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Minutes of X3T10 Plenary Meeting #13 in Dallas, TX           X3T10/96-110r0

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                                                 Doc. No.: X3T10/96-110r0
                                                     Date: January 16, 1996
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From:     Ralph Weber, Secretary X3T10
          John Lohmeyer, Chair X3T10

Subject:  Minutes of X3T10 Plenary Meeting #13
          Dallas, TX -- January 11, 1996


                                       Agenda

1. Opening Remarks

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Attendance and Membership

4. Approval of Minutes - November Meeting Palm Springs, CA (X3T10/95-
   343r1)

5. Document Distribution

6. Call for Patents

7. Review of Old Action Items

8. Subgroup and/or Project Status Reports
   8.1 Project Status Summary and X3/OMC Liaison [Lohmeyer]
   8.2 X3T10.1 Task Group Report [Hallam]
   8.3 SCSI Common Access Method (CAM) {Project 792-D} [Dallas]
   8.4 SCSI-3 Parallel Interface (SPI) Status {Project 855-D} [Lamers]
   8.5 SCSI-3 Interlocked Protocol (SIP) Status {Project 856-D} [Penokie]
   8.6 SCSI Common Access Method-3 (CAM-3) Status {Project 990-D}
       [Dallas]
   8.7 SCSI-3 Generic Packetized Protocol (GPP) Status {Project 991-DT}
       [Stephens]
   8.8 SCSI-3 Serial Bus Protocol (SBP) Status {Project 992-D} [Roberts]
   8.9 SCSI-3 Fiber Channel Protocol (FCP) Status {Project 993-D}
       [Snively]
   8.10 SCSI-3 Architecture Model (SAM) Status {Project 994-D} [Monia]
   8.11 SCSI-3 Primary Commands (SPC) Status {Project 995-D} [Weber]
   8.12 SCSI-3 Block Commands (SBC) Status {Project 996-D} [Milligan]
   8.13 SCSI-3 Stream Commands (SSC) Status {Project 997-D} [Lappin]
   8.14 SCSI-3 Graphics Commands (SGC) Status {Project 998-D} [Tewell]
   8.15 SCSI-3 Medium Changer Commands (SMC) Status {Project 999-D}
        [Oetting]
   8.16 SCSI-3 Controller Commands (SCC) Status {Project 1047-D} [Penokie]
   8.17 Multimedia Command Set (MMC) Status {Project 1048-D} [Roberts]
   8.18 SCSI-3 Fast-20 Parallel Interface (Fast-20) {Project 1071-D}
        [Lamers]
   8.19 SCSI Parallel Interface - 2 (SPI-2) {Project 1142-D} [Ham]
   8.20 SCSI Enhanced Parallel Interface (EPI) Technical Report {Project
        1143-D} [Ham]
   8.21 SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol - 2 (FCP-2) {Project 1144-D} [Snively]
   8.22 Boot Considerations Technical Report {Project 1154-DT}  [Penman]
   8.23 SCSI-3 Serial Bus Protocol 2 (SBP-2) {Project 1155-D} [Roberts]
   8.24 SCSI Architecture Model - 2 (SAM-2) {Project xxxx-D [Monia]
   8.25 High Availability Study Group [Sicola]

9. Old Business
   9.1 Clarification of international program fee [Allan]
   9.2 Resolution of 2PR comments (if any) on FCP
   9.3 Resolution of 2PR comments (if any) on SAM
   9.4 Resolution of 2PR comments (if any) on SCC

10. New Business
   10.1 Results of letter ballots on forwarding SIP
   10.2 Actions on Working Group Recommendations
   10.3 Software Write Protect [Milligan]
   10.4 SPI Amendment Project Proposal [Johansson]

11. ISO
   11.1 ISO Report [Milligan]
   11.2 ISO New Business
      11.2.1 SC 25 N 262 SPI Rev 15A CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.2 SC 25 N 263 SBP Rev 19 CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.3 SC 25 N 264 SAM Rev 18 CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.4 SC 25 N 265 Fast 20 Rev 6 CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.5 SC 25 N 266 SCC Rev 6 CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.6 SC 25 N TBD FCP Rev 10 CD Letter Ballot.

12. Liaison Reports
   12.1 X3T11 Liaison Report [Cummings]
   12.2 X3T13 Liaison Report [Milligan]
   12.3 SFF Industry Group [Allan]
   12.4 IEEE P1394 [Marazas]
   12.5 IEEE P1285 Status []
   12.6 PCMCIA Report []
   12.7 SCSI Trade Association

13. Review of Action Items

14. Meeting Schedule
   14.1 Authorization of Working Group Meetings

15. Adjournment


                              Results of Meeting

1.          Opening Remarks

John Lohmeyer, the X3T10 Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.,
Thursday January 11, 1996.  He thanked Jim McGrath of Quantum Corp. for
hosting the meeting.

John said that X3 Subgroup Membership forms and the X3T10 Mailing Subscription
form were available on the document table.  He said that people should use the
X3 forms to insure the X3 Secretariat has the latest membership information.
These forms should be mailed directly to the X3 Secretariat.

As is customary, the people attending introduced themselves and a copy of the
attendance list was circulated.  Copies of the draft agenda and general
information on X3T10 were made available to those attending.

2.          Approval of Agenda

The draft agenda was approved with the following additions and changes:

      10.3 Software Write Protect [Milligan]
      10.4 SPI Amendment Project Proposal [Johansson]

      11.2.1 SC 25 N 262 SPI Rev 15A CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.2 SC 25 N 263 SBP Rev 19 CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.3 SC 25 N 264 SAM Rev 18 CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.4 SC 25 N 265 Fast 20 Rev 6 CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.5 SC 25 N 266 SCC Rev 6 CD Letter Ballot.
      11.2.6 SC 25 N TBD FCP Rev 10 CD Letter Ballot.

3.          Attendance and Membership

The membership requirements were reviewed.  X3 rules permit one vote per
organization.  An individual from a new organization must attend two out of
three consecutive plenary meetings.  He/she may apply for voting membership
the second meeting via a letter to the Chair of X3T10.  The individual may
vote at the second plenary meeting.  Working group meetings do not count
toward attendance requirements.

Organizations must also pay the X3 Service Fee ($300) to maintain membership.
The ANSI International Program Fee (also $300) is billed at the same time.

The Chair said he had sent letters to 17 people from 8 organizations informing
them that their membership was in jeopardy due to non-attendance (see 95-
042r0) and that their membership would be terminated if they did not attend
this meeting.  All organizations were represented at this meeting except:

Advanced Micro Devices
Thomas & Betts

Organizations not present were `terminated' (that is, the principal was
changed to observer and the first alternate was dropped.  Any additional
alternates were changed to observer status).

Two new organizations joined X3T10 at the meeting:

Ophidian Designs
Toshiba America

The day after the plenary meeting, John Lohmeyer received an email from Alan
Olson resigning the 3M membership.

The X3T10 membership during the plenary meeting was 51 organizations.  The
X3T10 membership following the meeting was 50 organizations down from 51
organizations last time.  Enclosure (1) is the list of the people present at
the meeting and enclosure (2) is the current X3T10 membership list.

4.    Approval of Minutes - November Meeting Palm Springs, CA (X3T10/95-
      343r1)

The minutes were approved as written.

5.          Document Distribution

Members who have any problems with their mailing subscription should deal
directly with Katrina Gray (kgray at itic.nw.dc.us) or Dan Arnold
(darnold at itic.nw.dc.us) at (202) 626-5741.

John announced that the 1996 Mailing Subscription Fees (for paper mailings)
will go up $60 to $470 U.S. and $900 international.

Larry Lamers requested that all documents for the next mailing be in his hands
by 10:30 a.m. on Thursday January 18, 1996. Documents received after this time
will go into a subsequent mailing.

Larry Lamers reminded the committee of the requirements for document
submission to be included in the committee mailing.  Since X3T10 meets its
document archiving requirements by including the X3 Secretariat on the mailing
list, documents included in the mailing must be suitable for archiving.  This
means that high-quality, single-sided originals with adequate margins and
proper identification must be submitted.  Document X3T10/95-147 contains the
list of requirements for submissions.  Document X3T10/95-361r0 contains
instructions for expeditious delivery of documents to Larry.

In keeping with the X3T10 committee's new efforts for electronic document
filing and distribution, Larry requested that electronic copies of all
documents, in their native format, be made available to him.  The electronic
copies can be emailed directly to Larry (at ljlamers at corp.adaptec.com), placed
on the SCSI BBS (719-574-0424), or they can be ftp'd to ftp.symbios.com and
placed in the /pub/standards/io/incoming directory. In the latter two cases,
please also send an email to Larry (at ljlamers at aol.com) informing him of the
exact file name and location of the file.

As usual, minutes are also available on the SCSI BBS (719-574-0424) and will
be distributed to the SCSI Reflector. To be added to the SCSI Reflector, send
an email to majordomo at symbios.com with the line 'subscribe scsi' in the
message body.  The X3 Secretariat maintains a World Wide Web page at
http://www.x3.org.  Symbios Logic maintains a World Wide Web page on behalf of
X3T10 at http://www.symbios.com/x3t10.

The current document register is enclosure (3).

Larry Lamers described an invoice for professional editing of the ATA-2
document from Pamela Kornitsky in the amount of $1040.00.  Bob Snively moved
that X3T10 authorize payment for the invoice.  Pete McLean seconded the
motion.  The motion passed 38:0:0:13=51  John took an action item to request
that the X3 Secretariat pay the invoice.

6.          Call for Patents

This is a regular agenda item to identify any potential patent issues with
developing standards.

John reported that Micropolis has not responded to the letter he sent
following the March `95 meeting (95-011r0) regarding US Patent 5,191,584.  He
assumes that this means Micropolis does not believe the patent reads on the
X3T10 projects.

Compaq Computer did respond to the letter John sent following the May `95
meeting (95-029r0).  The response (96-007r0) only deals with the "SMART"
specification and does not address the ATA Security Issues.  This patent issue
is being transferred to X3T13 since it deals with the ATA standards.

A document is available from ANSI, "Procedures for the Development and
Coordination of American National Standards", at no charge.  Annex I contains
the ANSI patent policy.

7.          Review of Old Action Items

116)  Gene Milligan will document the usage of the 0Dh mode page code in SBC
as per the  wishes of X3T10
      expressed in item 10.6 of the meeting #10 minutes.  Carryover
123)  Larry Lamers will conduct a letter ballot for forwarding ATA-3 toward
first  public review.  Complete
124)  John Lohmeyer will forward SBP revision 22 to X3 for processing toward
second public review.
      Complete
125)  John Lohmeyer will forward 95-360 (the OUI management proposal) to X3.
Complete
126)  John Lohmeyer will forward 95-333r1 (the SAM-2 Project Proposal as
amended) to X3. Complete
127)  Larry Lamers will prepare an amendment for SPI for review by X3T10.
Complete
128)  Larry Lamers will conduct a letter ballot for forwarding SIP revision 8
toward first public review.
      Complete
129)  John Lohmeyer will forward the revised X3T10 Policies and Procedures to
X3. Complete

8.          Subgroup and/or Project Status Reports

      8.1   Project Status Summary and X3/OMC Liaison [Lohmeyer]

John said that the current X3T10 project status summary was included on the
backs of the meeting agendas and will be included in the mailing as usual.  He
gave several updates that occurred after the copies were printed.

      8.2   X3T10.1 Task Group Report [Hallam]

Larry Lamers reported for Ken Hallam who was unable to attend.  The first
generation SSA documents are out for X3T10 letter ballot on forwarding to
first public review.  The task group has begun work on the second generation
SSA documents.  Gene Milligan expressed concerns about the timing of the X3T10
letter ballots.

      8.3   SCSI Common Access Method (CAM) {Project 792-D} [Dallas]

John reported that CAM is awaiting ANSI Board of Standards Review approval.

      8.4   SCSI-3 Parallel Interface (SPI) Status {Project 855-D} [Lamers]

      Larry Lamers reported that SPI is awaiting ANSI publication.  John
reported that X3T10 is working on an amendment for SPI to correct several
errors in Annexes B and D.

      8.5   SCSI-3 Interlocked Protocol (SIP) Status {Project 856-D} [Penokie]

John reported that the X3T10 letter ballot on SIP had closed and that several
comments were received (see item 10.1).

      8.6   SCSI Common Access Method -3 (CAM-3) Status {Project 990-D}
            [Dallas]

John reported that two people attended the CAM-3 working group meeting earlier
this week.  Bill has prepared revision 1 of CAM-3 which will be available on
the ftp site.

      8.7   SCSI-3 Generic Packetized Protocol (GPP) Status {Project 991-DT}
            [Stephens]

John reported GPP has been registered by ANSI.  ANSI does not approve
technical reports, they simply register them.  It is designated X3/TR-16-1995.
Publication should occur soon.

      8.8   SCSI-3 Serial Bus Protocol (SBP) Status {Project 992-D} [Roberts]

      John reported that SBP is waiting for second public review to begin.  He
did not have the dates yet.

      8.9   SCSI-3 Fiber Channel Protocol (FCP) Status {Project 993-D} 
            [Snively]

      John reported that FCP ended its second public review, received no
comments in public review, and is at X3 letter ballot, which will close on
February 29th.

      8.10  SCSI-3 Architecture Model (SAM) Status {Project 994-D} [Monia]

      John reported that SAM ended its second public review, received no
comments in public review, and is at X3 letter ballot, which will close on
February 29th.

      8.11  SCSI-3 Primary Commands (SPC) Status {Project 995-D} [Weber]

Ralph Weber reported that revision 9 will be provided for the mailing.  John
announced that a letter ballot for forwarding SPC to first public review will
be held in conjunction with the mailing.

      8.12  SCSI-3 Block Commands (SBC) Status {Project 996-D} [Milligan]

      Gene Milligan reported that he has not received working files from the
previous technical editor.  He reported briefly on a review of unfinished
proposals held at the working group meeting.  Gene proposed that a cutoff for
new proposals be set for the end of the March meeting with a letter ballot or
stabilization vote at the May meeting.  There were no objections to Gene's
proposed schedule.

      8.13  SCSI-3 Stream Commands (SSC) Status {Project 997-D} [Lappin]

      Ted Lappin reported that revision 6 will be available in the next
mailing.  He described a working group discussion of aborted writes.

      Ted reported that r6 makes reserve and release commands mandatory for
communications devices.

      The minutes of the SSC/SMC Working Group meeting can be found in 96-115.

      8.14  SCSI-3 Graphics Commands (SGC) Status {Project 998-D} [Tewell]

John reported that no progress has been made on SGC.

      8.15  SCSI-3 Medium Changer Commands (SMC) Status {Project 999-D} 
            [Oetting]

Eric Oetting reported on a working group discussion of enhancements for medium
changer features.  The minutes of the SSC/SMC Working Group meeting can be
found in 96-115.

      8.16  SCSI-3 Controller Commands (SCC) Status {Project 1047-D} [Penokie]

      John reported that SCC ended its second public review, received no
comments in public review, and is at X3 letter ballot, which will close on
February 29th.

George Penokie reported briefly on a working group meeting called to address
requests for additional features for SCC.  The main result of the meeting was
a call for another meeting, after the new proposals had been reviewed.  He
requested another joint RAB/X3T10 meeting during the March X3T10 meeting week.

      8.17  Multimedia Command Set (MMC) Status {Project 1048-D} [Roberts]

Ron Roberts provided the following electronic report:

The meeting was a day and half session to review the rev 4.0 document.  Little
progress was made due to the presentation of changes to the write process and
other changes requested.

The working group has requested that a three day session be held on Feb 13,
14, 15th. The location will be published on the reflectors next week after
hosting companies have had a chance to find a location.

The group also requested that the sessions in March be two full days. Tuesday
and Wednesday meeting times were requested.

      8.18  SCSI-3 Fast-20 Parallel Interface (Fast-20) {Project 1071-D} 
            [Lamers]

John reported that Fast-20 ended its second public review, received no
comments in public review, and is at X3 letter ballot, which will close on
February 29th.

      8.19  SCSI Parallel Interface - 2 (SPI-2) {Project 1142-D} [Ham]

John reported on the SPI-2 Working Group meeting, minutes for which can be
found in 96-106.  He reported that there is a two-day LVD SCSI meeting
scheduled for January 29 and 30 in Denver at the Red Lion Hotel (303-321-
3333).

      8.20  SCSI Enhanced Parallel Interface (EPI) Technical Report 
            {Project 1143-D} [Ham]

Ralph Weber and Larry Lamers reported on the EPI Working Group meeting,
minutes for which can be found in 96-107.

      8.21  SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol - 2 (FCP-2) {Project 1144-D} [Snively]

Bob Snively reported that the FCP-2 project proposal has been approved and no
other action was reported.

      8.22  Boot Considerations Technical Report {Project 1154-DT}  [Penman]

John reported that a draft of the report (95-321r2) was in the last committee
mailing.  He proposed issuing a forwarding letter ballot following the March
meeting.

      8.23  SCSI-3 Serial Bus Protocol 2 (SBP-2) {Project 1155-D} [Roberts]

Ron Roberts reported that Peter Johansson is taking over the technical
editor's job for SBP-2.  Peter reported no other activity.

      8.24  SCSI Architecture Model - 2 (SAM-2) {Project xxxx-D [Monia]

      John reported that the SAM-2 project proposal is at OMC for approval.
He expected that they would send it on to X3 for letter ballot.

      8.25  High Availability Study Group [Sicola]

Bob Snively noted that the next high availability meeting (with the RAID
Advisory Board) should be very interesting.

9.          Old Business

      9.1   Clarification of international program fee [Allan]

John presented a letter from Jean-Paul Emard.  Dal Allan reported on a letter
he received from ITCC.  John agreed to include all letters in the next
committee mailing.  The information at hand was discussed.

Gary Stephens moved that X3T10 endorse the same proposal as endorsed by X3T11
as reflected in 96-119r0.  Bob Snively seconded the motion.  Charles Monia
requested a roll-call vote.  The vote passed 20:3:17:11=51:

Organization                 Person                    Yes No Abs NP

3M Company                                                        X
Adaptec, Inc.                Mr. Norm Harris           X
Amdahl Corp.                                                      X
AMP, Inc.                                                         X
Amphenol Interconnect                                             X
Ancot Corp.                  Mr. Gary Porter           X
Apple Computer               Mr. Ron Roberts           X
BusLogic                     Mr. Jaff Lin                     X
Ciprico Inc.                 Mr. Gerry Johnsen         X
Circuit Assembly Corp.       Mr. Ian Morrell           X
Cirrus Logic Inc.            Mr. Joe Chen                     X
CMD Technology               Mr. Edward Haske          X
Congruent Software, Inc.     Mr. Peter Johansson       X
Conner Peripherals                                                X
Dallas Semiconductor         Mr. Louis Grantham        X
Digital Equipment Corp.      Mr. Charles Monia                X
Eastman Kodak Co.            Mr. Robert Reisch         X
ENDL Associate               Mr. Ralph O. Weber            X
Exabyte Corp.                Mr. Edward Lappin         X
FSI Consulting Services      Mr. Gary R. Stephens      X
Fujitsu Computer Products,Am Mr. Robert Liu            X
Hewlett Packard Co.          Mr. Stephen Holmstead     X
Hitachi Cable Manchester,Inc Mr. Zane Daggett          X
Honda Connectors                                                  X
IBM Corp.                    Mr. George Penokie               X
IIX Consulting                                                    X
Iomega Corp.                 Mr. Pat LaVarre                  X
Linfinity Micro              Mr. Dean Wallace                 X
Madison Cable Corp.                                               X
Maxtor Corp.                 Mr. Pete McLean                  X
Methode Electronics, Inc.    Mr. Steve D. Schueler            X
Molex Inc.                   Mr. Jay Neer                     X
NEC Technologies                                                  X
Oak Technology, Inc.                                              X
Ophidian Designs             Mr. Edward A. Gardner     X
Panasonic Technologies, Inc  Dr. Akira James Miura            X
QLogic Corp.                 Mr. Skip Jones            X
Quantum Corp.                Mr. Mark Evans                   X
Seagate Technology           Mr. Gene Milligan             X
Silicon Systems, Inc.        Mr. Dave Guss                    X
Storage Technology Corp.     Mr. Erich Oetting                X
Sun Microsystems Computer Co Mr. Robert N. Snively     X
Symbios Logic Inc.           Mr. John Lohmeyer             X
SyQuest Technology, Inc.     Mr. Patrick Mercer               X
Tandem Computers             Mr. John Moy              X
Toshiba America              Mr. Tokuyuki Totani              X
Trimm Technologies                                                X
UNISYS Corporation           Mr. Dave Wehrman                 X
Unitrode Integrated Circuits Mr. Paul D. Aloisi               X
Western Digital Corporation  Mr. Tak Asami             X
Woven Electronics            Mr. Doug Piper            X

                                                      20   3 17  11 = 51

      9.2   Resolution of 2PR comments (if any) on FCP

John reported that the FCP ended second public review without receiving any
comments.

      9.3   Resolution of 2PR comments (if any) on SAM

John reported that the SAM ended second public review without receiving any
comments.

      9.4   Resolution of 2PR comments (if any) on SCC

John reported that the SCC ended second public review without receiving any
comments.

10.         New Business

      10.1  Results of letter ballots on forwarding SIP

John reported on the letter ballot results for forwarding SIP.  The SIP ballot
passed 44:1:0:6=51.  Comments were attached to four of the Yes ballots.  For
complete voting results, see 96-004r1.

Gene Milligan moved that notes on soft reset be removed from SIP and the SftRe
bit be made vendor unique in the SPC.  Jim McGrath seconded the motion.  The
committee agreed that a two-thirds vote would be required.  The motion passed
36:0:0:15=51.

Gene Milligan described a problem with WDTR (see the SCSI Working Group
minutes, 96-108).  George described the resolution to the problem, developed
since the working group meeting.  George agreed to provide written details of
the resolution in the resolutions document for the SIP letter ballot comments.

Gene Milligan moved X3T10 accept the comments resolutions as discussed and
authorize the editor to make the editorial changes in SIP.  After some
discussion, there was general agreement that no effective purpose would be
served by taking the vote at this meeting.  Gene withdrew his motion.

      10.2  Actions on Working Group Recommendations

Charles Monia moved that X3T10 accept 95-260r3 as revised (Set Capacity
Proposal) for inclusion in the SPC and override the stabilized state of the
SPC.  Gene Milligan seconded the motion.  The motion passed 33:0:0:18=51.

Ralph Weber moved that X3T10 accept 95-240r4 as revised (Device Identification
VPD Page) for inclusion in the SPC, per the previous stabilization agreement
for the SPC.  Eric Oetting seconded the motion.  The motion passed
35:0:0:16=51.

Gene Milligan moved that X3T10 accept 96-116r0 as revised (WRITE BUFFER
Microcode Download Note) for inclusion in the SPC and override the stabilized
state of the SPC.  Charles Monia seconded the motion.  The motion passed
35:0:0:16=51.

Ed Gardner moved that X3T10 accept 95-348r1 as revised (FCP-2 Usage of the
Disconnect-Reconnect Mode Page) for inclusion in FCP-2.  Gary Porter seconded
the motion.  The motion passed 35:0:0:16=51.

      10.3  Software Write Protect [Milligan]

Gene Milligan presented an unnumbered draft proposal for moving the software
write protect definition from the SSC to the Control mode page.  Gene moved
that X3T10 adopt the proposal as a change to the SPC, overriding the
stabilized state of the SPC.  Bob Snively seconded the motion.  The motion was
discussed and numerous changes were proposed.  The motion failed 9:18:0:24=51.

Work on the software write protect changes was remanded to the working group.

      10.4  SPI Amendment Project Proposal [Johansson]

Peter Johansson presented a project proposal for an SPI amendment (96-118).
John noted that the project proposal has a severely limited scope in order to
expedite completion of the project.  The nature of the scope and the project
intent were discussed.  Peter Johansson moved that the project proposal be
forwarded to X3 for further processing.  Skip Jones seconded the motion.  The
motion passed 31:0:0:20=51.  John took an action item to forward the SPI
amendment project proposal to X3 for further processing.

11.   ISO

      11.1        ISO Report [Milligan]

Gene Milligan, the X3T10 International Representative, gave a brief oral
report and provided the following electronic report:
                                ISO Report 1/96
                                       
As reported in November JTC 1 has issued twenty one NWI letter ballots
concerning X3T10, 11, and 12 closes 19 January. The ballots on X3T10 projects
are:

ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 3696  SPI

ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 3697  SBP

ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 3698  SAM

ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 3699  Fast-20

ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 3701  SCC

ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 3702  FCP

      The IR has submitted the X3T10 recommendation for a set of YES ballots
on each of these projects. In addition he has lobbied with experts in Sweden,
Denmark, France, The UK, and Italy, to join Germany, Japan, and the USA in
support of I/O standards development. Commitments were received from Denmark
and Ireland for the experts to promulgate the lobbying with their national
body representatives for a favorable response to Question 3 (committing
resources).

      The venue notice for the SC 25 meeting in London has been received.
Unfortunately the host country changed the meeting date from the week of 3
June to the week of 17 June. As a consequence, in addition to complaining, the
IR is has requested that the Acting Chair of X3T13 suggest that any required
ATA working group be changed from the week of 17 June to the week of 3 June.
X3T13 should address that request during their January meeting.

      The IR recommends that X3T10 approve their recommended delegation for
the SC 25/WG 4 meeting during the March meeting. Consequently any potential
delegates should confirm their management's support for their attendance and
notify the IR that they wish to be nominated to the delegation. The X3T10 May
meeting agenda should include an ISO agenda item for instructions to the
delegation.

      Although they had not been yet received by the IR, letter ballots SC 25
N 262-267 are in transit for SPI Rev 15A, SBP Rev 19, SAM Rev 18, Fast 20 Rev
6, and SCC Rev 6 with a closing date of 4/30/96. X3T10 should act on these
letter ballots at this meeting. In addition it is likely that FCP Rev 10 is in
transit hopefully with the same closing date and X3T10 should also act on FCP
at this meeting.

      JTC 1 is balloting N 3771 The Normative Referencing of Specifications
other than International Standards in JTC 1 International Standards -
Guidelines for SCs with a closing date of 2/26/96.

      Supplement 1 to the ISO/IEC Directives has been issued covering The
Transportation of Publicly Available Specifications into International
Standards.

      The October JT 1 TAG meeting reviewed network based electronics
distribution, electronic creation and distribution of standards, amended
formatting guidelines, investigation of electronic publication with a fee
mechanism, the use of CD-ROM technology, and how to create standards on-line
using collaborative technology. A follow-up meeting was scheduled for this
week.

      An updated list of ISO documents is attached to this report:

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  WG4N649    95/06/16    Informal Quality of Service for profile TA54  on SMT
  WG4M5      95/06/94    X3T12 FDDI Overview
  IS 11801   95/07/15    IT- Generic cabling for customer premises
  SC25N240A  95/07/15    disposition of comments on DIS 9316-1
  SC25N246   95/07/15    CD9314-25 FDDI SMT-ATS closes 1/31/96
  SC25N243   95/07/15    Report of the Secretary on Resolution actions
  SC25N238A  95/07/15?   Correcetion of 9314-9 LCF-PMD close to 1/31
  IR95010    95/08/21    Provision of IS9316:1995 Final Text
  IR95011    95/08/21    Provision of SCC Rev 6 for CD
  IR95012    95/08/21    Provision of SPI Rev 15a for CD
  IR95013    95/08/21    Provision of Fast-20 Rev 6 for CD
  IR95014    95/08/21    SAM Rev 18 for CD
  JTC1N3674  95/09/05    Voting on N3841 NWI Administration of Cabling Systems
for IT on                         Customer Premises passed
  JTC1N3673  95/09/05    Voting on N3482 NWI Functional Safety Req for Home
Electronic                        Systems
  SC25N249   95/09/28    Liaison letter to SC6, IEC/SC 46C, 46D, 48B
Category 6 Cables
  SC25N251   95/09/28    Liaison letter to IEC/SC46C&48B transmission  testing
of patch                          cables terminated IEC 603- 7
  SC25N256   95/09/28    Liaison letter to IEC/SC 46C characteristics  of 100-
120-150 Ohm                 balanced installed cables
  SC25N257   95/09/28    Liaison letter to IEC/SC 46C & 48B Balance testing
100-120 Ohm                       connecting hdw & cables
  WG3N395    95/09/28    Flatman Active Component Interface to GC
  WG3N397    95/09/28    Fibre optic connector polarization guide
  WG3N398    95/09/28    Annex A Testing optical fibre cabling links
  WG3N399    95/09/28    Draft cable installation procedures
  WG3N402    95/09/28    Transmission performance specification for field
testing of TP                            cabling systems
  WG3N404    95/09/28    Mailing List
  WG3N406    95/09/28    Minutes of WG3 10/94 Meeting
  WG3N407    95/09/28    EMC Compliance for 10 Base T and FDDI TP-PMD
  WG3N392    95/09/28    Excerpt from FDDI TP-PMD
  JTC1N3699  95/10/02    NWI SCSI-3 Fast-20 LB closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3698  95/10/02    NWI SCSI-3 SAM LB closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3697  95/10/02    NWI SCSI-3 SBP LB closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3696  95/10/02    NWI SCSI-3 SPI LB closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3702  95/10/02    NWI SCSI-3 FCP LB closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3714  95/10/02    NWI FC-AL closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3713  95/10/02    NWI FC-GS closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3712  95/10/02    NWI FC-PH-3 closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3711  95/10/02    NWI FC-ATM closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3710  95/10/02    NWI FC-FP closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3709  95/10/02    NWI FC-SB closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3708  95/10/02    NWI FC-PH-2 closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3707  95/10/02    NWI FC-FG closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3706  95/10/02    NWI FC-LE closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3705  95/10/02    NWI FC-SW closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3704  95/10/02    NWI HIPPI-ATM closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3703  95/10/02    NWI HIPPI-SE closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3695  95/10/02    NWI FDDI TP-PMD closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3694  95/10/02    NWI FDDI SMT-2 closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3693  95/10/02    NWI Pathways for cabling closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3717  95/10/02    DTR 14543-2 Home Electronics Systems Arch. Part 2:
Communication                      Layers - Closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3716  95/10/02    DTR 14543-1 Home Electronics Systems Arch.    Part 1:
Device                            Modularity - Closes 1/19/96
  JTC1N3715  95/10/02    DTR 15067  Home Electronics Systems Lighting Model
for HES
  Pattay     95/10/10    Fax of ITTF final editorial requests 9316-1
  Milligan   95/10/11    Ack 9316-1 comm; use SMT-2 as is;SMT-ATS p148
  IR95015    95/10/12    Yes vote with Comment LCF-PMD CD
  JTC1N3701  95/10/2     NWI SCSI-3 SCC LB closes 1/19/96
  SC25N250   95/10/20    List of documents N 201-250
  SC25N252   95/10/20    Voting CD14709-3 IT- Planning & installation  Guides
for cabling                 Prt 3: Copper & Fibre Cable
  SC25N259   95/10/20    Oehlers' presentation on 11801 Generic Cablng
  SC25N274   95/10/20    SC25/WG3 Draft Minutes of 6/95 meeting
  SC25N247   95/10/20    CD9314-10 FDDI TP-PMD closes 96/04/30
  SC25N246A  95/10/20    Missing pages for CD9314-25 FDDI SMT-ATS
  SC25N272   95/10/20    Venue notice SC25 6/17-21/96 London
  WG4N650    95/11/03    Liaison proposal on keyboards from SC18/WG9
  WG4N651    95/11/07    List of NWI ballots
  Barra      95/11/8     Req for rec votes on NWIs SCC; Fast-20; SAM;  SBP;
SPI; and FCP                      due 12/8 for JTC1 1/19/96
  IR95018    95/12/18    Conversion of EIA Specifications to Anderson

      11.2  ISO New Business

             11.2.1SC 25 N 262 SPI Rev 15A CD Letter Ballot.

The IR, Gene Milligan, moved that X3T10 recommends a YES vote on the SPI Rev
15A ballot with a comment concerning the defects in Annexes B and D.  Bob
Snively seconded the motion.  The motion passed 28:2:0:21=51.  Ed Gardner and
Jim McGrath stated that their negative votes represent an objection to all
participation in international activities by X3T10 until the IPF issue is
resolved.

Peter Johansson took an action item to write detailed comments on the defects
in Annexes B and D of SPI Rev 15A by the March Plenary meeting.

             11.2.2SC 25 N 263 SBP Rev 19 CD Letter Ballot.

The IR, Gene Milligan, moved that X3T10 recommends a YES vote on the SBP Rev
19 ballot with an expansive comment requesting that the DIS be based upon
Revision 22 with a summary of the substantive changes between 19 and 22.  Paul
Aloisi seconded the motion.  The motion passed 30:3:0:18=51. Ed Gardner and
Jim McGrath stated that their negative votes represent an objection to all
participation in international activities by X3T10 until the IPF issue is
resolved.  Ron Roberts stated his objection was to doing the work.

Implicit in the motion is an action item for the technical editor Ron Roberts
to supply the summary of substantive changes to the IR by 3/18/96.

             11.2.3SC 25 N 264 SAM Rev 18 CD Letter Ballot.

The IR, Gene Milligan, moved that X3T10 recommends a YES vote on the SAM Rev
18 ballot.  Charles Monia seconded the motion. The motion passed 31:2:0:18=51.
Ed Gardner and Jim McGrath stated that their negative votes represent an
objection to all participation in international activities by X3T10 until the
IPF issue is resolved.

             11.2.4SC 25 N 265 Fast 20 Rev 6 CD Letter Ballot.

The IR, Gene Milligan, moved that X3T10 recommends a YES vote on the Fast 20
Rev 6 ballot. Ted Lappin seconded the motion. The motion passed 31:2:0:18=51.
Ed Gardner and Jim McGrath stated that their negative votes represent an
objection to all participation in international activities by X3T10 until the
IPF issue is resolved.

             11.2.5SC 25 N 266 SCC Rev 6 CD Letter Ballot.

The IR, Gene Milligan, moved that X3T10 recommends a YES vote on the SCC Rev 6
ballot.  Bob Snively seconded the motion. The motion passed 32:2:0:17=51. Ed
Gardner and Jim McGrath stated that their negative votes represent an
objection to all participation in international activities by X3T10 until the
IPF issue is resolved.

             11.2.6SC 25 N TBD FCP Rev 10 CD Letter Ballot.

The IR, Gene Milligan, moved that X3T10 recommends a YES vote on the FCP Rev
10 ballot with an expansive comment requesting that the DIS be based upon
Revision 12 with a summary of the substantive changes between 10 and 12. Bob
Snively seconded the motion. The motion passed 31:2:0:18=51. Ed Gardner and
Jim McGrath stated that their negative votes represent an objection to all
participation in international activities by X3T10 until the IPF issue is
resolved.

Implicit in the motion is an action item for the technical editor Bob Snively
to supply the summary of substantive changes to the IR by 3/18/96.

12.         Liaison Reports

      12.1  X3T11 Liaison Report [Cummings]

Dal Allan reported on the X3T11 meeting.  Roger Cummings, X3T11 Chair,
provided the following electronic report:

"X3T11 met on December 6, 1995 with 91 people in attendance. Power I/O lost
membership for failure to attend meetings and return letter ballots.  McData
lost membership because of their acquisition by EMC.  ENDL Consulting and 3M
were dropped as member organizations on the instructions of ANSI because of
non-payment of the International Participation Fee (IPF).  Brocade
Communications, Gadzoox Microsystems and Compaq Computer were added as new
member organizations.  The membership of X3T11 is now 60 organizations.

A motion was made to request that X3T11 members pay 1 IPF per Technical
Committee into a escrow account until the IPF issue is resolved, but by a vote
of F30-O00-DNV30 consideration of the motion was postponed until the February
X3T11 meeting.  (X3T11 Chair's note: Some e-mail which has recently been
distributed has given the impression that this motion was in some sense
approved - this is NOT the case.)

The results of eight X3T11 LBs were announced.

1)   Forwarding a Project Proposal for HIPPI Autoconfiguration (HIPPI-AC) to
OMC for further processing passed with F52-O00-DNV09.

2)   Forwarding a working dpANS, for the Revised IPI-3 Disk project, for
further processing including an OMC review and a first Public Review passed
with F54-O00-DNV07.

3)   Forwarding a working dpANS, for the Revised IPI-3 Tape project, for
further processing including an OMC review and a first Public Review passed
with F47-O00-DNV14.

4)   Forwarding a working dpANS, for the FC-PH-2 project, for further
processing including an OMC review and a first Public Review passed with F55-
O02-DNV4.  Five of the For ballots also included comments, and a new revision
is being prepared in response to the comments.  It is expected that this
revision will be available before the February X3T11 Plenary.

5)   Increasing the minimum launch amplitude for the electrical physical
variants in FC-PH-3 to 800 millivolts peak-to peak (from the 600 millivolts
peak-to-peak level specified in FC-PH) passed, but result was rescinded at the
December Plenary because the increase had been demonstrated to cause
interoperability problems.

6)   Including in FC-PH-2 that ac coupling shall be required as part of the
receiver electrical cable interface specification passed unanimously.

7)   Forwarding a working dpANS, for the FC-LE project, for further processing
including an OMC review and a first Public Review passed with F54-O00-DNV7.
Four of the For ballots included comments.

8)   Forwarding a working dpX3TR, for the 10 bit Interface project, for
further processing including an OMC review and a first Public Review passed
with F56-O01-DNV4.

Motions to recommend that the JTC 1 TAG approve ISO New Work Items on HIPPI
Serial, HIPPI-ATM, FC-LE, FC-FG, FC-PH-2, FC-SB, FC-FP, FC-PH-3, FC-GS, FC-AL,
FC-SW were approved by votes meeting the 2/3rds rule.  It was also agreed with
regret to recommend that the New Work Item on FC-ATM not be approved because
of the present lack of a Technical Editor in X3T11.

A motion "to accept Rev 4.3 as the final version of HIPPI-FC, and to recommend
to OMC that the changes between Revision 4.2 and Revision 4.3 be regarded as
non-substantive" was approved by a rollcall vote of F41-O00-DNV19, which met
the 2/3rds rule.

It was noted that HIPPI-FP, HIPPI-LE and HIPPI-SC have recently been approved
for publication as International Standards.

With regards to FC-PH-2, motions were approved to modify all references to the
length of the 100-M5-SN-I variant to read 300 meters, to remove the
informative annex on cross-variant interoperability, to include the 266-M5-LE-
I variant previously removed in error, and to allow maximum launch power to
exceed -5 dBm as long as the applicable laser safety standards are met.

The AMP HSS-DC connector was adopted for use in FC-PH-3 with balanced-mode
cables and in FC-AL applications by a rollcall vote of F34-O11-DNV15.

A motion to forward FC-LE Revision 1.0, incorporating responses to the X3T11
Letter ballot comments, for further processing including an OMC review and a
first Public Review, passed with F32-O00-DNV38.
A motion to forward the 10 bit Interface Technical Report, Revision 2.2,
incorporating responses to the X3T11 Letter ballot comments, for further
processing including an OMC review and a first Public Review, passed with F32-
O00-DNV38.

A Technical Editor was still solicited for the FC-ATM project, and it was
stated that a motion to withdraw this project would be made at the next
Plenary if no volunteer had come forward.

The following X3T11 Letter Ballots were authorized:

1) Forwarding a working dpANS, for the FC-FG project, for further processing
including an OMC review and a first Public Review.

2) Forwarding a working dpANS, for the SBCON project, for further processing
including an OMC review and a first Public Review.

The next meeting of X3T11 is being hosted by Vitro on February 7, 1996 at the
Catamaran Hotel, 3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109.  The phone
number for the hotel is (619) 488-1081.  The cutoff date for reservations is
January 5."

      12.2  X3T13 Liaison Report [Milligan]

Gene Milligan, the acting chairman for X3T13, gave an oral report and provided
the following electronic report:

                    "11/29-30/95 ATA Ad Hoc Meeting Report

Fifteen people attended the ad hoc meeting. The group did not review
X3T10/2008D rev 6 since it was in a secret letter ballot but did review ATAPI
X3T10/1120D rev 3.

Agreements were reached for file naming conventions for the new technical
committee. Document types are:
Word 6 documents; Excel 5 spreadsheets; PowerPoint 4 presentations; Text files
in ASCII; and CSV Comma separated value file in ASCII.

 Revision 4 of ATA-2 was made available for the group to review the pre-edit
changes. Participants were requested to review the working draft for technical
consistency with revision 3.

Tom Hanan reported that the document does not match the format of existing X3
documents and proposed revamping the draft.  Tom reviewed a proposed table of
contents for the next version.

Pete McLean reviewed ATA Overlap state diagrams.

Mark Evans presented a strawman proposal to alleviate proxy interrupt
glitches.  The group was receptive to having the strawman expanded.

Curtis Stevens made a proposal for Device Segmentation.  This proposal would
provide a public and a private area on the storage device. The new commands
provide tools to allocate and read or write segments. The consensus of the
group was that Curtis should pursue the proposal with modifications resulting
|from the discussions at the ad hoc meeting.

Since the ad hoc meeting X3 sent out a press release announcing the formation
of the AT Attachment Technical Committee X3T13 and the transfer of all the AT
Attachment projects from X3T10 to X3T13. The organizational meeting will be 
23-26 January at the Crown Sterling Suites in Milpitas.

X3 has approved project 1153 D ATA+PI.

Richard Schnell volunteered to develop a proposal for cache flush control. He
also reviewed his suggestions that had been posted on the reflector for
ATA+PI.

Pete McLean made a proposal for recommending an implementation for pins A-D to
use for drive selection.  Members are requested to review this for
consideration at the January meeting.

Curtis Stevens reported that presently there is no way to tell which channel
is asserting interrupt in a 'Y' cable environment.  It may be possible to use
the interrupt reason register to accomplish this."

      12.3  SFF Industry Group [Allan]

Dal Allan gave an oral report and provided the following electronic report on 
SFF activities:

"SFF Committee Report

An editors SSWG on VHDCI (Very High Density Cable Interconnects) was held in
December, and Bill Ham expects to have a draft SFF Specification based on
the EIA-prepared material by AMP. Another editors SSWG is to be held, this
time on the SCA-2 connector, prior to the next meeting. Most of the emphasis
has been on the back end configurations.

At the working SSWG held on Wednesday, the goal of a backend compatible at
the wire lead interface is unlikely to occur on VHDCI (amongst other things
there are too many manufacturer considerations in tooling). There is a
possibility that the intermediate objective of agreeing on the dimensions of
the back end shroud may be achievable by March.

The 80-conductor cable supplied by Berg to improve the cable plant for ATA
systems found mixed results between the reporting vendors but all of them
were positive (to varying degrees). Adding passive/active termination on the
cable is to be checked over the next couple of months, both independently
and in conjunction with the 80-conductor cable. This avoids the cost penalty
on both the drive and host manufacturer by making it an integration or
customer issue.

The method proposed at the last meeting for SFF-8065/8066 to configure disks
with mechanical interlocks if they operate at high (36V or...) voltages was
rejected by the drive manufacturers. Extensive discussion in the SSWG
resulted in a mixed plan of using color-coding and connector re-location to
prevent mating in the wrong kind of enclosure.

Connector manufacturers 'agreed to disagree' on dimensions and tolerances
for the SFF-8012 power connector used on 3 1/2" drives, and EIA is in the
final steps of approving them as a standard. Customers are specifying to the
draft EIA standard and this is causing problems. The attitude of connector
manufacturers has undergone a great change at the realization that if things
remain 'as-is' it could be bad for their business. Jay Neer is responsible
to file a public comment and request that approval be delayed until a SSWG
in March can resolve the differences between manufacturers.

A proposal to complement the ESI and SAF-TE efforts on SCSI was made at the
SCA-2 connector interface by using a simple protocol between the device and
the backplane. It is documented as SFF-8067 and was well-received."

      12.4  IEEE P1394 [Marazas]

John Lohmeyer reported that IEEE 1394 had been approved in December.  No other
report was available.

      12.5  IEEE P1285 Status []

The group was informed that Dennis Pak no longer attends the P1285 meetings.
No one was aware of  the status of the ballot response.  Concerns were raised
about the lack of a liaison between X3T10 and P1285.

      12.6  PCMCIA Report []

Pete McLean announced that he no longer is attending PCMCIA meetings.

      12.7  SCSI Trade Association

Jim McGrath gave an oral report and provided the following electronic report:

"STA Report to X3T10 January 11, 1996

Background

Several months ago the SPI working group requested guidance from the marketing
community on the relative business importance of various elements of their
work.  A meeting to address this issue lead to a follow up meeting in December
to create a permanent marketing oriented organization to address issues
involving parallel SCSI applications.  At that time the name STA (SCSI Trade
Association) was chosen.

Charter

A presentation by the ad hoc steering committee was made on charter.  In sum
the group is dedicated to educating the public about, expanding the use of,
and guiding the development of parallel SCSI.

Organization

Membership is open to any company interested to pursuing the charter of the
association.  Membership is $5000/year ($4000 for RAB members).  Checks to be
made out to SCSI Trade Association and mailed to the facilitator.

A steering committee has been chosen consisting of Marc Lowe (Adaptec), Paul
Massiglia (DEC), Jim McGrath (Quantum), Gerry Humphrey (Seagate), Harry Mason
(Symbios Logic).  The facilitator is an ex-officio member.  As committees are
constituted, committee chairs will also become ex officio members.  Harry is
the chair of both the steering committee and general organization - Marc is
vice chair.  The steering committee will work between general meetings,
frequently by conference call.

The general membership delegated to the steering committee the task of
choosing a facilitator.  After a RFP process with three responses, Technology
Forums (Joe Molina) was chosen.

In addition to the steering committee members, it is expected that around 10
other organizations will join STA quickly.  The organization should easily
grow to 30-40 members over the next year, providing enough funds to fulfill
the facilitator agreement.

The general meetings are to be held every month in conjunction with X3T10 and
X3T11 (like the FCLC) - the precise day is TDB, although it is most likely
that the X3T10 meeting will be Monday or Tuesday, and the X3T11 meeting
Wednesday or Thursday.  The facilitator will be meeting with the leaders of
other bodies to coordinate meeting schedule.

Of all the committees likely to be created, the technical committee is of most
relevance to X3T10.  This committee will NOT do standards work.  It will
recommend to the general membership technology directions and the relevant
importance of various elements of new technology.  In a way it will provide
guidance on the evolution of technology on a continual basis to a variety or
parties, including the standards committee.

It is recommended that X3T10 establish a liaison relationship with STA.  STA
minutes will be made available to the X3T10 mailing.

Trade Shows

The association is making plans to be present at CeBit, ICC, and WinHEC to
inform people of the new parallel SCSI technology (as a counterweight to the
efforts by SSA-IA and FCLC).

Naming

The association has approved a naming convention is will use in communicating
to the public about parallel SCSI.  Product interfaces will be defined as:
Ultra [level] [bus width] [transceiver type]

Level denotes the continuing evolution of the interface and roughly
corresponds to the transfer rate (20 and 40 MTRansfers/sec for Ultra-1 and
Ultra-2).

Bus Width is narrow (8 bit) and wide (16 bit)

Transceiver type is single ended, high power differential, low voltage
differential and universal (LVD and single ended).

Not all combinations are legal, and of those legal combinations not all will
be promoted by STA as generally desirable.

Speed (MT/s)          5               10         20 (Ultra-1)    40 (Ultra-2)
single ended          OK              OK              OK             N.A. high
power                 OK              OK              OK         N.A.
differential
low voltage        OK (not         OK (not         OK (not         OK (not
differential      promoted)       promoted)       promoted)       promoted)
universal             OK              OK              OK        OK (LVD only)

We may also decide to discourage the old differential in favor of the new
differential.

STA recommendations to X3T10

The association has already voted to make the following recommendations:

o  to stabilize a document covering the new LVD technology transferring
   data at speeds up to 40 MTransfers/sec by March 1996.
o  to name the new LVD/transfer rate technology Ultra-2 (rather than Fast40)
   - the association will use Ultra-2.
o  to add to the standard the term narrow to describe 8 bit wide buses.
o  focus on making sure the universal IO driver works (LVD at 40 MT, single
   ended at 20 MT), since that is what STA will be promoting."

Gene Milligan noted that it is unfortunate that the STA technical committee
has been called a technical committee.  It does not accurately reflect the
group's purpose.

13.         Review of Action Items

116)  Gene Milligan will document the usage of the 0Dh mode page code in SBC
as per the  wishes of X3T10
      expressed in item 10.6 of the meeting #10 minutes.
131)  John Lohmeyer will request that the X3 Secretariat pay the editing
services invoice.
132)  Ralph Weber will change the SftRe bit in the standard INQUIRY data to
vendor-specific.
133)  John Lohmeyer will forward the SPI amendment project proposal to X3 for
further processing.
134)  Peter Johansson will write detailed comments on the defects in Annexes
B and D of SPI Rev 15A
      by the March meeting.
135)  Ron Roberts will supply the summary of substantive changes between SBP
R19 and R22 to  the
      IR by 3/18/96.
136)  Bob Snively will supply the summary of substantive changes between FCP
R10 and R12 to the IR
      by 3/18/96.

14.         Meeting Schedule

The next plenary meeting of X3T10 will be March 14, 1996, in San Diego, CA, at
the Hyatt Islandia (619-224-1234), hosted by QLogic Corp.  The meeting will
begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.

The meeting list for the next plenary week is:

                             March `96 Meeting Map
                               (1/11/96 Version)

Monday 3/11        9   10  11  12  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
                   +===========================================+
                   | SPI-2 Working Group                       |      (35)
                   +===================+=======================+---+
                   | STA               |   FCLC                    |  (40)
                   +-------------------+---------------------------+

Tuesday 3/12       9   10  11  12  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
                   +===========================================+
                   | EPI WG        | SCSI-3 WG                 |      (40)
                   +===================================+=======+
                   | MMC WG                            |              (20)
                   +===============+===============+===+
                   | SCC/RAB WG    | RAB           |                  (20)
                   +===============+---------------+
                   | CAM-3 WG      |                                  (5)
                   +===============+

Wednesday 3/13     9   10  11  12  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
                   +===========================================+
                   | SCSI-3 WG                                 |      (40)
                   +===================================+=======+
                   | MMC Working Group                 |              (20)
                   +===================================+
                   | SFF SSWGs                         |              (40)
                   +-----------------------------------+
                   | RAB                               |              (??)
                   +-----------------------------------+

Thursday 3/14      9   10  11  12  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
                   +---------------+===============================+
                   |  SFF          | X3T10 Plenary                 |  (40/70)
                   +===============+===============================+
                   |  SSC/SMC WG   |                                  (10)
                   +===============+

Friday 3/15    8   9   10  11  12  1   2   3   4   5

                   (no meetings planned)

    Meetings marked with == are X3T10-authorized meetings.
    Meetings marked with -- are authorized by other groups and may change
    without notice.

Meeting Map Abbreviation Key:
CAM:              Common Access Method
CAM-3:            Next generation CAM for SCSI-3
EPI:              SCSI Enhanced Parallel Interface (Technical Report)
Fast-20:          Synchronous Data Transfer at 20 Megatransfers/second
FC-AL:            Fibre Channel - Arbitrated Loop (an X3T11 project)
FCLC:             Fibre Channel Loop Community (not an X3 activity)
I/F:              Interface
High Avail.:      High Availability
LB:               Letter Ballot
MMC:              SCSI-3 Multimedia Commands (CD-ROM)
PH:               Physical (Connectors, Cables, Transceivers, etc.)
Plenary:          Full Committee Meeting
RAB:              RAID Advisory Board (not an X3 activity)
RAID:             Redundant Array of Independent Devices
SBP:              SCSI-3 Serial Bus Protocol
SCC:              SCSI-3 Controller Commands (RAID)
SCSI:             Small Computer System Interface
STA:              SCSI Trade Association (not an X3 activity)
SFF:              SFF Industry Group (not an X3 activity)
SG:               Study Group
SMC:              SCSI-3 Medium Changer Commands
SPI-2:            Second Generation SCSI-3 Parallel Interface
SSA:              Serial Storage Interface
SSC:              SCSI-3 Stream Commands (includes Tape)
SSWGs:            Specific-Subject Working Groups
VHDCI             Very High Density Cabled Interconnect
WG:               Working Group (same as Ad Hoc Group)
X3T10:            Lower Level Interfaces Technical Committee
X3T10.1:          SSA Task Group of X3T10

Several other X3T10 events are also planned:

Event                Day/Date             Time    Location/contact
-------------------- -------------------- ------- ----------------------------
SPI-2 LVDS WG         Mo-Tu 1/29-30/96     9-5     Denver, CO / Lohmeyer
ESI SG                2/16                 9-5     Milpitas, CA / Harris
MMC WG                2/13-15/96           9-5     ? / Roberts

For more information about X3T10 activities, please contact the following
people:

Activity                     Contact         Telephone/Email
---------------------------- --------------- ------------------------------
BOOT TR                      Duncan Penman   (408) 730-2565
                                             penman at netcom.com
CAM & CAM-3                  Bill Dallas     (603) 881-2508
                                             dallas at wasted.enet.dec.com
EPI & SPI-2                  Bill Ham        (508) 841-2629
                                             ham at subsys.enet.dec.com
FCP & FCP-2                  Robert Snively  (415) 336-5332
                                             Bob.Snively at eng.sun.com
GPP                          Gary Stephens   (602) 321-1725
                                             6363897 at mcimail.com
SAM                          Charles Monia   (508) 841-6757
                                             monia at starch.enet.dec.com
SBC                          Gene Milligan   (405) 324-3070
                                             gene_milligan at notes.seagate.com
SBP and MMC                  Ron Roberts     (916) 677-5714
                                             rkroberts at aol.com
SBP-2                        Peter Johansson (510) 531-5472
                                             pjohansson at aol.com
SGC                          Thomas Tewell   (415) 459-7978
                                             thomas.tewell at seqadvtech.com
SIP, SCC                     George Penokie  (507) 253-5208
                                             gop at rchvmp3.vnet.ibm.com
SMC                          Erich Oetting   (303) 673-2178
                                             Erich_Oetting at Stortek.com
SPC                          Ralph Weber     (603) 881-1497
                                             roweber at acm.org
SPI,Fast-20,& SSA-xxx        Larry Lamers    (408) 957-7817
                                             ljlamers at aol.com
SSA-S2P & -S3P               John Scheible   (512) 823-8208
                                             Scheible at vnet.ibm.com
SSC                          Edward Lappin   (303) 447-7718
                                             tedl at exabyte.com
Other Activities             John Lohmeyer   (719) 573-3362
                                             john.lohmeyer at symbios.com

The long-term X3T10 meeting week schedule is:

Date              Location                   Host/Comments
---------------   ------------------------   --------------------------
Jan  8-12, 1996   Dallas, TX                 Quantum
Mar 11-15, 1996   Newport Beach, CA          QLogic
May  6-10, 1996   Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Adaptec
Jul 15-19, 1996   Colorado Springs, CO       Symbios Logic
Sep  9-13, 1996   Natick, MA (near Boston)   Digital
Nov  4- 8, 1996   Palm Springs, CA           Western Digital
Jan  6-10, 1997   Dallas, TX                 Quantum
Mar 10-14, 1997   San Diego, CA              QLogic
May  5-9,  1997   Natick, MA (near Boston)   Digital
Jul 14-18, 1997   Colorado Springs, CO       Symbios Logic
Sep  8-12, 1997   Nashua, NH                 Unitrode
Nov  3-7,  1997   Palm Springs, CA           Western Digital

      14.1  Authorization of Working Group Meetings

John noted that the working group meetings are required to operate under the
same voting procedures as does X3T10 (that is, one vote per organization) and
the results of a working group are not binding on the parent committee.  This
later requirement is why we have traditionally only used non-binding straw
polls in working group meetings.  Any issue where the voting rules would make
a difference should be deferred to the plenary group.  Nonetheless, task
groups and ad hoc groups should strive to achieve consensus prior to bringing
issues to X3T10.

Charles Monia moved that X3T10 authorize the X3T10-related meetings and events
in the list above.  Bob Snively seconded the motion.  The motion passed
unanimously.

15.         Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 5:03 p.m. on Thursday January 11, 1996.


                      Meeting Attendees -- Enclosure (1)

         Name          S        Organization         Electronic Mail Address
---------------------- -- ------------------------- -------------------------
Mr. Norm Harris        P  Adaptec, Inc.             nharris at eng.adaptec.com
Mr. Lawrence J. Lamers A# Adaptec, Inc.             ljlamers at aol.com
Mr. John Fulponi       O  AMP, Inc.                 JAFulpon at amp.com
Mr. Michael Wingard    P  Amphenol Interconnect     mikwingard at aol.com
Mr. Gary Porter        A  Ancot Corp.               garyp at ancot.com
Mr. Ron Roberts        A  Apple Computer            rkroberts at aol.com
Mr. Jaff Lin           A  BusLogic                  jaffl at buslogic.com
Mr. Bob Gannon         O  C&M Corp.                 bobg848740 at aol.com
Mr. Gerry Johnsen      P  Ciprico Inc.              gerry at ciprico.com
Mr. Ian Morrell        P  Circuit Assembly Corp.    crctassmbl at aol.com
Mr. Joe Chen           P  Cirrus Logic Inc.         chen at cirrus.com
Mr. Edward Haske       P  CMD Technology
Mr. Peter Johansson    P  Congruent Software, Inc.  pjohansson at aol.com
Mr. Louis Grantham     P  Dallas Semiconductor      grantham at dalsemi.com
Mr. Charles Monia      P  Digital Equipment Corp.   monia at shr.dec.com
Dr. William Ham        A# Digital Equipment Corp.   ham at subsys.enet.dec.com
Mr. Robert Reisch      P  Eastman Kodak Co.         reisch at sector.kodak.com
Mr. I. Dal Allan       A  ENDL                      dal_allan at mcimail.com
Mr. Ralph O. Weber     P  ENDL Associate            roweber at acm.org
Mr. Edward Lappin      P  Exabyte Corp.             tedl at exabyte.com
Mr. Gary R. Stephens   P  FSI Consulting Services   6363897 at mcimail.com
Mr. Robert Liu         P  Fujitsu Computer          rliu at fcpa.fujitsu.com
                          Products,Am
Mr. Stephen Holmstead  P  Hewlett Packard Co.       stephen at mail.boi.hp.com
Mr. J. R. Sims         A  Hewlett Packard Co.       robsims at depeche.lvld.hp.
                                                    com
Mr. Anthony Yang       A# Hitachi America Ltd.      yang_a at halsp.hitachi.com
Mr. Zane Daggett       A# Hitachi Cable             74354.2576 at compuserve.com
                          Manchester,Inc
Mr. David McFadden     P  Honda Connectors
Mr. George Penokie     P  IBM Corp.                 gop at rchvmp3.vnet.ibm.com
Mr. Dan Colegrove      A# IBM Corp.                 colegrove at vnet.ibm.com
Mr. Pat LaVarre        A  Iomega Corp.              p.lavarre at ieee.org
Mr. Dennis Moore       O  KnowledgeTek, Inc.        dmoore at netcom.com
Mr. Dean Wallace       P  Linfinity Micro           75671.3443 at compuserve.com
Mr. Pete McLean        P  Maxtor Corp.              pete_mclean at maxtor.com
Mr. Steve D. Schueler  P  Methode Electronics, Inc.
Mr. Jay Neer           A  Molex Inc.                jneer at molex.com
Mr. Edward A. Gardner  P  Ophidian Designs          gardner at acm.org
Dr. Akira James Miura  A  Panasonic Technologies,   miura at tadw.research.panas
                          Inc                       onic.com
Mr. Bill McFerrin      O  Philips KMG               BMcFerrin at aol.com
Mr. Skip Jones         P  QLogic Corp.              sk_jones at qlc.com
Mr. James McGrath      P  Quantum Corp.             JMCGRATH at QNTM.COM
Mr. Mark Evans         A  Quantum Corp.             mevans at qntm.com
Mr. Gene Milligan      P  Seagate Technology        Gene_Milligan at notes.
                                                    seagate.com
Mr. Dave Guss          A  Silicon Systems, Inc.     dave.guss at tus.ssi1.com
Mr. Mike Yokoyama      V  Sony Electronics, Inc.    yokoyama at dss.sel.sony.com
Mr. Erich Oetting      P  Storage Technology Corp.  Erich_Oetting at Stortek.com
Mr. Robert N. Snively  P  Sun Microsystems Computer bob.snively at eng.sun.com
                          Co
Mr. John Lohmeyer      P  Symbios Logic Inc.        john.lohmeyer at symbios.com
Mr. Patrick Mercer     P  SyQuest Technology, Inc.  patrick.mercer at syquest.com
Mr. Brad Bullough      V  System Connection         bradb at sconnect.com
Mr. John Moy           P  Tandem Computers          moy_john at tandem.com
Mr. Tokuyuki Totani    P  Toshiba America           ttotani at taisdpd.geis.com
Mr. Dave Wehrman       V  UNISYS                    75211.177 at compuserve.com
Mr. Paul D. Aloisi     P  Unitrode Integrated       Aloisi at uicc.com
                          Circuits
Mr. Francesco Liburdi  O  Wearnsi Hollingsworth
Mr. Tak Asami          A  Western Digital           asami at dt.wdc.com
                          Corporation
Mr. Doug Piper         P  Woven Electronics         549.9900 at mcimail.com

56 People Present

Status Key:  P    -  Principal
             A,A# -  Alternate
             O    -  Observer
             L    -  Liaison
             V    -  Visitor

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Symbios Logic Inc.         Voice:  719-573-3362                 
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