|Ralph O. Weber|
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 was the SCSI Primary Commands (SPC) editor from the project's inception in 1994 until 2016, as well as editing two versions of the SCSI Architecture Model (SAM-2 and SAM-3). Beginning in 2005, calls to add security features to SCSI led to major changes in SPC-4, changes which were moved to the Security Features for SCSI Commands (SFSC) in 2015. He currently edits the SCSI Zoned Block Device Commands (ZBC-3) working draft.
In April 2014, INCITS honored Ralph with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
As of January 2022, Ralph served as the vice-chair of INCITS T13 and the vice-president of SATA-IO.
Send Ralph an e-mail or call him at 214-912-1373.
2011 Photograph by Mark Oristano
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