DULUTH, GEORGIA – AMI®, a global leader in powering, managing and securing the world’s connected digital infrastructure through its BIOS, BMC and security solutions, recently partnered with King Tiger and AAEON to accelerate deployment of the newly developed iMS Memory Error Prevention Software from King Tiger.
KingTiger, a leader in memory testing solutions, recently developed the iMS memory error prevention software to embed with Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware from AMI, testing the innovative technology with soon-to-be-released hardware from AAEON, an industry leader in edge computing solutions. This new and innovative solution from KingTiger enables systems to avoid memory errors without ECC support, ensuring secure, reliable and accurate data reporting in edge computing and big data systems.
The Case for Memory Error Testing and Prevention
Data integrity is vital to a wide range of big data and data-based applications. From medical records to finance, memory errors can wreak havoc on accuracy, reliability and even data safety and security. For larger and more powerful computing systems, this is usually solved with the use of error-correcting code (ECC) memory. However, ECC memory is often limited to specific processor chipsets that support this hardware solution – often requiring developers and users to upgrade their hardware platforms to higher performance, more expensive platforms where the extra power and cost are otherwise unjustified, such as in edge computing applications.
To address these issues, KingTiger developed iMS, a software-based approach to ECC memory. The iMS (intelligent Memory Surveillance) software is deployable on platforms which otherwise do not support ECC memory, allowing developers and users to use platforms with more appropriate processing capabilities – reducing cost while maintaining data integrity.
The iMS software can detect erroneous bits and mask them before they cause errors within the data and avoid system crashes. iMS provides an advantage over ECC memory in that it can detect and mask an unlimited number of bits, whereas ECC memory is typically limited to one bit per address. It also effectively extends the lifecycle of memory/RAM modules by being able to handle a greater number of error bits.
KingTiger worked with AMI to integrate the iMS software into AMI’s Aptio V UEFI BIOS Firmware. And as longtime users of AMI’s UEFI BIOS Firmware and with expertise in OEM/ODM platform testing, AAEON tested the iMS integrated Aptio V UEFI Firmware on a range of platforms featuring the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ U processors (formerly “Whiskey Lake”).
Thanks to these efforts, KingTiger has announced the official launch iMS today, while AAEON will soon be offering the Aptio V UEFI Firmware with embedded iMS on their 8th Generation Intel Core based products in early 2021. Future plans from AAEON include featuring KingTiger iMS software on the upcoming lineup of platforms with 11th Generation Intel® Core™ U processors (formerly “Tiger Lake”).
KingTiger Technology Inc. (KTi) is a well-known DRAM tester & memory testing technology provider from Toronto, Canada with over three decades expertise in memory upgrade solutions from devices to systems. KTi has helped Intel, Dell, HPE, Inspur and Apple to build the most stable memory applications and systems using its proprietary memory technology. For more information about KingTiger and iMS visit http://kingtigertech.com/ims/
Established in 1992, AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of industrial IoT and AI Edge solutions. With continual innovation as a core value, AAEON provides reliable, high-quality computing platforms including industrial motherboards and systems, rugged tablets, embedded AI Edge systems, uCPE network appliances, and LoRaWAN/WWAN solutions. AAEON also provides industry-leading experience and knowledge to provide OEM/ODM services worldwide. AAEON also works closely with cities and governments to develop and deploy Smart City ecosystems, offering individual platforms and end-to-end solutions. AAEON works closely with premier chip designers to deliver stable, reliable platforms, and is recognized as an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, as well as an NVIDIA® Preferred Partner. For an introduction to AAEON’s expansive line of products and services, visit www.aaeon.com.