IBM Power Systems memory rebate promotion

Announcement Letter Number 312-101

August 15, 2012

Value proposition

Customers who acquire a POWER7® 750, 770, 780 or 795 with a specified minimum amount of memory per active processor can receive a rebate.

The offer

For a limited time only, you can receive a rebate if you acquire an eligible new IBM® POWER7 750, 770, 780 or 795 server configured with the following minimum amount of active memory per active processor core:

Server                     Memory requirement

POWER7 750 Minimum of 12 GB memory per processor core POWER7 770, 780 and 795 Minimum of 16 GB active memory per active processor core

The amount of the rebate depends upon the amount and type of memory acquired.

In order to qualify, the following server configuration requirements also apply:

For a list of eligible minimum configurations and rebate amounts, refer to the Qualifying/Eligible products section.

Start and/or end dates

For purchase transactions, IBM invoices for the eligible products must have a date of on or after August 15, 2012, but no later September 30, 2012.

For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance, or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible products must have a lease commencement date of on or after August 15, 2012, but no later September 30, 2012.

Completed and signed rebate request forms must be received by IBM no later than November 30, 2012.

Where is it available?

This promotion is available only in:

This promotion is not available in the IBM - Caribbean North District.

Customer Letter Section

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible POWER7 750 minimum configuration

                                                         Rebate amount
                                              Min GB     per memory
                  Mach         Feature   Min  per proc   feature
Description       type  Model  number    qty  feature    U.S / Canada

Power 750 8233 E8B - WITH - Processor EPA1 or 1 96 features EPA2 or 1 72 EPA3 or 1 48 EPA4 1 96

- AND -

750 memory features:

16GB(2x8GB) Memory DIMMs EM16 $ 600 32GB(2x16GB) Memory DIMMs EM32 1,500

Eligible POWER7 770 minimum configuration

                                                  Rebate amount
                                                  per memory
                   Mach         Feature   Min     feature
Description        type  Model  number    qty     U.S / Canada

Power 770 9117 MMC - WITH - Processor 5329 or 4 activations 5334

- AND -

770 memory activation features:

Activation of 8212 1 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

Activation of 8213 100 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

- AND -

770 memory features:

0/64 GB(4x16GB) Memory DIMMs 5601 $ 2,000 0/128 GB(4x32GB) Memory DIMMs 5602 4,000 0/256 GB(2x64GB) Memory DIMMs 5564 10,000

Eligible POWER7 780 minimum configuration

                                                  Rebate amount
                                                  per memory
                   Mach         Feature   Min     feature
Description        type  Model  number    qty     U.S / Canada

Power 780 9179 MHC - WITH - Processor 5339 or 4 activations EP25

- AND -

780 memory activation features:

Activation of 8212 1 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

Activation of 8213 100 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

- AND –

780 memory features:

0/64 GB(4x16GB) Memory DIMMs 5601 $ 2,000 0/128 GB(4x32GB) Memory DIMMs 5602 4,000 0/256 GB(2x64GB) Memory DIMMs 5564 10,000

Eligible POWER7 795 minimum configuration

                                                  Rebate amount
                                                  per memory
                   Mach         Feature   Min     feature
Description        type  Model  number    qty     U.S / Canada

Power 795 9119 FHB - WITH - Processor 4713 or 24 activations 4714 or 24 4717 or 1 4718 1

- AND -

795 memory activation features:

Activation of 8212 1 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

Activation of 8213 100 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

- AND -

795 memory activation features:

0/64 GB(4x16GB) Memory DIMMs 5601 $4,000 0/128 GB(4x32GB) Memory DIMMs 5602 6,000

Additional information/conditions

The following are acceptable proofs of acquisition:

To receive a rebate, the completed and signed rebate request form (see attached), along with the specified documentation, must be received by the IBM Redemption Center no later than November 30, 2012.

In Canada, you are responsible for all applicable taxes such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), Provincial Sales Tax (PST), Quebec Sales Tax (QST), and other sales or value-added taxes which are extra.

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this promotion at any time.

This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of any applicable Agreements.

Configuration rebate payment examples

Example 1: A 9117-MMC 3.3 GHz system is configured with 8/16 (8 out of 16) active processors and 128 GB active memory using (2) FC 5601. It has 16 GB active memory per active processor thus qualifies for a rebate. The rebate would be equal to 2 x $2,000, or $4,000.

Example 2: A 9179-MHC 3.9 GHz system is configured with 4/16 active processors and 56/64 GB active memory. It has only 14 GB active memory per active processor thus does not qualify for a rebate. If an additional 8 GB of active memory had been configured, it would have had 16 GB of active memory per active processor, and would have qualified for a rebate of $2,000.

Example 3: A 9119-FHB 4.0 GHz system is configured with 32/64 active processors and 512/1024 GB active memory using (16) FC 5602. It has 16 GB active memory per active processor thus qualifies for a rebate. The rebate would be equal to 16 x $6,000, or $96,000.

Example 4: A 9119-FHB 4.0 GHz system is configured with 32/256 active processors and 512/2048 GB active memory. It has 16 GB active memory per active processor, however, 25% of the configured cores are not active. Thus it does not qualify for a rebate. In order to qualify for a rebate, the server would need 64/256 active cores and 1024/2048 active memory.

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Financing may be available. Refer to one of the following IBM Global Financing Web sites at:

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Can this offer be combined?

This promotion cannot be combined with other rebates on the eligible configurations.

IBM - Caribbean North District information

To determine if a country/region is part of the IBM - Caribbean North District, refer to the ibm.com country/region homepage at:

and select Country/region.

Business Partner information

IBM Business Partner - Distributors; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM Business Partner - Distributors; and IBM Business Partner - Systems Integrators may access information for the corresponding Business Partner offer. Due to participation eligibility, Business Partners may not be able to view every offer. PartnerWorld® ID and password required (use IBM ID).

Business Partner Announcement Letter 512-389

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Rebate request form (312-101)



IBM Power Systems memory rebate promotion

The offer

To qualify for a rebate, you must have acquired an eligible new IBM POWER7 750, 770, 780 or 795 server configured with the following minimum amount of active memory per active processor core:

Server                     Memory requirement

POWER7 750 Minimum of 12 GB memory per processor core POWER7 770, 780 and 795 Minimum of 16 GB active memory per active processor core

The amount of the rebate depends upon the amount and type of memory acquired.

In order to qualify, the following server configuration requirements also apply:

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible POWER7 750 minimum configuration

                                                         Rebate amount
                                              Min GB     per memory
                  Mach         Feature   Min  per proc   feature
Description       type  Model  number    qty  feature    U.S / Canada

Power 750 8233 E8B - WITH - Processor EPA1 or 1 96 features EPA2 or 1 72 EPA3 or 1 48 EPA4 1 96

- AND -

750 memory features:

16GB(2x8GB) Memory DIMMs EM16 $ 600 32GB(2x16GB) Memory DIMMs EM32 1,500

Eligible POWER7 770 minimum configuration

                                                  Rebate amount
                                                  per memory
                   Mach         Feature   Min     feature
Description        type  Model  number    qty     U.S / Canada

Power 770 9117 MMC - WITH - Processor 5329 or 4 activations 5334

- AND -

770 memory activation features:

Activation of 8212 1 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

Activation of 8213 100 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

- AND -

770 memory features:

0/64 GB(4x16GB) Memory DIMMs 5601 $ 2,000 0/128 GB(4x32GB) Memory DIMMs 5602 4,000 0/256 GB(2x64GB) Memory DIMMs 5564 10,000

Eligible POWER7 780 minimum configuration

                                                  Rebate amount
                                                  per memory
                   Mach         Feature   Min     feature
Description        type  Model  number    qty     U.S / Canada

Power 780 9179 MHC - WITH - Processor 5339 or 4 activations EP25

- AND -

780 memory activation features:

Activation of 8212 1 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

Activation of 8213 100 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

- AND –

780 memory features:

0/64 GB(4x16GB) Memory DIMMs 5601 $ 2,000 0/128 GB(4x32GB) Memory DIMMs 5602 4,000 0/256 GB(2x64GB) Memory DIMMs 5564 10,000

Eligible POWER7 795 minimum configuration

                                                  Rebate amount
                                                  per memory
                   Mach         Feature   Min     feature
Description        type  Model  number    qty     U.S / Canada

Power 795 9119 FHB - WITH - Processor 4713 or 24 activations 4714 or 24 4717 or 1 4718 1

- AND -

795 memory activation features:

Activation of 8212 1 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

Activation of 8213 100 GB DDR3 POWER7 Memory

- AND -

795 memory activation features:

0/64 GB(4x16GB) Memory DIMMs 5601 $4,000 0/128 GB(4x32GB) Memory DIMMs 5602 6,000

Terms and conditions

  1. For hardware purchase transactions, invoices for the eligible products must have a date of on or after August 15, 2012, but no later than September 30, 2012.

    For hardware lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance, or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible products must have a commencement date of on or after August 15, 2012, but no later than September 30, 2012.

  2. As proof of acquisition, send copies of invoices or leasing documents to the IBM Redemption Center at the address listed below.

  3. To qualify for the rebate, this signed form, along with requested documentation, must be received on or before November 30, 2012 at:


    IBM Corporation
    Redemption Center -- MD B3-009
    6303 Barfield Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30328-4233


    Attn: IBM Power Systems memory rebate promotion


    Fax: 866-320-1685
    E-mail: incent@us.ibm.com
    Phone: 1-800-624-6875, option 3

  4. The IBM Redemption Center will confirm receipt of your rebate request. Retain a copy of this confirmation as proof of timely submission of your request. If you do not receive this confirmation within one week of submission or you need to communicate with the IBM Redemption Center, send an e-mail and reference the "IBM Power Systems memory rebate promotion" in the subject line.

  5. Any rebate request forms lost or misdirected by the Postal Service or other delivery service are not the responsibility of IBM or the IBM Redemption Center.

  6. Allow four to six weeks from the time IBM receives your complete and accurate documentation for your rebate check/cheque to arrive.

  7. This promotion is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

  8. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this promotion at any time.

Complete the following information

                              Memory
                Proc.         activ.        Memory
Machine         feature       feature       feature       Serial 
type     Model  number   Qty  number   Qty  number   Qty  number

_______ _____ _______ ___ _______ ___ _______ ___ _________

Amount of rebate requested $ ___________

Contact information

Name (print clearly) ______________________________________________________

Company (if appropriate) __________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________

Mailing address (if different) ________________________________________________

City __________________________________ State/Province ____________________

Zip/postal code ________________

E-mail address __________________________________________________________

Daytime phone _______ - _____ - _________

Business Partner name (if applicable) _________________________________________

Certification

I, _______________________________________________________ (Name, please print), authorized representative of the company identified below, hereby certify that the company is in compliance with the terms and conditions of this offer, and that all of the information entered on this request form is accurate, complete, and in accordance with the request form instructions.

Signature __________________________________________ Date ________________

Title and company name: ____________________________________________________

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