AMI Announces Partnership with Cavium to Support the ThunderX™ Processor Family

AMI Announces Partnership with Cavium to Support the ThunderX™ Processor Family

Jun 3, 2014 | Press Release

  • AMI’s scalable Aptio® UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC® SP-X management solutions will enable ThunderX partners to quickly deliver complete system solutions to the market.
  • SAN JOSE, Calif., NORCROSS, Georgia and Computex TAIPEI, Taiwan – AMI, Inc. (AMI), today announced a partnership with Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), in support of Cavium’sThunderX processor family. With this partnership AMI and Cavium are collaborating to deliver the most complete firmware and platform management solution in the scale out data center and cloud industry today.

    AMI has been consistent as a leader in the technology industry and is the world’s largest firmware vendor. Founded in 1985, AMI has long been recognized for its high quality, advanced design and hands on engineering support. AMI is uniquely positioned to provide the fundamental components necessary for today’s enterprise computing demands.

    As a Cavium Partner, AMI will provide development and support for its flagship Aptio® UEFI Firmware, which brings the features of the UEFI specification to system manufacturers in a production-ready firmware that is fully enabled for all enterprise-class Operating Systems. AMI’s leadership role in the industry for standards-based firmware development, along with a feature rich roadmap, will complement Cavium’s ThunderX industry leading ARMv8 SoC integration of high core count computing, networking, I/O and hardware acceleration.

    AMI will also provide development and support for its MegaRAC® SP-X product line, which brings powerful and extensible remote management to a wide breadth of system designs and configurations. AMI’s industry-proven track record of scalable system and chassis management will enable Cavium’s partners to quickly deliver complete system solutions to the market.

    “Cavium is a key partner with AMI in expanding our server design capability to include the rapidly growing hyperscale market. AMI has been impressed with the tremendous feature set and truly differentiating technology that Cavium offers with ThunderX. With our proven track record for Aptio® UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC® SP-X management solutions we are confident that our system partners will benefit greatly from this partnership,” said Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of AMI. “We look forward to continuing to build on our partnership with Cavium.”

    “Our partnership with AMI is a key part of our overall ThunderX strategy with an intense focus on enabling our partners to quickly benefit from the game changing features that ThunderX brings to the server market. We welcome AMI’s endorsement of ThunderX and the outstanding technology leadership that AMI has demonstrated in the area of firmware and systems management,” said Larry Wikelius, Director Thunder Ecosystems and Partner Enablement. “With its world-wide sales and support infrastructure and recognized engineering, AMI will provide a compelling complement to ThunderX.”

    The ThunderX product family provides best-in-class 64-bit ARMv8 data center and cloud processors, which we believe will offer an unprecedented level of integration and industry leading ARMv8 SoC performance. With high performance custom cores, single and dual socket configurations, very high memory bandwidth, large memory capacity, integrated hardware accelerators, fully virtualized core and IO, scalable Ethernet fabric and feature rich I/O’s that enable best in class performance per dollar and performance per watt. The ThunderX family includes multiple workload-optimized SKUs that enable servers and appliances that are optimized for compute, storage, network and secure compute workloads in the cloud. The ThunderX processor family is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture specifications as well as ARM’s SBSA.

    About Cavium
    Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud and wired & wireless service provider applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to over 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium’s processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, Taiwan and China. For more information, please visit: https://cavium.com

About AMI

AMI is Firmware Reimagined for modern computing. As a global leader in Dynamic Firmware for security, orchestration and manageability solutions, AMI enables the world’s compute platforms from on-premises to the cloud to the edge. AMI’s industry-leading foundational technology and unwavering customer support have generated lasting partnerships and spurred innovation for some of the most prominent brands in the high-tech industry. AMI is also a critical provider to the Open Compute ecosystem and is a member of numerous industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), PICMG, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP), and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

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