What is a Plugfest?
What is a Plugfest?

If you keep up with AMI, other IBVs and technology companies, you may have heard the term "plugfest" popping up every so often. AMI happens to plan, host, sponsor and attend various plugfests throughout the year and you may be wondering, what is a plugfest? Today we cover what a plugfest is and what kinds of things happen at these plugfest events!

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From the AMI Archives: AMIDiag® Hardware Diagnostic Software Suite
From the AMI Archives: AMIDiag® Hardware Diagnostic Software Suite

For today's post we have dug deep into our extensive AMI Archives to look more closely at AMIDiag, one of the many AMI products built on the same professional-grade, lab-tested diagnostic tools utilized daily by our engineers and still in use today!

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BIOS/UEFI Setup: Text-based or Graphical?
BIOS/UEFI Setup: Text-based or Graphical?

I was recently asked, "What is your biggest BIOS (UEFI) innovation?" From a techie point-of-view, I would have to say graphical setup in our client BIOS offering, Aptio V... and not just any graphical setup, but Aptio ESA. (Extensible Setup Architecture).

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Blockchain 101
Blockchain 101

There is a common buzzword that you may find yourself hearing more and more these days in news, blogs, online articles and the like, causing you to wonder to yourself: what exactly is "blockchain", or blockchain technology? In today's Tech Blog post, we will try to give a (very) brief and non-technical introduction to this fascinating subject.

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From the AMI Archives: Panic Like It's 1999
From the AMI Archives: Panic Like It's 1999

Think back to the last few years of the 1990s and how there was widespread confusion and uncertainty with respect to how computers and industrial systems would handle the changing of the year to a new century in 2000. American Megatrends was among the many computer and software services companies that were spurred into action and the formulation of an appropriate response to this potential threat. For today's post we have dug deep into our extensive AMI Archives for a look at another product from an interesting vantage point in recent history.

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If UEFI BIOS Were a Part of Your Body, Which Part Would It Be?
If UEFI BIOS Were a Part of Your Body, Which Part Would It Be?

Every so often we receive emails from people who have computers that suddenly display the American Megatrends logo. They think that they caught some sort of ransomware or computer virus. They visit our website and send us an email:

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Happy 4th of July: AMI at AJC Peachtree Road Race
Happy 4th of July: AMI at AJC Peachtree Road Race

Every year, more than 60,000 runners participate in the Atlanta AJC Peachtree Road Race. Set for the 4th of July this year, some AMI runners will be participating in the annual 10k!

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Be Proactive About Firmware Security!
Be Proactive About Firmware Security!

Firmware is everywhere; in every system and nearly every technology device we use on a daily basis - clearest example would be computers/laptops. Firmware is also highly vulnerable to malware attacks, where hackers corrupt the firmware to create persistent problems for the firmware despite "fixing" the initial issue. Firmware attacks are so common that people constantly research ways to prevent these kinds of attacks from happening, with Google search results for "firmware hack" and "firmware security" increasing year by year.

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Top 5 Greatest Hits: Looking Back at the Launch of the AMI Tech Blog
Top 5 Greatest Hits: Looking Back at the Launch of the AMI Tech Blog

The time has passed quickly, but already almost two months have gone by since the launch of our new AMI Tech Blog! To commemorate the occasion, for today's post we decided to take a look back at some of our greatest hits since its launch in early May of this year.

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Aptio® V, the reference BIOS on AMD EPYC™ platforms
Aptio® V, the reference BIOS on AMD EPYC™ platforms

On June 20, 2017, AMD announced the release of the AMD EPYC™, AMD's new server processor targeted at data centers. It is stated to be 52% faster than current server processors with up to 32 cores, 128 lanes of PCI Express (PCIe) lanes and support up to 2TB of DDR 4 memory via eight channels.

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