IBM Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems, V3.0 offers an enterprise-ready, on-premises solution for developing Swift applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-017
March 14, 2017


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IBM® Toolkit for Swift - Linux™ on z Systems™, V3.0 includes:

  • The Swift 3.0 compiler that is packaged for deployment to the Linux on z Systems environment
  • The Swift Runtime for executing Swift applications in the Linux on z Systems environment
  • The Swift Core Libraries that includes Foundation, libdispatch and XCTest libraries for the Linux on z Systems environment
  • The Swift LLDB debugger to aid in problem determination in application development
  • The Swift Package Manager to simplify the distribution of Swift source code
  • A sample application that demonstrates various features of Kitura, a light-weight web framework, which allows users to easily build web services with complex routes
  • World-class IBM service and support



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Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems, V3.0 is designed for enterprise clients who need modern technologies to develop applications for Linux on z Systems. By embracing the Swift programming language, enterprise clients gain access to millions of Swift developers worldwide. They can leverage the same technology and pool of skills across their application frontends and backends. Swift-enabled enterprise applications would also exhibit performance improvements when executed on-premises with IBM z Systems™ stored data. The toolkit enables development and deployment of Swift applications to the Linux on z Systems environment and includes:

  • The Swift 3.0 compiler
  • The Swift Runtime
  • The Swift Core Libraries
  • The Swift LLDB debugger
  • The Swift Package Manager
  • A sample application that demonstrates various features of the Kitura web framework

IBM provides support for clients who use the Toolkit for Swift with access to the expertise and scale of the global IBM support team. With IBM support, questions and issues with the Toolkit for Swift will be answered by compiler experts, to help reduce the risk to clients' businesses.



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Key prerequisites
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  • IBM z Systems servers that support Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS for IBM z Systems
  • Required hard disk space: 1 GB


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Planned availability date
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March 17, 2017



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Description
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New Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems

The newest addition to the IBM compiler family, Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems, V3.0, brings an enterprise-level, Swift compiler product for clients who embrace the Swift programming language in the Linux on z Systems environment. Enterprise clients gain access to millions of Swift developers worldwide. This enables clients to leverage the same technology and pool of skills across their application frontends and backends. Swift-enabled enterprise applications would also exhibit performance improvements when executed on-premises with z Systems stored data.

The toolkit includes:

  • The pre-built Swift 3.0 compiler for easy deployment to the Linux on z Systems environment
  • The Swift Runtime for execution of Swift applications on z Systems
  • The Swift Core Libraries for z Systems that include:
    • Foundation framework for basic functionalities
    • libdispatch (or Grand Central Dispatch) for comprehensive support of concurrent code execution on multicore hardware
    • XCTest library framework for writing unit tests
  • The Swift LLDB debugger for debugging applications in the z Systems environment
  • The Swift Package Manager to simplify the distribution of Swift source code
  • A sample application that demonstrates various features of Kitura, a light-weight web framework, which allows users to easily build web services with complex routes

With the Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems product, Swift application developers can be productive from the start to develop enterprise Swift applications for the z Systems environment.

IBM Service and Support

Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems brings with it IBM Service and Support. The IBM Service and Support organization is made up of teams of individuals who work together to provide clients with the responsive platform and cross-platform software support that they require. For complex or code-related problems, IBM has specialized, skilled service teams with access to the experts in all IBM development laboratories. Therefore, clients have access to the right level of IBM expertise when they need it, no matter where they are located.



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Portability of Swift programing skills across multiple platforms

Swift is an open source programming language that is available on many platforms and is easy to learn. Mobile and Linux developers who use Swift can easily and seamlessly adapt to programming by using Swift for Linux on z Systems. Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems provides a channel for clients to get an official service offering to enable them to adopt the new Swift programming language for the Linux on z Systems environment.

Infrastructure that matters

The Swift programming language and Linux, in conjunction with z Systems, continues to be a key platform for busines applications. Mobile and Linux Swift developers can easily adapt to programming by using Swift on the IBM mainframe, with its proven reliability, availability, security, and performance.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5737-D21 3.0 IBM Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems


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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

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



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Publications
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None



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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • IBM z Systems servers that support the Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS for IBM z Systems
  • Required hard disk space: 1 GB
Software requirements

Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS for IBM z Systems

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You can also access the IBM Support Portal page and the online Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware and software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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

Product group: IBM Toolkit for Swift

Product: IBM Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems, V3.0 (5737-D21)

Product category: Toolkit for Swift


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
TOOLKIT FOR SWIFT LINUX ON Z SYSTEMS PVU LIC + SW S&S 12 MO D1SNZLL
TOOLKIT FOR SWIFT LINUX ON Z SYSTEMS PVU SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO D1SP0LL
TOOLKIT FOR SWIFT LINUX ON Z SYSTEMS PVU MONTHLY LICENSE D1SP1LL
TOOLKIT FOR SWIFT LINUX ON Z SYSTEMS PVU ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL E0NIFLL


Cross-platform product for use on z Systems Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or zEnterprise® BladeCenter Extension

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension or the Linux operating system on z Systems IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Program name/Description Part number
TOOLKIT FOR SWIFT LINUX ON Z SYSTEMS PVU LINZ LIC + SW S&S 12 MO D1SP2LL
TOOLKIT FOR SWIFT LINUX ON Z SYSTEMS PVU LINZ SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO D1SP3LL
TOOLKIT FOR SWIFT LINUX ON Z SYSTEMS PVU LINZ MONTHLY LICENSE D1SP4LL
TOOLKIT FOR SWIFT LINUX ON Z SYSTEMS PVU LINZ ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL E0NIGLL

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Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Toolkit for Swift - Linux on z Systems, V3.0 5737-D21 PVU


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* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

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

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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License Information number

L-MCHN-AJJQ99

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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

Program support

Subscription and Support includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

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For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

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

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

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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

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

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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



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