SMBIOS 3.0 Overview

Presented by

SMBIOS Working Group Co-Chairs, Richard Chan and Kimon Berlin

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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.

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