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10 Gig Fibre Channel Project Status

Earlier this week, NCITS Technical Committee T11, chartered with development of the
Fibre Channel suite of standards, approved a project proposal to extend FC protocol to
an operating speed of approximately 10 Gbps, following the lead of the IEEE 802.3
committee. The project proposal, entitled FC-PI-2 to identify the documentation effort
associated with the 10 Gig FC project, was approved by T11 Letter Ballot on Monday,
November 22, 1999 by a vote of Yes63-No02-NotVoting10 (4 yes ballots included comments).
Further details and comments can be found via the T11 web site @ by
clicking on "ballots", then "closed ballots", then "T11 Ballot - FC-PI-2 PP approval".
The next step is to forward the project proposal to NCITS, T11's parent body. The
FC-PI-2 project proposal can be found @

An introductory meeting to kick off the 10 Gig FC project will be held during the next
T11 Plenary week on December 8, 1999 at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno, NV, USA, during
the joint session of the T11.2 (FC Physical Layer) and T11.3 (FC Interconnects)
committees. This meeting is scheduled for 1:00-2:00 PM. Further T11 Plenary week details
can be found by clicking on "meetings" from the T11 home page.

Best regards,


Richard Taborek Sr.   1441 Walnut Dr.   Campbell, CA 95008 USA
Tel: 408-330-0488 or 408-370-9233           Cell: 408-832-3957
Email: rtaborek@xxxxxxxxxx or rtaborek@xxxxxxxxxxxxx