Linked by Gregory on Sat 26th Feb 2011 16:51 UTC
Intel "Intel is pleased to announce the BIOS Implementation Test Suite, a bootable pre-OS environment for testing BIOSes and in particular their initialization of Intel processors, hardware, and technologies. BITS can verify your BIOS against many Intel recommendations. In addition, BITS includes Intel's official reference code as provided to BIOS, which you can use to override your BIOS's hardware initialization with a known-good configuration, and then boot an OS."
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pgeorgi
Member since:
2010-02-18

AMD just added support (working code) for Fam14h CPUs and chipsets to coreboot, while Intel needs enormous pressure to give a few select coreboot developers NDA access to hardware documentation to do the work.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Ah, but do any consumer-grade AMD boards work with coreboot? I'm not setting up a cluster, I'm setting up a workstation.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

A BIOS is not a bootloader. I fail to see what difference a BIOS implementation test suite can possibly make to someone purchasing a single workstation.

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pgeorgi Member since:
2010-02-18

Ah, but do any consumer-grade AMD boards work with coreboot?

Asrock E350M1 is work in progress, and that's hardly a cluster system.

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