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MegaRAC SP-X for Cavium

MegaRAC® SP-X is a powerful server management solution composed of firmware and software components based on industry standards like IPMI 2.0, Restful APIs, SMASH, Serial over LAN (SOL) and key serviceability features like remote presence, CIM profiles and advanced automation. It is available for nearly all of the latest System-On-Chip (SoC) designs from the major SOC providers including Aspeed, Emulex and Renesas.

MegaRAC SP-X firmware features a high level of modularity, with the ability to easily configure and build the firmware image by selecting features using an intuitive graphical development tool chain. These features are available in independently maintained packages, for superior manageability of the firmware stack.

  • Robust RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability)
  • High Modular Each feature built as a separate package, source or binary
  • Command line protocol (CLP) based on the DMTF SMASH specification
  • Programmable web services based on the WSMAN standard
  • Secure-Shell (SSH)-based Serial over LAN for remote access
  • Remote KVM with complete console redirection
  • Rich Virtual Media for mass storage redirection
  • Power and Cooling management via DCMI support
  • OEM Customization support (with optional toolset)
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MegaRAC SP-X for Cavium ThunderX® Family

This product family is based on highly efficient full custom processor cores designed by Cavium in 28nm process technology under architectural license from ARM. It is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture as well as ARM's Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) standard while bringing to market dramatic enhancements that include:


This family is optimized for private and public cloud web servers and content delivery, web caching and social media data analytics workloads.


This family is optimized for Hadoop, block & object storage, distributed file storage and hot/warm/cold storage type workloads.


This family is optimized for Secure Web frontend, security appliances and Cloud RAN type workloads.


This family is optimized for media servers, scale-out embedded application and NFV type workloads.

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