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:Disclaimer: Please do not submit any confidential information to the Project Community. All presentation materials, proposals, meeting minutes and/or supporting documents are published by OCP and are open to the public in accordance to OCP's Bylaws and IP Policy. This can be found on the OCP [http://www.opencompute.org/about/ocp-policies/ OCP Policies] page.  If you have any questions please contact OCP.
 
:Disclaimer: Please do not submit any confidential information to the Project Community. All presentation materials, proposals, meeting minutes and/or supporting documents are published by OCP and are open to the public in accordance to OCP's Bylaws and IP Policy. This can be found on the OCP [http://www.opencompute.org/about/ocp-policies/ OCP Policies] page.  If you have any questions please contact OCP.
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==Mission Statement==
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:1. Create specifications and references for '''Data Center Timing''' appliances, applications and networking infrastructure
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:2. Promote openness in '''Timing Appliances''' and interfaces through open-source implementations
  
 
==Project Leadership==
 
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:- [mailto:rajeev@opencompute.org Rajeev Sharma] (OCP)
 
:- [mailto:rajeev@opencompute.org Rajeev Sharma] (OCP)
  
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| [mailto:michelouellette@fb.com Michel Ouellette]
 
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| Precision Time API
 
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| Time APIs to disseminate the time error (error bound) and bring accurate time to the user space
| [mailto:gemicha@fb.com Georgi Chalakov]  
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==Recordings from Past Calls==
 
==Recordings from Past Calls==
:- #8 - Starters guide to ptp4l - October 21st, 2020
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:- #1 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmMM0b38mIM July 15th, 2020] - Proposal to launch OCP-TAP Incubation Project
:- #7 - Timing card implementation - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIuazsKx7VY&feature=youtu.be October 7th, 2020]
 
:- #6 - Practical Use Cases of Synchronized Clocks - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzh3JUzbz4I September 23rd, 2020]
 
:- #5 - PTP workstream goals and draft spec - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XJXEztSDl4 September 9th, 2020]
 
:- #4 - Open Grandmaster workstream goals and draft spec - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc1IUOw0Q4k August 26th, 2020]
 
:- #3 - TAP Vision - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INEbH7Q_d1c August 12th, 2020]
 
 
:- #2 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7eo3Aya35c July 29th, 2020]
 
:- #2 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7eo3Aya35c July 29th, 2020]
:- #1 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmMM0b38mIM July 15th, 2020]
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:- #3 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INEbH7Q_d1c August 12th, 2020] - 1) TAP Vision | 2) Impact of Precision Oscillator Noise on PTP Time Error 
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:- #4 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc1IUOw0Q4k August 26th, 2020] - Open Grandmaster workstream goals and draft spec
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:- #5 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XJXEztSDl4 September 9th, 2020] - PTP workstream goals and draft spec
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:- #6 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzh3JUzbz4I September 23rd, 2020] - Practical Use Cases of Synchronized Clocks
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:- #7 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIuazsKx7VY&feature=youtu.be October 7th, 2020] - Timing card implementation
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:- #8 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUPv1Gdvv9A October 21st, 2020] - Starter's guide to ptp4l
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:- #9 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDHKJCI3n4 November 4th, 2020] - Time Sync in TSNs
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:- #10 - November 18, 2020 - Computer Timekeeping and Synchronization
  
 
==Presentations & Videos==
 
==Presentations & Videos==
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:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/16EAy8Tl7SqosLlGSg5WKEA4nexWjUlAg/view?usp=sharing Impact of Oscillator Noise on PTP Time Error – Part 1]
 
:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/16EAy8Tl7SqosLlGSg5WKEA4nexWjUlAg/view?usp=sharing Impact of Oscillator Noise on PTP Time Error – Part 1]
 
:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kc5JdHdd2nchxbXNGm2XyBj-pXUkHk9N/view?usp=sharing Impact of Oscillator Noise on PTP Time Error – Part 2]
 
:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kc5JdHdd2nchxbXNGm2XyBj-pXUkHk9N/view?usp=sharing Impact of Oscillator Noise on PTP Time Error – Part 2]
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:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TbPzJH1iiTTkr1Uy9B60Vo2h-v7l4S90/view?usp=sharing ELPROMA TAP Remarks Oct 7 2020]
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:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/10GT5zVZTPChbUTnlSt9dbb4J0fesHBJi/view?usp=sharing Introduction to PTP Oct 21 2020]
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:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y1ds3bGuJcNRlHgVnmjQGeXhCfZ5sy4q/view?usp=sharing Time Sync in TSN Nov 4 2020]
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:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/12J7785mAmjNo9TsI3jZ11-QuRsDDDIIO/view?usp=sharing Computer Timekeeping and Synchronization Nov 18 2020]
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== References & External Links ==  
 
== References & External Links ==  
:- [https://ocp-all.groups.io/g/OCP-TAP/attachment/2/0/nsdi18-geng.pdf Stanford Paper] for reference only, raised by Hesham
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:- [https://storage.googleapis.com/pub-tools-public-publication-data/pdf/45855.pdf Spanner, TrueTime & The CAP Theorem] by Eric Brewer, Google
:- [https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//archive/spanner-osdi2012.pdf Spanner Paper] for reference only, raised by Kelvin
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:- [http://www.dainf.cefetpr.br/~tacla/SDII/PracticalUseOfClocks.pdf Practical Uses of Synchronized Clocks in Distributed Systems] by Barbara Liskov
:- [http://www.dainf.cefetpr.br/~tacla/SDII/PracticalUseOfClocks.pdf Practical Uses of Synchronized Clocks in Distributed Systems] for reference only, raised by Elad
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:- [https://ocp-all.groups.io/g/OCP-TAP/attachment/2/0/nsdi18-geng.pdf Stanford Paper] for reference only
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:- [https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//archive/spanner-osdi2012.pdf Spanner Paper] for reference only
 
:- [https://arxiv.org/pdf/2002.04269.pdf On Time Synchronization Issues in Time-Sensitive Networks with Regulators and Nonideal Clocks] for reference only, raised by Elad
 
:- [https://arxiv.org/pdf/2002.04269.pdf On Time Synchronization Issues in Time-Sensitive Networks with Regulators and Nonideal Clocks] for reference only, raised by Elad
 
:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/11MFIk9WWJ-cmjj8uWifKQnefEKvdchZE/view?usp=sharing Accurate Network Clock Synchronization at Scale] for reference only, raised by Hesham
 
:- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/11MFIk9WWJ-cmjj8uWifKQnefEKvdchZE/view?usp=sharing Accurate Network Clock Synchronization at Scale] for reference only, raised by Hesham

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Welcome

Welcome to the OCP Time Appliances Project wiki.
This Project is open to the public and we welcome all those who would like to be involved.
Time is a key element to get the highest efficiency in a distributed system. The performance of a distributed system depends on the synchronization of its elements. Several industries such as telecom, mobile, power, industrial, professional audio and video and many more have embraced the need for highly accurate and more importantly reliable distribution and synchronization of time and frequency across packet networks. Although the use case scenario for each of the industries is different, they all share one common thing and that is, time synchronization. Since there is a diverse need for time synchronization across different industries, driven from different use cases and applications, managing the needs of this industry chain becomes a challenge.

Time Appliances Project (TAP) aims to provide a platform to bring together, discuss, standardize and share technologies and solutions across industries with the datacenter applications and datacenter network infrastructure as the main interest. The project aims to bring together the community of datacenter operators, application developers, and equipment and semiconductor companies together to enable datacenter time-sensitive applications such as consistency in distributed systems, edge computing, AR/VR and IoT. These applications will greatly benefit from high accuracy, reliable, and scalable distribution and synchronization of time.

IEEE 1588 Precision Timing Protocol (PTP) and other synchronization methods have been adopted by various industries to maximize the efficiency of various distributed system use cases. Each use case scenario comes with a set of requirements and configurations. These configurations are collected as a ‘PTP profile’. Time appliances project aims to support the development of a PTP profile for datacenter applications and datacenter network infrastructure. The profile will cover time-sensitive applications over OCP-compliant and PTP-aware networking infrastructure such as network switches, network clocks, network interface cards, timing modules & connectors, etc. Additionally, the profile will address various requirements for high accuracy and reliable distribution and synchronization of time, such as expected performance, networking, software API, data models, deployment and telemetry. The project also aims at openness and interoperability through the use of open-source PTP software implementations for timing appliances.

Datacenter applications are the primary target of time appliances project. In addition, the project extends to related topics on time synchronization in academia, research and other industries. The time appliances project brings together the community and will be highly collaborative through technical meetings and collaboration with other OCP Projects including the Networking, Storage, Server, and Telco Projects.

Disclaimer: Please do not submit any confidential information to the Project Community. All presentation materials, proposals, meeting minutes and/or supporting documents are published by OCP and are open to the public in accordance to OCP's Bylaws and IP Policy. This can be found on the OCP OCP Policies page. If you have any questions please contact OCP.

Mission Statement

1. Create specifications and references for Data Center Timing appliances, applications and networking infrastructure
2. Promote openness in Timing Appliances and interfaces through open-source implementations

Project Leadership

Co-leads:

- Ahmad Byagowi (Facebook)
- Elad Wind (NVIDIA)

Interim IC Rep:

- Rajeev Sharma (OCP)

Workstreams

Project Objective POC Meeting Schedule
#1 Open Source Grandmaster Development of an open source grandmaster for DC and Edge systems Oleg Obleukhov &
Dotan Levi
discussed during project call
#2 Data Center PTP Profile Development of a PTP Profile tailored for data center applications Michel Ouellette discussed during project call
#3 Precision Time API Time APIs to disseminate the time error (error bound) and bring accurate time to the user space Georgi Chalakov discussed during project call
Overall Project meeting coordinator Kelvin Chukwu please send all inquiries to Kelvin

Get Involved

- TAP Mailing List
- OCP Projects Calendar

Documents

- OCP Presentation Template - please contact Michael Schill or Archna Haylock for a copy

Release Candidates (RC) Docs

Name Format Version Date Contributor Link
Open Source Grandmaster MD v0.1 Nov-23, 2020 OCP TAP GitHub
Data Center PTP Profile MD v0.1 Nov-23, 2020 OCP TAP GitHub

TAP GitHub

- Github Repo

TAP Google Drive

- Google Drive Document Repository

Regular Project Calls

- Wednesdays at 11am PST, starting on July 15th, 2020. Repeats every 2 weeks following that
- Please contact Kelvin Chukwu to propose any agenda items

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

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Dial in:

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Recordings from Past Calls

- #1 - July 15th, 2020 - Proposal to launch OCP-TAP Incubation Project
- #2 - July 29th, 2020
- #3 - August 12th, 2020 - 1) TAP Vision | 2) Impact of Precision Oscillator Noise on PTP Time Error
- #4 - August 26th, 2020 - Open Grandmaster workstream goals and draft spec
- #5 - September 9th, 2020 - PTP workstream goals and draft spec
- #6 - September 23rd, 2020 - Practical Use Cases of Synchronized Clocks
- #7 - October 7th, 2020 - Timing card implementation
- #8 - October 21st, 2020 - Starter's guide to ptp4l
- #9 - November 4th, 2020 - Time Sync in TSNs
- #10 - November 18, 2020 - Computer Timekeeping and Synchronization

Presentations & Videos

- OCP TAP - Vision
- TAP Presentation
- Impact of Oscillator Noise on PTP Time Error – Part 1
- Impact of Oscillator Noise on PTP Time Error – Part 2
- ELPROMA TAP Remarks Oct 7 2020
- Introduction to PTP Oct 21 2020
- Time Sync in TSN Nov 4 2020
- Computer Timekeeping and Synchronization Nov 18 2020

References & External Links

- Spanner, TrueTime & The CAP Theorem by Eric Brewer, Google
- Practical Uses of Synchronized Clocks in Distributed Systems by Barbara Liskov
- Stanford Paper for reference only
- Spanner Paper for reference only
- On Time Synchronization Issues in Time-Sensitive Networks with Regulators and Nonideal Clocks for reference only, raised by Elad
- Accurate Network Clock Synchronization at Scale for reference only, raised by Hesham
- Exploiting a Natural Network Effect for Scalable, Fine-grained Clock Synchronization for reference only, raised by Hesham
- SIMON: A Simple and Scalable Method for Sensing, Inference and Measurement in Data Center Networks for reference only, raised by Hesham
- New Guidelines for Inclusiveness for reference only, raised by Michael