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TPC Benchmark Status
August 2011

Overview

Published 4 times per year, the TPC Benchmark Status Report is a digest of the activities of the TPC and its technical subcommittees.

The TPC held a General Council meeting on June 16th, in Palo Alto, CA. The TPC-H Maintenance Subcommittee posted version 2.14.2 which make all scale factors available for publication. The Energy Subcommittee completed editorial changes resulting in version 1.14.0 TPC-Energy Specification. The TPC-Virtualization Development Subcommittee continued its prototyping activities. Finally, the TPC continued its activities in preparation for the VLDB conference with the TPCTC2011 in Seattle, WA.

 

Current Benchmarks

TPC-C

The TPC-C Maintenance Subcommittee had no outstanding issues to discuss at the meeting. The subcommittee will continue to monitor the benchmark, along with any TAB interpretations and rulings, for discussion and possible inclusion in future versions of the TPC-C specification.

 

TPC-H

The TPC-H Maintenance Subcommittee released third level revision 2.14.2 with all scale factors available for publication.

In addition work continues on major revision 3.0.

 

TPC-E

The TPC-E Maintenance Subcommittee had no outstanding issues to discuss at the meeting. The subcommittee will continue to monitor the benchmark, along with any TAB interpretations and rulings, for discussion and possible inclusion in future versions of the TPC-E specification.

 

Benchmarks Under Development

TPC-ETL

The ETL benchmark subcommittee is not convening at the meetings pending the outcome of work being carried out by member companies.

 

TPC-V

The TPC-Virtualization Development Subcommittee has been actively working on the benchmark specification. Member companies are working on prototyping tasks. The coding team continues work on developing an end-to-end reference benchmarking kit

Organizations that are interested in influencing the TPC-V benchmark are encouraged to become members. In particular, database vendors are sought for active participation.

 

Specifications Common to All Benchmarks

TPC-Energy

The TPC-Energy Specification 1.4.0 has been approved by the TPC membership and is the current version of TPC-Energy Benchmark Specification.

The TPC Energy Subcommittee has updated the EMSC code to version 1.4.1 which fixes numerous errors. The Energy Measurement System (EMS) is at revision 1.4.1 and requires no changes in specification version 1.4.0.

TPC-Energy results continue to be published on all TPC Benchmarks (TPC-C, TPC-H, and TPC-E). The TPC web site has these results posted and the files are available for downloading.

 

Pricing Specification

The current TPC Price Specification is Version 1.6.0 which included minor enhancements 1.5.0 in language for maintenance Terms and Conditions.

New requests for the Pricing Specification can be generated at http://www.tpc.org/reviews/

 

Other TPC Activities

TPC Technology Conference 2011

The TPC continued its activities in preparation for TPCTC 2011 in conjunction with VLDB2011 in Seattle, WA. The workshop will be held on August 28, 2011. With this conference, the third in the series, the TPC encourages researchers and industry experts to submit novel ideas and methodologies in performance evaluation, measurement, and characterization. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Business intelligence
  • Green computing
  • Virtualization
  • Social media infrastructure
  • Disaster tolerance and recovery
  • Lessons learnt in practice using TPC workloads
  • Cloud computing
  • Energy and space optimizations
  • Complex event processing
  • Hardware innovations
  • Enhancements to TPC standards
  • Database optimizations
  • Hybrid workloads

26 abstracts were received. Final selection have been made.

 

Public Relations Committee

The TPC conducted a member survey to look into future directions for the organization as well as how to increase member value. The results were tallied and the TPC is analyzing them to determine further course of action.

We welcome opportunities to present the benefits and status of TPC benchmarks: if you are interested in inviting someone from the TPC for a presentation, please contact Michael Majdalany (majdalany @ tpc.org)

 

 

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