American Megatrends Announces Compliance with Intel Rack Scale Design Version 2.3

Monday: February 25, 2019

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: American Megatrends (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, BMC and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce compliance with the recently released new version of Intel® Rack Scale Design (RSD), version 2.3.

Intel® Rack Scale Design (Intel® RSD) is an industry-wide reference architecture for disaggregated, composable infrastructure that fundamentally changes the way a data center is built, managed, and expanded over time. Intel® Rack Scale Design can reduce data center complexity and increase agility, productivity, efficiency and vendor interoperability. With Intel® RSD, hardware resources are under software control, accessible through a standard API which is aligned with DMTF Redfish® standards.

The latest Intel® RSD 2.3 architecture features support for NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), which enables composition of nodes connected to NVM Express (NVMe) drives. RSD 2.3 also supports certain Quality of Service (QoS) parameters for allocating selected network traffic over Ethernet, a key aspect of successful NVMe-oF implementation.

Subramonian Shankar, President, CEO & Founder of American Megatrends, commented that "As a decades-long leader in BMC and server management technologies, AMI continually looks to add support into its products for the latest architecture frameworks such as Intel® Rack Scale Design, aligned to industry standards such as DMTF Redfish. We strive to pass the benefits of the interoperability and efficiency that these architectures offer to our OEM and ODM customers. OEMs and ODMs using the MegaRAC® Manageability Framework to implement RSD-compliant solutions into their products are sure to benefit from lower development costs and faster time to market thanks to AMI's compliance with the latest version of Intel® RSD. Likewise, their customers will appreciate the higher efficiency, agility and interoperability of these products."

Products from AMI which are Intel® RSD v. 2.3 compliant include MegaRAC Composer™ Pod Management Software. For more information about MegaRAC solutions featuring RSD compatibility, please see https://ami.com/en/products/remote-management/rack-scale-design-solutions/.

Intel® and Intel® Rack Scale design are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries. Redfish® is a registered trademark of the DMTF.

About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems for both X86 and ARM based platforms. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Windows, Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong to better serve its customers.

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