Due to COVID-19, the Spring 2020 UEFI Plugfest has moved to a virtual meeting.  Details below.

From the UEFI Forum:

Hello UEFI Forum Members,
We would like to invite you to register for the upcoming Industry Ecosystem themed webinars apart of the 2020 UEFI Virtual Plugfest. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in a live Q&A with our firmware technology experts. Register for the free, public webinars: 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 8:00 am – 8:45 am PT
Firmware standards such as UEFI and ACPI are one of the foundational pillars for Arm servers, and a major reason for the continued growth of this horizontally-integrated ecosystem. Non-server "Edge" systems, however, are still an embedded-style vertically-integrated market, which is preventing at-scale adoption and proliferation of Arm-based Edge/IoT Compute.
Thus, let's make "Arm Edge" as boring as "Arm Servers" and start with the iconic Raspberry Pi.
This is a presentation and demo of VMware's and Arm's joint open effort to bring Arm ServerReady experiences to the Raspberry Pi 4 via community-developed SBBR (UEFI + ACPI) firmware. The session covers the history of the Pi UEFI port, current status and technical challenges that remain to be solved.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 8:00 am – 8:45 am PT
Compute Express Link (CXL) is a new high-speed CPU-to-Device and CPU-to-Memory interconnect designed to accelerate next-generation data center performance. CXL is designed to be an industry open standard interface for high-speed communications, as accelerators and memory expanders are increasingly used to complement CPUs in support of emerging applications. The CXL 1.1 specification is already available, with work on future versions underway. CXL reinforces the need for standardization, with focus on technologies such as UEFI, ACPI and PCIe to provide the necessary interfaces between the firmware and the operating systems to support CXL new use cases of accelerators and memory expansion across different implementations. This presentation will first briefly introduce CXL 1.1 standard. It will then delve into the technical details of the proposed enhancements to the UEFI and ACPI specifications required for operating systems to manage CXL devices and ports in a system.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am PT
This webinar will provide an overview of the market reality of the boot system firmware on Arm systems, from servers to edge devices. It covers the range of firmware standards available for those systems, including Arm Trusted Firmware, SBBR (UEFI/ACPI), EBBR (UEFI on top of uboot), as well as LinuxBoot. The session also covers the evolution of the Arm firmware standards and the ServerReady program around UEFI and ACPI to design systems that “just work”, regardless of the segment.

If you have any questions, please contact the UEFI Forum public relations team at press@uefi.org. 

Best Regards,

The UEFI Forum PR Team

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