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Early determination of the system type to support single firmware image on multiple systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013685D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Early determination of the system type to support single firmware image on multiple systems A program is disclosed that enables a single firmware image to run on multiple systems. This enables the firmware to decide the system type very early in the power on process and initialize accordingly. This enables the runtime switch to accommodate the system hardware differences. Below is the flowchart of the program.