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TPC's Organizational Structure

Full Council
All major decisions are made by the Full Council. Each member company of the TPC has one vote, and a two-thirds vote is required to pass any motion.

Steering Committee
Consists of five representatives, elected annually, from member companies. The Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing TPC administration and support activities and for providing overall direction and recommendations to the Full Council. The Full Council, however, decides all substantive TPC matters.

To expedite the work of the TPC, the Full Council has created two types of subcommittees: standing and technical subcommittees. Standing subcommittees are permanent committees that supervise and manage administrative, public relations and documentation issues for the TPC. The technical subcommittees are formed to develop a benchmark proposal and maintain and evolve the benchmark after development work is complete.

Standing Committees
  • Steering Committee (SC): See description above.
  • Technical Advisory Board (TAB): This subcommittee is tasked with maintaining document and change control over the complex benchmark proposals and methodologies. In addition, the TAB studies issues involving interpretation/compliance of TPC specifications and makes recommendations to the Council.
  • Public Relations Committee (PRC): This subcommittee is tasked with promoting the TPC and establishing the TPC benchmarks as industry standards.
  • All standing committees are elected in the first Council meeting of the year.
Technical Subcommittees
  • TPC-C Subcommittee: This subcommittee owns the TPC-C benchmark, which addresses OLTP environments.
  • TPC-E Subcommittee: This subcommittee owns the TPC-E benchmark, with a new OLTP workload.
  • TPC-H Subcommittee: This subcommittee owns the TPC-H benchmark which addresses decision support applications (with complex query models).
  • TPC-App Subcommittee: This subcommittee owns the TPC-App benchmark, which addresses application server and web based services.
 

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