|[April 23, 2012]
SSI Forum Announces the Availability of Open Specifications for Micro Server, Power Supply and Enclosure Classes
SAN RAMON, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
System InfrastructureSM Forum (SSI), a leading server
industry group that drives server form factor standards, today announced
the approval and immediate availability of unrestricted access to specifications
in the areas of micro server, power supply and enclosure. The
specifications are now available to SSI and non-paying SSI members,
furthering the organization's charter of making open specifications
available to all technology providers.
One of the open specifications includes the newly released Micro Module
Server Specification, Version 1.1. This version extends multi-node
support to enable higher system and rack densities to meet the needs of
emerging scale out workloads, while still maintaining backwards
compatibility with the version 1.0 specification.
These specifications will allow technology vendors, including
independent hardware vendos (IHVs), original design manufacturers
(ODMs), and original equipment manufacturer (OEMs), to utilize and adopt
technologies that have been developed by the SSI Forum, saving them
significant research and development costs and guarantee compliance and
consistency with an industry standard design.
"As an open organization, it is critical that the SSI Forum provide
technology vendors with unrestricted specifications to help them deliver
innovative products to market more quickly based on reliable,
interoperable platform standards," said Jim Ryan, chairman, SSI Forum.
"The availability of 'free' specifications for micro server, power
supply and enclosure classes will ensure broader adoption of those
specs, helping technology providers build products strictly consistent
with those standards."
The new specifications will be subject to ongoing enhancements and
revisions, leading to periodic updates and releases. Companies that
would like to contribute to these updates and to have access to
specification previews must be members of the SSI Forum. To learn more
about becoming a member of the SSI Forum, click
To gain access to the existing specifications, click
About SSI Forum
Established in 1998, SSI Forum is a leading server industry group that
drives server infrastructure standards. Now with over 35 members
worldwide, SSI Forum creates standards for redundant server power
systems, rack-mount server chassis, power control and management, and
other components and services that simplify the build of server
solutions. SSI Forum recently extended its focus to include blade-based
server standards that address customer and ecosystem opportunities. SSI
Forum's goal is to enable future server market growth by standardizing
interfaces between components, including boards, chassis, and power
supplies, and by developing common server hardware elements. More
information is available at www.ssiforum.org.
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