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WHITE PAPER ON ACPI

1. What is ACPI?

a. The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification is


the key element in Operating System Directed Power Management
(OSPM) developed by Intel, Microsoft & Toshiba.

b. Following components should support ACPI for a system to become ACPI


compliant
• BIOS
• CPU & Chipset
• Devices
• Device drivers
• Operating system

2. What is the Operating system role?