[tz] Google moves beyond NTP

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Mon Nov 26 22:22:31 UTC 2012

On Mon 2012-11-26T13:10:03 -0800, Eric Fischer hath writ:
> I'm no NTP expert so I'm not sure what it does differently, but the more
> detailed paper is at http://research.google.com/archive/spanner.html

In which it looks as if google has taken on the task of creating its
own global time scale (a task previously only attempted by national
governments and international agencies) and that the "leap smear"
is implemented as part of that time scale.

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