ACPI 2.0 specs!
Posted on: 08/30/2000 10:16 PM

ChicksHardware has posted the PR regarding the release of the new ACPI 2.0 specification! Let me hit you with a snippet of what it's going to give us...
ACPI 2.0 adds the support for 64-bit processor addressing to extend the benefits of ACPI to Intel's IA-64 server architecture. The ACPI 2.0 specification also adds the concept of multiple processors and device performance states to enable longer battery life and lower operating temperatures on the platform, such as those currently supported by Intel's mobile Pentium III processor featuring Intel SpeedStep(TM) technology.

Enhancements targeted at the server market include support for hot-pluggable CPUs, memory, and PCI, PCI-X devices. The ACPI 2.0 was designed so that the ACPI 1.0 compliant portions of silicon would be compatible with ACPI 2.0.
Cool. Well we had quite an interesting day today didn't we? I wanted to stay home and watch it all unfold, but alas I had to go to work. Where several clients got on my case for hours at a time. Personally, I think the majority of them need to seek mental help.

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