BMC, or Baseboard Management Controller, is a specialized microcontroller that is built into the motherboard of a computer or server. It monitors the system's hardware and provides remote management capabilities, such as power control or temperature monitoring.
The Turing Pi 2 board is equipped with an Allwinner T113-S3, which provides BMC functionality. This is essentially a mini-computer built into the motherboard. It has features you would expect from a PC, such as a dual-core processor, RAM, and flash storage, albeit in a limited capacity. The best part is that it runs on Linux OS, yes, really!
|Processor||ARM Cortex-A7 Dual-Core|
|Memory||128 MB DDR3|
|Storage||1 GB NAND Flash Memory (MX35LF1GE4AB)|
|Additional Storage||microSD card slot|
Most functionality of The BMC can be controlled using both the
tpi application and web UI. The
tpi application provides a command line interface, whereas the web interface provides a more user-friendly experience. More information on installing tpi can be found in the TPI section.
All software related to the Turing-Pi is open source. We continually work to enhance our BMC firmware, providing a solid foundation for optimal management and control of your system's hardware. Our open-source approach allows anyone to access and modify the source code to accommodate their needs. This transparency and collaboration fosters a more robust BMC firmware that benefits all users.
Updated 12 days ago