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Bios nightmares: What was your worst experience?


Over the weekend I noticed the stores in the strip centers are starting

to stock Halloween costumes and decorations. It got me thinking about how we

all have high tech horror stories to share. Like how the lack of a driver held

up a project. Or worse, how the missing driver resulted in bad press after a

product launch.

Most new platform designs needto communicate with legacy platforms.

Implementing multicore designs whilemaintaining legacy platform communications

can add to the complexity of thedesign effort. Legacy device bios code may need

to be adapted for simultaneousthread execution. Further, if resources need to be

shared the potential ofoverwrite nightmares may be an unexpected "trick" that

steals the "treat" of multicoreperformance.

OEMs should consider taking advantage of the experience of vendors when

shifting applications to multicore designs. Kontron has a special software team

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Share some of your concerns about developing multicore bios and some of your

favorite driver nightmare stories.

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No nightmarish experiences yet - but the thought keeps me up at night

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