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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If UEFI BIOS Were a Part of Your Body, Which Part Would It Be?
If UEFI BIOS Were a Part of Your Body, Which Part Would It Be?

Every so often we receive emails from people who have computers that suddenly display the American Megatrends logo. They think that they caught some sort of ransomware or computer virus. They visit our website and send us an email:

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Happy 4th of July: AMI at AJC Peachtree Road Race
Happy 4th of July: AMI at AJC Peachtree Road Race

Every year, more than 60,000 runners participate in the Atlanta AJC Peachtree Road Race. Set for the 4th of July this year, some AMI runners will be participating in the annual 10k!

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Be Proactive About Firmware Security!
Be Proactive About Firmware Security!

Firmware is everywhere; in every system and nearly every technology device we use on a daily basis - clearest example would be computers/laptops. Firmware is also highly vulnerable to malware attacks, where hackers corrupt the firmware to create persistent problems for the firmware despite "fixing" the initial issue. Firmware attacks are so common that people constantly research ways to prevent these kinds of attacks from happening, with Google search results for "firmware hack" and "firmware security" increasing year by year.

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Top 5 Greatest Hits: Looking Back at the Launch of the AMI Tech Blog
Top 5 Greatest Hits: Looking Back at the Launch of the AMI Tech Blog

The time has passed quickly, but already almost two months have gone by since the launch of our new AMI Tech Blog! To commemorate the occasion, for today's post we decided to take a look back at some of our greatest hits since its launch in early May of this year.

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Aptio® V, the reference BIOS on AMD EPYC™ platforms
Aptio® V, the reference BIOS on AMD EPYC™ platforms

On June 20, 2017, AMD announced the release of the AMD EPYC™, AMD's new server processor targeted at data centers. It is stated to be 52% faster than current server processors with up to 32 cores, 128 lanes of PCI Express (PCIe) lanes and support up to 2TB of DDR 4 memory via eight channels.

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From the AMI Archives: PC Care for Windows 95
From the AMI Archives: PC Care for Windows 95

For today's post we have dug deep into our extensive AMI Archives for a look at another product from several years back that some of our readers may be familiar with: PC Care for Windows 95.

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Remote BIOS Firmware Management Solution for Data Centers
Remote BIOS Firmware Management Solution for Data Centers

Traditionally, to update and configure the BIOS on multiple servers, someone would have to manually update each server with new BIOS settings one at a time. However, with AMI's Remote BIOS solution, the process is simpler and done remotely!

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Boot Speeds: Race to Zero
Boot Speeds: Race to Zero

Everywhere you look, people want things fast. People are not happy with access to just online news, which is pretty fast. Now they want even faster access or as it happens. So, they turn to social media. Phone applications need to open up immediately and computers need to boot to the OS in seconds.

For that last part, there is a race to zero... zero seconds (or less than a full second).

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Post Script: Superior Documentation
Post Script: Superior Documentation

American Megatrends provides comprehensive documentation to its customers in the Customer Portal. One of AMI's customers, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, was able to easily make changes to its AMI-licensed source code by itself, using the documentation found in the Customer Portal

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