SCSI stands for “Small Computer System Interface,” a title that is now a misnomer, given that SCSI devices are usually found in high-performance servers and are the dominant storage choice for large multi-CPU data center servers. The SCSI standards are defined by the T10 Technical Committee (http://www.t10.org), a body of the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), which in turn operates under the purview of the American National Standards Institute, or ANSI (http://www.ansi.org).
The SCSI bus was initially defined as a parallel architecture in which the data is sent, in parallel, over a data bus that is 8 or 16 bits wide. Serial SCSI architectures have also been defined and adopted. Serial ...