[time-nuts] Google's Spanner uses GPS and atomic time

Anthony G. Atkielski anthony at atkielski.com
Tue Oct 2 20:19:03 EDT 2012

In case anyone here hasn't seen this article:


Google is using GPS and atomic time synchronization across its data
centers to ensure database consistency in innovative ways. Apparently
there's a paper out on the system now but I haven't read it (yet).

I wonder what happens if someone parks a truck outside a data center
with a GPS spoofing device.


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