AMI® Firmware Solutions boost effectiveness for Data Center Platforms with Intel® Memory Failure Prediction Technology: Predict future memory failures in real-time and ensure data center operation and continuity
AMI firmware products for have long been known for their effectiveness in the data center with powerful, reliable UEFI and BMC Management firmware for server platforms. Now, they ascend to a new level of power and productivity with the adoption of Intel Memory Failure Prediction (Intel MFP) technology - leveraging a multi-dimensional model and algorithms to predict future memory failures in real-time and ensure data center operation and continuity in both Aptio® V UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC® BMC Firmware from AMI.
Intel MFP, optimized for Intel Xeon® Scalable platforms, is specifically designed to improve customers' datacenter uptime and total cost of operation (TCO) by predicting DDR4 memory failures. For Aptio V UEFI Firmware, the Intel MFP solution comes in the form of the IntelMfpSupport eModule and includes OEM IPMI command additions. For MegaRAC BMC Firmware this support is available as an Option Pack, which includes code to process the memory errors complemented by the DIMM Health Assessment Model (DHAM) from Intel, along with periodic module updates.
DIMM failures are one of the most common causes of server downtime, notorious for severely impacting system reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS). These failures can be caused by a wide range of sources beyond normal use, such as manufacturing defects or extreme environmental or operating conditions. While currently accepted techniques help overcome some correctable errors with DIMM, they have cost, reliability, coverage and performance implications - and cannot help to overcome uncorrectable errors.
As a more complete solution, Intel MFP features several innovative and original capabilities:
For datacenters and cloud service providers, the benefits of adding Intel MFP support in Aptio V UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC BMC Firmware are clear and immediate. Datacenter service level agreements (SLA) are improved, DIMM failure rates are reduced through proactive memory health evaluation and enhanced memory page offlining policies, and most importantly, higher DIMM performance and reliability optimizes workload and VM migration decision-making to boost efficiency, flexibility and TCO.
As part of this initiative, AMI is authorized to provide the same world-class technical support for the Aptio V eModule and the MegaRAC Option Pack that is represented by all AMI products. Moreover, both AMI and Intel will continue to offer information and training for customers considering integration of these value-added firmware solutions.
To highlight the benefits of Intel MFP in the datacenter, an Intel case study conducted with Tencent, the leading provider of cloud services in the APAC region, identified a five-fold improvement in DIMM failure prediction and reduced downtime, as well as fewer unnecessary DIMM replacement and upgrade expenses.
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A similar case study carried out by Intel with Meituan, the leading eCommerce services provider in the APAC region, revealed that Intel MFP could enable Meituan to reduce server crashes caused by memory failure by up to 40% through intelligent analysis of server memory health and proactive memory failure prediction.
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For those looking to take advantage of Intel MPF on Intel Xeon Scalable platforms with Aptio V UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC BMC Firmware, ask your system manufacturer to include the AMI Intel Memory Failure Prediction eModule for Aptio V UEFI Firmware and Intel MFP Option Pack for MegaRAC BMC Firmware in their platform designs.
And for more information on the Aptio V IntelMfpSupport eModule and MegaRAC BMC Firmware Option Pack featuring Intel MFP capabilities, please call 1-800-828-9264 to speak with an AMI firmware solutions expert or contact us via the contact form below.
Intel, the Intel logo, and other Intel marks are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Memory failure prediction results provided through the use of Intel MFP are estimated and may vary based on differences in system hardware, software, or configuration. Results are derived using multi-dimensional models and algorithms to predict potential memory failures and do not constitute a representation or guarantee regarding memory failure.
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