Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


AMENDMENT LinuxBoot: Linux as Firmware

Replace most of your firmware with Linux

Let Linux do it: Linux as Firmware

Tired of reinventing the wheel by implementing drivers for firmware again and again? Not with LinuxBoot!

What? LinuxBoot is a firmware for modern servers that replaces specific firmware functionality like the UEFI DXE phase with a Linux kernel and runtime.

Why? LinuxBoot improves boot reliability by replacing lightly-tested firmware drivers with hardened Linux drivers. LinuxBoot improves boot time by removing unnecessary code, resulting in a 20x faster boot time (typical value). LinuxBoot allows customization of the initrd runtime to support site-specific needs (both device drivers as well as custom executables). LinuxBoot and its precursors are a proven approach for almost 20 years in military, consumer electronics, and supercomputing systems – wherever reliability and performance are paramount.

This talk replaces the talk "SITL bringup with the IIO framework" by Bandan Das


Philipp Deppenwiese