Support for Block SID PPI
Support for Block SID PPI

Recently, AMI added support for the Block SID Physical Presence Interface (PPI) specification for NVMe drives running Aptio® V UEFI firmware. The Block SID PPI specification is defined in the Trusted Computing Group's (TCG) Storage Opal Integration Guidelines, which specifically outlines the SID authority and how it manages storage devices.

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SAN for the Small to Medium Enterprise
SAN for the Small to Medium Enterprise

Storage Area Networks (SANs) are now becoming more affordable for small and medium enterprises. Very advanced storage options that were pricey five years ago are now available in packages designed for the SME.

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Benefits of the MegaRAC Product Ecosystem for Tier One OEM and ODM Customers
Benefits of the MegaRAC Product Ecosystem for Tier One OEM and ODM Customers

When Tier One OEMs evaluate firmware partners like AMI to aid in development of their server platforms, they bring a number of very specific needs to the table. Our MegaRAC team has a long track record of successful engagement with these customers, thanks some very useful OEM-specific product features in our remote management and BMC firmware products. Read this quick overview to learn more about the keys to securing Tier One OEM projects.

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What is MMTool?
What is MMTool?

Today we're diving into one of BIOS utilities: MMTool. So what does MMTool stand for? MMTool stands for Module Management Tool. As one of AMI's BIOS/UEFI utilities, MMTool allows users to manage firmware file modules within the Aptio ROM image.

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Trusted Platform Module 2.0: A Brief Introduction by Trusted Computing Group
Trusted Platform Module 2.0: A Brief Introduction by Trusted Computing Group

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) has been addressing the trust issue – and related security benefits – for PCs, servers, networking gear and embedded systems for more than a decade, driven by the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specification.

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Aptio and AMIBIOS in Interesting Places!
Aptio and AMIBIOS in Interesting Places!

Because AMIBIOS and Aptio UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends are installed on all types of systems the world over, from servers to desktops, notebooks and tablets, all the way down to embedded systems such as those driving digital signage systems, often times a system reboot will provide interesting photo opportunities. Let's take a look at some!

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EC Use Cases
EC Use Cases

Recently we covered the basics of one of our acronyms from our Acronym Soup: EC. If you remember the blog post, you will know that EC stands for embedded controllers, which are microcontrollers located on the motherboard. Embedded controllers serve many purposes when it comes to computer systems and take on tasks that are not handled by the Central Processing Unit (CPU). Embedded Controllers have been around for a long time and these small, but powerful microchips control various aspects of computer systems!

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What is BCP?
What is BCP?

For today's serving of Acronym Soup, we look on the BIOS/UEFI Utilities side of things for the recipe of the day and ask the question: What is BCP?

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Who Wants FREE Pizza?!
Who Wants FREE Pizza?!

Turns out there is a such thing as free lunch. The StorTrends team has been conducting occasional Virtual Lunch-n-Learn events centered around data storage topics, and most importantly, they will send you a FREE PIZZA for you and your comrades to enjoy as you learn.

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Moore’s Law: Past, Present and Future - Part 2
Moore’s Law: Past, Present and Future - Part 2

In today’s post, we continue our series on Moore's Law by looking at recent reports questioning whether it is finally at its end, and if so, what predictions we can make for the chip industry - and the tech industry at large - as a result.

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