AMI to Showcase MegaRAC FPX2.0 and AMI Composer Out-of-Band Server SAN / NVMeoF Manageability Solution with ASRock Rack Inc. at Supercomputing 2019

Tuesday: November 12, 2019

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: AMI, a global leader in BIOS and BMC firmware, remote manageability and security tools and utilities, is pleased to announce its attendance at the upcoming Supercomputing 2019 Exhibition in Denver, Colorado from November 18 – 21, 2019 as a guest of ASRock Rack Inc., a key partner of AMI.

Supercomputing 2019 (SC19) is the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. It is designed to share best practices in a wide range of areas including architectures and networks, clouds and distributed computing, storage, system software and more, along with state of the practice in large-scale deployment and integration.

At SC19, AMI will be a guest of its valued partner ASRock Rack Inc. in Booth #971, where the two companies will jointly demonstrate their latest innovations in Server SAN manageability via the NVMe over Ethernet Fabric (NVMeoF) protocol. There, MegaRAC® FPX2.0™ NVMEoF Management Firmware and the AMI Composer™ Hyperscale Management Ecosystem from AMI will run on the ASRock Rack Inc. 1U10E-ROME/2T server platform to demonstrate the power and potential of this firmware / hardware integration to deliver out-of-band NVMe storage manageability for the discovery of storage pools, attachment of NVMe storage volumes to remote compute nodes, collection of drive inventory and telemetry data, auto-provisioning, hot swap and failover support and much more.

MegaRAC FPX2.0 NVMe-oF Management Firmware is a robust firmware/software solution combining the complete functionality to support Server SAN, including Ethernet Fabric management and NVMe drive management, with that of a baseboard management controller (BMC). The firmware component of MegaRAC FPX2.0 resides on the preexisting onboard BMC and maintains complete MegaRAC® SP-X™-based server manageability along with extensions that enable completely secure, out-of-band (OOB) NVMe storage manageability, available right out of the box. It supports all storage server architectures, including current Intel® x86 and AMD platforms, as well as future Arm®-based storage servers.

AMI Composer is a robust hyperscale node, rack and POD management ecosystem for both traditional and telco cloud infrastructure which provides a "single pane of glass" view of enterprise and datacenter environments along with a high degree of serviceability through its intelligent, powerful feature set. It is built around a central framework that delivers core manageability features with simplified physical configurations of compute, network and storage-level resources. Various extensions to the AMI Composer framework add individual manageability capabilities including server, POD and telco cloud system management, thanks to its compliance with key management specifications like DMTF Redfish® and Intel® Rack Scale Design.

"ASRock Rack Inc. is excited to showcase our solutions together at SC19 with AMI, as both companies are committed to providing world-class NVMeoF storage and management technologies that enable organizations to scale at the pace required to manage ever-growing, flexible data storage needs," commented Weishi Sa, President of ASRock Rack Inc. "We are pleased that they have joined us this year in our booth to demonstrate MegaRAC FPX2.0 on our 1U10E-ROME/2T and appreciate all of the hard work they have done with us to help make our presence at SC19 a success."

Sanjoy Maity, Chief Executive Officer of AMI, also expressed his pleasure with the joint demonstration, saying that "with MegaRAC FPX2.0 and AMI Composer representing excellence in Server SAN / NVMEoF manageability and ASRock Rack Inc. doing the same with its advanced cloud computing server hardware offerings, it is fitting that we come together to showcase our joint solution at such a high-profile event as SC19.""

"Providing class-leading out-of-band NVMeoF Server SAN management solutions is a key area of focus and growth for AMI, and we are grateful to ASRock Rack Inc. for the opportunity to partner with them and present our MegaRAC FPX2.0 firmware on the ASRock Rack 1U10E-ROME/2T in their booth this year. On behalf of both ASRock Rack Inc. and AMI, we are pleased to invite attendees of SC19 to Booth 917 to view our joint demonstration, and we look forward to a warm reception at the Exhibition," he added.

About ASRock Rack Inc.

ASRock Rack Inc., established in 2013, specializes in the field of Cloud Computing server hardware. While inheriting ASRock's design concepts, "Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness", the company is dedicated to bring the Server Industry out of the box thinking with the passion to innovate. Leveraged by ASRock Rack Inc.'s growing momentum and distribution channels, this young and vibrant company targets the booming market of Cloud Computing and commits to serve the market with user friendly and eco-friendly Do It Yourself Server hardware, featuring flexible and reliable products.

About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, AMI supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems for both X86 and ARM based platforms. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Windows, Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong to better serve its customers.

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