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

J. Forster jfor at quikus.com
Tue Oct 2 20:26:46 EDT 2012


Seems like a good reason to have LORAN-C or some other backup/sanity check.

-John

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> In case anyone here hasn't seen this article:
>
> http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/09/google-spanner/all/
>
> 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.
>
> --
> Anthony
>
>
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