Quanta Computer Inc., Taoyuan, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (11775314) developed by Chou, Chih-Sheng, Taoyuan, Taiwan, for “system and method for BMC and BIOS booting using a shared non-volatile memory module.“
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A computing system is provided. The computing system includes a central processing unit (CPU), a baseboard management controller (BMC), and a boot non-volatile memory. The BMC selects a boot partition in the computing system. The boot non-volatile memory stores at least two boot partitions as a primary boot area including a basic input/output system (BIOS) image and a secondary boot area including a BMC image. The BMC switches between the secondary boot area to boot the BMC and the primary boot area to boot the BIOS. Only one of the primary boot area or the secondary boot area is accessible when the BIOS is booting or when the BMC is booting.”
The patent application was filed on 2021-11-02 (17/517499).