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System and Method for Clock Synchronization in a Dense Server Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012438D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In networked systems, typically, each server has their own time of day clock. This requires that all clock must be set individually. This leads to differences of time stamps from the same network. However, is it highly desirable to have all clocks on a network in synchronization, i.e. all clocks have the same time. What is needed is a mechanism that allows all clocks to have and report the same time at any instance of time. This way all transactions to any server on a network that practice the present invention are consistently timed stamped.