Coreboot is a "free software" (i.e. GPL) BIOS replacement for x86-based computers. Using Coreboot it is possible to turn a computer on and have the graphic environment up and running in 6 seconds. And it does a better job of configuring the hardware than most stock BIOS software.
Coreboot is now in use in millions of systems around the world.
Finally, Coreboot is being used as the heart of the Safe Open Laptop project, which provides users with a laptop that is free of potential BIOS virus software.
At SCALE the Coreboot team will show a modern laptop, desktop, and supercomputer node all running Coreboot. They will also show Coreboot running on a minicluster.