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Fibre Channel Industry Association Elects 2023 Board of Directors as the Industry Readies the Standar

By: PRLog

FCIA Also Announces INCITS T11 has Completed the 128GFC Single-Lane Fibre Channel Performance Specification

MINNEAPOLIS - March 6, 2023 - PRLog -- Supporting continued advancement of the purpose-built, data center proven network infrastructure for storage, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced its 2023 Board of Directors. The 2023 FCIA Board of Directors includes four officers and four directors, each with deep expertise in the Fibre Channel industry.

"With their diverse and tested experience in technology roles, the directors of the FCIA board provide valuable direction and insight in promoting the continued growth of Fibre Channel for use in 2023 and beyond," said Mark Jones, President, FCIA. "Well established for its inherent security, performance and reliability Fibre Channel has been relied upon as the network transport most counted on in the datacenter for enterprise storage communication."

The following board members serve in an advisory and fiduciary role for the sole purpose of marketing Fibre Channel technology:

FCIA Officers:

  • Chairman: Chris Lyon, Amphenol CS
  • President Emeritus: Mark Jones, Broadcom Inc.
  • Treasurer: Craig Carlson, Marvell Semiconductor
  • Secretary: Patty Driever, IBM Corporation
  • Jim Yasueda, Teledyne LeCroy
  • Kiran Ranabhor, Cisco
  • Rupin Mohan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
T11 Liaison (Non-Voting):
  • Howard Johnson, Broadcom Inc., Chair, INCITS TC T11 Fibre Channel
Introducing 128G Fibre Channel

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced that the INCITS/Fibre Channel Technical Committee has completed the Fibre Channel Physical Interface (FC-PI-8) standard specifications for 128GFC. The new standard has been forwarded to the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) for publication. The completion of the 128GFC standard by the INCITS/Fibre Channel Technical Committee marks another successful milestone on the FCIA's Speed Roadmap.

"With 128GFC Fibre Channel datacenter users can be assured that their storage networks will keep up with the growing performance demands from data intense applications such as data analytics and machine learning," said Howard Johnson, Chair, INCITS TC T11 Fibre Channel.

Upcoming FCIA Webcast

Join FCIA for its next webcast on March 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m. PDT live, or after on demand, titled: "Benefits of FC-NVMe for Containerized ML Models," In this webcast, FCIA experts will highlight the benefits of containerizing ML models with NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe), discussing:
  • An overview of containers using Docker
  • Machine learning fundamentals
  • Machine learning/deep learning storage access requirements
  • Advantages of FC-NVMe for ML
  • Containerized ML models using FC-NVMe
Register today here.

Alec Robertson

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