LAS16-200: MiniConference 1 Firmware Summit

LAS16-200: MiniConference 1 Firmware Summit
Speakers: Charles Garcia-Tobin, Martin Stadtler, Hanjun Guo, Al Stone, Kanta Vekaria
Date: September 27, 2016
There are multiple presentations available for this mini-conference: please see below for additional presentations that are available for each session

★ Session Description ★
The Linaro Enterprise Group has been driving the work to implement, upstream and maintain UEFI and ACPI support on ARM platforms since its creation in 2012. Over the years, the team has initiated new activities, namely the OpenPlatformPkg proposal to support multiple SoCs and multiple platforms in EDK2, as well as supporting more and more features on ACPI, e.g. recently, Console Selection, APEI, PCIe, NUMA and new GIC implementations. In order to successfully deploy ARM servers in production, it is required that firmware (BIOS) engineers and kernel engineers work in close collaboration and drive the addition of new platforms, improved SoC support, etc.

Recently Linaro founded devicetree.org to support making device tree a properly managed and supported standard. This includes reducing fragmentation, improving maintainability and increasing multiplatform support in hardware description thanks to an open process that encourages wide community participation and the current best practices and technology.

The purpose of this conference is to bring the key developers and maintainers from all camps in the same place, review the status and plan the next steps.

Title:ARM64 ASWG and Linux ACPI update
Abstract: As presented at previous connects an update on the current support for ARM64 at ASWG level and the hot topics. Also an update on the support that is mainline in the Linux kernel for ARM64 ACPI support. Also covering the next steps for both ASWG and Linux support. Followed by a discussion period.
Speaker: Al Stone, Hanjun Guo
Notetaker: Graeme Gregory

Title: SCMI – System Management and Control Interface
Abstract: In this session we present a new standard proposal for system control and management. The industry, both in high end mobile and enterprise, is trending towards the use of power and system controllers. In most cases the controllers have very similar communication mechanisms between application processors and controllers. In addition, these controllers generally provide very similar functions, e.g. DVFS, power domain management, sensor management. This standard proposal provides an extensible, OS agnostic, and virtualizable interface to access these functions.
Slideshare:  http://www.slideshare.net/linaroorg/las16200-scmi-system-management-and-control-interface
Download from Amazon:   http://s3.amazonaws.com/connect.linaro.org/las16/Presentations/Tuesday/LAS16-200%20–%20%20SCMI%20-%20System%20Management%20and%20Control%20Interface.pdf
Speaker(s):Charles Garcia-Tobin
Notetaker:

Title: Tianocore Progress and Status
A brief update on the progress of ARM64 support in EDK2 and OpenPlatformPkg. Also covering the next steps. Followed by a discussion period.
Slideshare:  http://www.slideshare.net/linaroorg/las16200-firmware-summit-tianocore-progress-and-status
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Speaker: Leif Lindholm
Notetaker: Graeme Gregory

Title: Secure Boot
A 101 style introduction to what Secure Boot is as Secure means different things to different people. Covering the current status, what features are implemented currently on ARM64 and what features should be implemented in the future. Followed by a discussion period.
Slideshare:  http://www.slideshare.net/linaroorg/las16200-firmware-summit-uefi-secure-boot
Download from Amazon:  http://s3.amazonaws.com/connect.linaro.org/las16/Presentations/Tuesday/LAS16-200%20-%20Firmware%20Summit%20-%20UEFI%20Secure%20Boot.pdf
Speaker: Ard Biesheuvel
Notetaker: Graeme Gregory

Title: RAS What is it? Why do we need it?
A 101 style introduction to RAS, its purpose and how we use it on ARM64. Covering current status of implementation in ASWG specs and Linux kernel. Plans for future features that are essential for ARM64. Followed by a discussion period.
Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/linaroorg/las16-200-firmware-summit-ras-what-is-it-why-do-we-need-it-66348163
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Speaker: Yazen Ghannam, Fu Wei
Notetaker: Graeme Gregory

★ Resources ★
Etherpad: pad.linaro.org/p/las16-200
Presentations & Videos: http://connect.linaro.org/resource/las16/las16-200/

★ Event Details ★
Linaro Connect Las Vegas 2016 – #LAS16
September 26-30, 2016
http://www.linaro.org
http://connect.linaro.org