The TPC-W Subcommittee made clarifications to the specification
relating to an unused search button and backdating availability
date. Minor changes included modified substitution rules to
allow reasonable substitutions for CPUs, disks and software
patches. The effective version is now 1.8.
The subcommittee also continued its work on Version 2. Discussions
centered around reducing the cost of the benchmark by reducing
network traffic and initial load size. Additional proposals
(tying item table scale to customer table scale, random input
strings for search results, enhancing messages, personalization)
were also studied.
Finally, an online questionnaire has been developed and will
be posted on the web site in the near future.