IBM Parallel Environment Developer Edition Multiplatform offers an Eclipse-based application development environment and performance tools

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-345
August 27, 2013

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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IBM® PE Developer Edition Multiplatform V1.3 offers:

All these provide improvements to client productivity and performance.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

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IBM PE Developer Edition Multiplatform provides an Eclipse-based development environment combining open source tools and IBM proprietary tools to satisfy the following requirements:

IBM PE Developer Edition consists of two major components that are integrated together:

The workbench component contains an industry standard, innovative workbench client IDE for enhancing the productivity of high performance and technical computing programmers.

The server component contains the IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) Toolkit, which is used to analyze and tune the performance of application programs. It also contains Scalable Communication Infrastructure (SCI), which is a communication library and run time for a tools developer to use as infrastructure in developing scalable tools.

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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for the key prerequisites for the specific environment.

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Planned availability date
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September 6, 2013

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IBM PE Developer Edition provides an Eclipse-based development environment that allows developers to edit, compile, run, and debug applications all from within the framework. It also includes a set of performance tools that helps the developer analyze the performance of an application.

The Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform (PTP) integrated development environment (IDE) editor increases developer productivity by providing coding assist tools, such as interactive code completion and syntax-directed highlighting of source code.

PTP provides an integrated environment for the developer to complete the edit, compile, debug, run cycle, and source analysis tools to help identify coding problems in the application. This is referred to as the workbench. The IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) Toolkit allows the developer to analyze application performance, including CPU resource usage, MPI tracing and profiling, OpenMP profiling, and I/O tracing and profiling.

Users may obtain a license for either the workbench or the toolkit.

IBM PE Developer Edition Multiplatform V1.3 provides:

The performance analysis tools integrated with the IDE help developers locate performance problems in their application code, including tools to analyze CPU resource usage, MPI profiling and tracing, OpenMP profiling, and I/O profiling.

These performance management tools may improve systems availability. Performance management tools allow you to optimize the use of computing resources, thereby protecting those investments. The performance tools provided by IBM PE Developer Edition can help you understand the utilization of system resources concurrently so you can balance your workloads or tune programs. By maximizing system resource utilization, you can optimize your system and network performance.

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The Eclipse-based IDE is designed to improve developer productivity throughout the edit, compile, debug, and run cycle of application development.

IBM PE Developer Edition consists of two major components: an IBM HPC Toolkit for the cluster servers and a workbench component for client machines.

The IBM HPC Toolkit (server component) provides an integrated set of tools that helps the application developer analyze and tune the performance of an application. The workbench (client component) runs on laptop/desktop machines for remote parallel development.

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Program                Program
number        VRM      name

5725-M46      1.3.0    IBM PE Developer Edition Multiplatform

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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications are available from the web:

To access the above documentation, refer to the IBM Cluster Information Center website. This website contains the most recent documentation in PDF and HTML formats and is located at

IBM PE Developer Edition does not provide IBM-specific PTP documentation; PTP documentation is included within the PTP plug-ins that are part of the IBM PE Developer Edition installation.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For IBM PE Developer Edition server (toolkit) function, one of the following:

For IBM PE Developer Edition client (workbench) function:

Note: For supported levels, compatibility, and limitations regarding adapter and switch support, refer to the readme located under documentation and IBM High Performance Computing Clusters Service Packs at
Software requirements

Toolkit component running IBM AIX operating system:

Toolkit component running Linux operating system on POWER® servers:

Toolkit component running Linux operating system on x86 servers:

Note: Running batch parallel operating environment jobs requires the use of a job scheduler that provides support for the common resource manager interface used by parallel operating environment. Examples of supported job schedulers are IBM Platform LSF, SLURM, PBSPro, and IBM LoadLeveler® .

Workbench component, one of the following:

Notes :

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.


On Linux , the names of the RPM Package Managers change to reflect a single RPM for each platform. Considering that, when upgrading software, current RPMs must first be removed and then the new RPMs installed. There is no impact on the migration. On AIX , the name of the packages does not change; consequently, there is no impact on this platform.

IBM PE Developer Edition supports only a homogeneous environment, where all the nodes in the cluster are using the same level of IBM PE Developer Edition.


Support of MPICH2 on the AIX operating system is restricted to the level of the MPICH2 library provided by IBM PE Runtime Edition for AIX .

IBM Electronic Support

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Planning information


IBM PE Developer Edition Multiplatform is packaged in separate deliverables for the toolkit and workbench.

The following files are provided with a distribution media or for individual download from the Passport Advantage website as follows:

The IBM PE Developer Edition toolkit is provided on individual CD-ROMs, based on the chosen environment:

The IBM PE Developer Edition workbench is provided on a single DVD for all environments and includes:

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 PE Developer Edition uses the security and auditability features of the system on which it is installed. 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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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 or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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Product group: Technical Computing
  Product Identifier Description (PID)
  IBM PE Developer Edition Multiplatform (5725-M46)
Product category: Other software

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Program name/Description                                  number

English media pack:
IBM PE Developer Edition Multiplatform V1.3 - Toolkit     BH041EN
IBM PE Developer Edition Multiplatform V1.3 - Workbench   BH042EN
IBM PE Developer Edition Multiplatform - Toolkit
   per Install LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO                         D11CULL
   per Install ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL                       E0IBVLL
   per Install SW MAINT REINSTATE 12 MO                   D11CVLL
IBM PE Developer Edition Multiplatform - Workbench
   per Client Device LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO                   D11CWLL
   per Client Device ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL                 E0IBWLL
   per Client Device SW MAINT REINSTATE 12 MO             D11CXLL

Charge metric

                 Part number or
Program name     PID number           Charge metric

IBM PE           5725-M46
  - Toolkit                           Install
  - Workbench                         Client device


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License Information form numbers
Description   License Information

 Toolkit      L-RHAN-96FK5Q
 Workbench    L-RHAN-96DK8E

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
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Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. 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 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, 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 , refer to

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 Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers 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 no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

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 securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers 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 IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support website at

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 the customer's IBM ID. 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, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

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