XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 and XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 monthly licenses give organizations greater flexibility

IBM Canada Software Announcement A20-0560
October 27, 2020

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


At a glance

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IBM® XL C/C++ for AIX®, 16.1 and IBM XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 compilers are now available with new monthly pricing options to provide more flexibility for cloud-based use cases, whether for the compilers running on the IBM Cloud®, your private cloud, or on other cloud service provider environments. The pricing options enable organizations to:

  • Take advantage of new cloud use cases with an ongoing and flexible low-cost approach for using the compilers in the cloud
  • Pay for what you need on a term or subscription basis, with IBM Software Subscription and Support included


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Overview

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More and more businesses that run IBM AIX and AIX workloads are moving to the cloud, whether it be the IBM Cloud, your private cloud, or another service provider's cloud environment. The new monthly licenses for the XL C/C++ for AIX compiler and XL Fortran for AIX compilers enable you to use these compilers in any of these environments.

The drive to cloud-based use cases creates a need for a simplified monthly-subscription type licensing. To satisfy this need, Virtual Processor Core is a simplified metric that is sold as a monthly license charge and offered on IBM XL C/C++ for AIX and XL Fortran for AIX as monthly offerings.

XL C/C++ for AIX and XL Fortran for AIX monthly license pricing options are only available from the Passport Advantage® ordering systems.



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Key requirements

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AIX operating system levels:

  • AIX 7 TL4, or later


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Planned availability date

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October 30, 2020



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Description

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Organizations across all industries are investing in cloud technologies for innovation, growth, and efficiency. Organizations are seeking a blend of public cloud, private cloud, and traditional IT platforms. IBM solutions help organizations achieve this hybrid cloud integration.

XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 and XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 are now available with monthly pricing metrics for billing and payments. All technical capabilities are available in the XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 and XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 monthly offering that are available in the existing one-time license charge version of these compilers.

The benefits of the monthly term offering include:

  • Flexibility to license the compilers for short-term needs
  • Acquisition of new software to test a proof of concept (especially on the cloud) leading to longer-term software investment
  • For use in production upgrades and migration projects, especially when moving to the cloud
  • Flexibility to use your operating expense budget versus your capital expense budget where you might be able to avoid lengthy approval cycles common with capital expenditure approvals
  • Inclusion of IBM Service and Support with each license
  • The capability to use the traditional term charge metric of the cloud so that you can pay as you go

IBM XL C/C++ for AIX and XL Fortran for AIX are standards-based, high-performance compilers that facilitate the creation and maintenance of applications for IBM Power® Systems that are written in C, C++, or Fortran. These compilers include advanced optimization features and generate code that takes advantage of the capabilities of the IBM POWER8® and POWER9™ architectures while optimizing hardware utilization.

Over the course of multiple releases, the XL C/C++ for AIX and XL Fortran for AIX compilers have introduced enhanced functions that provide the necessary tools to modernize and maintain applications to meet organizations' critical business needs.

All of the expertise and heritage that serves enterprise businesses over the years are available to programmers who use IBM Power technology. Programmers can take advantage of IBM XL (XL = ExceptionaL) compiler technology.

XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 and XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 offer 1-month packages for POWER8, or later, technology-based servers. If multiple monthly terms are desire, simply order the required quantity of the single-month package.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-C72 16.1 XL C/C++ for AIX 16.1
5724-C74 16.1 XL Fortran for AIX 16.1


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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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Links to PDF manuals and HTML-based production documentation for XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 monthly offering are available in IBM Knowledge Center.

Links to PDF manuals and HTML-based production documentation for XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 monthly offering are available in IBM Knowledge Center.

No hardcopy publications are shipped with these programs.



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Services

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Software Services

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

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Power Systems servers that support AIX 7.2, AIX 7.1 TL4, or later
  • 500 MB disk space
Software requirements

AIX operating system levels:

  • AIX 7.1 TL4, or later
  • AIX 7.2

PASE for i

  • IBM i V7.3 PASE for i

Required software for documentation:

  • HTML browser to access HTML documentation
  • PDF viewer to view PDF files
IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider.

Planning information

Planning Information

Web information

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

See the XL Fortran Compiler Family website for more information.

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download.

This offering is available from IBM Marketplace. On IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.

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

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

The XL Fortran for AIX, V16.1 package contains:

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

Security, auditability, and control

XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 and XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 use the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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



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Ordering information

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

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


Passport Advantage

New part numbers

XL C/C++ for AIX, V16.1 and XL Fortran for AIX, V16.1 introduces the following new part numbers:

Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
XL C/C++ for AIX Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D29CFLL
XL Fortran for AIX Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D29CILL

Previously announced part numbers

As a convenience, the following table lists all previously announced part numbers:

Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 Media Package English BA1AZML
XL C/C++ for AIX, Authorized User License + SW S&S 12 Months D5AHLLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Authorized User Annual SW S&S Renewal E1AHNLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Authorized User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D5AHPLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User License + SW S&S 12 Months D043PLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User Annual SW S&S Renewal E04U7LL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D043QLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User from XL C/C++ for AIX Authorized User Trade Up License + SW S&S 12 Months D0CNWLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Authorized User from XL C for AIX Authorized User Trade Up License + SW S&S 12 Months D222ILL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User from XL C for AIX Concurrent User Trade Up License + SW S&S 12 Months D222JLL
Program name/Description Part number
XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 Media Package English BA1AYML
XL Fortran for AIX, Authorized User License + SW S&S 12 Months D5APSLL
XL Fortran for AIX, Authorized User Annual SW S&S Renewal E1APULL
XL Fortran for AIX, Authorized User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D5APVLL
XL Fortran for AIX, Concurrent User License + SW S&S 12 Months D043TLL
XL Fortran for AIX, Concurrent User Annual SW S&S Renewal E04U9LL
XLFortran for AIX, Concurrent User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D043ULL
XL Fortran for AIX, Concurrent User from XL Fortran for AIX Authorized User trade Up License + SW S&S 12 Months D0CNXLL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5725-C72 XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 with monthly license option L-JYIP-BSWTG4
5725-C74 XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 with monthly license option L-JYIP-BTKJCV

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



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Terms and conditions

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

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each term license acquisition of each program acquired. The charge for the term license includes a license charge for use of the program and for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5725-C72 XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 with monthly offering License Information L-JYIP-BSWTG4
5725-C74 XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 with monthly offering License Information L-JYIP-BTKJCV

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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

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

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

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

Volume orders (IVO)

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 centre. (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 Support Guide. 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 Support Guide.

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.

Sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions

To be eligible for sub-capacity pricing, the machine on which the eligible products are installed and running must be eligible for sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions. Software can be priced at less than full machine capacity for eligible products. Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:

  • Install and use, when available, the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT), which installs with eligible IBM programs.
  • Install available updates to the operating system and eligible products such that license use can be accurately managed.
  • Determine if the use of sub-capacity pricing terms results in a reduced requirement for entitlements; you can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing entitlements across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed up entitlements. Subscription, Software Maintenance and support volumes, and entitlements for existing contracts will continue at the same levels as the acquired licenses.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

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



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Prices

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Prices are subject to change without notice.

GST, QST, and sales taxes, where applicable, are extra.

For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


Business Partner information

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

Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
XL C/C++ for AIX, 16.1 Media Package English BA1AZML
XL C/C++ for AIX, Authorized User License + SW S&S 12 Months D5AHLLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Authorized User Annual SW S&S Renewal E1AHNLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Authorized User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D5AHPLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User License + SW S&S 12 Months D043PLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User Annual SW S&S Renewal E04U7LL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D043QLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User from XL C/C++ for AIX Authorized User Trade Up License + SW S&S 12 Months D0CNWLL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Authorized User from XL C for AIX Authorized User Trade Up License + SW S&S 12 Months D222ILL
XL C/C++ for AIX, Concurrent User from XL C for AIX Concurrent User Trade Up License + SW S&S 12 Months D222JLL
XL C/C++ for AIX Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D29CFLL
Program name/Description Part number
XL Fortran for AIX, 16.1 Media Package English BA1AYML
XL Fortran for AIX, Authorized User License + SW S&S 12 Months D5APSLL
XL Fortran for AIX, Authorized User Annual SW S&S Renewal E1APULL
XL Fortran for AIX, Authorized User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D5APVLL
XL Fortran for AIX, Concurrent User License + SW S&S 12 Months D043TLL
XL Fortran for AIX, Concurrent User Annual SW S&S Renewal E04U9LL
XLFortran for AIX, Concurrent User SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D043ULL
XL Fortran for AIX, Concurrent User from XL Fortran for AIX Authorized User trade Up License + SW S&S 12 Months D0CNXLL
XL Fortran for AIX Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D29CILL


Passport Advantage

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



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Order now

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