Formatted Fields TYPE =PROGRAMMING NUMBER =288-565 DATE =19881004 TITLE20 =AVAILABILITY OF AIX ANNOUNCEMENT LETTER NUMBER 288-565 DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT (year-month-day) 19881004 INTEREST AREA CATEGORY CODES WS00, WS20, CM00, CM20, CM30, CM40, AS10, AS50, AS60, AS70, WS25 TYPE OF ANNOUNCEMENT Programming TITLE OF ANNOUNCEMENT AVAILABILITY OF AIX (TM) PS/2 (R) OPERATING SYSTEM AND RELATED LICENSED PROGRAMS DELAYED BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ANNOUNCEMENT, CHARGES, AND AVAILABILITY To incorporate additional functions to satisfy AIX customer requirements and to ensure a quality delivery of AIX products, IBM is announcing today a delay in general availability of the AIX PS/2 Operating System and related licensed programs to March 31, 1989. Additional functions incorporated in AIX PS/2, since its announcement in November 1987, are as follows: the 8570 Personal System/2 (R) Models 121, A21, and E61 will be supported, thus broadening the AIX workstation family to PS/2 desktop models as well as the previously announced floor standing models. The 3812 Pageprinter will be supported for use by new applications such as technical publishing. Additionally, 8514 Display support will provide full 1024 x 768 resolution to graphic applications used in conjunction with AIX PS/2 X-Windows (5713-AEX). Support for IBM 6157 Streaming Tape Drive Model 2 will be provided for greater storage capacity for backup and restore. The AIX PS/2 DOS Server, previously announced as a separate licensed program, will be shipped with the AIX PS/2 Operating System at no additional charge. Mail communication support will be enhanced by the addition of several standard UNIX (1) and Berkeley Software Distribution communication programs. Also, IBM AIX PS/2 X-Windows is compatible with IBM AIX/RT (TM) X-Windows 2.1 but not with IBM AIX/RT X-Windows 1.1 as previously announced. Reference: IBM Programming Announcements 287-505, 287-506, and 287-507 dated November 3, 1987, and 288-054 dated February 2, 1988. Planned Availability Date: March 31, 1989 PRODUCT NUMBER(S) AND/OR NAME(S) 5713-AEQ IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System 5713-AFH IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System Extensions 5713-AEY IBM AIX PS/2 DOS Merge (2) 5713-AFE IBM AIX PS/2 Usability Services 5713-AFD IBM AIX PS/2 Text Formatting System 5713-AEX IBM AIX PS/2 X-Windows 5713-AFA IBM AIX PS/2 VS FORTRAN 5713-AEZ IBM AIX PS/2 VS Pascal 5713-AFC IBM AIX PS/2 C 5713-AEP IBM AIX PS/2 Application Development Toolkit 5713-AER IBM AIX PS/2 Workstation Host Interface Prog. 5713-AEW IBM AIX PS/2 Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol 5713-AET IBM AIX PS/2 INmail/INed/INnet/FTP OVERVIEW (Highlights, Description) HIGHLIGHTS o IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System additions - IBM 3812 Pageprinter support - IBM 6157 Streaming Tape Drive Model 002 support - IBM PS/2 8570 support - DOS Server program packaged in operating system - IBM 8514 Display support for 1024 x 768 resolution o IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System Extensions additions - Improved mail facilities DESCRIPTION IBM AIX PS/2 OPERATING SYSTEM ADDITIONS o Additional Printer Support: Additional printer support is provided in the IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System for the IBM 3812 Pageprinter Models 1 and 2. o IBM 6157 Streaming Tape Drive Support: AIX PS/2 Operating System now supports both the 6157 Streaming Tape Drive Models 001 and 002. o IBM PS/2 8570 Support: IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System and related programs are now supported on the IBM PS/2 8570 Models 121, A21, E61. o DOS Server Program Repackaging: The IBM AIX PS/2 DOS Server program (5713-AFF), previously announced in IBM Programming Announcement 288-054, dated February 2, 1988, will be included in the IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System 1.1 at no additional charge and will not be available as a separate licensed program. o IBM 8514 Display Support for 1024 x 768 Resolution: Full 1024 x 768 resolution will be provided for graphics applications used in conjunction with AIX PS/2 X-Windows (5713-AEX). IBM AIX PS/2 OPERATING SYSTEM EXTENSIONS o Improved Mail Facilities: Enhanced mail facilities include the Berkeley Software Distribution mail command, Berkeley Software Distribution sendmail, BNU (HoneyDanBer) UUCP (UNIX to UNIX copy program), and the MH (message handling) package. INFORMATION (Pubs, Education, Availability Date) PUBLICATIONS Publications remain as defined in IBM Programming Announcements 287-505, 287-506, 287-507, dated November 3, 1987. The following publications are now available: o AIX PS/2 General Information (GC23-2055) o AIX Family Definition Overview (GC23-2002) SCHEDULE Planned general availability is March 31, 1989. TECHNICAL INFORMATION TECHNICAL INFORMATION SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT MACHINE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the IBM 8580, the IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System installs on either the IBM 8570-121, IBM 8570-A21, or IBM 8570-E61 with a minimum of 2Mb RAM (as opposed to 1Mb as previously announced) and any of the supported displays. ORDERING INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, CHARGES TERMS AND CONDITIONS PROGRAM SERVICES: Central service will be available until June 30, 1991 or until discontinued by IBM upon six months' written notice, whichever is earlier. The statement of service included in the program package describes this service. VOLUME DISCOUNT: Volume discounting is available under the terms and conditions of the Volume Procurement Amendment (VPA) and the Exhibit for Personal Computer/System Programs or the Exhibit for Personal Computer/System Programs for Qualified Educational Institutions/Hospitals. The programs in this announcement are included in the Eligible Program List for RT System and Personal System AIX Programs (RTPC) and RT System and Personal System AIX Programs -- Qualified Educational Institutions/Hospitals (RTPCE). They may be added to the applicable category in the space provided on the Eligible Program List. Program packages are included in Categories G and C respectively. Additional licenses are available only under the VPA and are included in Categories G and C respectively.