Fibre Channel Interconnection Schemes

  Group Description  
INCITS/Fibre Channel Interconnection Schemes is the Task Group within Technical Committee T11 responsible for all FC projects which define Fibre Channel Interconnection Schemes. T11.3 held its first meeting on April 23, 1998.

INCITS/Fibre Channel 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 INCITS/Fibre Channel 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 INCITS/Fibre Channel standards families.

Note: This task group was formerly known as INCITS/T11.3 until January 2022.