Database servers get a new yardstick

Monday Mar 19th 2007 by Staff

After 14 years measuring the world's most powerful servers, the TPC-C speed test is being supplanted by a new benchmark.

[From CNET]

The Transaction Processing Performance Council has approved the new standard, called TPC-E, which is designed to be easier and less expensive to run and to be more representative of what databases are used for these days. The first results of the test should begin arriving this summer once auditors are trained to make sure computer makers know and adhere to test guidelines.

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