IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2 delivers robust high-performance computing software on IBM Power Accelerated Computing Platform solution

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP19-0025
February 12, 2019

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OverviewOverviewOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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Technical informationTechnical informationAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries


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IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2 provides an end-to-end solution that is exclusive to IBM Power Accelerated Computing Platform (IBM Power ACP) on IBM POWER9 processor-based servers.

Capabilities of the Power HPC Stack include:

  • Robust infrastructure provisioning and management
  • GPU-enabled workload management for demanding, distributed, and mission-critical science and engineering computing environments
  • Monitoring for optimal operational management
  • Workflow, license management, and intelligent policy-driven scheduling, all designed to work together to address HPC needs
  • Application-centric workload submission and management to help improve productivity
  • Selected POWER9-optimized development and runtime environments that use the Message Passing Interface (MPI) for its parallel version

Version 1.2 uses Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT) for infrastructure provisioning and management.

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Planned availability date

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February 15, 2019: Electronic download

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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5765-PHS 1.2.0 IBM Power HPC Stack
Program number Maintenance 1-year Maintenance 3-year
5765-PHS 5660-PHS 5662-PHS
  5661-PHS 5663-PHS

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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2 is supported running on the Power ACP solution running the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 operating system.

For more information, see Hardware Announcement ZG18-0109, dated August 14, 2018.

Software requirements

Power HPC Stack V1.2 requires:

  • NVIDIA CUDA toolkit 9.2
  • Mellanox OFED 4.3
  • Power HPC Stack V1.1 is only supported on the IBM POWER8 processor-based high performance computing servers.
  • Power HPC Stack V1.2 is only supported on the Power Accelerated Computing Platform solution with POWER9 processor-based servers.
  • Power HPC Stack V1.1 and Power HPC Stack V1.2 are not compatible.
  • Power HPC Stack includes IBM Spectrum LSF and therefore cannot be combined with additional IBM Spectrum LSF licenses in the same cluster.
  • Mixed clusters of POWER8 and POWER9 processor-based servers are not supported.
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Planning information


This offering is distributed through electronic download from the Electronic Software Services site. No physical media is available. Included are:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement in multiple languages
  • Release notes
  • Required installation files

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

Security, auditability, and control

Power HPC Stack uses the security and auditability features of the system in which it is installed.

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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Consult your IBM representative.

Charge metric

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

Program identifier License Information document title Metric License Information document number
5765-PHS IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2 Server L-YYAG-B62NHQ

Server is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or client devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (such as a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate server. Licensee must obtain Server entitlements for each Server which is made available to the Program, regardless of the number of processor cores and/or partitions in the server or the number of copies of the Program on the server.

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.

System Program Order (SPO)

An order for SPO 5692-A6P is mandatory for shipments of program distribution. The individual licensed program orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under those orders.

To receive shipment of machine-readable materials the order needs to include SPO 5692-A6P and program feature:

SPO Program number Program name Supply Feature number
5692-A6P IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2 2355

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Terms and conditions

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The terms and conditions for IBM Power HPC Stack, as previously announced in Software Announcement ZP17-0051, dated February 14, 2017, are unchanged.

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Statement of good security practices

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

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

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IBM Electronic Services

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.


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