Minimum Platform: Open Source UEFI Firmware for Intel Based Platforms


Platform initialization for the majority of the Intel product portfolio is implemented using Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) compliant firmware. Historically, UEFI firmware has been built with a PC ecosystem mindset; open standards but closed implementations. Every PC design had a unique implementation with its own issues. In order to address the increased focus on firmware security and cloud workloads, open standards must be paired with open source implementations. This paper summarizes Intel’s renewed efforts to bring open source firmware to contemporary systems.