Draft Minutes of SPI-2 Working Group - 3/10/97
Gene_Milligan at notes.seagate.com
Thu Mar 20 00:25:08 PST 1997
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* Gene Milligan <Gene_Milligan at notes.seagate.com>
>8. Proposed clarification to Fig. 24 [Ham]
>Bill Ham said that his data suggest that figure 24 should not be changed.
>Bill requested that this issue be dropped from the agenda. John Lohmeyer
>expressed concern that an inconsistency exists if the figure is not changed.
>John and Bill discussed changes that should and should not be made to the
>figure. The group agreed to review the figure again at the next meeting,
>after everybody has a chance to review the current proposed figure with their
This should be clarified to refer to the May meeting, not the next meeting.
>9. Issues with LVD [Harris]
>Norm Harris began his presentation with a review of the development of LVD
>SCSI. The conclusion of Norm's presentation was that there are no
>demonstrable problems with LVD SCSI at 40 mega-transfers per second. However,
>the same signaling technology cannot be run at faster transfer speeds, say 80
>mega-transfers per second, without some changes to signaling technology,
>device count, or maximum cable length.
This omits the key observation of many of the attendees including myself and
Bill Ham that this was a re-affirmation of the data reviewed and generally
agreed to last year.
>The group agreed to consider the proposals in more detail during a SPI-2
meeting scheduled for > April 18th in San Jose, CA.
I certainly do not think there was any such agreement. I know I specifically
objected to the meeting addressing SPI-2 proposals. I don't think any votes
were taken and the minutes do not note any votes being taken. I recall that
there was agreement that the meeting would only address test results and
probably proposals for Ultra 3. Had there been a reversal of this agreement in
the plenary I would have objected.
Please note that item 15 of the minutes conforms my recollection.
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