Scaleway: Open Source BIOS at Scale

Open Source Bios at Scale
Julien Viard de Galbert

At Scaleway we started to design our servers with the ARM C1. Later we switched to a x86 architecture to provide the C2 and Dedibox SC2016. In both ARM and x86, a BIOS is required to start the server. BIOS software got many legacy and backward compatible software to ensure a reliable behavior accross many boards. I was in charge of the BIOS development for our new generation of x86 servers. This article presents technical choices we used during our development.[…]

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