ASI SIG transfers switching specifications to PICMG.
Press Release Summary:
PICMG has made ASI SIG's Advanced Switching Specifications available to its membership and others. ASI SIG was formed with the primary mission to develop switch fabric architecture based on PCI Express technology. Since it has completed its specification development, the ASI SIG Board of Directors approved motion to dissolve ASI SIG and transfer all assets including specifications, works in progress, copyrights, and other assets to PICMG.
Original Press Release:
ASI SIG To Transfer Advanced Switching Specifications To PICMG
Preserves access to ASI physical link specifications
WAKEFIELD, Mass., February 12, 2007 - PICMG will make the ASI SIG's Advanced Switching Specification available to its membership and others by February 2007.
The ASI SIG was formed with a primary mission to develop a switch fabric architecture based on PCI Express technology and has completed its specification development. The ASI SIG Board of Directors recently approved a motion to dissolve the ASI SIG and transfer all assets (including specifications, works in progress, copyrights and other assets) to PICMG.
Rajeev Kumar, the outgoing president of the ASI SIG said, "PICMG's long history, wide membership, which includes roughly half of the ASI SIG membership, and market focus on high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications is a perfect fit for a PCI Express-based open fabric architecture such as ASI."
At its meeting of January 8th, PICMG's Executive membership approved the transfer of the set of ASI specifications. PICMG will offer these specifications in the same form as they were offered by the ASI SIG. "This does not mean that PICMG endorses the ASI specifications over other switched fabric solutions embodied in other PICMG specifications," said Joe Pavlat, President of PICMG. "It means that PICMG will make the specifications available to those who want it," he added.
PICMG will post the white papers and background material developed by the ASI SIG and its members on the PICMG web site. The Advanced Switching Specifications will be available from PICMG.
Founded in 1994, PICMG is a consortium of over 400 companies that collaboratively develops open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications. The members of the consortium have a long history of developing and using leading edge products for these industries. For information about PICMG membership, or to find out how to obtain PICMG specifications, visit the PICMG website at www.picmg.org or call PICMG headquarters at (781) 246-9318.
For further information:
Rob Davidson, PICMG, +1 805-542-0999