Reboot System, Destruction Averted
Reboot System, Destruction Averted

It is generally accepted that POST (or Power-On Self-Test) is basically what takes place right after you power-on a system or device. In the 1990s, as part of POST, the BIOS would test the memory. The more memory you had, the longer the test would take. Think a few seconds. Also, POST happens everytime you re-boot the system.

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30+ Years from BIOS to Data Storage with American Megatrends
30+ Years from BIOS to Data Storage with American Megatrends

StorTrends sits down with a one-on-one interview with David Littman to discuss the history of AMI and its longevity.

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Introduction to MegaRAC® Remote and BMC Management
Introduction to MegaRAC® Remote and BMC Management

One of the brands in the AMI product family that may not get as much attention as BIOS is the MegaRAC brand, which is the home for all of the remote and baseboard management controller (BMC) management technologies that AMI has developed and marketed over the years. Today’s Tech Blog Post will take a closer look at the products and history of MegaRAC, as well as some of the key strengths and opportunities we see for this product line.

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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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Hybrid Storage vs. All-Flash Storage
Hybrid Storage vs. All-Flash Storage

Hybrid storage versus All-flash storage.Which is better? Which is more cost-effective? Which is right for your infrastructure? Lucky for you the good folks at StorTrends put together a brief explanation video to help differentiate the two.

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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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Smart Home IoT: It's a Smart World After All
Smart Home IoT: It's a Smart World After All

When I was younger, the whole concept of a smart home was bewildering. How could a house be able to do these things, with the family members only having to vocally command the house to do these tasks? Would this be a thing of the future?

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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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