CIM = Common information model.
Like for windows OS there is CIM-WMI (Common Information Model- Windows Management Instrumentation) which retrieves information from the hard drive. But i am not sure if there is something like this for linux.
After lot of research i could find out one site i.e.
But there is a download option but i couldnt find anything to download. If any one knows about CIM, then pls do share your knowledge.