Originally posted by Reeve
Actually, ACPI is a system configuration interface for the OS. It allows the OS to handle IRQs and such for PCI devices, as well as handle some lower level things the BIOS normally handles. But yes, it is also a power management interface
Ummm, are you sure you're thinking of ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) and not APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller)?