The TPC-App subcommittee worked on TPC-App Version 1.1.2 input processing clarifications, implementation clarifications, as well as review of Java and C# based reference implementations. The majority of the changes were related to clarifications dealing with the structure and naming of the required input and output fields for the Web Service Interactions. Additionally, clarifications were made regarding reporting requirements, which now explicitly state which values are reported for the Measurement Interval versus the Test Run. These changes are effective in 60 days and are incorporated in the latest version of the specification, TPC-App Version 1.2 which is available on the web site.
In order to encourage TPC-App results, the subcommittee has reviewed an open-source reference implementation (.NET based, written in C#) which is available for download on the TPC-App web site. Additionally, a Java based open-source implementation is being developed and is nearing completion. The Java based reference implementation will be made available when initial development is complete. The subcommittee is also currently discussing a clarification on result categorization regarding the possibility of an implementation utilizing a virtualized environment (e.g., ESX, VMware, etc.).