IBM 3090 PROCESSOR UNIT MODELS 280E AND 500E AND IBM 3090 PROCESSOR
UNIT MODEL 300E TO 400E UPGRADE

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Announcement Letter Number 188-038 dated February 15, 1988
US - Last Revised on February 15, 1988



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

       Two new models of the 3090 Processor Unit enhance the IBM 3090
Processor Complex family.  The 3090 Model 280E is a two-way
multiprocessor (MP) configuration.  The 3090 Model 500E is a five-way
multiprocessor configuration.
       Also announced today is an upgrade from the 3090 Model 300E to
the Model 400E.
       These new models and upgrades provide additional levels of
performance and granularity for the 3090 Processor Complex family.
The new models, as well as all previously announced 3090 Enhanced
models, support the new Enterprise Systems Architecture/370 (TM)
(ESA/370 (TM)), MVS/ESA (TM), and the Processor Resource/Systems
Manager Feature (PR/SM (TM)) announced today.
       The pricing information for this announcement has been
consolidated in IBM Product Announcement 188-041, dated February 15,
1988.
       Planned General Availability Date:
o   3090 Model 280E and Model 300E to Model 400E Upgrade -- second
    quarter 1988
o   3090 Model 500E -- third quarter 1988.
 (TM) Trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.


Customer Letter Section

HIGHLIGHTS
PROCESSOR
o   3090 Model 280E
    -   Supports up to 128Mb of Central Storage, 512Mb of Expanded
        Storage and 64 Channels
    -   Upgradable from 3090 Models 180 and 180E and to a 3090 Model
        400E
    -   Single Image configuration performance expected to be 1.7 to
        1.9 times the Instruction Execution Rate (IER) of a 3090
        Model 180E
    -   Physically Partitioned configuration performance expected to
        equal a 3090 Model 180E on each side
o   3090 Model 500E
    -   Supports up to 256Mb of Central Storage, 2Gb of Expanded
        Storage and 128 Channels
    -   Upgradable from 3090 Models 300E and 400E and to a 3090 Model
        600E
    -   Single Image configuration performance expected to be 1.5
        times the IER of a 3090 Model 300E
    -   Physically Partitioned configuration performance expected to
        equal a 3090 Model 300E on the A-side and 3090 Model 200E on
        the B-Side
o   3090 Model 300E to 3090 Model 400E upgrade
o   All 3090 E Models will support the Enterprise Systems
    Architecture/370 (ESA/370) and Processor Resource/Systems Manager
    (PR/SM) feature announced today.
DESCRIPTION
IBM 3090 PROCESSOR UNIT
o   3090 Model 280E
    The 3090 Model 280E, previously available as an RPQ with limited
    configurations, is now available as a standard 3090 model.  It
    supports all the functions and features of the 3090 Enhanced
    family of processors, including the newly announced Enterprise
    Systems Architecture/370 and the Processor Resource/Systems
    Manager feature.  The 280E is an MP processor complex consisting
    of one processor on each side.  It can operate in a single image
    configuration (ESA/370 mode) or a Physically Partitioned
    configuration (ESA/370 or System/370 mode).  The 370-XA mode is a
    subset of the ESA/370 mode.  Upgradable from a 3090 Model 180 or
    180E and to a 3090 Model 400E, the 280E provides an additional
    growth option for customers needing additional capacity while
    requiring physical backup.
o   3090 Model 500E
           The 3090 Model 500E provides an upgrade option between
    that of the currently available Models 400E and 600E.  The
    five-way 500E is configured with three processors on the A-side
    and two processors on the B-side.  It can operate in a single
    image configuration or a Physically Partitioned configuration
    (ESA/370 mode). 370-XA mode is a subset of ESA/370 mode.  S/370
    mode system control programs can be executed on the 500E when
    PR/SM is used.  The 500E is upgradable from a 3090 Model 300E or
    400E.  It can be upgraded to a 3090 Model 600E.
o   3090 Model 300E to 400E Upgrade
           This upgrade provides an additional growth option for the
    300E and results in a standard 3090 Model 400E with two
    processors on each side.
           The following table shows the entry and maximum
    configurations and optional offerings available:
o   Central Storage
            Entry     Optional Increments       Maximum
Model       Mb        No.           Mb          Mb
280E         64       1              64         128
500E        128       1             128         256
o   Expanded Storage
            Entry     Optional Increments       Maximum
            Mb        No.           Mb          Mb
280E        0         4              128        512
500E        0         4              128
                      1              512
                      1             1024        2048
o   Channels
            Entry     Optional Increments       Maximum
            Chnls     No.           Channels    Channels
280E        32        2             16          64
500E        64        2             16
                      1             32          128
VECTOR FACILITY:  One optional Vector Facility feature can be
attached to each central processor (CP) in a processor complex.  The
feature increases the numerically intensive computing performance
capability of the 3090 when iterative or repetitive logical or
floating point operations are to be applied to many related data
elements.
PERFORMANCE
Measurements and projections have been used to determine the
performance of the 3090 Models 280E and 500E.
o   MVS/XA
       Commercial:
       The following Instruction Execution Rate (IER) ratios are
based on measurements and projections using MVS/SP (TM) Version 2
Release 2
           280E             400E             500E         600E
180        2.0 to 2.1
180E       1.7 to 1.9
280E                        1.8 to 1.9
300E                        1.2 to 1.3       1.5
400E                                         1.2
500E                                                      1.1
 (TM) Trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.
       Numerically Intensive:
       The following Scalar and Vector performance ratios are based
on measurements and projections made using the Scientific and
Engineering Application Programs (SEAP) job set under MVS/XA and with
methodology as described in the bulletin IBM 3090
Engineering/Scientific Performance (GG66-0245-01), April 1987.
Scalar
           280E             400E             500E         600E
180        2.1
180E       1.9 to 2.0
280E                        2.0
300E                        1.3              1.6
400E                                         1.2
500E                                                      1.2
Vector
           280E             400E             500E         600E
180        2.0 to 2.2
180E       1.9 to 2.0
280E                        1.8 to 2.0
300E                        1.2 to 1.3       1.5 to 1.6
400E                                         1.1 to 1.2
500E                                                      1.1 to 1.2
o   VM
       VM/XA
       The following Instruction Execution Rate (IER) ratios are
based on measurements and projections using VM/XA SP Release 1.
           280E             400E             500E         600E
180E       1.9
280E                        1.9
300E                        1.3              1.6
400E                                         1.2
500E                                                      1.1 to 1.2
PARTITIONED PERFORMANCE:  When the 3090 Model 280E is in a Physically
Partitioned configuration, the performance of each partition is
expected to be that of a Model 180E.  When the 3090 Model 500E is
Physically Partitioned, the performance on the A-Side partition is
expected to be that of a Model 300E, and the B-Side partition to be
that of a Model 200E.
       Measurements and projections were made in a controlled
environment using standard performance workloads and methodology.
The actual throughput improvements that any user will experience will
vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of
multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, and
the workload processed.  Therefore, no assurance can be given that an
individual user will achieve throughput improvement equivalent to the
performance ratios stated here.
PUBLICATIONS
       The following publications are available:
o   TNL (GN22-2355) to IBM System/370 3090 Processor Complex
    Installation Manual -- Physical Planning (GC22-7074-5)
o   IBM 3090 Processor Complex -- Physical Planning Template - Metric
    (GX22-7107-8), English (GX22-7108-8)
       The following publications will be available 60 days after
announcement:
o   IBM 3090 Processor Complex Functional Characteristics (SA22-7121)
o   IBM 3090 Processor Complex Channel Characteristics and
    Configuration Guide (SA22-7120)
EDUCATION SUPPORT
       The following classroom courses will be available:
Course Title                     Number
3090 Installation Planning       Y4837

3090 Model 400E/600E
Planning Considerations          H3761
       A description of these classroom courses is contained in the
Catalog of IBM Education (G320-1244).  Call IBM Direct-Education at
1-800-IBM-2468 for schedules and enrollments.
SCHEDULE
       Planned general availability for the new models and upgrades
is:
     280E           2Q88
     180  to 280E   2Q88
     180E to 280E   2Q88
     300E to 400E   2Q88
     500E           3Q88
     280E to 400E   3Q88
     300E to 500E   3Q88
     400E to 500E   3Q88
     500E to 600E   3Q88
       Note: Any installed or on-order 280E configurations as defined
by RPQ 8P1226 or 8P1233 will be honored and converted to standard
orders.  Assigned delivery dates will be maintained. The RPQs will be
withdrawn today.
       Planned general availability of the Enterprise Systems
Architecture/370 capability will begin in August 1988 on IBM 3090
Enhanced systems shipped from the plant, and in the third quarter
1988 via an Engineering Change (EC) to installed IBM 3090 Enhanced
systems.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum configurations include the following:
              Processor      Power & Coolant        Power Unit
Processor     Controller     Distribution Unit      (or equiv. 400Hz)
280E          3092 Mdl 2     Two 3097s              Two-Four 3089
                                                    Mdl 3s
500E          3092 Mdl 2     Two 3097s              Four 3089 Mdl 3s
PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS:  The 3090 Models 280E and 500E will be
supported at planned general availability by:
o   MVS
    -   MVS/System Product Version 1 Release 3.5, and subsequent
        releases, will support the 280E when in a Physically
        Partitioned configuration.  NOTE: MVS/370 does not support
        the Vector Facility, Expanded Storage, greater than 64Mb of
        Central Storage, or greater than 16 channels per channel set.
    -   MVS/System Product Version 2 Release 1.3 will support the
        280E and the two processor side (B-Side) only of the 500E
        when in a Physically Partitioned configuration.
    -   MVS/System Product Version 2 Releases 1.7 and 2.0 will
        support all IBM 3090 Enhanced Models.  NOTE: For the 280E,
        the appropriate level PTF for APAR OY08203 should be
        installed, and for the 500E, the appropriate level PTF for
        APAR OY11493 should be installed.
    -   MVS/System Product Version 3 will support Enterprise Systems
        Architecture/370 on all IBM 3090 Enhanced models in
        August 1988.
o   VM
    -   The 280E is supported by:
        --  VM/XA System Product Release 1
            and subsequent releases.
        --  VM/XA Systems Facility Release 1 and
            Release 2. (Release 1 supports the 280E when in a
            Physically Partitioned configuration only and does not
            support the Vector Facility).
        --  VM/SP High Performance Option
            Release 4.2 and subsequent releases when in a Physically
            Partitioned configuration only
    -   The 500E is supported by:
        --  VM/XA System Product Release 1 and
            subsequent releases.
        --  VM/XA Systems Facility Release 2.
    -   Guest operating systems utilizing ESA/370 will be supported
        by VM/XA SP with a programming enhancement to the latest
        release available December 1988.
o   TPF
    -   The 280E is supported by:
        --  TPF Version 2, Release 3 when in a
            Physically Partitioned configuration.  NOTE: When the
            A-Side and B-Side are operating in the same
            loosely-coupled complex at the same time, APAR's WP10124
            and WP10359 are required.
        --  TPF Version 2, Release 3 with Partitioned Multiprocessor
            (PMP) feature when configured in a single image
            configuration.
        --  TPF Version 2, Release 4.  NOTE: TPF
            Version 2, Release 3 and Release 4, High Performance
            Option (HPO) are supported in single image configuration
            and Physically Partitioned configuration.
    -   The 500E is supported by:
        --  TPF Version 2, Release 4.  NOTE: TPF High Performance
            Option (HPO) Loosely Coupled facility is not supported on
            the model 500E.
       The 3090 Models 280E and 500E will be supported by the then
current release of the IBM Environmental Record Editing and Printing
Program (EREP).
PLANNING INFORMATION
INSTALLABILITY:  Approximate system installation times are:
IBM 3090 Model 280E           16 hours
IBM 3090 Model 500E           17 hours
       This assumes that the 3370s, 3206s or 3180s, and 3864 Modem
Model 2s with Automatic Calling (#5801) will be plant merged with the
3090 units.
       Approximate field upgrade times are:
IBM 3090 Model 180  to IBM 3090 Model 280E      22 Hours
IBM 3090 Model 180E to IBM 3090 Model 280E      19 Hours
IBM 3090 Model 280E to IBM 3090 Model 400E      16 Hours
IBM 3090 Model 300E to IBM 3090 Model 400E      20 Hours
IBM 3090 Model 300E to IBM 3090 Model 500E      19 Hours
IBM 3090 Model 400E to IBM 3090 Model 500E      16 Hours
IBM 3090 Model 500E to IBM 3090 Model 600E      16 Hours
       This assumes the prerequisite ECs and special features are
installed prior to the model upgrade.  Additional features may be
required to meet minimum configuration requirements.
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY, AND CONTROL
       User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and
implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and
appropriate controls in application systems and communications
facilities.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
IBM CREDIT CORPORATION FINANCING:  Term leases and installment
payment plans are available for commercial and state and local
government customers.
ELIGIBLE MACHINE UNDER ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION FOR IBM MACHINES:
Not applicable; this machine is not subject to End User Certification
when purchased at the single unit purchase price.
WARRANTY PERIOD:  One year.
TYPE OF SERVICE:  IBM On-Site Repair (IOR)
AGREEMENT FOR LEASE OR RENTAL OF IBM MACHINES:  IBM On-Site Repair
(IOR)
MACHINE GROUP:  A
IBM HOURLY SERVICE RATE CLASSIFICATION:  Three.
CORPORATE SERVICE AMENDMENT:  The 3090 Processors are eligible
machines for the Corporate Service Amendment to the IBM Maintenance
Agreement.
PLAN OFFERING:  B
PURCHASE OPTION PERCENT:  During the first 6 months following
installation 20% of the monthly rental charges may be applied as a
credit toward the purchase of the machine, not to exceed 50% of the
purchase price applicable at the time of purchase.
PROCESSOR COMPLEX UNIT:  Yes; three months prior written notice is
required to discontinue the machine under the Agreement for Lease or
Rental of IBM Machines.
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY STATUS:  The 3090 Models 280E and 500E are in
'new product available" status.
'new product available" status.
ON-SITE ALLOWANCE:  None
EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCE:  A 15% educational allowance is available to
qualifying institutions in accordance with the Educational Allowance
Amendment.  The educational allowance may not be added to any other
discount or allowance.
PROCESSOR GROUPING FOR GRADUATED CHARGES:  For programs with
graduated charges, the 3090 Models 280E and 500E are in group 40.
       The pricing information for this announcement has been
consolidated in IBM Product Announcement 188-041, dated February 15,
1988.
CHARGES
                                                         Monthly
                                                         Maintenance
                       Model/   Rental     Purchase      Charge
                       Feature  Charge     Price         IOR
o  3090 Processor Unit
  Model 280E           28E      $ 387,340  $ 4,344,000   $ 6,175

  Central Storage*
   32Mb Additional -
    A Side             4064        24,070      270,000       250
   32Mb Additional -
    B Side             4264        24,070      270,000       250
  Expanded Storage - A Side*
   1st 64Mb            5064        45,730      370,000       500
   1st 128Mb           5128        79,920      595,000       900
   1st 192Mb           5192       105,650      820,000     1,300
   1st 256Mb           5256       137,300    1,045,000     1,700
   64Mb to 128Mb       6128        34,170      225,000 +     400
   64Mb to 192Mb       6192        63,300      450,000       800
   64Mb to 256Mb       6256        94,950      675,000 +   1,200
   128Mb to 192Mb      6193        31,650      225,000       400
   128Mb to 256Mb      6257        63,300      450,000       800
   192Mb to 256Mb      6258        31,650      225,000 +     400
  Expanded Storage - B Side*
   1st 64Mb            7064        45,730      370,000       500
   1st 128Mb           7128        79,920      595,000       900
   1st 192Mb           7192       105,650      820,000     1,300
   1st 256Mb           7256       137,300    1,045,000     1,700
   64Mb to 128Mb       8128        34,170      225,000 +     400
   64Mb to 192Mb       8192        63,300      450,000       800
   64Mb to 256Mb       8256        94,950      675,000 +   1,200
   128Mb to 192Mb      8193        31,650      225,000       400
   128Mb to 256Mb      8257        63,320      450,000       800
   192Mb to 256Mb      8258        31,650      225,000 +     400
  Channel Group - A Side*
   1st Additional-8    3848        11,580      130,000       145
   2nd Additional-8    3849        11,580      130,000       145
  Channel Group - B Side*
   1st Additional-8    3858        11,580      130,000       145
   2nd Additional-8    3859        11,580      130,000       145
*  Central Storage, Expanded Storage and Channel configurations on
   the 3090 Model 280E A Side and B Side must be symmetrical.
+  Purchased parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and
   must be returned.
                                                         Monthly
                                                         Maintenance
                          Model/   Rental    Purchase    Charge
                          Feature  Charge    Price       IOR
o  3090 Model 280E (cont'd)
  Vector Facility - A Side
   First (1)              1545     $ 31,280  $ 325,000   $ 300
  Vector Facility - B Side
   First (2)              1546       31,280    325,000     300
  Expansion Frame
   A Side                 7330        4,330     45,000      50
   B Side                 7331        4,330     45,000      50
  PR/SM Feature (3)
   CP-1 A Side            6851        5,350     60,000 +   170
   CP-3 B Side            7851        5,350     60,000 +   170
(1) Feature #7330 is a corequisite.
(2) Feature #7331 is a corequisite.
(3) Features #6851 and #7851 are required to support the PR/SM
   Feature
o  Model Conversion Purchase Prices
- 3090 Model 180  to 280E   (4) $2,344.000 +
- 3090 Model 180E to 280E   (4)  2,144,000
- 3090 Model 280E to 400E   (5)  2,415,000
(4) Requires upgrade of the installed 3092 to Model 2 and
   installation of an additional 3097. The Model 280E requires two,
   three, or four 3089 model 3s or equivalent, depending on
   configuration.
(5) The following features, #3848, #3849, #3858 and #3859, #4064, and
   #4264 are prerequisites for the 280E to 400E upgrade and must be
   installed or on order prior to ordering the upgrade.  The 400E
   requires four 3089 model 3s or equivalent.
+  Purchased parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and
   must be returned.
                                                         Monthly
                                                         Maintenance
                       Model/   Rental     Purchase      Charge
                       Feature  Charge     Price         IOR
o 3090 Processor Unit
   Model 500E (6)      50E      $ 806,870  $ 9,049,000   $14,025
  Central Storage*
   64Mb Add'l A-Side   4128        48,150      540,000 +     500
   64Mb Add'l B-Side   4228        48,150      540,000 +     500
  Expanded Storage - A Side*
   1st 64Mb            5064        45,730      370,000       500
   1st 128Mb           5128        79,920      595,000       900
   1st 192Mb           5192       105,650      820,000     1,300
   1st 256Mb           5256       137,300    1,045,000     1,700
   1st 512Mb           5512       285,100    1,945,000     3,300
   1st 1024Mb          5024       558,650    3,745,000     6,500
   64Mb to 128Mb       6128        34,170      225,000 +     400
   64Mb to 192Mb       6192        63,300      450,000       800
   64Mb to 256Mb       6256        94,950      675,000 +   1,200
   64Mb to 512Mb       6512       239,200    1,575,000 +   2,800
   128Mb to 192Mb      6193        31,650      225,000       400
   128Mb to 256Mb      6257        63,300      450,000       800
   128Mb to 512Mb      6513       205,050    1,350,000 +   2,400
   192Mb to 256Mb      6258        31,650      225,000 +     400
   192Mb to 512Mb      6514       170,850    1,125,000 +   2,000
   256Mb to 512Mb      6515       136,700      900,000 +   1,600
   512Mb to 1024Mb     6028       273,400    1,800,000 +   3,200
  Expanded Storage - B Side*
   1st 64Mb            7064        45,730      370,000       500
   1st 128Mb           7128        79,920      595,000       900
   1st 192Mb           7192       105,650      820,000     1,300
   1st 256Mb           7256       137,300    1,045,000     1,700
   1st 512Mb           7512       285,100    1,945,000     3,300
   1st 1024Mb          7024       558,650    3,745,000     6,500
   64Mb to 128Mb       8128        34,170      225,000 +     400
   64Mb to 192Mb       8192        63,300      450,000       800
   64Mb to 256Mb       8256        94,950      675,000 +   1,200
   64Mb to 512Mb       8512       239,200    1,575,000 +   2,800
   128Mb to 192Mb      8193        31,650      225,000       400
   128Mb to 256Mb      8257        63,320      450,000       800
   128Mb to 512Mb      8513       205,050    1,350,000 +   2,400
   192Mb to 256Mb      8258        31,650      225,000 +     400
   192Mb to 512Mb      8514       170,850    1,125,000 +   2,000
   256Mb to 512Mb      8515       136,700      900,000 +   1,600
   512Mb to 1024Mb     8028       273,400    1,800,000 +   3,200
  Channel Group - A Side*
   1st Additional-8    3850        12,500      130,000       145
   2nd Additional-8    3851        12,500      130,000       145
   3rd Additional-16   3854        25,010      260,000       290
  Channel Group - B Side*
   1st Additional-8    3852        12,500      130,000       145
   2nd Additional-8    3853        12,500      130,000       145
   3rd Additional-16 (73856        25,010      260,000       290
*  Central Storage, Expanded Storage and Channel configurations on
   the 3090 Model 500E A Side and B Side must be symmetrical.
(6) Expansion Frame (#7330) is required on a Model 500E.
(7) Requires #7331.
+  Purchased parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and
   must be returned.
                                                         Monthly
                                                         Maintenance
                          Model/   Rental    Purchase    Charge
                          Feature  Charge    Price       IOR
o  3090 Model 500E (cont'd)
Vector Facility - A Side
  1st Vector Facility     1545     $ 31,280  $ 325,000   $ 300
  2nd Vector Facility     1550       22,140    230,000     175
  3nd Vector Facility     1555       22,140    230,000     175
Vector Facility - B Side
  1st Vector Facility (7) 1546       31,280    325,000     300
  2nd Vector Facility     1551       22,140    230,000     175
Expansion Frame
  A Side (8)              7330        4,330     45,000      50
  B Side                  7331        4,330     45,000      50

PR/SM Feature (9)
  CP1 - A Side            6851        5,350     60,000 +   170
  CP2 - A Side            6852        1,785     20,000 +    55
  CP0 - A Side            6853        1,785     20,000 +    55
  CP3 - B Side            7851        5,350     60,000 +   170
  CP4 - B Side            7852        1,785     20,000 +    55
(7) Requires #7331.
(8) #7330 is required for a 3090 Model 500E.
(9) Features #6851, #6852, #6853, #7851 and #7852 are required to
   support the PR/SM Feature.
+  Purchased parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and
   must be returned.
o  Model Conversion Purchase Prices
- 3090 Model 300E to 500E  (10) $3,494,000
- 3090 Model 400E to 500E  (11)  1,230,000
- 3090 Model 500E to 600E  (12)  1,205,000
(10) Requires upgrade of the installed 3092 to Model 2 and
   installation of an additional 3097. The Model 500E requires four
   3089 Model 3s or equivalent.
(11) Requires #7330.
(12) Requires #7331.
o  Model Conversion Purchase Price
- 3090 Model 300E to 400E       $2,264,000
(a) Requires upgrade of the installed 3092 to Model 2 and
   installation of an additional 3097. The Model 400E requires four
   3089 Model 3s or equivalent.
(b) If #6853 is installed on the Model 300E:
   #6853 must be converted to #7851 at a charge of $40,000
   #7852 is required
(c) If #1555 is installed on the Model 300E:
   #1555 must be converted to #1546 at a charge of $95,000 +
   #7331 is required
(d) Central Storage, Expanded Storage, and Channel configurations on
   the Model 400E A Side and B Side must be symmetrical.
(e) Feature #7330 remains installed after the upgrade.
+  Purchased parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and
   must be returned.