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The following are resources from past events and technical sessions.
When the platform is targeted to boot only in UEFI mode, the firmware can skip initialization of the devices that take direct part in the boot process. Instead these devices get initialized inside the OS. What previously required up to 10 seconds to do inside the firmware can now be done in as little as two seconds.
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The Intel Technology Journal, Volume 15, Issue 1 issue is completely focused on UEFI and the impact the technology has had on platform engineering. The content architects for this edition are Vincent Zimmer and Michael Rothman. From its roots in 1997 to support Intel® Itanium® based servers and the first published Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) specification around 2000, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) has now eclipsed legacy BIOS across all computing platforms from high performance servers to mobile devices to deeply embedded devices. The success of UEFI would not have been possible without industry support of the open source implementation and industry-guided platform firmware specification. UEFI as an open standard specification ensured that it received broad support and investment from across the industry to evolve as required to support technology changes in our industry, for example boot time requirements and an ever-increasing focus on security.
Download the PDF of the Entire Issue here.
Table of Contents
UEFI Spring Plugfest: March 18-22, 2013
UEFI Summer Summit: July 16-20, 2012
UEFI Plugfest: May 8-10, 2012
UEFI Plugfest: February 20-23, 2012
UEFI Plugfest: October 24-27, 2011
UEFI Plugfest: July 6-9, 2011
The July 2011 Plugfest at Microsoft in Redmond Washington was a well attended, energetic and successful event. To see some highlights and hear the impressions of the attendees of this event, watch the video:
A fact sheet describing the limitation of Master Boot Record (MBR) Partition on systems with disk drives of greater than 2.2 Terabyte capacity, and the UEFI solution for this limitation.
An article examining two technologies and comparing the evolutions of the boot firmware technology and the networking solutions.
Learn more about the upcoming book from Intel Press and download technical articles
Beyond BIOS 2nd Edition
Harnessing the UEFI Shell