American Megatrends, a leader in storage and computing innovations, introduced today a newly enhanced IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) stack, the MegaRAC PM 4.0, which supports the new Renesas Technology Corp. H8S/2462 Baseboard Management Controllers (BMC) with dedicated Network Interface Controller.
“AMI’s MegaRAC® PM Firmware for IPMI management is utilized by industry leading OEMs to differentiate their products based on innovation in design and server management. The combination of the MegaRAC PM and Renesas H8S/2462 provides OEMs with a formidable management subsystem on a chip that will accomplish many design wins for feature-rich server solutions,” said Justin Bagby, MegaRAC sales director at AMI. “AMI’s IPMI firmware implementation leverages years of close development collaboration with Renesas to provide highly reliable server health monitoring and management to OEMs utilizing the new Renesas H8S/2462 microcontrollers.”
“Renesas’ H8S/2462 microcontrollers, combined with AMI’s MegaRAC PM 4.0, provide a very robust and reliable infrastructure for uninterrupted server operation. We are very pleased to work with AMI to offer a comprehensive and cost-effective BMC solution to the server market,” said Brian Davis, director, segment marketing, Renesas Technology America, Inc. “The collaboration and teamwork from AMI and Renesas in marketing IPMI solutions, which dates since 2004, continues to deliver OEMs with best-in-class features and easy implementation of advanced server manageability.”
The IPMI 2.0 specification is a leading industry standard, defining hardware and firmware interfaces for server platform health monitoring, sending alerts and providing remote access to computer systems.
Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends, Inc. (ami.com) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software, and utilities to today's high-tech manufacturers. AMI’s innovative Aptio™ solution for UEFI, modular AMIBIOS8, high quality StorTrends® IP-SAN, NAS, and Storage Management software solutions, along with MegaRAC® remote server management, KVM over IP, IPMI 2.0 firmware and high-density motherboards 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 Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers, and a sponsor member of the Server Systems Infrastructure Forum (SSI), a special interest group (SIG) dedicated to promoting industry standards for the design and management of blade servers. Headquartered in Atlanta, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.
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