TITLE: HP xw8400 Workstation System BIOS Packaged for Linux VERSION: 2.18 Rev. a DESCRIPTION: This package contains an updated System BIOS release for the HP Workstation xw8400, packaged in a way that is easily usable within a Linux operating system environment. NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target workstation during Power On to run the Computer Setup Utility, and then select File/System Information. This information can be saved into a text file on a diskette or on a USB flash media device by selecting File/Save to Diskette. In order for a USB flash media device to be recognized by the workstation, the device must be attached before the workstation is Powered On. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP35561 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: April 13, 2007 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Workstations HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP xw8400 Workstation: HP Workstation xw8400 SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Red Hat Ent Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T) Red Hat Ent Linux 4 (x86) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86) LANGUAGE(S): Chinese(PRC Simplified) Czech Danish Dutch Finnish French German Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Russian Spanish Swedish Taiwanese Chinese US English ENHANCEMENTS: - Improves the accuracy of reported memory errors in a system configured with memory risers. - Enables memory patrol scrubbing. - Improves the processor synchronization algorithm that is used for System Management Interrupts. - Deploys a new processor microcode update. FIXES: - Restores error masking correctly following a resume from Standby state. - Fixes a compatibility issue that occurs with certain Fibre Channel interface controllers. PREREQUISITES: None INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: LINUX USERS: After downloading the SoftPaq file, verify that the SoftPaq file has a .tgz extension. If it does not, change it to .tgz. Some browsers automatically rename the file with a .tar extension, which makes the SoftPaq unusable. 1. Download and extract the .TGZ file. For example, to extract the contents, at console prompt type (where ''filename'' is replaced by the name of the file to be extracted): ''tar -xzvf filename.tgz'' 2. For more information about flashing the system BIOS, see the README text file that is provided in the SoftPaq. Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.