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Celebration Dinner Held May 22 in San Jose

SAN FRANCISCO, CA., April 30, 2001 -- The SCSI Trade Association (STA), the member-run industry group, established to support and promote SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) technology, announced today that it is celebrating twenty years of SCSI performance with a dinner at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, on Tuesday, May 22, from 6-9:00pm. The dinner occurs the evening before the International Data Corporation (IDC) Storage Conference, which is scheduled for May 23-24 at the Fairmont. STA and IDC are cross-promoting the dinner and the conference, allowing attendees to conveniently attend both events. STA guests include industry press and analysts, financial analysts and early SCSI developers.

SCSI Signal Modeling - The Time Has Come

SCSI-Signal-Modeling - The Time Has Come (PDF)
The job of SSM is to create the methodology for producing simulated SCSI signals that reflects a more complete set of considerations of the behavior of the components that comprise the SCSI bus.

SCSI, the Small Computer System Interface, has been a mainstay for connecting peripherals to computers and controllers for over fifteen years - quite a statement for any technology these days. SCSI (parallel SCSI) shows no signs of fading from the scene any time soon. The SCSI Trade Association (STA) is developing a roadmap for SCSI technology going out to 2012, showing confidence that this basic industry I/O architecture is far from obsolescence. The resiliency of SCSI is due to four main features...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA., April 9, 2001 -- The SCSI Trade Association (STA), the member-run industry group, established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that its new Ultra320 SCSI web site is online and available to visitors. Included on the Ultra320 SCSI page are the trademark licensing program, a white paper and an FAQ. In addition, as STA member companies and non-member SCSI vendors make Ultra320 SCSI products available to the market, the products will be listed in the product section of the STA web site under Ultra320 SCSI, where a resident search engine will quickly find the requested product. All products are listed under the SCSI generation (Ultra160, Ultra320), vendor name and product category, with a link to the vendor. The search engine also locates SCSI documents and topics throughout the site.

Ultra320 SCSI: New Technology - Still SCSI

Ultra320 SCSI: New Technology - Still SCSI (PDF)
Written for the SCSI Trade Association by Adaptec, Inc.
Michael Arellano, Senior Product Manager
Contributions by: Douglas Lee, Validation Engineer, Ken Dubowski, Principal Engineer, and Arlen Young, Principal Engineer, Ph.D.

SCSI celebrates its 20th anniversary with a bang by moving to the seventh generation of the bus that introduces a maximum data transfer at a staggering 320 MB/sec. Over the course of the past two decades the protocol has evolved from an 8-bit, single-ended interface transferring data at 5 MB/sec to a 16-bit, differential interface transferring data at 160 MB/sec. For the first time the SCSI protocol has been revised in order to reduce the time spent on processing overhead, resulting in increased performance.