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= Welcome to the LinuxBIOS homepage =
 
= Welcome to the LinuxBIOS homepage =
  
LinuxBIOS Summit Oct. 11-13, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. See [[Current events]] for more information or the [http://www.linuxbios.org/data/LB_Summit.pdf agenda]. Richard Bruner, AMD Fellow, will be a featured speaker. We have a number of interesting speakers lined up, and will be describing new developments, such as the use of Linux Kconfig for LinuxBIOS configuration. Hope too see you there!
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LinuxBIOS Summit was Oct. 11-13, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. See [[Current events]] for more information or the [http://www.linuxbios.org/data/LB_Summit.pdf agenda].  
 
 
Here's his talk:
 
 
 
This should whet your appetite for the 3-day linuxbios summit Oct. 11, 2005 in santa fe!
 
 
 
For more information, http://lacsi.rice.edu/symposium/
 
 
 
 
 
Title:    AMD's Roadmap for Free Firmware (as in Beer)
 
 
 
Speaker:  Rich Brunner, AMD Fellow
 
 
 
Abstract:  This will be a discussion of the upcoming AMD Processor
 
roadmap, AMD plans for supporting LinuxBIOS, and AMD's
 
directions for the future of firmware.
 
 
 
Speaker BIO:
 
 
 
Richard A. Brunner is the Software Architect for Advanced Micro
 
Devices' AMD64 Architecture. He is an AMD fellow and is responsible
 
for driving the technical direction of AMD's AMD64 software strategy
 
for operating systems, device drivers, compilers, libraries, OS/firmware
 
interaction, performance optimizations, and 3rd party tools. Richard
 
led AMD's initial involvement into the Unified Extensible Firmware
 
Interface (UEFI) forum.
 
 
 
Richard holds a Masters of Science degree in Computer Engineering from
 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in
 
Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.  He holds
 
patents in computer architecture and has presented
 
extensively including Hot Chips, Siggraph, WinHec,
 
Linux Kernel Summit, Linux World, Ottawa Linux Symposium.
 
 
 
  
 
LinuxBIOS is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the normal BIOS with a little bit of hardware initialization and a compressed Linux kernel that can be booted from a cold start. The project was started as part of clustering research work in the Cluster Reseach Lab at the Advanced Computing Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The primary motivation behind the project was the desire to have the operating system gain control of a cluster node from power on. Other beneficial consequences of using LinuxBIOS include needing only two working motors to boot (cpu fan and power supply), fast boot times (current fastest is 3 seconds), and freedom from proprietary (buggy) BIOS code, to name a few. These secondary benefits are numerous and have helped gain support from many vendors in both the high performance computing as well as embedded computing markets.
 
LinuxBIOS is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the normal BIOS with a little bit of hardware initialization and a compressed Linux kernel that can be booted from a cold start. The project was started as part of clustering research work in the Cluster Reseach Lab at the Advanced Computing Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The primary motivation behind the project was the desire to have the operating system gain control of a cluster node from power on. Other beneficial consequences of using LinuxBIOS include needing only two working motors to boot (cpu fan and power supply), fast boot times (current fastest is 3 seconds), and freedom from proprietary (buggy) BIOS code, to name a few. These secondary benefits are numerous and have helped gain support from many vendors in both the high performance computing as well as embedded computing markets.

Revision as of 00:03, 16 October 2005

Welcome to the LinuxBIOS homepage

LinuxBIOS Summit was Oct. 11-13, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. See Current events for more information or the agenda.

LinuxBIOS is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the normal BIOS with a little bit of hardware initialization and a compressed Linux kernel that can be booted from a cold start. The project was started as part of clustering research work in the Cluster Reseach Lab at the Advanced Computing Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The primary motivation behind the project was the desire to have the operating system gain control of a cluster node from power on. Other beneficial consequences of using LinuxBIOS include needing only two working motors to boot (cpu fan and power supply), fast boot times (current fastest is 3 seconds), and freedom from proprietary (buggy) BIOS code, to name a few. These secondary benefits are numerous and have helped gain support from many vendors in both the high performance computing as well as embedded computing markets.

Note that, on newer systems, there need be no moving parts at all. At LANL, we are building a new 'no moving parts' 16-node cluster to demonstrate this capability. The cluster will fit in a toolbox, run from a battery, boot in 10 seconds, and be controlled from your laptop (which, sadly, will still have a few moving parts).