International Atomic Time

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The most accurate time that is available to computers in a distributed system. Clocks which adhere to this standard are accurate to one part in 10,000,000,000,000. Such clocks are often used to coordinate the individual computer clocks in a distributed system which process transactions that are highly time-dependent.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Computing.

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