Fibre Channel

  Group Description  
INCITS/T11 is the "parent" committee of Task Groups T11.2 and T11.3. INCITS/T11 coordinates the work of the TGs and retains overall responsibility for work area. INCITS/T11 assumed the program of work of the predecessor Task Group X3T9.3 following a reorganization of TC X3T9. INCITS/T11 held its first meeting in February, 1994.

INCITS/T11 is responsible for standards development in the areas of Intelligent Peripheral Interface (IPI), High-Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) and Fibre Channel (FC).

The standardization of IPI & HIPPI has been in progress since the mid 1980's, however, there continues to be activity on both fronts. The primary focus of T11 activities has been directed towards the Fibre Channel (FC) family of standards. It should be noted, that included in the FC family are "mappings" which allow protocols from both the IP and HIPPI standards families to be transported across Fibre Channel. This provides a straightforward migration path among all of the T11 standards families.