AMI Announces Support for Generic Linux Architecture for AARCH64

Tuesday: January 31, 2017

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - AMI, a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce generic support for Linux on AARCH64 architecture.

Normally, the ARM world is restricted to deploying a specific ARM Linux for their specific SoC. This can cause problems at the end customer site because they may want to reinstall or switch to a different Linux distribution in the field. AMI has worked with both the Linux community to provide AMI's UEFI firmware in a more compatible manner. AMI has worked with several distributions such as CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

In adding generic Linux support, AMI gives ARM hardware developers the ability to build modern and versatile platforms. AMI has worked extensively on ACPI porting to enable support of a generic Linux AARCH64 distribution installation disc. With this ability, ARM developers or consumers can install generic source code and custom build their operating systems based on the specifications needed for their respective platforms to create high performing, low-cost solutions sought by their customers.

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Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, 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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