Minutes of SMR Study Group July 18, 2013

Gerry Houlder gerry.houlder at seagate.com
Tue Jul 23 07:41:08 PDT 2013

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The meeting anad webex started at 3:30 pm on july 18. Those attending were:
Mr. Kevin Marks 	   Dell, Inc.
Mr. David Black 	   EMC Corporation
Mr. HengLiang Zhang	   Futurewei Technologies Inc
Mr. Curtis Ballard	   Hewlett-Packard Company
Mr. Rob Elliott 	   Hewlett-Packard Company
Mr. Dan Colegrove	   HGST
Mr. Zvonimir Bandic	   HGST
Mr. Kevin Butt		   IBM Corporation
Mr. Pak-Lung Seto	   Intel Corporation
Mr. Hugh Curley 	   KnowledgeTek Inc
Mr. John Lohmeyer	   LSI Corporation
Mr. Dave Uddenberg	   LSI Corporation
Mr. John Geldman	   Micron Technology Inc
Mr. Calvin Chen 	   Microsoft Corporation
Mr. Frederick Knight	   NetApp
Mr. Ie-Wei Njoo 	   PMC-Sierra
Mr. Keith Shaw		   PMC-Sierra
Mr. Tim Symons		   PMC-Sierra
Mr. Ric Wheeler 	   Redhat
Mr. Ronald Dennison	   Research Development Consultants Inc
Mr. William Martin	   Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI)
Mr. Martin Czekalski	   Seagate Technology
Mr. Tim Feldman 	   Seagate Technology
Mr. Jim Hatfield	   Seagate Technology
Mr. Gerald Houlder	   Seagate Technology
Mr. Martin Furuhjelm	   Seagate Technology
Mr. Mark Gaertner	   Seagate Technology
Mr. Joe Breher		   Synapse Design Automation
Mr. Patrick Hery	   Toshiba America Electronic Components
Mr. Albert Chen 	   Western Digital Corporation
Mr. Takeaki Kato	   Western Digital Corporation
Mr. Curtis Stevens	   Western Digital Corporation
Mr. Ralph Weber 	   Western Digital Corporation
Mr. Curtis Stevens	   Western Digital Corporation
Mr. Scott Watson	   Western Digital Corporation
Mr. Jim Malina		   Western Digital Corporation
Mr. William Boyle	   Western Digital Corporation
Mr. Alan Westbury	   Xyratex
Mr. Ron Dennison	   Consultant
Mr. Tim Emani
Mr. Garth Gibson
Mr. Alan Poston
The first presentation was by Dan Colegrove (HGST). His presentation is
shown in 13-186r0, posted on T10.org web site.
The second presentation was by Jim Malina (WD). His presentation is shown
in 13-184r0, posted on T10.org web site. This presentation explained the
benefits of defining a new device type for SMR disks instead of being a
sub-type of direct access devices.
Gerry Houlder (Seagate) disclosed plans to make an SMR presentation at
Linux Plumbers Conference (Sept. 18-20, New Orleans) and LinuxCon Europe
(Oct. 21-23, Scotland). The intend is to use information from the 3
presentations that have been publicly disclosed during SMR study group
meetings to date.
After the webex time completed, WD shows a live demo of a Linux host with
two drives that implement the interface recommended in their presentation.
One drive was a single zone and the other drive was a multi-zone

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