MSA's maintained by SFF:
MSA's no longer supported:
This is my personal Home Page with the intention to promote the awareness and development
of Standards for the high speed fiber optical physical layer activities in the INCITS (operating under ANSI) Fibre
Channel FC-0, IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) Standards and also
the Industry Standards InfiniBand, OIF,
XENPAK, 300PinMSA and X2.
The T11 (Fiber Channel) is a standards body that operates under the umbrella of
the Inter-National Committee for Information Technology
Standards (INCITS) responsible for Device Level Interfaces.
T11 has been producing interface standards for high-performance and mass storage
applications since the 1970s.
FC Fibre Channel
T11 Task Groups, Working Groups and Adhoc Activities:
Seven of the computing industry's leaders, Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel,
Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have joined together to address this important issue
through an independent industry body called the InfiniBand Trade Association. The
association is dedicated to developing a new common I/O specification to deliver
a channel based, switched fabric technology that the entire industry can adopt.
InfiniBand™ Architecture represents a new approach to I/O technology and is based
on the collective research, knowledge, and experience of the industry's leaders.
The mission of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is to foster the development
and deployment of interoperable products and services for data switching and routing
using optical networking technologies. The OIF will encourage co-operation among
telecom industry participants including equipment manufacturers, telecom service
providers and end users; promote global development of optical internetworking products;
promote nationwide and worldwide compatibility and interoperability; encourage input
to appropriate national and international standards bodies; and identify, select,
and augment as appropriate and publish optical internetworking specifications drawn
from appropriate national and international standards.