NCITS Announces the Public Review Comment Period for NCITS 324:199x, Information Technology - High-Performance Parallel Interface - 6400 Mbit/s Physical Switch Control (HIPPI-6400-SC)
NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards)
Doc. No.: PR/98-012
Reply to: Deborah J. Donovan at email@example.com
Information Technology - High-Performance Parallel Interface - 6400 Mbit/s Physical Switch Control (HIPPI-6400-SC)
Washington D.C., March 1998 - NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards) is announcing the public comment period for NCITS 324:199x. Development of this draft standard is being done in Technical Committee T11, I/O Interface - Device Level.
The public review extends from April 10, 1998 to June 9, 1998.
This American National Standard provides switch control for physical layer switches using the 6400 Mbits/second High-Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI-6400), a high-performance point-to-point interface between data-processing equipment.
The purpose of this standard is to facilitate the development and use of the HIPPI-6400 in computer systems by providing common physical switch control. The standard provides switch control structures for physical layer switches intercon-necting computers, high-performance displaysystems, and high-performance, intelligent block-transfer peripherals. This standard also applies to point-to-point HIPPI-6400 topologies.
Specifications are included for
- interleaving of Virtual Channels (VCs) withina physical channel;
- selection of Messages for transmission on physical channels;
- self discovery of configuration information; and
- broadcast capability with loop avoidance using the IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree Algorithm and Protocol.
Submit all comments to: NCITS Secretariat, Attn.: Deborah J. Donovan, 1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a copy to: ANSI, Attn.: BSR Center, 11 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 (email@example.com).
A call for possible patents and pertinent issues (copyrights, trademarks) is also being issued. Please submit information on these issues to the NCITS Secretariat at 1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20005. Email: NCITS @itic.nw.dc.us
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