Maintaining digital clocks in step

Anish Arora, Shlomi Dolev, Mohamed Gouda

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We design a stabilizing system of simultaneously triggered clocks: if the clock values ever differ, then the system is guaranteed to converge to a state where all clock values are identical, and are subsequently maintained to be identical. Our design of an N-clock system uses N registers of 2 log N bits each and is guaranteed to converge to identical values within N2 “triggers”.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Algorithms - 5th International Workshop, WDAG 1991, Proceedings
EditorsPaul G. Spirakis, Lefteris Kirousis, Sam Toueg
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783540552369
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Workshop on Distributed Algorithms, WDAG 1991 - Delphi, Greece
Duration: 7 Oct 19919 Oct 1991

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume579 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Workshop on Distributed Algorithms, WDAG 1991


  • Convergence
  • Digital clocks
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Reliability
  • Stabilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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