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November 12, 2019:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA: AMI, a global leader in BIOS and BMC firmware, remote manageability and security tools and utilities, is pleased to announce its attendance at the upcoming Supercomputing 2019 Exhibition in Denver, Colorado from November 18 – 21, 2019 as a guest of ASRock Rack Inc., a key partner of AMI.
Supercomputing 2019 (SC19) is the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. It is designed to share best practices in a wide range of areas including architectures and networks, clouds and distributed computing, storage, system software and more, along with state of the practice in large-scale deployment and integration.
At SC19, AMI will be a guest of its valued partner ASRock Rack Inc. in Booth #971, where the two companies will jointly demonstrate their latest innovations in Server SAN manageability via the NVMe over Ethernet Fabric (NVMeoF) protocol. There, MegaRAC® FPX2.0™ NVMEoF Management Firmware and the AMI Composer™ Hyperscale Management Ecosystem from AMI will run on the ASRock Rack Inc. 1U10E-ROME/2T server platform to demonstrate the power and potential of this firmware / hardware integration to deliver out-of-band NVMe storage manageability for the discovery of storage pools, attachment of NVMe storage volumes to remote compute nodes, collection of drive inventory and telemetry data, auto-provisioning, hot swap and failover support and much more.
MegaRAC FPX2.0 NVMe-oF Management Firmware is a robust firmware/software solution combining the complete functionality to support Server SAN, including Ethernet Fabric management and NVMe drive management, with that of a baseboard management controller (BMC). The firmware component of MegaRAC FPX2.0 resides on the preexisting onboard BMC and maintains complete MegaRAC® SP-X™-based server manageability along with extensions that enable completely secure, out-of-band (OOB) NVMe storage manageability, available right out of the box. It supports all storage server architectures, including current Intel® x86 and AMD platforms, as well as future Arm®-based storage servers.
AMI Composer is a robust hyperscale node, rack and POD management ecosystem for both traditional and telco cloud infrastructure which provides a "single pane of glass" view of enterprise and datacenter environments along with a high degree of serviceability through its intelligent, powerful feature set. It is built around a central framework that delivers core manageability features with simplified physical configurations of compute, network and storage-level resources. Various extensions to the AMI Composer framework add individual manageability capabilities including server, POD and telco cloud system management, thanks to its compliance with key management specifications like DMTF Redfish® and Intel® Rack Scale Design.
"ASRock Rack Inc. is excited to showcase our solutions together at SC19 with AMI, as both companies are committed to providing world-class NVMeoF storage and management technologies that enable organizations to scale at the pace required to manage ever-growing, flexible data storage needs," commented Weishi Sa, President of ASRock Rack Inc. "We are pleased that they have joined us this year in our booth to demonstrate MegaRAC FPX2.0 on our 1U10E-ROME/2T and appreciate all of the hard work they have done with us to help make our presence at SC19 a success."
Sanjoy Maity, Chief Executive Officer of AMI, also expressed his pleasure with the joint demonstration, saying that "with MegaRAC FPX2.0 and AMI Composer representing excellence in Server SAN / NVMEoF manageability and ASRock Rack Inc. doing the same with its advanced cloud computing server hardware offerings, it is fitting that we come together to showcase our joint solution at such a high-profile event as SC19.""
"Providing class-leading out-of-band NVMeoF Server SAN management solutions is a key area of focus and growth for AMI, and we are grateful to ASRock Rack Inc. for the opportunity to partner with them and present our MegaRAC FPX2.0 firmware on the ASRock Rack 1U10E-ROME/2T in their booth this year. On behalf of both ASRock Rack Inc. and AMI, we are pleased to invite attendees of SC19 to Booth 917 to view our joint demonstration, and we look forward to a warm reception at the Exhibition," he added.
About ASRock Rack Inc.
ASRock Rack Inc., established in 2013, specializes in the field of Cloud Computing server hardware. While inheriting ASRock's design concepts, "Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness", the company is dedicated to bring the Server Industry out of the box thinking with the passion to innovate. Leveraged by ASRock Rack Inc.'s growing momentum and distribution channels, this young and vibrant company targets the booming market of Cloud Computing and commits to serve the market with user friendly and eco-friendly Do It Yourself Server hardware, featuring flexible and reliable products.
September 27, 2019:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - AMI, a global leader in BIOS, BMC and remote management tools and utilities, is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the fifth annual Aptio® V and MegaRAC® European Summit in Munich, Germany earlier this week.
The main purpose of the two-day Aptio V and MegaRAC European Summit is to increase technological value provided to AMI’s customers and partners. Attendees experience in-depth, engaging and informative seminars on the latest innovations in Aptio V UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC BMC Remote Management Firmware, as well as to dive into the supplementary tools and features that complement these products. These interactive seminars are designed to give attendees a competitive edge in their respective industries by utilizing the most efficient, innovative technology to address the ever-growing demands of the technology industry.
At this year’s Aptio V and MegaRAC European Summit, AMI introduced MegaRAC SP-X BMC Remote Management Firmware, AMI DevNET™ Firmware Development Environment, the AMI CLEFS™ Cloud Environment for Firmware Signing and AMI Hardware Root of Trust (HRoT) solutions.
“Our annual European Summits represent a special opportunity for us to directly communicate with and receive feedback from our customers on our upcoming products and future plans, helping to ensure that our partners, valued customers and AMI are all poised for success,” said Sanjoy Maity, CEO of AMI.
AMI partners and customers interested in attending the next Aptio V and MegaRAC European Summit from AMI or for more information, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-828-9264 / +1-770-246-8600 or visit ami.com.
August 30, 2019:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - AMI, a global leader in BIOS, BMC and remote management tools and utilities, is pleased to announce that it has recently joined the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) as an Executive Member.
PICMG is a nonprofit consortium of over 140 companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open standards for high-performance telecommunications, military, industrial, and general-purpose embedded computing applications. Equipment built to PICMG standards is used worldwide and its standards are generally available for use without restriction. Key standards families developed by PICMG include CompactPCI®, AdvancedTCA®, MicroTCA®, AdvancedMC®, CompactPCI® Serial, COM Express®, SHB Express®, and HPM (Hardware Platform Management).
COM Express is a key specification defined within PICMG, which defines Small Form Factor (SFF) and Computer on Module (COM) single board computers with a wide range of commercial applications. PICMG is working on upcoming versions of the specification with higher levels of manageability, including the addition of a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) as a part of the design. In its role as an Executive Member, AMI will contribute its expertise in BMC firmware and remote management to help expand the manageability aspects of the COM Express specification.
“AMI is delighted to announce our participation in PICMG as an Executive Member. We look forward to contributing our knowledge, support and experience to help define and propagate the next generation of standards and specifications for embedded and modular computing,” said Sanjoy Maity, CEO of AMI.
For more information on AMI’ participation in PICMG, please contact AMI at 1-800-828-9264 / +1-770- 246-8600 or visit ami.com.
CompactPCI®, AdvancedTCA®, MicroTCA®, AdvancedMC®, CompactPCI® Serial, COM Express® and SHB Express® are registered trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group in the US and other countries.
August 21, 2019:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - AMI, a global leader in BIOS, BMC and remote management tools and utilities, is pleased to announce that its flagship Aptio® V UEFI Firmware is now compliant with version 2.8 of the UEFI Specification as well as version 1.7 of the UEFI Platform Initialization (PI) Specification.
Implementation of version 2.8 of the UEFI Specification brings a host of improvements and new features to Aptio V UEFI firmware, including the UEFI RestEx protocol, the Redfish® Discover protocol, and Configuration Capsule support.
Improvements brought with version 1.7 of the UEFI Platform Initialization Specification include automatic migration of Pre-EFI Initialization (PEI) modules from temporary to permanent memory, support for PEI Core residing in a Firmware Volume (FV) other than the Boot FV and a new service to support timed callbacks in PEI.
“As a leader in BIOS/UEFI firmware and long-standing member of the UEFI Forum, AMI places great importance on compliance with the latest industry standards and specifications to better serve our valued customers and partners,” said Sanjoy Maity, CEO of AMI.
“Aptio V, our flagship UEFI firmware, has always been developed according to the latest UEFI specifications. The added support for the most recent versions of the UEFI and Platform Initialization Specifications enables manufacturers to enhance select platforms based on the most recent innovations in UEFI firmware,” he added.
For more information on the UEFI Specification version 2.8, the UEFI Platform Initialization Specification version 1.7 or the UEFI Forum, visit https://uefi.org/specifications.
For more information on UEFI 2.8 and PI 1.7 support in Aptio V UEFI Firmware from AMI, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-U-BUY- AMI / +1-770- 246-8600 or visit ami.com.
Redfish® is a registered trademark of the DMTF in the US and other countries.
August 16, 2019:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA: AMI, a global leader in BIOS, BMC and remote management tools and utilities, is pleased to announce BIOS support for the second generation of the AMD EPYC™ server processor, as its Aptio® V UEFI firmware was selected as the shipping reference BIOS for the recently released AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series.
This announcement continues the tradition of AMI providing reference BIOS support for the AMD EPYC™ platform, as AMI was previously selected as the shipping reference BIOS provider for the original AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series server processors and platforms.
The new, second-generation AMD EPYC™ 7002 processors will feature up to 64 cores, utilizing the "Zen 2" architecture to deliver high performance while reducing the total cost of ownership by up to 50% across numerous workloads. For more information on the second generation of the AMD EPYC™ server processor series, please visit https://www.amd.com/en/processors/epyc-7002-series.
"AMI is honored to once again be selected by AMD as the reference BIOS provider for its next-generation AMD EPYC™ processors and platforms with our flagship Aptio V UEFI firmware," commented Sanjoy Maity, CEO of AMI.
"AMI has worked closely with AMD, along with its OEMs and ODMs, to help test and debug its systems during the power-on phase. Close collaboration between all stakeholders during this critical phase was instrumental in creating a powerful, robust and stable data center platform. The selection of AMI as the reference BIOS provider with Aptio V also ensures that the familiarity and trust developers and users have built while working with our firmware and tools continues uninterrupted," he added.
For more information on Aptio V UEFI Firmware from AMI, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-U-BUY- AMI / +1-770- 246-8600 or visit ami.com.
AMD and AMD EPYC™ are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the United States and other countries.