According to a report by Taiwanese technology website DigiTimes, AMD is looking to take on Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT), a hardware-based technology which facilitates remote management of PCs.
The technology can be found in Intel’s line of vPro desktops Centrino vPro laptops. AMT runs several services which are accessible via XML Web Services (SOAP) so that remote administrators can access a workstation over the network and fix problems on the machine without leaving their seat. AMD will reportedly launch its own remote system management, diagnosis and repair platform dubbed ‘Remote IT’ by the end of 2007.
AMD's new enterprise platform will adopt AMD Phenom processors, the RS780 and SB700 chipsets, and chips from Broadcom, Realtek and Marvell. In addition to Remote IT, the SB700 will also support technologies including IMD (Intelligent Management Device) and TPM (Trusted Platform Module), added the sources.
AMD Taiwan responded that it could not comment on this report at present, said DigiTimes.