[coreboot] AMD RS780 docWs released, coreboot support coming

Zheng Bao fishbaoz at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 8 11:55:21 CEST 2009

I need to clarify that the main feature of the code was done in working time. 
What I did in my spare time is cleaning up and testing to make it stable.






> Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 03:14:43 +0200
> From: c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
> To: coreboot-announce at coreboot.org
> CC: coreboot at coreboot.org
> Subject: [coreboot] AMD RS780 docs released, coreboot support coming
> The coreboot community, which includes government organizations,
> corporations, research labs and individuals from around the world, is
> very excited to expand on our existing and decade-long collaboration
> with AMD. This collaboration has, over the years, resulted in the
> inclusion of coreboot into everything from some of the largest AMD-based
> supercomputers in the world to some of the smallest embedded systems.
> Together with the recent SB700/SB710/SB750 documentation release, the
> Developer Guide release for the RS780 family of Integrated Chipset/
> Graphics Processors enables the coreboot community to support any board
> with AMD chipsets out there, from embedded to enthusiast desktop and
> high-end server boards.
> This new release once again demonstrates AMD's commitment to open
> standards and software that provides an improved user experience and
> Total Cost of Ownership for users in every walk of life. One cornerstone
> of this openness is the availability of documentation without NDA,
> enabling everyone to contribute.
> Coreboot is a BIOS/EFI alternative with optional BIOS/EFI backwards
> compatibility. Not only does coreboot enable extremely fast booting with
> well under one second spent inside coreboot, and total four second boot
> time from poweron to a working desktop, it also has superior reliability
> and realtime performance. Coreboot developers have embedded various
> operating systems, among them Linux and Plan 9, directly into onboard
> ROM chips yielding systems without moving parts and built-in network
> manageability. Virtualization is made easier by optionally embedding the
> KVM hypervisor into the ROM as well. Military strength encryption and
> access protection add-ons exist for environments where security is key.
> Its extended diagnostics in plain English are second to none. Of course,
> coreboot supports Windows XP/Vista/7 as well as Linux, *BSD and Plan 9.
> Coreboot is open source, so every interested developer or user can
> modify, tweak and extend it to their heart's content.
> An additional benefit of this documentation release is flashrom support
> for all AMD chipsets which enables users to reflash their
> BIOS/firmware/coreboot from within Linux and *BSD without rebooting.
> Coreboot code for the SB700 and 780 chipset family is already being
> worked on by Zheng Bao at AMD in his spare time and the coreboot
> community is happy to work with him on finishing and integrating the
> code into the official coreboot codebase.
> We'd like to thank Sharon Troia at AMD for making these documentation
> releases possible.
> The developer guides are available at
> http://developer.amd.com/documentation/guides/Pages/default.aspx#chipset
> More information about coreboot is available at http://www.coreboot.org/
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