[LEAPSECS] Bloomberg announced its smear

Peter Vince petervince1952 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 14:56:54 EDT 2016

Hi Michael,

On 27 September 2016 at 19:37, Michael Shields via LEAPSECS <
leapsecs at leapsecond.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 10:27 AM, Peter Vince <petervince1952 at gmail.com>
> > I am interested that Google have chosen to linearly smear over 20 hours,
> > thus increasing each second in that period by 13.8888... microseconds -
> > surely such an irrational step is difficult to achieve?  Could it be
> > they actually step 125 microseconds every 9 seconds, or maybe 25
> > microseconds every 1.8 seconds?
> No, there are no steps.

Thanks for your reply.  If there are no steps - how is it achieved?  Do you
have a dedicated hardware clock(s) where the frequency of the master
oscillator is wound down a bit, and your servers synchronise to that?

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