Serial Attached SCSI T10 Standards Committee Becomes an Early User of Small Form Factor SAS Disk Drives
San Francisco, April 17, 2006 – The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the T10 technology and standards committee, which has the INCITS1 mandate for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology development and standardization, is the recipient of a new HP server. The server, an HP ProLiant DL580 G3, was installed recently. All files have been transferred from the previous server and operational support for T10 members and committees has begun.
Server specifications include:
- Eight 36-gigabyte Small Form Factor (SFF) 2.5″ SAS hard disk drives
- Four single core 3.0 gigahertz processors
- One P600 smart array controller
- Eight gigabytes of random access memory (RAM)
- Dual power supply
Harry Mason, Director, Industry Marketing, LSI Logic and President of STA said, “STA is exceedingly grateful for the timely gift of the server and the support it will provide to all T10 Committee activities including the research and development of future SAS standards. As SAS acceptance in the market continues to grow, STA anticipates that it will quickly become the leading interface for enterprise storage.
Paul Perez, Vice President of Storage, Networking and Infrastructure, Industry Standard Servers, HP, commented, “HP is a long-time STA member and very pleased to provide a new server to support T10’s important work. After developing and bringing HP SFF SAS products to market, the importance of providing computing support for SFF SAS standard development is very real. Without a new server, development of the next SFF SAS generation would likely be slowed and certainly more difficult.”
“T10 is delighted to have the new HP SAS-based server,” said John Lohmeyer, Principal Engineer, LSI Logic and Chair of the T10 Technical Committee. “It replaces an aging single-processor machine no longer supported by its manufacturer. The new server provides much needed computing support for the development of SAS standards and all other T10 activities. Its computing power will ease and speed the committee’s technical projects as well as promote better communications within the committee.”
SAS market entry is the result of four years of preparation, including development of the SAS technology, standardization of the specifications, interoperability testing, and finally the recent market entry of SAS storage systems. Testing for SAS interoperability during development and early product introductions has virtually eliminated interoperability and compatibility problems.
The SCSI Trade Association was established in 1995 to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of SCSI to the industry. Today, STA promotes the understanding and use of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology and influences the evolution of SAS standards to meet future industry needs. STA has a nine-member Board of Directors that oversees the Marketing Communications and Technology Committees and all STA activities. To subscribe to Serial Storage Wire, STA’s free SAS newsletter, please visit: www.serialstoragewire.org. For more information, please visit the STA web site at www.scsita.org, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the STA office at 415-561-6273.
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