The purpose of the Server Work Group is to provide definitions, specifications, guidelines, and technical requirements as they pertain to the implementation of TCG technology in servers. This Work Group endeavors to produce a specification that allows compatibility with currently specified API's and further enables current TCG infrastructures.
The Physical Presence Interface utilizes the industry-standard Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) to provide a communication mechanism between the OS and the BIOS, enabling the OS and the BIOS to cooperate to provide a simple and straightforward platform user experience for administering the TPM without sacrificing security.
The purpose of this document is to define a standard interface to the TPM on an EFI platform. This standard interface is useful on any of the three example instantiations of an EFI platform shown in Figures 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3, as well as other instantiations.
This document is about the processes that boot an EFI platform and boot an OS on that platform. Specifically, this specification contains the requirements for measuring boot events into TPM PCRs and adding boot event entries into the Event Log.
The Trusted Computing Group's architecture and specifically the TCG architecture as described in the TCG Main Specification is a platform independent architecture to enhance trust on computing platforms.
This Architectural Overview provides an introduction to TCG goals and architecture. It defines anticipated scenarios for use of TPM enabled platforms, compliance procedures and anticipated implications on manufacturing and support processes. Anyone looking for an overview of TCG specification and its implications should read this document.