32,800 542MB Disk Drive 9337 1207 2,250 1,800 9337 Conversion Base Drive Feature 9337 1307 2,250 1,800 970MB Disk Drive 9337 1213 2,500 1,800 9337 Conversion Base Drive Feature 9337 1313 2,500 1,800 1967MB Disk Drive 9337 1220 4,300 3,100

                                      Model Conversion
     From               To             Purchase Price
Type    Model      Type    Model       Old         New

9337 010 9337 210 $9,000+ $6,000+ 9337 110 9337 210 9,000+ 6,000+ 9337 020 9337 220 9,000+ 6,000+ 9337 120 9337 220 9,000+ 6,000+ 9337 015 9337 215 9,000+ 6,000+ 9337 115 9337 215 9,000+ 6,000+ 9337 025 9337 225 9,000+ 6,000+ 9337 125 9337 225 9,000+ 6,000+ 9337 040 9337 240 9,000+ 6,000+ 9337 140 9337 240 9,000+ 6,000+

+ Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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394-224 Terms and Conditions Change:  IBM AIX RISC System/6000
        Compilers
Concurrent access features previously needed for each concurrent access by users of C Set ++ (TM) for AIX/6000 (R) Version 2, XL FORTRAN Compiler/6000 Version 3, and XL Pascal Compiler/6000 Version 2 operating under the control of Network License System (NetLS**) or Information for Operation and Retrieval Licensing System (iFOR/LS**) are no longer required. Effective immediately, multiple invocations by the same user on the same node under iFOR/LS multi-use rules no longer require additional concurrent access features. Affected products are detailed in the following Software Announcements:
  • 293-493, dated September 21, 1993
  • 293-494, dated September 21, 1993
  • 293-690, dated October 16, 1993
  • 294-214, dated April 6, 1994
When you request an iFOR/LS password, you can choose between concurrent-use or nodelocked iFOR/LS options:
  • Concurrent-use allows access to the program product from any machine in the network
  • Nodelocked requires an authorized password for each workstation (node) operating the licensed program
On October 28, 1994, IBM will begin shipping these licensed programs with code to support Soft Passive Compliance.

The following programs running on RISC System/6000 (R) (RS/6000 (TM)) and 9076 Scalable POWERparallel (TM) systems are affected by this change:

                                                       Program
Program Name                                           Number

IBM C Set ++ for AIX/6000 Version 2 5765-186 IBM XL FORTRAN/6000 Version 3 5765-176 IBM XL Pascal/6000 Version 2 5765-245 IBM C++ POWERbench Version 2 5696-733 IBM FORTRAN POWERbench Version 1 5696-551

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|    environments                                                   |
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| o  Eases usage of licensed programs under batch compilation       |
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| o  Offers choice between concurrent-use or nodelocked iFOR/LS     |
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394-225 Price Changes:  IBM AS/400 DASD
Today, IBM announces decreases in purchase prices on selected features and feature conversions of IBM AS/400 (R) DASD. The new, lower purchase prices are effective October 4, 1994.
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394-226 Price Changes:  RISC System/6000 Products
Today, IBM announces decreases and increases in purchase prices on selected models and features of RISC System/6000 (R) products.
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394-227 Withdrawal:  IBM AS/400 9402/9404 Upgrade Promotion
The AS/400 (R) 9402/9404 Upgrade Promotion, described in Marketing Announcement 394-175, dated July 26, 1994, has been withdrawn. Effective immediately, orders under this promotion will no longer be accepted. The final Date of Installation for these upgrades is December 30, 1994.

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

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394-231 IBM System/36 and System/38 Trade-In Program Modification
The IBM System/36 (TM) and System/38 (TM) Trade-In Program has been modified. Effective immediately, customers can receive credit by trading in installed System/36 and System/38 systems when acquiring a new AS/400 (R) Advanced Model 236.

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged. This announcement supersedes Marketing Announcement 394-099, dated May 3, 1994. Following is Marketing Announcement 394-099 revised to reflect the above changes.

Eligible customers can receive a credit by trading in designated installed IBM System/36 and System/38 systems and purchasing one of the following replacement machines:

  • AS/400 9406 Model 300, 310, 320 or 30S
  • AS/400 9402 Model 200 or 20S
  • AS/400 9402 Model 236
Customers may trade in multiple System/36 and System/38 models toward the purchase of specified AS/400 models.

The Date of Installation of the replacement machine, as defined in the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA), must have occurred on or after August 11, 1992.

The amount of credit depends on the replacement machine model purchased. The trade-in credit may be combined with other discounts and allowances as long as the total discount amount, including the trade-in credit, does not exceed the maximum discount on the replacement system for which a customer may qualify.

Commercial, state and local government, and education customers can participate in this program. Federal government customers should call 800-333-6705 or 301-564-7970 to determine eligibility.

In accordance with the ICA, products acquired under this program are not to be resold, leased, or transferred to a third party. They are only for productive use in a qualifying location within the United States or Puerto Rico.

Participation in this trade-in program is in lieu of trade-in activity under the standard IBM Trade-In Agreement or any other trade-in program or offering on the replacement products.

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this program at any time.

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394-232 IBM NetView for AIX Version 3 Upgrade Promotion
For a limited time only, customers who upgrade to NetView (R) for AIX (R) Version 3 or NetView Entry for AIX Version 3 will receive a 25% discount off the upgrade charges.

All orders under this promotion must be placed no later than December 30, 1994, by calling IBM Direct at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). The Date of Installation, as defined in the IBM Customer Agreement, must occur on or after October 4, 1994, but no later than January 31, 1995.

Commercial, state and local government and education customers can participate. Federal government customers should call 800-333-6705 or 301-564-7970 to determine eligibility.

This promotion cannot be combined with any other discount or allowance. Customers with a volume or special bid commitment can take advantage of this promotion or their volume/special bid discount. Products acquired under this promotion, however, will count toward their commitment.

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this promotion at any time.

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| o  Customers who order an upgrade to NetView for AIX Version 3    |
|    (5696-731) from AIX SystemView (R) NetView/6000 Version 2      |
|    (5696-362) or AIX NetView/6000 Version 1 (5765-077) through    |
|    IBM Direct will receive a 25% discount off the upgrade         |
|    charges.                                                       |
|                                                                   |
|    OR                                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Customers who order an upgrade to NetView Entry for AIX        |
|    Version 3 (5696-905) from AIX NetView/6000 Entry Version 1     |
|    (5696-464) through IBM Direct will receive a 25% discount off  |
|    the upgrade charges.                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  This promotion does not apply to customers who upgrade to      |
|    NetView for AIX Version 3 (5696-731) from AIX NetView/6000     |
|    Entry Version 1 (5696-464).                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Final order date: December 30, 1994.                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Final Date of Installation: January 31, 1995.                  |
|                                                                   |
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394-233 PROFESSIONAL CADAM and IBM RISC System/6000 Promotion
For a limited time only, you can purchase a RISC System/6000 (R) Model 25T or N40 Notebook, preloaded with the mechanical design and drafting application PROFESSIONAL CADAM**, at special promotional prices.

All orders under this promotion must be placed no later than December 30, 1994, by calling IBM Direct at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). The Date of Installation, as defined in the IBM Customer Agreement, must occur on or after October 4, 1994, but no later than January 31, 1995.

Commercial, state and local government, and education customers can participate. Federal government customers should call 800-333-6705 or 301-564-7970 to determine their eligibility.

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this promotion at any time.

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| o  RISC System/6000 Model 25T or N40 Notebook, preloaded with     |
|    the mechanical design and drafting application PROFESSIONAL    |
|    CADAM, is available for a limited time only at special         |
|    promotional purchase prices.                                   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Final order date: December 30, 1994                         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Final Date of Installation: January 31, 1995                |
|                                                                   |
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394-234 IBM 933X and Non-IBM DASD Trade-In Program Modification
The IBM 933X and Non-IBM DASD Trade-In Program has been modified. Effective immediately, the IBM 9336 Model 10 with Feature 1204 may be traded in for a credit of $3,750 against the purchase of a new 9336 Disk Unit, 9337 Disk Array Subsystem, or AS/400 (R) 9406 Model 3X0 internal feature DASD.

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

This announcement supersedes Marketing Announcement 394-174, dated July 26, 1994, and contains the above changes. Refer to the Additional Information section of this announcement for details.

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394-235 IBM Entry-Level CATIA and RISC System/6000 Promotion
For a limited time only, you can purchase a RISC System/6000 (R) Model 25T, preloaded with CATIA for Solids Part Design and Drafting for the entry-level user, at special promotion prices.

Orders must be placed on or before March 3, 1995. The Date of Installation, as defined in the IBM Customer Agreement, must occur on or after October 4, 1994, but no later than March 17, 1995.

This promotion is available exclusively by calling IBM Direct at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).

Commercial, state and local government, and education customers are eligible to participate. Federal government customers should call 800-333-6705 or 301-564-7970 to determine their eligibility.

This promotion cannot be combined with any other discount or allowance. Customers with a volume or special bid commitment can take advantage of this promotion or their volume/special bid discount.

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this promotion at any time.

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| o  RISC System/6000 Model 25T, preloaded with CATIA for Solids    |
|    Part Design and Drafting for the entry-level user, is          |
|    available for a limited time only at special promotion         |
|    purchase prices.                                               |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Final order date:  March 3, 1995                            |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Final Date of Installation:  March 17, 1995                 |
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694-025 IBM AS/400 Support Family Enhancements, Additional Support
        Package, and Withdrawals
AS/400 (R) Support Line now supports the Image/400 licensed program for Workfolder Application Facility/400 (WAF/400) Version 2 Release 4. No other versions or releases of WAF qualify.

The options for business partners to market and remarket AS/400 Support Line, plus the discounts and fee structure associated with AS/400 Support Family are enhanced to be consistent with other IBM platforms.

Effective immediately, IBM withdraws its three support packages for new customers, established customers, and growing customers. Customers with these support packages will have their contracts automatically renewed on the contract anniversary date at the current prices. In addition, the F-Model Complimentary Package is withdrawn (refer to Services Announcement 694-019, dated August 16, 1994).

Also announced today is an addition to the S/390 (R) Support Family. SystemView (R) SiteManager Services is now available as an S/390 support solution. SystemView SiteManager Services, like AS/400 SiteManager, provides monitoring, control, and notification capabilities to support automated system management facilities.

Charges for Individual Product Selection Support: The following monthly charge is applicable when support for Image/400 (5733-055) is purchased individually. Purchase of support for OS/400 (R) is a prerequisite for individual product support.

Monthly Charge: $169

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| o  Image/400 supported via AS/400 Support Line                    |
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| o  Support packages withdrawn for the following customer groups:  |
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|    -  New                                                         |
|    -  Established                                                 |
|    -  Growing                                                     |
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| o  F-Model Complimentary Package withdrawn                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  SystemView SiteManager Services now available as an S/390      |
|    support solution                                               |
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694-026 IBM AS/400 Advanced 36 Release 7.1 Support and Services
        Enhancements
A new structure for delivering technical software support gives you the flexibility to choose the appropriate support for your AS/400 (R) Advanced 36 system. This structure is consistent with that announced May 3, 1994, for the AS/400 (refer to Services Announcement 694-012) and that announced for all platforms on May 10, 1994 (Services Announcement 694-013). Included with the basic Release 7.1 software license, at no additional charge, are a base set of Program Services and a three-month "getting started" period. Voice support for the AS/400 Advanced 36 will be provided through the AS/400 Support Line service. Technical Education on the AS/400 Advanced 36 System Support Program is also available for new and experienced customers.

In addition, for customers remaining on SSP Releases 5 and 6, IBM expands the S/36 Support Line to provide a prime and full shift coverage option. Three new services for the System/36 (TM) customer that complement S/36 Support Line are:

  • S/36 Associate, an add-on service to S/36 Support Line, leverages resources to help resolve difficult operational questions. A remote technical specialist becomes your support advocate in resolving system problems and questions.
  • S/36 Consult Line continues where S/36 Support Line leaves off by providing a remote consultation service. You can have telephone access to a group of technical experts who will consult on aspects of your System/36 operations.
  • IBM House Call provides access to an on-site technical specialist who can assist you with questions and operational tasks on the System/36, and all IBM hardware platforms.
For AS/400 Advanced 36 customers, the base set of Program Services enables you to report code-related problems via facsimile or through the U.S. Mail service. The complimentary getting started period of AS/400 Support Line service (Marketing Announcement 392-181, dated September 1, 1992) for your AS/400 Advanced 36 provides voice access to usage and code-related problem support. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no additional charge for the first three months after shipment of the Release 7.1 operating system software.

Note: Base support for SSP Releases 5.1 and 6.0 will cover code-related problems only. Usage support for SSP Releases 5.1 and 6.0 is provided via System/36 Support Line (Marketing Announcement 392-181, dated September 1, 1992.)

At any time during or after the three-month complimentary period, you can choose to contract for continued voice access through the AS/400 Support Line fee offering. If the problem reported turns out to be a code-related problem and you have contracted for hourly AS/400 Support Line, the fee for that problem will be waived.

Availability Date: October 4, 1994

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| Release 7.1 Program Services for AS/400 Advanced 36 (at no        |
| additional charge):                                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Ability to request and receive new PTFs via facsimile or       |
|    U.S. Mail                                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Ability to report new problems via facsimile or U.S. Mail      |
|                                                                   |
| Release 7.1 three-month getting started period of complimentary   |
| AS/400 Support Line for AS/400 Advanced 36:                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Around-the-clock voice support for all problems and questions  |
|                                                                   |
| Post-complimentary getting started period for AS/400 Advanced 36  |
| (after first three months of Release 7.1):                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Program Services continue                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Option to contract for AS/400 Support Line                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Option to contract for AS/400 Associate or AS/400 Consult      |
|    Line                                                           |
|                                                                   |
| New System/36 and AS/400 Advanced 36 services introduced:         |
|                                                                   |
| o  S/36 Support Line expanded to include full shift coverage      |
|    option                                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  S/36 Associate service -- provides assigned remote specialist  |
|                                                                   |
| o  S/36 Consult Line service -- provides remote consultation      |
|    beyond S/36 Support Line                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  IBM House Call -- access to on-site technical specialists      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Technical Education in three formats for new and experienced   |
|    customers                                                      |
|                                                                   |
| Monthly Charge (9402-236):                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  AS/400 Support Line:  $98                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  AS/400 Support Line -- Premium:  $217                          |
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694-027 Service Discontinuance:  IBM System/36 Software Service
        Program Changes
Effective April 4, 1995, IBM will discontinue software program services for all IBM System/36 (TM) 5360/5362/5363/5364, AS/Entry 5363, and AS/Entry 9402 Y10 licensed programs and Programming Requests for Price Quotation (PRPQs).

Central Service for DisplayWrite (R)/36 and Personal Services/36 will be extended until April 4, 1995. Service for these products had been announced to discontinue December 31, 1994. Support is extended to end at the same time the remaining System/36 products are withdrawn.

Current System/36 customers may wish to consider purchasing the System/36 Support Line, a service offering that provides voice access to operational usage support including distribution of currently available program temporary fixes (PTFs). Refer to Services Announcement 694-026, dated October 4, 1994, for more details on System/36 Support Line.

IBM will provide the customer with defect support in the following manner:

  • Assistance in determining the source of the problem
  • Problem circumvention assistance
  • IBM program correction
This support is dependent on the availability of resources and all time spent will be billed to the customer at the prevailing IBM hourly rate.

Ongoing programming services continue to be available for a fee from the AS/400 (R) Family of Services. Refer to Services Announcement 694-026, dated October 4, 1994.

Chargeable native System/36 recovery PRPQs for Releases 5.1 and 6.0 will be available June 2, 1995. No additional Authorized Program Analysis Reports (APARs) will be accepted after April 4, 1995.

Software service on all System/36 system programs and PRPQs will be discontinued on April 4, 1995.

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*** STORAGE, I/O AND RELATED EQUIPMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ***

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194-342 Withdrawal:  Toolkit Features and Maintenance Manuals From
        IBM 3900-0W1 Ship Group
Effective October 15, 1994, IBM will withdraw the toolkit features and the maintenance manuals from the IBM 3900-0W1 Advanced Function Printer Ship Group.

These toolkits will continue to be available through the IBM Parts Distribution Center for a charge. Information regarding the ordering of these toolkits and/or maintenance manuals may be obtained from the local IBM Service branch office by calling 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).

Product Number

Feature Description Machine Model Number

Toolkit 3900 0W1 9950

Affected Product Information: The following machine type and/or models are affected by this announcement:
Machine
Type                      Model

3900 0W1

Replacement Product Information: None

"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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194-343 IBM 3900-0W1 Advanced Function Printer Shipment Group Changed
Maintenance manuals and toolkits will not be shipped with the IBM 3900-0W1 Advanced Function Printer effective with orders received on or after October 15, 1994. The price of the IBM 3900-0W1 is not affected by this announcement.

Maintenance manuals and toolkits will continue to be available through the IBM Parts Distribution Center for a charge. Information regarding the ordering of these toolkits and/or maintenance manuals may be obtained from the local IBM Service office by calling 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).

Effective Date: October 15, 1994

*** COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCEMENTS ***

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394-228 Price Changes:
        IBM WaveRunner Digital Modem
Today, IBM announces a decrease in the purchase price of the IBM WaveRunner (TM) Digital Modem. The new, lower purchase price is effective October 4, 1994.

The old and new prices follow:

                     Machine   Feature  Part       Purchase Price
Description           Type     Number   Number     Old        New

WaveRunner MCA 8550 7472 60G0736 $575 $545

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"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

*** WORKSTATIONS ANNOUNCEMENTS ***

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294-645 IBM VisualGen Team Suite Version 1.0
The VisualGen (TM) Team Suite (VGTS) is an advanced, integrated, LAN-based 4GL development environment for mission-critical transaction processing applications. The suite addresses the full application development team with highly productive tools that are supported by an integrated set of software configuration management, data dictionary and repository facilities.

The suite is focused on the enterprise with medium-to-large development teams working on the LAN who need and expect the integrated management and control they are accustomed to in the large systems environment. The suite supports the development of second generation client/server applications that need high volume, quick response as well as high levels of security and data integrity.

IBM is also delivering the VisualGen Team Suite in an integrated fashion for acquisition, installation, support, and service:

  • The suite is being delivered through the CD Showcase (TM) allowing preview, selection, ordering, and installation from the CD.
  • The suite is supported by a rich array of service offerings ranging from turnkey implementation to discipline-specific offerings for the full range of development activities.
  • Integrated support and service is provided under a single service offering.
The VisualGen Team Suite will be made available in Fourth quarter 1994 to a selected set of customers. These customers are participating in a beta for evaluation and test, providing feedback on product function and quality. When these customers confirm that IBM has achieved the functional and quality objectives, IBM will announce planned availability and detailed information regarding pricing and ordering.

Price: $10,000 to $20,000 per developer seat, dependant upon the team size and the hardware/software operating environments within the customer site.

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| The suite provides state-of-the-art visual programming            |
| facilities and assists in deployment of the applications to a     |
| range of workstation and mainframe environments.                  |
|                                                                   |
| VisualGen Team Suite delivers:                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Dramatic client/server application development productivity    |
| o  A fully integrated visual development environment              |
| o  Support for high volume transaction processing                 |
| o  Access to managed data across the enterprise                   |
| o  4GL facilities for specification of client/server              |
|    communications                                                 |
| o  Integrated business requirements, data design and              |
|    administration facilities                                      |
| o  Robust development management and application build            |
|    facilities                                                     |
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294-646 IBM TeamConnection for OS/2 Version 1.0
IBM TeamConnection for OS/2 (R) integrates software configuration management function and object-oriented repository services to support application development in a client/server environment. TeamConnection delivers the integrating platform through which development tools work together to allow a workgroup to develop and maintain business-critical applications.

TeamConnection delivers the function your application development teams need to manage source code, application versions, and application configurations. It also helps automate and streamline your application build process. The integrated problem tracking and change control system ensures that, while your application developers are more productive, your project leaders can effectively manage the development process and track progress.

An open, extendable information model provides the vehicle for data sharing between a set of integrated tools using TeamConnection. This object-oriented information model enables an extensible architecture, thus ensuring continued support for new versions of existing tools, as well as new tools that are brought into the repository environment. IBM Exchange for OS/2 provides the function necessary to migrate a customer's existing model information into TeamConnection.

TeamConnection is built on Object Design, Inc's ObjectStore object- oriented database, which allows TeamConnection's repository to store fine-grained application development data with high performance. Its configuration management, change control and problem tracking facilities work equally well with fine-grained data and conventional coarse-grained data (files). The integration of these higher level services with more traditional repository services such as constraint checking, version management, concurrent and distributed access, and data exchange, make TeamConnection a state-of-the-art repository.

TeamConnection is designed to complement your existing application development environment. It will be delivered as an integrated component within IBM's application development solution offerings. These include Enterprise 4GL client/server application environment, Workgroup C++ application environment, and Enterprise 3GL client/server application environment.

TeamConnection is being made available with the VisualGen (TM) Team Suite (VGTS), IBM's new, integrated enterprise 4GL application environment. VisualGen Team Suite integrates the market-leading VisualGen 4GL development product with a LAN-based set of management and control facilities that deliver for the first time a rapid application development environment on an object-based repository.

Planned Beta Date: Fourth quarter 1994

TeamConnection will be made available Fourth quarter 1994 to a selected set of customers. These customers are participating in a Beta evaluation and test, providing feedback on product function and quality. When these customers confirm that IBM has achieved the functional and quality objectives, IBM will announce planned availability and detailed information regarding pricing and ordering.

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| o  Supports a defined, but flexible development process           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Keeps track of application component revisions                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports concurrent development with reconciliation            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Manages the application change process                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Automates and integrates the application build process         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Automates the project release and delivery process             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides archive, backup and recovery facilities               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides data persistence with rich O-O data modelling that    |
|    is OMG compliant                                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides SOM-based programming language independent APIs       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports concurrent, distributed data access                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides mechanisms for data and event notification            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports schema evolution of its open, extensible repository   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Supports evolution of the current data model                |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Allows extensibility of the model by others                 |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Facilitates data sharing                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Supports data exchange with other platforms and CASE tools     |
|    (including migration of legacy data) through the optional      |
|    feature IBM Exchange for OS/2                                  |
|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
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294-652 Cooperative Software Withdrawal:  Metaphor Data
        Interpretation System (DIS)  Release 2.0
Effective immediately, IBM withdraws Data Interpretation (5758-MP0) from marketing under the IBM Cooperative Software Program. For information about these products, contact Andrea Reid at 408-463-2293.

"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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394-229 Price Changes:  NELF 5250 Emulation Family Software Products
Today, IBM announces increased National Education License Fees (NELF), plus decreased NELF percentages on selected features of 5250 Emulation Family Software Products.

The old and new charges and NELF percentages follow:

Program    Feature   Part
Number     Number    Number                       Old          New

5871-AAA 7270 82G7292 List Price $249 $249 NELF Percent 30.0% 27.0% NELF 174 182 5872-AAA 7271 82G7291 List Price 189 189 NELF Percent 30.0% 28.0% NELF 132 136 7272 82G7290 List Price 189 189 NELF Percent 30.0% 28.0% NELF 132 136 5873-AAA 7273 82G7289 List Price 149 149 NELF Percent 30.0% 27.0% NELF 104 109 5874-AAA 7274 82G7288 List Price 119 119 NELF Percent 30.0% 27.0% NELF 83 87 7275 82G7287 List Price 119 119 NELF Percent 30.0% 27.0% NELF 83 87 5876-AAA 7276 82G7293 List Price 22 22 NELF Percent 30.0% 23.0% NELF 15 17

"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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394-230 Price Changes:  NEP 5250 Emulation Family Hardware Products
Today, IBM announces increased National Education Prices (NEP) plus decreased NEP percentages on selected features of 5250 Emulation Family Hardware Products.

*** APPLICATION OFFERINGS ANNOUNCEMENTS ***

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294-640 IBM COBOL Family
Today's introduction represents IBM's most sweeping COBOL enhancements in a decade! IBM is bringing the industry's premier COBOL capability to the workstation and adding a visual development environment. In addition, IBM is adding object-oriented extensions for the OS/2 (R) workstation and MVS host.

With the IBM COBOL Family, you can create high performance applications running on host systems, workstations, and in heterogeneous client/server systems with improved data access to DB2 (R), IMS and CICS (TM). The powerful new capabilities of the visual development environment help programmers create transactions, access databases and files, and link program components visually.

This announcement expands the IBM COBOL language for OS/2 and MVS to include object-oriented capability in both the IBM COBOL for OS/2 and a new release of the host product, IBM COBOL for MVS & VM (TM) (formerly called IBM COBOL/370 (TM)). Additional object-oriented environments are planned to be added in the future. COBOL applications will be able to define and access objects using the System Object Model (TM) (SOM), IBM's strategic OO technology. SOM is the base technology in the SOMobjects (TM) family of products.

Support for application development will be integrated with the workstation and host environments through a wide range of tools. These tools, over time, will provide program structuring, application and program understanding, and an array of testing functions. Utilizing a comprehensive integration approach, the IBM COBOL environment will also link to the newly announced "IBM TeamConnection for OS/2." All of these will provide a complete development environment for IBM COBOL customers, including support for library management, data dictionary, data modeling and database design.

The host capabilities for IBM COBOL have also been enhanced with consistency across mainframe environments with IBM COBOL for MVS & VM Release 1 and the new IBM COBOL for VSE (TM). The VSE/ESA (TM) languages were announced on September 13, 1994 (Software Announcement 294-519).

Workstation COBOL is being delivered initially in the "IBM COBOL for OS/2" and the "IBM COBOL for AIX (R)" development systems. Additionally, IBM intends to support 32-bit Windows+, other UNIX** environments and non-IBM databases in the future.

Early customer shipments of the new offerings are planned for Fourth quarter 1994. Dates for general availability will be announced during First quarter 1995.

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| IBM is announcing new COBOL products on OS/2, AIX and MVS & VM.   |
|                                                                   |
| o  For OS/2, IBM is announcing a new COBOL product, IBM COBOL     |
|    for OS/2.  IBM COBOL for OS/2 provides:                        |
|    -  32-bit compiler with object-oriented language support       |
|    -  DB2/2 (TM), CICS/2 (TM), TeamConnection for OS/2, and IMS   |
|       Client Server/2 (TM) support                                |
|    -  Local record-oriented file access                           |
|    -  Novell** Btrieve** file system support                      |
| o  For AIX, IBM is announcing a new COBOL product, IBM COBOL for  |
|    AIX.  IBM COBOL for AIX provides:                              |
|    -  Common Desktop Environment (CDE) integration                |
|    -  CICS/6000 (TM), and DB2/6000 (TM)                           |
|    -  ENCINA Shared File Systems (SFS)**                          |
| o  For MVS, IBM is announcing a new release of IBM COBOL for MVS  |
|    & VM.  IBM COBOL for MVS & VM provides:                        |
|    -  Object-oriented language extensions                         |
|    -  Direct creation of System Object Models (SOM) objects       |
|    -  Access to existing SOM-based class libraries                |
|                                                                   |
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294-643 IBM VisualGen for Windows, AIX and OS/400
VisualGen (TM) is an OS/2 (R)-based application development solution for applications that run in a variety of workstation and host environments. It provides the capability to define, test and generate, in the same development environment, graphical user interface (GUI) client applications, server applications, and single-system applications.

VisualGen Developer Version 1.1 is enhanced to define, test and generate GUI client applications for Microsoft** Windows+ Version 3.1. Windows Version 3.1 can now be included as a GUI client application in the broad set of client/server application configurations. The GUI client, for both OS/2 and Windows 3.1, is enhanced to support Double Byte Character Support (DBCS) end-user client applications.

VisualGen Developer Version 1.1 is enhanced to define, test and generate applications on OS/2 for execution in the AIX (R) environment. The AIX application can now be a server in a client/server environment, a server application in the middle tier of a 3-tier client/server environment, a single-system character-based, a batch or a single-system application. Support is provided for accessing DATABASE 2 (TM)/6000 relational data.

VisualGen Developer Version 1.1 is enhanced to define, test and generate applications for the OS/2 environment without requiring CICS (TM) OS/2. The OS/2 application can now be used as a server in a client/server environment, as a server application in the middle tier of a 3-tier client/server environment, a single-system character-based, a batch or a single-system application. Support is provided for accessing IBM DB2 (R) relational databases.

VisualGen provides broad support for IBM's transaction management systems, CICS and IMS and for IBM's leading edge commercial messaging family, MQSeries (TM). Additionally, VisualGen provides tight integration with the DB2 family of relational database products and fully exploits IBM's Distributed Relational Database Architecture (TM) (DRDA (TM)) at definition, test and execution.

Planned Availability Date: December 30, 1994

  • March 31, 1995 -- VisualGen Workgroup Services and VisualGen Developer support for Japanese, Korean, Swiss German, German, Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian
Refer to Software Announcement 294-644, dated October 4, 1994, for additional ordering information regarding the VisualGen Workgroup Services for AIX Version 1.1.
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| VisualGen Version 1.1 is an OS/2-based set of products with the   |
| following new features:                                           |
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| o  Visual construction and generation of event-driven GUI         |
|    applications for Windows Version 3.1                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  GUI end-user applications are enabled for Double Byte          |
|    Character Support                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Support for generating clients, server and single-system       |
|    character-based applications for AIX                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Support for generating clients, server and single-system       |
|    character-based applications for native OS/2                   |
|                                                                   |
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294-644 IBM VisualGen Services for AIX and OS/400
VisualGen (TM) is an OS/2 (R)-based application development solution for applications that run in a variety of workstation and host environments including AIX (R) as a new execution environment. It provides the capability to define, test and generate, in the same development environment, graphical user interface (GUI) client applications, server applications, and single-system applications.

VisualGen Developer Version 1.1 is enhanced to define, test and generate GUI client applications for Microsoft** Windows+ Version 3.1. Windows Version 3.1 can now be included as a GUI client application in the broad set of client/server application configurations. The GUI client, for both OS/2 and Windows 3.1, is enhanced to support Double Byte Character Support (DBCS) end-user client applications.

VisualGen Developer Version 1.1 is enhanced to define, test and generate applications on OS/2 for execution in the AIX environment. The AIX application can now be a server in a client/server environment, a server application in the middle tier of a 3-tier client/server environment, a single-system character-based, a batch or a single-system application. Support is provided for accessing DATABASE 2 (TM)/6000 relational data.

VisualGen Developer Version 1.1 is enhanced to define, test and generate applications for the OS/2 environment without requiring CICS (TM) OS/2. The OS/2 application can now be used as a server in a client/server environment, as a server application in the middle tier of a 3-tier client/server environment, a single-system character-based, a batch or a single-system application. Support is provided for accessing IBM DB2 (R) relational databases.

VisualGen provides broad support for IBM's transaction management systems, CICS and IMS and for IBM's leading edge commercial messaging family, MQSeries (TM). Additionally, VisualGen provide tight integration with the DB2 family of relational database products and fully exploits IBM's Distributed Relational Database Architecture (TM) (DRDA (TM)) at definition, test and execution.

Price: $1,250

Planned Availability Dates:

  • December 30, 1994 -- English, Uppercase English
  • March 31, 1995 -- Japanese, Korean, Swiss German, German, Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian
Refer to Software Announcement 294-643, dated October 4, 1994, for additional information regarding the workstation components of VisualGen.
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| VisualGen Version 1.1 is an OS/2-based set of products with the   |
| following new features:                                           |
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| o  Visual construction and generation of event-driven GUI         |
|    applications for Windows Version 3.1                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  GUI end-user applications are enabled for Double Byte          |
|    Character Support                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Support for generating clients, server, and single-system      |
|    character-based applications for AIX                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Support for generating clients, server and single-system       |
|    character-based applications for native OS/2                   |
|                                                                   |
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294-647 IBM DataAtlas for OS/2 Version 1.0
Feel like you've lost control of your organization's growing application development and database environment? The IBM DataAtlas for OS/2 (R) enables you to regain control over your company's metadata, the information you rely on every day to accurately describe your organization's data and applications.

IBM DataAtlas for OS/2 has rich functionality to handle a wide range of databases and languages for the development of new applications and the maintenance of existing applications.

DataAtlas handles your relational and hierarchical database definitions for IBM's premier MVS and OS/2 databases: DB2 (R) for MVS, DB2 for OS/2 (DB2/2 (TM)), and IMS DB. Support will also be provided for Oracle** and Sybase**.

It handles your high-level language data definitions for VisualGen (TM), COBOL, and PL/I. It can also scan your JCL libraries to assist you in documenting your application systems.

DataAtlas participates in the IBM VisualGen Team Suite. The VisualGen Team Suite is an advanced, integrated, LAN-based development environment for mission-critical transaction processing applications. This suite provides visual programming, 4GL development and testing, conceptual data modeling, and database design, along with the data administration facilities of DataAtlas. These facilities are tightly integrated and managed by the TeamConnection component, a robust, LAN-based, object oriented repository incorporating a software configuration manager (SCM).

With this solution, you can quickly develop the application with a powerful visual programming/code generation tool, VisualGen, find and include the data that is needed via DataAtlas, test, and do an automated build and package via the TeamConnection. All this can be done within this tightly integrated solution.

DataAtlas, through TeamConnection, provides facilities for versioning, model extensibility, constraint specification and checking, and a SQL query capability all built upon a LAN-based object-oriented database.

IBM intends to make DataAtlas available in Fourth quarter 1994 as a part of the VisualGen Team Suite to a selected set of customers. These customers are participating in a beta evaluation and test, providing feedback on product function and quality. When these customers confirm that IBM has achieved the functional and quality objectives, IBM then plans to announce availability and detailed information regarding pricing and ordering.

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| Application programmers and database administrators can use       |
| DataAtlas to:                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Populate DataAtlas with data definitions from the production   |
|    environment                                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Migrate definitions from the OS/VS DB/DC Data Dictionary       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Create new definitions                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Maintain existing definitions                                  |
|                                                                   |
| o  Query the relationships and effects of change on definitions   |
|    in the repository                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Validate definitions prior to placing them back in your        |
|    production environment                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Generate data definitions back to your production environment  |
|    for:                                                           |
|                                                                   |
|    -  DB2                                                         |
|    -  DB2/2                                                       |
|    -  IMS/ESA DB                                                  |
|    -  Oracle                                                      |
|    -  Sybase                                                      |
|    -  COBOL                                                       |
|    -  PL/I                                                        |
|                                                                   |
| DataAtlas:                                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a state-of-the-art OS/2 Presentation Manager (R)      |
|    object oriented graphical user interface (GUI) with an         |
|    integrated tutorial                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Participates in IBM VisualGen Team Suite                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Utilizes the versioning, model extensibility, constraint       |
|    specification and checking, and SQL query capability of        |
|    TeamConnection                                                 |
|                                                                   |
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294-648 Version 2.0 of IBM Smalltalk for OS/2 and Version 2.0 of IBM
        Smalltalk for Windows
IBM Smalltalk is a standards-compliant, integrated Smalltalk language and development environment that programmers can use to rapidly develop applications for the OS/2 (R) and Windows+ operating systems. Smalltalk is a part of the same product family as VisualAge (TM) and complements the VisualAge offerings. It is the same Smalltalk available in VisualAge.

IBM Smalltalk is for customers who do object-oriented development directly with the Smalltalk language and development environment. This development can be with IBM Smalltalk only or in combination with VisualAge. Applications written in IBM Smalltalk are fully compatible with applications written with VisualAge and vice versa. Objects created with Smalltalk can be reused without change in either offering.

The Smalltalk family includes:

  • IBM Smalltalk, the entry-level product for individual programmers. Features of Smalltalk include:
    • A complete set of programming tools: editor, browser, debugger, compiler, and inspector
    • A class library that facilitates code reuse and portability across OS/2 and Windows platforms
    • System Object Model (SOM) support to facilitate reuse of objects and interoperability across programming languages
    • Access to the DB2 (R) family of relational databases
  • IBM Smalltalk Team, the advanced product for individuals or teams who require robust function such as version control, configuration management, performance tuning, and a centralized repository of classes. Smalltalk Team includes the functions of Smalltalk.
These VisualAge Version 2.0 features can be used with Smalltalk:
  • VisualAge COBOL Language feature, which provides support for reusing programs developed in COBOL or any language that supports native operating system DLLs. C support is included in IBM Smalltalk.
  • VisualAge Communications/Transaction feature, which provides communications and transaction processing components.
  • VisualAge Multi-Database feature, which provides database components for interfacing with ORACLE**, Microsoft** SQL Server** and Sybase**. DB2 support is included in Smalltalk.
For additional information about VisualAge and VisualAge features, refer to Software Announcement 294-610, dated October 4, 1994.

One-Time Charges: $995 for IBM Smalltalk; $3,495 for IBM Smalltalk Team

Planned Availability Date: October 14, 1994

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| o  Part of the same product family as VisualAge                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Standards-compliant Smalltalk language                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Portability across supported platforms                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Integrated development environment                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  Robust class library                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Access to a range of communications protocols, databases, and  |
|    preexisting code through the use of VisualAge feature          |
|    products                                                       |
|                                                                   |
| o  Access to the DB2 family of relational databases               |
|                                                                   |
| o  SOM support                                                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  DBCS support                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Team programming                                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Change management                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Version control                                                |
|                                                                   |
| Benefits include:                                                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Ability to create mission-critical, line-of-business           |
|    applications                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Significant code reuse                                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  Platform-independent applications across supported platforms   |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increased programmer productivity                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  High-quality applications                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Reduced maintenance                                            |
|                                                                   |
| This announcement completely satisfies the statement of           |
| direction in Software Announcement 294-349, dated May 24, 1994.   |
|                                                                   |
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294-649 Withdrawal:  IBM VisualAge for OS/2, Version 1.0 and
        Documentation
Effective January 13, 1995, IBM will withdraw from marketing selected programs licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement.

Effective October 14, 1994, IBM will withdraw selected Additional Licenses.

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294-650 IBM C/C++ for MVS/ESA -- A New Addition to the IBM C Set ++
        Family of Application Development Products
IBM intends to introduce a new addition to the C Set ++ (TM) family of products: C/C++ for MVS/ESA (TM). This announcement is designed to establish IBM as a leading vendor in the cross-platform C/C++ application development marketplace by providing a powerful set of object-oriented development tools for MVS. This new addition will complement the existing set of C Set ++ products which includes C Set ++ for OS/2 (R), C Set ++ for AIX (R), and C Set ++ for OS/400 (R). Mission critical C and C++ applications for MVS start here.

IBM C/C++ for MVS/ESA is designed to be the state-of-the-art MVS-based, language-centered environment which application developers will use to create, modify, test, and debug mission critical C or C++ applications targeted to execute on the MVS/ESA platform. Building on the strengths of the existing C/370 (TM) product, C/C++ for MVS/ESA will add C++ language support and will feature the following set of application development tools:

  • A C compiler based on the existing C/370 product
  • A C++ compiler delivering features consistent with other C Set ++ products, such as template support, exception handling, and Direct-To-SOM (DTS).
  • A starter set of C++ class libraries
  • A mainframe interactive debugger
C/C++ for MVS/ESA is designed to exploit the C/C++ runtime found in Language Environment (R)/370 (LE/370) and in MVS/ESA SP Version 5 C/370 Language Support Feature.

The environment will combine the best of the technology inherent in the C/370 product with the object-oriented technology found in other members of the IBM C Set ++ family of products. Since it will be object-oriented, you will be able to reuse existing C++ objects to quickly create and modify applications. Considering that it will be derived from C/370, applications created with C/C++ for MVS/ESA will be of the high quality developers of mission critical applications depend on. Most C and C++ applications created with the IBM C Set ++ development products will behave consistently across all supported workstation and host platforms. This means that applications created with C/C++ for MVS/ESA will not only behave as developers expect them to behave but the source code will be very portable between platforms. In addition, programmers will be able to optimize their applications to exploit MVS/ESA host characteristics. The result will be high optimization in terms of speed and utilization of computer resources.

Planned Availability Date: The C/C++ for MVS/ESA technology will be available on December 30, 1994, to a selected set of customers. These customers will participate in a Beta evaluation and test, providing feedback on product function and quality. When these customers confirm that IBM has achieved functional and quality objectives, IBM will announce planned availability and detailed information regarding pricing and ordering.

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| IBM C/C++ for MVS/ESA is designed to be an MVS-based,             |
| language-centered environment featuring:                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  A standards-compliant optimizing C compiler with Dynamic Link  |
|    Library (DLL) support                                          |
|                                                                   |
| o  A standards-compliant optimizing C/C++ compiler with template  |
|    support, exception handling, C++ Direct-To-SOM (DTS), and      |
|    Dynamic Link Library (DLL) support                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  A starter set of C++ class libraries                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  A mainframe interactive debugger                               |
|                                                                   |
| o  Extensions to both the existing C/370 product (by adding       |
|    native C++ support) and the C Set ++ family of products (by    |
|    adding support for the MVS/ESA operating system)               |
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294-656 IBM FormTalk Version 1 for Windows
FormTalk is an online forms routing and approval system for LAN users. FormTalk provides a simple solution for automating the forms process in an organization. Already available for OS/2 (R), the Windows+ version is now being validated by customers against a set of quality objectives. The OS/2 and Windows versions can work together, providing a cross-platform solution for your business.

Whether an organization is large or small, information is an integral part of business. Controlling the flow of that information is vital to the success of an organization, since information determines the quality of service provided to customers. Organizations can use FormTalk as a faster and more efficient means of collecting and distributing information in the workplace.

With FormTalk, users can design forms, enter form data online, and route forms to other users for approval or information.

FormTalk offers many unique features:

  • Entry-level workflow capability.
  • Simple-to-use, intuitive interface with icons and pull-down menus -- very little education required.
  • Form design, routing, and approval capabilities in the same package -- available to all users, if required.
  • Sequential or parallel routing of forms for approval.
  • Mail acknowledgments to track approvals.
  • Use of underlying mail system to transport forms -- very little administration required. Support is provided for Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI)-enabled mail systems such as Microsoft** Mail Version 3.2 for Windows, and for Vendor Independent Messaging (VIM)-enabled mail systems, such as Lotus** Notes** Release 3.0c for Windows or cc:Mail** Version 2.0 for Windows.
With FormTalk, organizations can:
  • Quickly implement process changes
  • Improve productivity and customer service
  • Improve data accuracy
  • Potentially reduce costs
Planned availability and ordering and pricing information will be announced at a later date.
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| o  Speeds the flow of information through organizations,          |
|    improving productivity and customer service                    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Increases the quality of data used in organizations by         |
|    validating form data and providing field-level help            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Eliminates costly, error-prone rekeying of form data at the    |
|    end of a processing cycle                                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Potentially reduces costs by eliminating the need for:         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Specialist design groups                                    |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Printing, distribution, and storage of paper forms          |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides a low-cost way for organizations to leverage          |
|    investments in LAN technology, allowing delivery of            |
|    information across organizations                               |
|                                                                   |
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294-638 Withdrawal and Discontinuance:  Selected Retail &
        Distribution Solutions IBM Licensed Programs
Effective January 4, 1995, IBM will withdraw from marketing selected store systems programs licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement. In addition, effective May 4, 1995, or November 4, 1995, program services will be discontinued. Please see the Description section for a complete listing of affected programs.

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294-639 Enhancements to IBM 4690 Operating System Version 1
IBM 4690 Operating System Version 1 is enhanced to support Ethernet, additional I/O devices and DOS-based terminals. The new feature, 4690 Terminal Services for DOS, provides an environment at the point-of-sale (POS) terminal to allow 4680 BASIC POS applications, such as General Sales Application, Supermarket Application and POS applications written to 4680/90 Terminal C-API to function on general- use platforms.

Major functions:

  • Include support of Ethernet for communications and data distribution from controller-to-controller (Multiple Controller feature), for communications with POS terminals from controller (LAN feature) for support of NetBios (NetBios feature) and support for SNA services (Communications feature).
  • Provide support for new terminal I/O hardware:
    • IBM 4698 POS flat-bed scanners (4698 Model 1 and 2)
    • Complementary products (4678)
      • Checkmate 2020 Signature Capture device (Models A01, A02)
      • Symbol Technologies's hand-held scanners (LT 1730 Laser Touch Scanner (Model B01), LS 2030MX Scanner (Model B02), LS
      • 9100 Omnidirectional Scanner (Model B03)).
  • 4690 Terminal Services for DOS feature creates a 4690-like environment in the terminal on DOS providing full support for 4680 BASIC applications, such as GSA and SA, and POS applications written to the 4680/90 Terminal C-API. No changes to the applications are required. The hardware supported includes the
  • 4694 and 4693 terminals, with the exception of the Model 2x2. These terminals are supported over Token-Ring or Ethernet. Support for other terminal platforms or LAN options, such as store loop, is available through a services agreement with the requesting customer.
  • Use of the broadcast load capability of Remote Initial Program Load (RIPL) to load the 4690 Terminal Services for DOS feature into the terminal.
  • The 4690 Terminal Services for DOS feature allows access to the local diskette and/or hard file from the POS application.
  • The 4690 Terminal Services for DOS feature provides a migration path for 4690 OS users who would like to have a general-use operating system running in the POS terminal and store controller while continuing to use their existing 4680 BASIC applications. The 4690 OS and the IBM StorePlace Distributed Data Services for OS/2 (R) with its 4690 Controller Services for OS/2 feature support POS terminals running 4690 Terminal Services for DOS feature and 4690 OS running in 4683 and 4693 terminals.
Reference: Software Announcements 293-281, dated June 1, 1993 and 294-651, dated October 4, 1994

Planned Availability Dates:

  • December 16, 1994, for 4690 OS enhancements
  • March 31, 1995, for 4690 Terminal Services for DOS feature
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| o  Provides standard-function Ethernet LAN support for            |
|    controller-to-controller communications and data               |
|    distribution, for NetBios and SNA services communications,     |
|    and for controller-to-terminal communications.                 |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides broadcast load of terminal running with 4690          |
|    Terminal Services for DOS feature from 4690 OS controller.     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides support for new terminal I/O devices, such as an IBM  |
|    flat-bed scanner, Checkmate Signature Capture device, and      |
|    Symbol Technologies's hand-held scanners.                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides DOS support in the terminal for 4680/90               |
|    applications, such as GSA, SA; and applications written to     |
|    4680/90 Terminal C-API.                                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides capability to operate 4680/90 applications on         |
|    general-use terminal platforms.                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides capability in 4690 Terminal Services for DOS feature  |
|    to support access to local POS terminal diskette/hard file by  |
|    the POS application.                                           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provides capability to be supported by IBM StorePlace          |
|    Distributed Data Services for OS/2, 4690 Controller Services   |
|    for OS/2 feature.                                              |
|                                                                   |
| o  Protects customer's investment in 4680/90 applications by      |
|    providing support for 4680/90 applications across multiple     |
|    platforms.                                                     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Offers services agreement through IBM Retail and Distribution  |
|    Solutions (R&DS) Laboratory (Raleigh, North Carolina),         |
|    through the local marketing organization.                      |
|                                                                   |
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294-651 IBM StorePlace Family
IBM StorePlace (TM) is the open software architecture framing IBM's current and future generations of store application solutions which span multiple hardware and software technologies.

StorePlace focuses on providing customized solutions to meet your in-store business and information technology needs in the areas of:

  • Point-of-Sale
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resource Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Decision Support
A rich object-oriented application function library provides the foundation from which IBM works with you to build your unique solutions. By applying IBM's information technology and retail skills to your unique set of business challenges, we can develop solutions you need to help maintain your competitive edge.

StorePlace begins with products and offerings that are the framework for customized point-of-sale solutions and in-store processing environments. They are initially enabled for OS/2 (R), AIX (R), and DOS with other IBM and non-IBM platforms being added in the future.

StorePlace will enable you to be on the leading edge of the retail information technology evolution. A key aspect of the StorePlace framework is flexibility: rapid technology advances become an advantage, giving you the opportunity to exploit the pace of change as one of your competitive edges.

StorePlace introduces a new way of doing business with IBM. Unlike vendors who supply only pieces and parts, IBM supplies solutions -- solutions that can be tailored to meet your current needs and position you well to face tomorrow's challenges.

These solutions can be obtained by customizing our application suite to meet your requirements through an IBM Joint Project Agreement. The customer agreement will be with the Retail & Distribution Solutions (R&DS) laboratory in Raleigh, NC through their local IBM office. The R&DS team has the proper mix of retail experience and technology skills to address state of the art technologies such as open systems, object-oriented design, data modeling, and graphical user interfaces.

Joint Project Agreements:

  • Customer Engagements Begin: October 7, 1994
IBM StorePlace Time and Attendance for OS/2 and AIX:
  • Customer Engagements Begin: March 1, 1995
IBM StorePlace Distributed Data Services for OS/2: IBM StorePlace Logical Data Access for OS/2 and AIX: IBM StorePlace Relational Database Facility for OS/2:
  • Planned Early Customer Involvement: March 1, 1995
  • Planned Availability Date: June 30, 1995
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IN BRIEF . . .

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| StorePlace Solutions:                                             |
|                                                                   |
| o  IBM's next generation of store application solutions           |
|                                                                   |
| o  Focuses on customized open solutions using open operating      |
|    systems, object-oriented design, data modeling, and graphical  |
|    user interfaces                                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Offerings for point-of-sale and in-store processing            |
|    environments which are enabled on OS/2, AIX, and DOS           |
|                                                                   |
| o  A rich array of functions that can meet your in-store          |
|    business challenges                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Provide the availability and reliability required for support  |
|    of store operations                                            |
|                                                                   |
| o  Investment protection for your current store solutions         |
|                                                                   |
| The StorePlace framework provides:                                |
|                                                                   |
| o  Architected technology in key areas such as:                   |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Data sharing among multiple applications and systems        |
|    -  Consistent user interfaces                                  |
|    -  Adherence to key industry standards                         |
|    -  Extending and tailoring functions                           |
|    -  Installation and maintenance                                |
|    -  Migration and investment protection                         |
|                                                                   |
| o  The ability to easily integrate off-the-shelf applications     |
|                                                                   |
| o  Service and support that is tailored to your business needs    |
|                                                                   |
| o  Leadership in enabling new technologies                        |
|                                                                   |
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294-642 IBM PL/I Family
Today's announcement represents IBM's continued commitment to the PL/I family of products. IBM plans to have IBM PL/I products continue to support the broad range of requirements that PL/I customers have been asking for, specifically, moving to other platforms and delivering important function on the host product. Today's announcement includes the intent to release the following:
  • CoOperative Development Environment/370 (CODE/370 1.2) support
  • Multitasking support for PL/I for MVS and VM in Language Environment/370 1.4
  • PL/I for VSE/ESA support using LE/370 (for information about PL/I for VSE/ESA see Software Announcement 294-519)
  • PL/I for AIX (TM) visual development environment
  • PL/I for OS/2 (R) visual development environment enhancements (refer to Software Announcement 294-338 for information about Release 1)
Enhancements to the existing IBM PL/I for MVS and VM and PL/I for OS/2 along with the introduction of the new PL/I for AIX will provide multiple platforms and client/server support, representing a rich set of language functions and tools across multiple platforms. OS/2 and host PL/I products support local and remote data access through distributed DB2 (R) and DDCS, CICS (TM), IMS Client Server/2 (TM), and local and remote VSAM support today and, with the addition of AIX, the PL/I programmer will have even more options.

IBM plans to extend the IBM PL/I family to AIX with an integrated visual development environment to support the AIX programmer in quickly developing high quality PL/I applications. This is an extensive new set of PL/I language function, designed to provide even more power to already comprehensive language facilities, will be available.

IBM plans to deliver CODE/370 support for PL/I MVS and VM to enable the PL/I programmer on the host to use the cooperative or MFI debugger, help, and edit facilities available through CODE/370. Users of PL/I for MVS and VM will have multitasking support available with Language Environment/370 1.4 and the ability to use PLICALLx functions will be shipped in PL/I for MVS and VM 1.1.1.

The tool set in IBM PL/I for OS/2 currently supports application development of client/server code on OS/2. With the addition of host communication facilities, PL/I programmers will have the capability of remote support for enhancement and maintenance of existing PL/I applications, and development of server code on MVS, VM, VSE and AIX. Additional tools planned for the PL/I for OS/2 products include a PL/I language-sensitive editor, language-sensitive help, WorkFrame/2 Version 3 integration, PL/I parts integration into VisualAge (TM), as well as enhancements to the visual tools available with PL/I.

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| IBM PL/I intends to provide the following:                        |
|                                                                   |
| o  For AIX:                                                       |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Compile, edit and debug functions on the AIX platform       |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Language sensitive editing and help                         |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Program Builder                                             |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Common Desktop Environment Integration                      |
|                                                                   |
| o  For MVS:                                                       |
|                                                                   |
|    -  CoOperative Development Environment/370 (CODE/370) support  |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Multitasking support via Language Environment/370 1.4       |
|                                                                   |
|    -  PLICALLA/B support in PL/I for MVS and VM 1.1.1             |
|                                                                   |
| o  For OS/2:                                                      |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Capability to use PL/I objects in IBM VisualAge             |
|       development environment                                     |
|                                                                   |
|    -  LPEX 32-bit editor/language-sensitive help support          |
|                                                                   |
|    -  WorkFrame/2 Version 3 enablement                            |
|                                                                   |
|    -  Host communication and access to files                      |
|                                                                   |
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394-236 Modification: I-DEAS Master Series and RISC System/6000
        Promotion
The I-DEAS Master Series and RISC System/6000 (R) Promotion has been modified. Effective immediately, the desktop package, consisting of I-DEAS Drafting and I-DEAS Solid Modeling, has been expanded to include the RISC System/6000 Model 25T and associated software. The new price for the desktop package is $22,709.55.

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged. For a complete description of this promotion, see Marketing Announcement 394-163, dated July 12, 1994.

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"The summary above is the entire text of this announcement."

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494-009 IBM Education Announcement Summary
This summary includes new courses, withdrawals, and price changes offered by IBM Education and Training.

For details about these and other IBM education offerings and services, including public schedules, locations, and enrollments, or to request a private or custom class, call 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) or contact your local IBM representative. For private classes, additional charges may be applicable for instructor travel and living, facilities, and remote class lab support.

Additional information is available via the Education application on IBMLink (TM) or in the next published issues of the IBM Education and Training Catalogs of Education.

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NEW COURSES

TCP/IP for MVS/VM Implementation (G3886)

    Duration: 3 days
    Tuition: $1,185
    Private Class Price: $15,000 for 1-14 students;
    $300 per additional student.
    Availability: September 1994
Software Change Management Using NetView (R) DM/2 (G3887)
    Duration: 4 days
    Tuition: $1,800
    Private Class Price: $23,000 for 1-14 students;
    $400 per additional student.
    Availability: October 1994
Change Management Using NetView DM with NetView DM/2 (G3888)
    Duration: 1 day
    Tuition: $425
    Availability: October 1994
MVS/ESA (TM) SP V4.2 to MVS/ESA SP V5 Update (H3986)
    Duration: 3 1/2 days
    Tuition: $1,320
    Private Class Price: $11,880 for 1-14 students;
    $350 per additional student.
    Availability: February 1995

    This course replaces DFSMS/MVS (TM) and MVS/ESA SP V4.3 Update
    for MVS System Programmers (H4000), effective February 1995.

MVS/ESA SP V3 to MVS/ESA SP V5 Update (H3989)
    Duration: 4 1/2 days
    Tuition: $1,575
    Private Class Price: $15,750 for 1-14 students;
    $450 per additional student.
    Availability: February 1995
S/390 (R) Parallel Sysplex Planning and Implementation (H4014)
    Duration: 4 1/2 days
    Tuition: $1,850
    Private Class Price: $16,650 for 1-14 students;
    $450 per additional student.
    Availability: February 1995
S/390 Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery (H4015)
    Duration: 4 days
    Tuition: $2,600
    Private Class Price: $16,500 for 1-20 students in lecture, 1-8
    in lab
    Availability: November 1994
S/390 Hardware Management Console (HMC) Operations (H4016)
    Private course code: ER427
    Duration: 2 days
    Private Class Price: $8,500 for 1-20 students in lecture, 1-8 in
    lab
    Availability: November 1994
DFSMShsm (TM): ABARS Workshop for Storage Administrators (J3719)
    Duration: 3 days
    Tuition: $1,125
    Private Class Price: $11,250 for 1-14 students;
    $300 per additional student.
    Availability: January 1995

    This course replaces DFHSM: ABARS Workshop (J3718) effective
    January 1995.

DFSMShsm: ABARS Workshop for Application Programmers (J3721)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $750
    Private Class Price: $7,500 for 1-14 students;
    $200 per additional student.
    Availability: January 1995

    This course replaced DFHSM: ABARS Workshop (J3718) effective
    January 1995.

PowerPC (TM) Technology -- The Bird's Eye View (N1797)
    Duration: 1 day
    Tuition: $325
    Private Class Price: $3,250 for 1-14 students;
    $125 per additional student.
    Availability: September 1994
PowerPC 603 (TM) Hardware System Architecture (N1835)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $600;
    $200 per additional student.
    Availability: September 1994
Building Object Technology Skills with IBM Smalltalk (N1836)
    Duration: 4 1/2 days
    Tuition: $1,890
    Private Class Price: $17,500 for 1-14 students;
    $750 per additional student.
    Availability: October 1994
PowerPC 601 (TM) Hardware System Architecture (N1837)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $850;
    $475 per additional student.
    Availability: September 1994
PowerPC System Architecture Overview for System Developers (N1838)
    Duration: 1 day
    Tuition: $400;
    $75 per additional student.
    Availability: September 1994
PowerPC 604 Hardware Systems Architecture (N1840)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $600
    Private Class Price: $6,000 for 1-14 students;
    $200 per additional student.
    Availability: September 1994
PowerPC Reference Platform and 601 System Design Kit Overview (N1841):
    Duration: 1 day
    Tuition: $325
    Availability: September 23, 1994
ASX (ASTAP) for Beginners on RISC System/6000 (R) (N1842)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $1,025
    Availability: October 3, 1994
Introduction To Serial Storage Architecture (N1843)
    Duration: 1 day
    Tuition: $475
    Private Class Price: $3,750 for 1-14 students;
    $265 per additional student.
    Availability: September 13, 1994
Storage Technology For Managers (N1844)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $850
    Private Class Price: $15,600 for 1-20 students;
    $350 per additional student.
    Availability: September 13, 1994
Introduction To SCSI-3 (N1845)
    Duration: 1 day
    Tuition: $475
    Private Class Price: $3,800 for 1-14 students;
    $265 per additional student.
    Availability: September 13, 1994
PowerPC 601 System Design Kit (N1846)
    Duration: 4 1/2 days (36 hours)
    Tuition: $1850
    Private Class Price: $25,750 for 1-14 students
    $250 per additional student.
    Availability: October 3, 1994
Developing Online Help and Hypertext with OS/2 (R) Hyperwise (N5017)
    Duration: 3 days
    Tuition: $1,250
    Private Class Price: $10,500 for 1-14 students;
    $300 per additional student.
    Availability: Fourth quarter 1994
IBM Microkernel Programming Workshop (Q2020)
    Duration: 5 days
    Tuition: $2,150
    Private Class Price: $29,350 for 1-16 students;
    $500 per additional student.
    Availability: September 1994
IBM Microkernel Architecture Review (Q2021)
    Duration: 3 days
    Tuition: $1,385
    Private Class Price: $18,500 for 1-16 students;
    $300 per additional student.
    Availability: September 1994
Micro Focus COBOL Workbench for Mainframe Developers (U3575)
    Duration: 3 days
    Tuition: $995
    Private Class Price: $9,850 for 1-14 students;
    $300 per additional student.
    Availability: September 1994

    This course replaces Micro Focus COBOL (U3571).

IMS/ESA (R) DBCTL Recovery/Restart (U3769)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $900
    Private Class Price: $8,000 for 1-14 students;
    $200 per additional student.
    Availability: January 1994

    This course replaces IMS/ESA DBCTL Recovery/Restart (U3744),
    effective January 1, 1995.

DB2 (R) Workstation Programming Fundamentals (U4228)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $700
    Private Class Price: $9,500 for 1-14 students;
    $200 per additional student.
    Availability: November 1994
DB2 Workstation Intermediate Programming (U4229)
    Duration: 3 days
    Tuition: $950
    Private Class Price: $12,500 for 1-14 students;
    $300 per additional student.
    Availability: November 1994


WITHDRAWALS

Effective immediately, the following courses are withdrawn:

  • Discover/Education (TM) Series Preview (DE008)
  • Discover/IBM System/36 (TM) Introduction and Operations (DE014)
  • Discover/IBM System/36 System Design and Implementation (DE015)
  • Discover/IBM System/36 Professional and Office Support (DE016)
  • Discover/IBM System/36 Introduction to Data Communications (DE017)
  • Token-Ring Network Implementation Topics (G3667)
  • Introduction to NetView Clist Coding (G3691)
  • VTAM (R)/NCP Implementation (G3720)
  • NetView Graphics Implementation Workshop (G3741)
  • Token-Ring Network Technical Introduction (G3758)
  • Configuring the IBM 6611 Multiprotocol Router (G3794)
  • AS/400 (R) Communication Programming Workshop Using CPI-C (G3811)
  • Ethernet LAN Physical Planning (G3817)
  • Introduction to NetView Facilities for Automation (G3822)
  • Software Change Management Using NetView DM and NetView DM/2 (G3826)
  • AppleTalk, DECnet, IPX, XNS, and OSI Protocols (G3848)
  • FDDI and Metropolitan Networks (G3849)
  • T1/T3 Networking Principles (G3851)
  • Data Processing Fundamentals (H3953)
  • 1991 Health Executive Conference (IT173)
  • 1991 IBM Health Executive Conference (IT260)
  • 1991 Health Executive Conference (IT262)
  • Executive Information Systems (IT306)
  • Intermediate VS FORTRAN (K3623)
  • Novell** NetWare** Security (M2000)
  • An Introduction to Novell NetWare Security (M2001)
  • MVS Security (M2002)
  • PC Security (M2004)
  • LAN Security (M2006)
  • Business Fraud (M2008)
  • Computer Fraud (M2010)
  • Network Security (M2014)
  • Auditing the Data Center (M2020)
  • Introduction to EDP Auditing (M2022)
  • MVS Auditing (M2024)
  • Auditing MVS in a RACF (TM) Environment (M2026)
  • PC/LAN Auditing (M2028)
  • Network Auditing (M2034)
  • Data Center Recovery Planning (M2040)
  • Business Impact Analysis (M2044)
  • Business Resumption Planning (M2046)
  • Network Recovery Planning (M2056)
  • LAN Distributed Platform (LANDP (TM)) Workshop (N1654)
  • Introduction to Hardware/Microcode System and Product Testing (N1672)
  • Structured Analysis of Software Systems (N1695)
  • Database Management Systems: The Future is Now (N3003)
  • Fault-Tolerant Computing Systems (N3019)
  • Fault-Tolerant Software (N3020)
  • Software's Dirty Dozen (N3054)
  • LOTUS 1-2-3** Version 3.0 (OS003)
  • Situational Leadership (Customer) (S4009)
  • General Safety (1991) (S4023)
  • Social Styles Strategies (Bell South) (S4024)
  • Introduction to Data Communications Networks (S4027)
  • Network Technologies NETTEC (Bell South) (S4028)
  • Essentials of CIM (S4037)
  • AS/400 Fundamentals and Implementation (S4070)
  • AIX/6000 (R) Guide to Backup and Restore (S4071)
  • AIX/6000 Guide to Print Manager (S4072)
  • AIX/6000 Closer Look at SMIT (S4073)
  • AIX/6000 Exploring File System (S4074)
  • AIX/6000 DOS User's Approach (S4075)
  • AIX/6000 Ensuring Security of Data (S4076)
  • Micro Focus COBOL (U3571)
  • Synon Design to Construction I (U3650)
  • Synon Design to Construction II (U3651)
  • Top-Down Software Design (W9939)
  • Top-Down Requirements Analysis (W9942)
  • Social Style Strategies (ADMIN) (Y6206)
  • Social Style Strategies (MGMT) (Y6207)
  • Social Style Strategies (SALES) (Y6208)
  • Fundamentals of Health (Y6557)
  • Use Of A L.C. for Tutored CBT (Y7436)
  • SRA Preview Course Code (Z0000)
  • Asset Management (Z1203)
  • Systems Application Architecture (R) (Z2043)
  • VTAM Programming: Dynamic Programming (Z2068)
  • VTAM Installation and Customization: Multiple Domain/Multiple Network (Z2079)
  • VM/XA (TM) SP for System Operators (Z2106)
  • Introduction to AD/Cycle (R) (Z2114)
  • MVS: Coding Standard Linkage (Assembler) (Z2131)
  • MVS: Coding Dynamic Subroutine (Assembler) (Z2133)
  • MVS: Coding Reenterable Programs (Assembler) (Z2134)
  • MVS: Program Development (Z2141)
  • MVS/XA (TM): System Problem Determination (Z2152)
  • 308X Hardware Operator Training (Z2153)
  • Using the CMS Shared File System (Z2174)
  • RACF for Technical Support Person (Z2188)
  • RACF for the Auditor (Z2189)
  • SMP/E (TM): Advanced Topics (Z2208)
  • Novell NTWR-TO-SNA Connectivity (Z2229)
  • MVS: RACF Security Administration (Z2235)
  • MVS: RACF Technical Support (Z2236)
  • Business Programming in BASIC (Z2276)
  • Advanced File Processing in BASIC (Z2279)
  • Advanced BASIC Programming (Z2280)
  • VM/SP Operator Training (Z2293)
  • Implementing a Structured Program (Z2313)
  • C++: Data Abstractions for Objects (Z2317)
  • C++: Object-Oriented Programming (Z2318)
  • ANS COBOL Arithmetic Processing (Z2336)
  • ANS COBOL Sequential File Processing (Z2337)
  • Using Tables in ANS COBOL (Z2338)
  • ANS COBOL VSAM File Processing (Z2339)
  • Sort/Merge Facility in ANS COBOL (Z2346)
  • Writing ANS COBOL Subprograms (Z2347)
  • Compiling and Debugging ANS COBOL Programs (Z2349)
  • MVS/ESA: JES2 Job Controls (Z2369)
  • MVS/ESA Fundamentals of System Managed Storage (Z2388)
  • MVS/ESA: System Problem Determination (Z2391)
  • MVS/ESA: Advanced Problem Determination (Z2392)
  • MVS/ESA: Planning I/O Configuration (Z2394)
  • RMF (TM): Using Monitors I and II (Z2396)
  • RMF: Using Monitor III (Z2397)
  • AIX (R) Version 3 Program Development (Z2427)
  • SNA Route Planning (Z2503)
  • NetView Operations: Concepts (Z2514)
  • NetView Operations: Hardware Monitor (Z2515)
  • NetView Operations: Session (Z2516)
  • IBM 3745 Communication Control (Z2529)
  • MVS/ESA: Storage Management (Z2616)
  • Using DFHSM for Space Management (Z2617)
  • Using DFHSM for Availability Management (Z2618)
  • CICS (TM)/VS: Tailoring for CICS/V (Z2703)
  • CICS/VS Terminal Management (Z2706)
  • CICS/VS Transaction Design (Z2709)
  • CICS/VS APPL Performance Considerations (Z2713)
  • IMS/VS DC Recovery/Restart -- Introduction (Z2805)
  • IMS/VS DC Recovery/Restart -- Advanced Topics (Z2806)
  • IMS/VS DC Implementation -- Message Handling (Z2815)
  • IMS/VS DC Implementation -- The Communication Network (Z2816)
  • IMS/VS DC Implementation -- Online Data Base Processing (Z2817)
  • IMS/VS Master Terminal Operator Training (Z2826)
  • IMS/VS: Implementing Secondary Indexes (Z2831)
  • DB2 -- CICS Design Techniques (Z2857)
  • GDDM (R)/PGF Basic Application Programming (Z2904)
  • VM Controlling Spooling and Tape Functions (Z3009)
  • VM Controlling CMS Resources (Z3010)
  • VM Using the CMS System Product Interpreter (Z3011)
  • VM Using the CMS System Product Interpreter (Z3012)
  • MVS: Using Utility Programs (Z3023)
Effective October 17, 1994, the following course is withdrawn:
  • IBM TCP/IP for MVS and VM Workshop (G3788)
Effective November 1, 1994, the following course is withdrawn:
  • Fundamentals of Interoperability: Standards, Interfaces, and Services (G3839)
Effective January 1, 1995, the following courses are withdrawn:
  • DFHSM: ABARS Workshop (J3718)
  • IMS/ESA DBCTL Recovery/Restart (U3744)
  • DB2 SQL Performance Estimating for Analysts and Programmers (U4078)
  • DB2 SQL Performance Estimating for Database Administrators (U4079)
Effective February 1995, the following course is withdrawn:
  • MVS/ESA SP Version 3 to SP Version 4 Update (H3920)
PRICE CHANGES

MVS Job Control Language and Utilities (H3838)

    Duration: 4 1/2 days
    Tuition: $1,375 *
    Private Class Price: $12,375 * for 1-14 students;
    $450 * per additional student.

    * Price Effective: December 1, 1994

MVS/ESA HCD and Dynamic I/O Workshop (H3976)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $950 *
    Private Class Price: $7,000 for 1-14 students;
    $200 per additional student.

    * Price Effective: September 1, 1994

Open Edition MVS and DCE: MVS in an Open World (H4008)
    Duration: 3 days *
    Tuition: $1,125 *
    Private Class Price: $12,375 * for 1-14 students;
    $300 * per additional student.

    * Price Effective: January 1, 1995

DASD Performance and Capacity Planning (H4009)
    Duration: 4 1/2 days *
    Tuition: $1,790 *
    Private Class Price: $17,900 * for 1-14 students;
    $450 * per additional student.

    * Price/Duration Effective: January 1, 1995

Technical Introduction to ESCON (R) (J3614)
    Duration: 2 days
    Tuition: $650 *
    Private Class Price: $7,000 for 1-14 students;
    $200 per additional student.

    * Price Effective: September 15, 1994

ESCON Implementation (J3615)
    Duration: 4 days
    Tuition: $1,425 *
    Private Class Price: $14,000 for 1-14 students;
    $400 per additional student.

    * Price Effective: September 15, 1994

Managing a Business (N1689)
    Duration: 3 days
    Tuition: $1,275 *

    * Price Effective: December 16, 1994

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