Introduction to T10

T10 is a Technical Committee of the InterNational Committee on Information Technology Standards (INCITS, pronounced "insights"). INCITS is accredited by, and operates under rules that are approved by, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These rules are designed to insure that voluntary standards are developed by the consensus of industry groups. INCITS develops Information Processing System standards, while ANSI approves the process under which they are developed and publishes them. ANSI also serves as the representative for the United States on Joint Technical Committee - 1 (JTC-1) of the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Organization

T10 operates under INCITS and is responsible for SCSI Storage Interfaces. Its principal work is the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI), including the family of SCSI-3 projects. Anyone "directly and materially affected" is welcome to participate on T10 (essentially, this amounts to anyone interested in T10's work).

T10 is responsible for SCSI architecture standards (SAM-n), which are used by parallel SCSI, SAS, iSCSI, SCSI Express, USB Attached SCSI, Fibre Channel, SSA, ADI, and IEEE 1394.

T10 is also responsible for most SCSI command set standards (e.g., SPC-4, SBC-3, SSC-4, MMC-6, SMC-3, OSD-2, SES-3, ADC-3, RBC). These standards are used by almost all modern I/O interfaces.

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the Secretariat for INCITS. ITI charges a fee for membership in T10 to cover the INCITS Secretariat's operating costs. The membership classes and their Service Fees (beginning in 2013) are:

T10 Advisory (non-voting) Members: $1260 per year ($1310 per year, beginning in 2015)
No meeting attendance is required for Advisory members. This fee includes one principal member and unlimited alternate members. Advisory members have full access to all www.t10.org documents, but they cannot vote at T10 meetings.

T10 Voting Members: $1260 per year ($1310 per year, beginning in 2015)
T10 Voting membership includes one principal member and unlimited alternate members. Certain attendance rules apply to obtain and maintain voting membership. Voting members have full access to all www.t10.org documents.

If you wish to join T10, use the INCITS membership form at https://standards.incits.org/kcpm/signup.

T10 meets 5 or 6 times per year at various locations throughout the country. These plenary meetings are scheduled more than a year in advance. In addition, one or more ad hoc meetings (usually called working group meetings) are scheduled during the plenary meeting weeks (and sometimes between plenary meetings). (Meeting schedule information is available on the T10 web site at: http://www.t10.org/meeting.htm.)

If you would like to attend an T10 meeting, you do not need to "register" with the committee -- just show up at the designated hotel. When making room reservations, please use the reservations link contained in the Meeting Announcement; This will make sure you are in the T10 meeting block.


(This page was last updated 2014/08/15)

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