August 10, 1988, Omri Serlin convinced eight companies
to form the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).
In so doing, Mr. Serlin set in motion the computer
industry's first standards body to bring order to the
world of transaction processing performance measurement.
For the first two years, Mr. Serlin served as chairman,
treasurer, and administrator of the TPC.
Mr. Serlin, founder and principal of
International Co., has been active in the computer
industry, in the U.S. and abroad, since 1961. He has
published technical papers and chaired sessions in the
National Computer Conferences and other forums; lectured
in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and elsewhere; and has been
quoted by leading publications worldwide, including
Forbes, Barron's, Business Week,
The Wall Street Journal,
The New York Times, Financial Times of London, and
He has served on the ANSI X.3 and IEEE 802 standards
committees, and has contributed frequently to leading
professional and trade publications. He holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering.
Mr. Serlin published
two newsletters that were "must read" publications for
industry professionals. Since its inception in
1982, Fault Tolerant Systems
Newsletter covered all aspects of fault tolerant
computing. Starting in 1987, Serlin
Report on Parallel Processing covered
massively-parallel processing and supercomputing.
Mr. Serlin announced his retirement in December 2000.
He concludes a career of distinguished service and
accomplishment. The TPC honors him for his many
contributions and wishes him all the best.
Updated Aug/2015: Mr. Serlin passed away October 27, 2013, in Cupertino, CA. He was 78.