Is your Pi “ServerReady”? Embracing UEFI and ACPI at the Edge

Presented by

Andrei Warkentin, VMware and Samer El-Haj-Mahmoud, Arm

About this talk

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.

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