Minutes of X3T10 EPI Working Group Meeting - 3/12/96

Lohmeyer, John JLOHMEYE at cosmpdaero.co.symbios.com
Tue Mar 19 14:10:00 PST 1996

* From the SCSI Reflector, posted by:

Minutes of EPI Working Group Meeting                         X3T10/96-135r0

Accredited Standards Committee*
X3, Information Technology
                                                   Doc. No.: X3T10/96-135r0
                                                       Date: March 19, 1996
                                                    Project: 1143-DT
                                                  Ref. Doc.:
                                                   Reply to: John Lohmeyer

To:         Membership of X3T10

From:       Ralph Weber, Secretary X3T10
            Bill Ham, EPI Technical Editor
            John Lohmeyer, Chair X3T10

Subject:    Minutes of X3T10 EPI Working Group Meeting
            San Diego, CA -- March 12, 1996


1. Opening Remarks

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Attendance and Membership

4. Document Review (95-320r0) [Ham]

5. Meeting Schedule

6. Adjournment

                            Results of Meeting

1.    Opening Remarks

John Lohmeyer, the X3T10 Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m.,
Tuesday March 12, 1996.  He thanked Skip Jones of QLogic for hosting the

As is customary, the people attending introduced themselves and a copy of
the attendance list was circulated.

2.    Approval of Agenda

The draft agenda as revised  was approved.

3.    Attendance and Membership

Attendance at working group meetings does not count toward minimum
attendance requirements for X3T10 membership.  Working group meetings are
open to any person or organization directly and materially affected
by X3T10's scope of work.  The following people attended the meeting:

         Name          S        Organization         Electronic Mail
 ---------------------- -- ------------------------- -----------------------
Mr. Norm Harris        P  Adaptec, Inc.             nharris at eng.adaptec.com
Mr. Lawrence J. Lamers A  Adaptec, Inc.             ljlamers at aol.com
Mr. Edward Fong        P  Amdahl Corp.              esf10 at amail.amdahl.com
Mr. Clifford E. Strang P  BusLogic                  skip at buslogic.com
Mr. Bob Gannon         O  C&M Corp.                 bobg848740 at aol.com
Dr. William Ham        A# Digital Equipment Corp.   ham at subsys.enet.dec.com
Mr. Roger Cummings     O  Distributed Processing    cummings_roger at dpt.com
Mr. Ralph O. Weber     P  ENDL Associate            roweber at acm.org
Mr. Andy Chen          A  Fujitsu Computer Prods    achen at fcpa.fujitsu.com
Mr. Dan Colegrove      A# IBM Corp.                 colegrove at vnet.ibm.com
Mr. Gregory Weaver     O  Iomega Corp.              weaver at iomega.com
Mr. Pete McLean        P  Maxtor Corp.              pete_mclean at maxtor.com
Mr. William Heinzen    V  Panduit Corp.
Mr. Marc D. Brooks     V  Paralan Corporation       scsi at paralan.com
Mr. Mark Evans         A  Quantum Corp.             mevans at qntm.com
Mr. John A. Fobel      O  Rancho Technology, Inc.   scsi at trancho.com
Mr. Gene Milligan      P  Seagate Technology        Gene_Milligan at notes.
Mr. Gerald Houlder     A  Seagate Technology        Gerry_Houlder at notes.
Mr. Dave Guss          P  Silicon Systems, Inc.     dave.guss at tus.ssi1.com
Mr. John Lohmeyer      P  Symbios Logic Inc.
john.lohmeyer at symbios.com
Mr. Kenneth J. Hallam  P  UNISYS Corporation
ken.hallam at mv.unisys.com
Mr. Paul D. Aloisi     P  Unitrode Integrated       Aloisi at uicc.com
Mr. Matthew Thomas     A  Unitrode Integrated       thomasm at uicc.com
Mr. Eric Swartz        O  Verisys                   eric at verisys.com
Mr. Jeff Stai          P  Western Digital           stai at dt.wdc.com
Mr. Arnold Limjoco     O  Yamaichi Electronics      6371175 at mcimail.com

26 People Present

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

4.    Document Review (95-320r0) [Ham]

Bill distributed revision 5 of the proposed working draft SCSI Enhanced
Parallel Interface (EPI).  Bill reviewed the organization of the document,
indicating sections where additional work is needed.  A section on the
effects of segment length on signal quality, a framework for hot plugging
was introduced, and a relatively complete discussion of the complex TERMPWR
issues were discussed.  These changes will be incorporated into the next

The number of technical sections that are not populated in the EPI document
are shrinking rapidly with the main technical areas remaining being
configurations using expanders, lun bridges, and more detail on the hot
plugging sections.

5.    Meeting Schedule

The EPI Working Group requested three hours of meeting time during the May
1996 X3T10 meeting week.

6.    Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 11:46 a.m. on Tuesday March 12, 1996.

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