Patent Number: 7,711,945

Title: Universal computer product hardware configuration initialization handling method and system

Abstract: A universal computer product hardware configuration initialization handling method and system is proposed, which is designed for use to be integrated to computer products of various different models having different hardware configurations for the purpose of providing these different models of computer products with a universal hardware configuration initialization capability. The proposed method and system is characterized by the embedding of a unique identification code that is specific to each particular model of computer product in the SMBIOS (System Management BIOS) and the embedding of the associated control programs and configuration data of all replaceable system components in the BMC (Baseboard Management Controller). This allows the initialization process of each model of computer product to first read SMBIOS for the identification code and then retrieve the corresponding set of control programs and configuration data from the SMC for system initialization.

Inventors: Shih; Wen-Hsin (Taipei, TW)

Assignee: Inventec Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/177 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018