System and methods for computer clock synchronization
A clock synchronization system and methods including an algorithm, or protocol, that synchronizes to any source of time without the need of estimating frequency errors and only performing frequency adaptions. Specifically, a clock synchronization protocol synchronizes networked nodes without explicit estimation of the clock skews and steep corrections on the time. The algorithm is guaranteed to converge even in the presence of timing loops which allow different clients to share timing information and even collectively outperform individual clients when the time source has large jitter.
Publication number US20160231770A1. Publication type US Application. Publication date 2016-08-11. Application number US15021782. Filing date 2014-09-16. Priority date 2013-09-16. Goverment Interests: The invention was made with government support under Grant No. CCF-0835706 awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The government has certain rights in the invention.
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