AMD intros new platform validation program
In the wake of Intel's VPro launch, AMD has introduced a new platform validation system dubbed the AMD Validated Solutions Program (AVS). This program joins AMD's existing Commercial Stable Image Platform (CSIP) program as an apparent means for the company to make headway in business and corporate sectors. Under the Validated Solutions Program, AMD says it will provide validation, testing, and after-sales service and support for validated platforms directly.
AMD has kicked off its Validated Solutions Program by validating four Socket AM2 motherboards that already have CSIP-certified chipsets, and the company intends to add server platforms to its list of AVS-certified solutions next year. In the meantime, AMD says companies offering desktop machines with both AVS and CSIP validation include Compusys, Equus, Maxdata, Polywell, Seanix, Wortmann AG and ZT Group. Asus, ECS, and MSI also provide individual AVS-certified motherboards.