FYI: Invitation to Ballot for P1285
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From: joe at standards.ieee.org [mailto:joe at standards.ieee.org]On Behalf =
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Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 1:39 PM
To: Robert Snively
Subject: Invitation to Ballot for P1285
Invitation to Ballot
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The Computer Society/Microprocessors and Microcomputers Committee
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Title: P1285: Draft Standard for Scalable Storage Interface
Scope: Defines a scalable interface for use with memory-mapped=20
storage units and other devices. The term "storage unit"=20
can encompass rotating, non-rotating, volatile and non-
volatile storage. Issues of concurrency, latency,=20
bandwidth, extensibility, and negotiation will be=20
addressed. The interface is intended for use with either a=20
single storage unit or with many coordinated storage units.
Purpose: Provides an efficient physical-layer independent interface=20
architecture for storage units that attach directly to=20
memory access buses. In this interface model, storage units=20
have an attachment to main memory, rather than an=20
attachment to an I/O channel. This simplifies the storage=20
unit design and supports scheduling of data transfers=20
spanning large numbers of units.
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