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Dell Products Assigned Patent for Information Handling Systems Including Network Adapters and Methods of Booting the Information Handling Systems...
[February 21, 2013]

Dell Products Assigned Patent for Information Handling Systems Including Network Adapters and Methods of Booting the Information Handling Systems...

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dell Products Assigned Patent for Information Handling Systems Including Network Adapters and Methods of Booting the Information Handling Systems Using Boot Configuration Information from Remote Sources By Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,971) developed by Jacob Cherian, Austin, Texas, and Gaurav Chawla, Austin, Texas, for an "information handling systems including network adapters and methods of booting the information handling systems using boot configuration information from remote sources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system can be operable to receive boot configuration information from a remote source independent of the type of initiator (e.g., software or hardware) used by an information handling system. The information handling system having the initiator can be coupled to the remote source, which includes the boot configuration information, and a storage array that includes a boot image. While operating within a pre-operating system (pre-OS) environment, the information handling system can create a boot configuration table and populate the boot configuration table with the boot configuration information. The boot configuration information can include an address for the boot image and information for configuring an OS initiator to be used when loading the OS." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2008 (12/326,588). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,380,971.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,971&RS=PN/8,380,971 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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