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Google Spanner in the NewSQL works?

frank ly Silver badge

What time is it?

"This is an implementation of synchronized clocks using GPS receivers and atomic clocks in every data center. This can cause problems during a partition if a node can’t connect to a master – its clock will drift, causing the election of Paxos masters to slow down."

I'd have thought that a GPS/atomic clock would have enough accuracy and resolution that any data centre that was unable to connect would still have the same time as other data centres, for quite a while.

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