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The system architecture of the present invention programs a permanent version of firmware in ROM and employs a validation scheme for downloaded firmware. The downloaded firmware is executed when the validation scheme successfully validates the firmware. In the event that the downloaded firmware fails to download successfully or bring up the system, the processor is able to complete the booting process using the permanent or most recently validated version of firmware.

Title
Firmware download scheme for high-availability systems
Application Number
9/493633
Publication Number
6584559 (B1)
Application Date
January 28, 2000
Publication Date
June 24, 2003
Inventor
Kevin L Stiles
Thornton
CO, US
William C Lyford
Longmont
CO, US
Won Uk Huh
Thornton
CO, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
US
Assignee
Avaya Technology
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 1/24
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