SSA IS an Industry Standard

David Deming ddeming at
Thu Mar 13 12:56:46 PST 1997

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Congratulations to all T10.1 Members,

I would like to personnaly congratulate John Schieble (IBM) and Bill Ham
(DEC) for their commitment to technology and getting the job done on all
the SSA Standards. Others that made significant contributions to the
process and should also be recognized include: Adge Hawges(IBM), Richard
Rolls (IBM), Larry Lamers (Adaptec), Neil Edmunds (Xyratex), Dave Instone
(Xyratex), Brad Kitson (VLSI) and Mark DeWilde (Pathlight). These
individuals should be proud of themselves for creating, designing, and
bringing to market a technology that earned over $600 million dollars in
1996 and will exceed a billion dollars in 1997.

These individuals should be honered and offically recognized by their
respective organizations.

Another Note:
IBM's lastest announcement on SSA, think about this:

1 petabyte (I believe that's = 1,000,000,000,000,000) of disk storage in 1996.

Thats approximately 250,000 4GB disk drives.

Thats approximately 15,625 fully populated (16 disk drives) 7133 subsystems.

Who knows how many chips, connectors, and adapters this represents.

Not bad for an officially dead architecture that celebrated an Irish wake
in May 1996.


Dave Deming                     Solution Technology
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