Firmware Acronym Soup
Firmware Acronym Soup

Everyone has their acronyms. In my house, if I ask, "PT?" I would be asking if we are having Pizza Tonight. If you ask that at boot camp, it would be Physical Training. In the BIOS/BMC firmware development community, there are a bunch. Here's a list of just a few.

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Apples & Oranges - Integrated vs. Standalone VDI
Apples & Oranges - Integrated vs. Standalone VDI

Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) have become a trending topic throughout the IT industry, but, as with all revolutionary technologies, it has raised many questions regarding its best practices for implementation. While the concept of virtualized desktops seems straight forward, VDI carries a multitude of implementation strategies – not to mention the numerous vendors in VDI, each with their own claims and advantages. However, among the seemingly endless amount of implementation options, there are two primary strategies – implementing VDI as either an Integrated solution, or as a Standalone architecture.

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Coolest, Most-Anticipated Products at IFA 2017
Coolest, Most-Anticipated Products at IFA 2017

We like to keep up with the latest tech shows to learn about the latest developments various tech companies are working on. Today we will be covering the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2017 trade show, currently taking place in Berlin, Germany. The IFA trade show is known to be the largest tech trade show in Europe, attracting more than 200,000 visitors and 1,800+ exhibitors per year. Big name companies such as Samsung, ASUS, Panasonic and Acer are all attendees at this year's IFA, introducing new products that consumers can look forward to in the near future. In honor of the IFA 2017 trade show, we decided to round up some of the coolest, innovative and interesting products we've read about so far!

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New Frontiers in High Performance Computing: The Tsubame 3.0 Supercomputer
New Frontiers in High Performance Computing: The Tsubame 3.0 Supercomputer

In today's post, we offer a summary of recent reports on the upcoming Tsubame 3 supercomputer from Professor Satoshi Matsuoka of the Tokyo Institute of Technology as it pushes into the next great frontier in high performance computing (HPC), called AI-HPC Hybrid Workflows, together with some speculation on what some of the features of this powerful system might be.

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American Megaclipse 2017
American Megaclipse 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, people around the nation and world stepped outside and looked up to the sky. There was no bird, plane or Superman in the sky, but rather, an awe-inspiring natural wonder. Trending across the internet was #SolarEclipse and #Eclipse2017, with everyone marveling at the moment where the sun was completely blocked by the moon. The Solar Eclipse of 2017 was probably one of the most anticipated, talked about, hot topic of 2017. People were throwing their solar shades on to immerse themselves in the magic of the solar eclipse. This past Monday, we had some employees drive up to northern Georgia to see the eclipse on the path of totality while the others who stayed at the office had a little viewing party of their own!

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Focus on Open Standards in Server Management: Open Compute Project
Focus on Open Standards in Server Management: Open Compute Project

In our final post on the topic of open standards in server design and management, we will look at the Open Compute Project originally devised and promoted by social media giant Facebook back in 2009.

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The Trendiest Tech Topics
The Trendiest Tech Topics

In the technology sector, we always see innovative things being developed. Sometimes you ask yourself, "I wonder if this kind of technology exists yet?" and when you pull up a Google search, you see that some sort of development for that particular technology is in fact, in progress. The hype for some of these technologies is very real and the rate of new technologies coming out sometimes seems to be faster than Superman himself. We've rounded up some of the trendiest tech topics that are floating around in the technology industry right now, all of which are highly-anticipated technologies that will change the way we do things in the future.

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Pizza as a Service 2.0 by Paul Kerrison
Pizza as a Service 2.0 by Paul Kerrison

Pizza as a Service version 2.0 as explained by Paul Kerrison. An unofficial update to Albert Barron's Pizza as a Service.

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Focus on Open Standards in Server Management: Intel Rack Scale Design
Focus on Open Standards in Server Management: Intel Rack Scale Design

We continue our exploration of open standards in server design and management with a closer look at the Intel® Rack Scale Design standard, along with some of the MegaRAC remote management products that incorporate this powerful and flexible hardware management API.

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Step It Up AMI!
Step It Up AMI!

The Walk AMI program was created by AMI's Wellness Committee, a committee comprised of individuals who are responsible for implementing healther lifestyle options around the workplace. One of the key objectives the committee pushes is to get employees to be active around the workplace and outside of work as well. In order to get employees to start stepping it up, the Wellness Committee initiated a little friendly competition and got a walking party started. And thus, the AMI walking teams were formed!

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