Pilot 3

Baseboard management controllers (BMCs) are at the heart of reducing costs associated with managing servers. The Pilot 3 controller revolutionized the industry by integrating the BMC, Super I/O, Graphics controller and Remote Keyboard, Video, Mouse and Storage (KVMS) functionality into a single ASIC, providing significant cost savings to data center managers. Like a standard BMC, when embedded in a server system or appliance, the iBMC simplifies the management of the remote server systems and appliances, whether physical or virtual servers, thereby reducing operational costs. Key benefits are as below:

  • Simplified management of remote servers, systems and appliances, thereby reducing operational costs
  • Auto-discovery of system problems, increasing availability
  • Boot from storage device (CD-ROM, DVD ROM, ISO image, floppy disk or USB flash disk), increasing operational efficiency
  • Control reset and power to the motherboard, as well as read status information through Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), allowing the remote server to fully manage and monitor the host system, thereby reducing operational costs
  • ClearKVM™ technology to deliver a faster and clearer remote management experience.


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Product Name PILOT 3 Integrated Baseboard Management Controller
Features Integrated 2D Video Graphic Adapter with PCIe bus interface
Integrated 32-bit 400MHz ARM9 processor with MMU and 16KB I/D caches
ClearKVM™ Technolovy for remote KVM and storage
16-bit DDR-2/3 memory interface (up to 800Mbps)
Unique programmable 8051 controller for self-test
Related Product Pilot 4
Embedded CPU
400MHz ARM9 Main BMC Processor
200MHz RISC Second Service Processor (offloads real-time processing)
200MHz 8051 Microcontroller
SDRAM Memory 800Mbps DDR2/3 memory interface
16-bit data bus width
Up to 1G Byte
ECC option
Flash Memory 3 independent SPI, 8-bit NAND, and SD/MMC with DMA support 
Video-Over-IP Video Redirection up to 1920x1200
Remote Video Acceleration Subsystem (RVAS)
USB Device USB 1.1 and 2.0 device controller 
VGA PCIe VGA Controller with 2D hardware acceleration
1920x1200@60Hz 16bpp
VGA Drivers
RHEL 6.6 and 7 (and later)
SUSE Enterprise Linux version 11 and 12 (and later) 
Solaris 10 
VMware ESX 3.5 and 4.0 (and later)
Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 (WHQL logo'ed)
Others supported using native SVGA drivers 
LAN Dual independent 10/100/1000 Mbps MAC
Technology 457-pin 23mm x 23mm PBGA package