The TPC-W subcommittee made clarifications and minor modifications
to the specification relating to the availability date. The
current version of the specification is 1.7.
The subcommittee also completed a preliminary review of a
questionnaire focusing on V2. The benchmark and questionnaire
were presented at the CMG conference and the Microsoft.NET
conference. The questionnaire will be available to the
public on the TPC site in the near future.
Generally accepted V2 changes and goals are becoming clear
such as reducing the total cost of benchmarking by reducing network
traffic, reducing image size and distribution, and having
consistent DB load vs run time characteristics of population. More work will be done to determine the correct initial customer
population and to gather information from production environments
The TPC-W subcommittee will be looking next at table growth
and cardinality statistics as well as incorporating feedback
on eBusiness components.