American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) said it has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture.
AMI joins a growing roster of technology organizations working collaboratively to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology as well as industry-leading open source software aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centers. The group makes POWER hardware and software available to open development for the first time, as well as making POWER intellectual property licensable to others, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform.
AMI has been working with IBM and other OpenPOWER Foundation members like TYAN to develop enterprise server and networking solutions for next-generation data centers that integrate IBM POWER CPUs and AMI MegaRAC Remote Management Firmware / Software Solutions.
MegaRAC SP-X for POWER8 is a powerful development framework for server management solutions composed of firmware and software components, based on industry standards like IPMI 2.0, SMASH, Serial over LAN (SOL) and key serviceability features like remote presence, CIM profiles and advanced automation.
TYAN, as a leading server brand of Mitac Computing Technology Corporation under the MiTAC Group, designs, manufactures and markets advanced x86 and x86-64 server/workstation board technology, platforms and server solution products.
Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS, American Megatrends Inc. supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software, and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems.