Omri Serlin - TPC Founder

March 2001

On August 10, 1988, Omri Serlin convinced eight companies to form the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).  In so doing, Mr. Serlin set in motion the computer industry's first standards body to bring order to the world of transaction processing performance measurement.  For the first two years, Mr. Serlin served as chairman, treasurer, and administrator of the TPC.

Mr. Serlin, founder and principal of ITOM International Co., has been active in the computer industry, in the U.S. and abroad, since 1961.  He has published technical papers and chaired sessions in the National Computer Conferences and other forums; lectured in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and elsewhere; and has been quoted by leading publications worldwide, including Forbes, Barron's, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times of London, and others.

He has served on the ANSI X.3 and IEEE 802 standards committees, and has contributed frequently to leading professional and trade publications.  He holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering.

Mr. Serlin published two newsletters that were "must read" publications for industry professionals.  Since its inception in 1982, Fault Tolerant Systems Newsletter covered all aspects of fault tolerant computing.  Starting in 1987, Serlin Report on Parallel Processing covered massively-parallel processing and supercomputing.

Mr. Serlin announced his retirement in December 2000.  He concludes a career of distinguished service and accomplishment.  The TPC honors him for his many contributions and wishes him all the best.

Updated Aug/2015: Mr. Serlin passed away October 27, 2013, in Cupertino, CA. He was 78.