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Internet Timing for the Ages: Establishing the New Timekeeping System New Project

Funding: 2023: $112,265
2024: $151,560
2025: $155,632
2026: $37,622

Project Member(s): Veitch, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2023

Summary: All computers incorporate a software clock, essential to myriad software applications. An economic way to synchronise such clocks is over a network, however the approach the Internet currently depends upon is unreliable and insecure. This project aims to establish a new architecture for networked timekeeping, built on future-proofed fundamentals, that will for the first time address each of accuracy, reliability, security, efficiency, and trust. The expected outcome is a national prototype, serving the public with accurate and trusted time, that will form the basis of the next generation timekeeping system for the Internet and the Internet of Things. Expected benefits include enhanced productivity and security across the digital economy.

FOR Codes: Networking and communications, Dependable systems, Distributed systems and algorithms, Network systems and services, Internet protocols (ip), Computer systems