Self-adaptive clock synchronization for computational grid

Zhao, Ying, Zhou, Wanlei, Huang, Jiumei, Yu, Shui and Lanham, Elicia J. 2003, Self-adaptive clock synchronization for computational grid, Journal of computer science and technology, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 434-441.

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Title Self-adaptive clock synchronization for computational grid
Author(s) Zhao, Ying
Zhou, Wanlei
Huang, Jiumei
Yu, Shui
Lanham, Elicia J.
Journal name Journal of computer science and technology
Volume number 18
Issue number 4
Start page 434
End page 441
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Boston, Mass.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1000-9000
1860-4749
Keyword(s) self-adaptive grid
clock synchronization
Summary Abstract This paper presents an innovative method to synchronize physical clocks for a computational grid, in particular for a computational grid linked through the asynchronous Intranet or Internet environments. The method discussed is an asynchronous self-adaptive clock synchronization mechanism. Two strategies for clock synchronization are introduced. (1), Use continuous time intervals to calculate the precision of clocks, which can reduce the effect of network delay efficiently. (2) Every node synchronizes its clock, with its leader actively. In addition, a node self-adaptive model is presented, and the relationship between the clock precision and synchronization time is induced, hence a node can predict when it should begin the synchronization process. Detailed simulation and extension of this issue are provided at the end of the paper. The presented model is both practical and feasible
Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30012807

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Information Technology
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