The Distributed (or Desktop) Management Task Force (DMTF) is sponsoring a live webinar to discuss the recently announced SMBIOS 3.0 specification. The webinar is Wednesday, March 11 at 11:00 AM U.S. Central Time (UTC-06:00). Version 3.0.0 of the SMBIOS spec was released on 12 February 2015.
Recall from an earlier blog post that the DMTF, the organization that oversees the SMBIOS specification (among others), hosts webinars live, and then makes then available for on-demand viewing. The SMBIOS 3.0 webinar in going to be the latest in this series.
Presenter: SMBIOS Working Group Co-Chairs, Richard Chan and Kimon Berlin
The latest release of the premier standard for delivering management information via system firmware, System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification, Version 3, extends support for 64-bit architecture systems. We will review each of the changes with the focus on the new 64-bit support for accessing SMBIOS data. Since its release in 1995, the widely implemented SMBIOS standard has simplified the management of more than two billion client and server systems.
SMBIOS v3.0 Spec:
The following changes were made to version 2.8.0 of the spec to produce v3.0.0:
- Accessing SMBIOS Information:
- SMBIOSCR00115: add new entry point
- SMBIOSCR00139: add GUID values for discovering SMBIOS tables in UEFI
- System Enclosure or Chassis (Type 3):
- SMBIOSCR00130: add new chassis types: Tablet, Convertible, and Detachable
- Processor Information (Type 4):
- SMBIOSCR00124: extend core, core enabled and thread count ranges
- SMBIOSCR00126: add new socket type Intel LGA1150
- SMBIOSCR00127: add new socket type Intel BGA1168
- SMBIOSCR00128: add processor family names
- SMBIOSCR00136: add new Intel socket types BGA1234 and BGA1364
- SMBIOSCR00137: add new Intel processor family type– SMBIOSCR00138: update SMBIOSCR00124. Extend core, core enabled, and thread count ranges.
- Cache Information (Type 7):
- SMBIOSCR00134: add additional description for Unified cache type
- System Slots (Type 9):
- SMBIOSCR00132: add M.2 family of form factors
- SMBIOSCR00133: add MXM family of slots
- SMBIOSCR00135: add SFF-8639 slot types
- Memory Device (Type 17):
- SMBIOSCR00129: add new memory device type: DDR4
- SMBIOSCR00131: add new memory device types: LPDDR, LPDDR2, LPDDR3, LPDDR4