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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2024-02
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SCSI multi tool and gateware library

Squishy is a SCSI multi-tool aimed at long term access to computer systems and equipment. It accomplishes this by having capable hardware combined with an extremely flexible software ecosystem, allowing Squishy to act not only as nearly any device under the sun, but also as a SCSI bus initiator with high flexibility. Enabling it to be used for archival work to interact with obscure or arcane hardware to read magnetic tapes, or allowing modern systems to interface with and control older, but still reliable and used lab and scientific equipment. Squishy is currently in it's second prototyping phase, after lessons were learned from the first revision of the hardware. This involves a full redesign to grant it more capabilities and serve as a more solid foundation. The end goal is a relatively  small fully compliant device for multiple SCSI standards along with a robust software ecosystem, allowing for it to speak to any equipment be it a SCSI-1 tape drive, or an ULTRA-320 SCSI-based data acquisition system.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.