The Network Timing Lab is a hub for some of the world’s most innovative research in its field.
Server Health Monitoring (SHM)
Our researchers are developing new methods to remotely detect errors in servers, with very high reliability. These servers provide time to billions of computers globally, and this project will first examine the assumption that they are reliable, and then develop statistical techniques to form the basis of a server vetting system. One of the first to provide more than just a static dataset, a major output of the project has been the publishing of research data, metadata, software and results in the UTS Stash system.
Network Timing Core (NTC)
This project aims to rewrite the core architecture of the global timekeeping system to protect the underlying atomic hardware, harden against innocent or malicious overloads, circumvent the critical problem of timing asymmetry, and provide a self-monitoring capability to monitor and ensure accuracy. It is being run in partnership with AARNet and the NMI, an Australian testbed with nodes in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth that will server time to the world in 2020.
Robust Absolute and Difference Clock Algorithms (RADclock)
The RADclock project is delivering a novel, benchmarked algorithm to provide the most reliable, accurate and robust synchronisation algorithms possible, limited only by underlying hardware, ready to replace the existing NTP incumbent. Currently, the research is focused on developing a scalable approach to trusted timing for the IoT and a multi-server approach as part of the NTC.
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