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American Megatrends Announces AMIBIOS®8 & Aptio®4.x Support for the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series

04-02-2009 04:03 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: American Megatrends Inc.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - American Megatrends (AMI) is pleased to announce that its AMIBIOS®8 & Aptio®4.x products feature support for the new Intel® Xeon® 5500 Platform.

The Intel® Xeon® 5500 platform combines the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series with the Intel® 5520 Chipset for embedded, storage, security and communications infrastructure applications in a wide range of form factors. There are four different processor options for this platform with seven year lifecycle support from Intel.

The platform is optimized for efficient performance and features 6 SATA II ports with available software RAID 5. For internal memory, it features up to 3 channels of native DDR3 SR/DR/Quad Rank, DDR3 800/1066 RDIMM or UDIMM and up to 3 dual-rank or 1 quad-rank RDIMMs/channel.

S. Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends, offered this comment: “As a long-standing member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, we are proud to announce our continued support for the expanded Intel® Xeon® platforms. The growth of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series lineup enables even greater adoption of firmware solutions, using both traditional BIOS and UEFI implementations. AMI remains committed to ensuring that our AMIBIOS and Aptio offerings satisfy the most rigorous demands of the marketplace.”

AMIBIOS8 is built around Visual eBIOS (VeB), the innovative development environment designed specifically for BIOS porting. VeB was released with the original AMIBIOS8 in 2001 and continues to simplify BIOS development worldwide by removing barriers normally associated with BIOS development in the command line environment. Aptio builds on that experience, providing next- generation BIOS firmware based on Unified EFI (UEFI) and the Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI.

AMIBIOS8 & Aptio 4.x evaluation BIOS for Intel Customer Reference Boards are available now. Interested parties are encouraged to contact AMI’s Software Sales Department for details.

(Intel® and Intel® Xeon™ are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.)

About AMI: Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) 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 Storage Area Networks (IP-SAN), Network Attached Storage (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. Headquartered in Atlanta, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

American Megatrends, Inc.
5555 Oakbrook Parkway, Building 200
Norcross, GA 30093 USA

Main: 770-246-8600
Fax: 770-246-8790
On the web: www.ami.com

Press Contact: Chris Menosky, Marketing Communications Manager
Direct: 770-246-8617
Mobile: 770-329-5216
Email: christopherm@ami.com

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