PCU (Platform Conformance Utility)
The Platform Configuration Utility (PCU)
refers to the configuration utility provided
by a hardware or system manufacturer.
Examples of PCUs include
the ECU (EISA Configuration Utility)
for EISA bus systems
and the MCU (MCA Configuration Utility)
for MCA bus systems.
Often these PCUs are originally produced
by industry groups and are customized by motherboard manufacturers,
and possibly customized still further by system manufacturers).
It is run before operating system installation.
Much of the
facility is handled by the PCUs.
The autoconfiguration facility depends on
the PCU having updated the on-board NVRAMs
to reflect the hardware configuration
for autoconfigurable boards and,
in some cases, to include information
about ISA cards.
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