FW: press-public review(X3/TR-16:199x)

Lohmeyer, John JLOHMEYE at cosmpdaero.ftcollinsco.ncr.com
Fri Aug 18 14:43:00 PDT 1995


Accredited Standards Committee*
X3, Information Technology

NEWS RELEASE
Doc. No.:       PR/95-076
Reply to:       Lynn Barra              (lbarra at itic.nw.dc.us)

X3 Announces the Public Comment Period for X3/TR-16:199x,
SCSI-3 Generic Packetized Protocol (SCSI-GPP) Technical Report

Washington D.C., August 1995 -- Accredited Standards Committee X3,
Information Technology is announcing the public review of X3/TR-16:199x,
being developed in Technical Committee X3T10, Lower Level Interface.

The comment period extends from September 15, 1995 through November 14, 
1995.

The SCSI-3 GPP technical report permits a heterogeneous interconnection of
multiple Initiators and multiple Targets.  GPP provides a common mapping 
that
is used across all supported physical interfaces.  This permits a single
software interface in both Initiators and Targets independent of the 
physical
interface.  GPP also provides control mechanisms to use multiple paths
between two devices during a single Task.  GPP permits the construction of
high availability systems where the loss of a port or link in the transport
layer need not cause Tasks to be aborted but rather they may be continued on
some other part of the service delivery subsystem.

Submit all comments to:  X3 Secretariat, Lynn Barra, 1250 Eye Street NW,
Washington DC  20005, lbarra at itic.nw.dc.us.  Send a copy to the American
National Standards Institute, 11 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036.

This document can be purchased from Global Engineering Documents, Inc., 15
Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO  80112-5704. 800-854-7179 or 303-792-2181.

An initial call for patents and pertinent issues (copyrights, trademarks) is 

now being issued.  Please submit information on these issues to the X3
Secretariat at the address below.

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X3 Secretariat, 1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC  20005
Email: x3sec at itic.nw.dc.us     FAX:  (202)638-4922
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