[OpenBIOS] Sparc32 progress

Asif Haswarey asif.haswarey at qlogic.com
Wed Apr 26 22:15:02 CEST 2006


I dont have any test docs or drafts for fibre-channel, iSCSI
(and ethernet as well) for OpenBIOS at this point.
Currently I develope FCode for Sun's and IBM's OpenFirmware.
We hired a contractor to port existing FCode to the Apple server.
But it did not get much recognition.

Anyway, it would be awesome if QLogic at first released a
none supported version of FCode for the OpenBIOS/PC platform.
Then when it gets enough recognition from the OpenBIOS community,
I will further endorse QLogic to release supported versions of
fibre-channel, iSCSI and ethernet FCode for OpenBIOS.

Then it would be even more awesome if companies like Dell/HP and
may be even Sun and IBM realized the value of OpenBIOS for their
x86 machines. To make this happen, the interest should start somewhere.
I am going to attempt to make QLogic the pioneer in trying OpenBIOS.
Asif Haswarey
QLogic Corporation
26650 Aliso Viejo Parkway
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Phone: 949.389.7607
Fax: 949.389.6308

-----Original Message-----
From: openbios-bounces at openbios.org
[mailto:openbios-bounces at openbios.org] On Behalf Of Paul Nasrat
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 1:02 PM
To: The OpenBIOS Mailinglist
Subject: Re: [OpenBIOS] Sparc32 progress

On Wed, 2006-04-26 at 12:13 -0700, Asif Haswarey wrote:

> At some point I plan to start testing with OpenBIOS and endorse the 
> support of OpenBIOS in our fibre-channel and iSCSI products.

Out of curiosity do you have drafts of how you see fibre-channel/iSCSI
working with OpenBIOS/1275?


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