Patent Number: 7,047,435

Title: System and method for clock-synchronization in distributed systems

Abstract: A method is provided for synchronizing distributed processors. The method comprises determining a desired number of offset values between two processors, wherein each processor comprises a quartz crystal, determining parameters of a regression line, wherein the regression line is a function of the offset values over the desired number of offsets, and adjusting a synchronization interval according to the parameters.

Inventors: Liou; Shih-Ping (West Windsor, NJ), Schollmeier; Ruediger (Gauting, DE), Heckrodt; Kilian (Princeton, NJ)

Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 1/04 (20060101); G06F 1/12 (20060101); H04L 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018