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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Intel® Innovation Engine + Aptio V
Intel® Innovation Engine + Aptio V

Customization, innovation and differentation are three things that developers value when it comes to developing their platforms. If developers incorporate Intel®'s Innovation Engine on their platforms, developers have the ability to customize, innovate and differentiate their product offerings by implementing new features and addressing their own platform requirements. Good news for Aptio V customers? AMI's added support for Intel IE on Intel Atom® C3000 Processors using Aptio® V UEFI Firmware gives Aptio V customers more control over the architecture of their firmware!

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What is a Backplane Controller?
What is a Backplane Controller?

What is a Backplane Controller? Before we can explain what a backplane controller (BPC) is, we need to define what a backplane is. There are different types of backplanes. We will be discussing drive backplanes.

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Why Should You Invest in a Proof of Concept?
Why Should You Invest in a Proof of Concept?

An account executive may tell you that the array you’ve been scoping has your make-or-break feature included. If so, then there should be no issue with letting you test one of their units to verify. Maybe it’s a feature they have, but you need to know more about the effectiveness of the feature, such as data deduplication. Deduplication ratios can vary between vendors based on the effectiveness and complexity of their data compaction algorithms. A PoC is a perfect opportunity to test a unit’s deduplication capabilities to see if it will yield your needed usable capacity. The PoC period is also the perfect time to see if this SAN’s more extraneous features actually provide any benefit to you and your organization or if they are just more cogs in the marketing fluff machine.

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Moore’s Law: Past, Present and Future - Part 1
Moore’s Law: Past, Present and Future - Part 1

How familiar are you with "Moore's Law" - a key concept about the complexity and density of integrated circuits that has shaped the landscape of computing for the last fifty years? Today's post will provide a brief background, as we begin a series of posts on the history of Moore’s Law and its implications for the future of computing.

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