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Hardware-assisted software clock synchronization for homogeneous distributed systemsA clock synchronization scheme that strikes a balance between hardware and software solutions is proposed. The proposed is a software algorithm that uses minimal additional hardware to achieve reasonably tight synchronization. Unlike other software solutions, the guaranteed worst-case skews can be made insensitive to the maximum variation of message transit delay in the system. The scheme is particularly suitable for large partially connected distributed systems with topologies that support simple point-to-point broadcast algorithms. Examples of such topologies include the hypercube and the mesh interconnection structures.
Document ID
19900050568
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Ramanathan, P. (Wisconsin, University Madison, United States)
Kandlur, Dilip D. (Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Shin, Kang G. (Michigan, University Ann Arbor, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Computers
Volume: 39
ISSN: 0018-9340
Subject Category
COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG1-296
CONTRACT_GRANT: N00014-85-K-0122
Distribution Limits
Public
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