Implementing a Probabilistic Clock Synchronization Algorithm
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In this paper we present a new probabilistic clock synchronization algorithm, its prototype implementation and experimental results. The algorithm follows the client-server programming paradigm and is designed to work in a departmental environment with few servers and a number of clients connected through an arbitrary network topology.
At the core of the algorithm is a remote clock reading method that mitigates the negative effects of message delay uncertainty. The implementation proves the effectiveness of this approach and corroborates the theoretical speculations.
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- 1. Departement d'Ingegnerie Informatique, Université Catholique de Louvain, Place St. Barbe, 2, B-1348, Louvain La Neuve, Belgique
- 2. Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Corso Italia n. 40, 56125, Pisa, Italy