UEFI 2020 Virtual Plugfest Update: Open Source Webinar Lineup

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UEFI Forum
May 28, 2020

After the success of our Industry Ecosystem webinars as part of the UEFI 2020 Virtual Plugfest, we are pleased to introduce the next round of webinars focused on a variety of timely Open Source topics. Learn more about the upcoming webinars hosted on the UEFI Forum BrightTALK channel:

TrenchBoot and GRUB - A Quick Introduction

Presented by Daniel Kiper (Oracle)

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 16 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am PT

Overview: TrenchBoot is a cross-community OSS integration project for hardware-rooted, late launch integrity of open and proprietary systems. It reduces the attack surface exposed by the platform firmware. The presentation will introduce the TrenchBoot itself and later discuss how it compares to a UEFI secure boot and where it complements the secure boot. The webinar will also explore various challenges created by the UEFI environment for TrenchBoot but also for DRTM in general. Then the presentation will highlight some solutions to the discovered deficiencies discussed in the OSS community.

Register for the webinar: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/18206/414354.


LinuxBoot Integration with UEFI Host Firmware

Presented by Isaac Oram (Intel) and Jonathan Zhang (Facebook)

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 8:00 am – 8:45 am PT

Overview: This webinar introduces LinuxBoot, its integration into host firmware solutions, provides current status and makes a proposal on how the UEFI firmware industry could embrace the challenges and opportunities that alternative firmware approaches introduce.

Different from traditional enterprise, hyperscaler and cloud service providers have different requirements for host firmware. These differences prompted formation of the OCP (Open Compute Foundation) OSF (Open System Firmware) project.

Facebook and its partners have been working together on LinuxBoot to enable Intel(R) Xeon Scalable Processor. As a starting point, we have completed proof of concept on Skylake generation and OCP Tioga Pass platform.

Hyperscaler unique requirements are an opportunity for the multiple firmware communities to work together to streamline UEFI requirements, increase firmware accessibility, and explore additional ecosystem opportunities as OCP adoption increases

Register for the webinar: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/18206/414358

How Can I Attend?

The UEFI BrightTALK Channel is free to join and all of our webinars are free of charge and open to the public. A recording of each webinar will be available after the presentation has concluded, so if you register but are unable to attend the live presentation, you can view the presentation recording on the UEFI Forum YouTube channel at a later date.

Questions about the UEFI Virtual Plugfest? Contact us at press@uefi.org.