Firmware Acronym Soup

Firmware Acronym Soup

What's an IBV?

Everyone has their acronyms. In my house, if I ask, "PT?" I would be asking if we are having Pizza Tonight. If you ask that at boot camp, it would be Physical Training.

In the BIOS/BMC firmware development community, there are a bunch. Here's a list of just a few.

More Common:

  • AMI = AMI
  • BIOS = Basic Input Output System
  • BMC = Baseboard Management Controller
  • BSP = Board Support Package
  • CRB = Customer Reference Board
  • EFI = Extensible Firmware Interface
  • FW = Firmware
  • GPOS = General Purpose Operating System
  • HW = Hardware
  • MCR = Machine Check Registers
  • NVMe = NVM Express
  • OS = Operating System
  • RTOS = Real-Time Operating System
  • SSH = Secure SHell
  • SW = Software
  • TCG = Trusted Computing Group
  • UEFI = Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
  • VM = Virtual Machine
  • VRM = Voltage Regulator Module

More BIOS related:

More BMC related:

  • BT = Block Transfer
  • FRU = Field-Replaceable Unit
  • ICMB = Intelligent Chassis Management Bus Bridge
  • IPMB = Intelligent Platform Management Bus
  • IPMI = Intelligent Platform Management Interface
  • KCS = Keyboard Controller Style
  • KVM = Keyboard Video Mouse
  • LPC = Low Pin Count
  • MC = Mangement Controller
  • MDS = MegaRAC Development Studio
  • NSID = NameSpace ID
  • NVMEoF = NVM Express over Fabrics
  • NVS = Non-Volatile Storage
  • OCP = Open Compute Project
  • OOB = Out of Band
  • PECI = Platform Environment Control Interface
  • PM = Platform Management
  • PMCP = Platform Management Configuration Program
  • PSME = Pooled System Management Engine
  • RDMA = Remote Direct Memory Access
  • REST = REpresentational State Transfer
  • RoCE = RDMA over Converged Ethernet
  • RR = Rolling Release
  • RSD = Intel® Rack Scale Design
  • SDR = Sensor Data Record
  • SEL = System Event Log
  • SGL = Scatter-Gather Lists
  • SMIC = System Management Interface Chip
  • SOL = Serial Over LAN
  • SSIF = SMBus System Interface
  • VSP = Visual Service Processor
  • YAFUFlash = Yet Another Firmware Upgrade Flash


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