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Patent Title: Method and apparatus for initializing a multiprocessor system

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5642506
Issue Date: 06-24-1997
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File Date:01-16-1996

Abstract: An apparatus and method for booting a multiprocessor computer system including providing a first portion of boot code to multiple processors for execution, selecting a first processor, the selection based on which of the multiple processors first successfully executes the first portion of the boot code, providing a second portion of the boot code only to the first processor, and the first processor executing the second portion of the boot code to configure the multiprocessor system.


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