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Title: Providing Runtime Clock Synchronization With Minimal Node-to-Node Time Deviation on XT4s and XT5s

We present a new high precision clock synchronization algorithm designed for large XT4 and XT5 leadership-class machines. The algorithm, which is designed to support OS noise reduction through co-scheduling, is suitable for usage cases requiring low overhead and minimal time deviation between nodes. Unlike most high-precision algorithms which reach their precision in a post-mortem analysis after the application has completed, the new ORNL developed algorithm rapidly provides precise results during runtime. Previous to our work, the leading high-precision clock synchronization algorithms that made results available during runtime relied on probabilistic schemes that are not guaranteed to result in an answer.
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Conference: CUG 2011, Fairbanks, AK, USA, 20110523, 20110526
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
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SC USDOE - Office of Science (SC)
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United States
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ACCURACY; ALGORITHMS; ORNL; SYNCHRONIZATION Time service; clock synchronization; MPI; supercomputing; system software; programming tools