|Ralph O. Weber, ENDL Principal|
Ralph Weber learned computer technology on his mother's knee, literally, spending many a teenager's Saturday mousing around the behemoths while she debugged Fortran programs. His first significant program drove a Cal*Comp plotter to draw script-style lettering and was completed before high-school graduation in 1969. This was followed by a bachelors degree from Texas A&M and seven additional years writing Fortran for TAMU physicists at the Cyclotron Institute.
For the past twenty-five years, he has developed peripheral interface protocol standards. He first discovered this calling as the storage standards rep for VAXclusters in Digitalís VMS operating system development group. When not haggling over standareze, he wrote device drivers for VMS, including the first SCSI Port Driver not coded in assembly language.
Since 1990, Ralph has worked with the SCSI Committee (first known as X3T9.2 and later renamed INCITS T10). He has been the SCSI Primary Commands (SPC) editor since the project's inception in 1994, as well as editing two versions of the SCSI Architecture Model (SAM-2 and SAM-3).
Lesser editing work has included the T11 (Fibre Channel) committee's FC-MI-2, Methodologies for Interconnects; and SNPing, the Storage Networking Ping Utility.
Since 2005, calls to add security features to SPC-4 have put him squarely in the middle of work to make SCSI (and thus Storage) Security features understandable to the average SCSI Joe.
Ralph is currently employed by Western Digital Corporation.
Send Ralph an e-mail or call him at 214-912-1373.
Photograph by Mark Oristano
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