The rate at which computers are improving in speed and performance is quite amazing. For some, it may be even hard to conceive. Nevertheless, this does not undermine the fact that our computer engineers are bringing to reality things that were once considered science fiction. As new technologies are being introduced, computers are not only becoming easier to use, they are also becoming a lot more interesting. Many things are necessary for a computer to work accurately. One of the key components of a well-performing computer is its processor and its clock.

Welcoming the RADclock software

Scientists have been working endlessly to make the computer’s clock as accurate as possible. Unfortunately, it was very hard to avoid those differences of microseconds. Over time, the little inaccuracy will accumulate and cause problems that are not as ‘ignorable’. Recently, scientists have been developing software that keeps the time of a computer highly accurate. RADclock, the new software designed in Melbourne, Australia, is meant to keep computers much more accurate than before. If it performs as expected, this software will revolutionize the field of computing.

How RADclock will change computing in the future

For example, when we use Skype, it works according to time by calculating how long it should take before the next data packet should sent. Consequently, a more accurate clock will be a quality enhancement to both voice and video conversations. RADclock is an absolutely a free software and will be available to everyone after some time. This will be after is has successfully gone through testing and experimentation. It should be noted that it would not be as accurate as a super computer. Those computers use atomic clocks that are many times more accurate because they have less than a millisecond uncertainty in thousands of years. Nevertheless, this software will surely make the speed of a regular computer far better than before.

How does it work?

The RADclock software will actually synchronize the computer’s clock with a nearby server that is most accurate. This will ensure that the computer’s clock remains stable and accurate. The synchronization will greatly improve our computing experience.

Spreading RADclock servers

Although this software will not replace computers running on atomic clocks, many companies from numerous fields are interested in testing this new technology. Among these companies are finances sectors such as banks, scientists, and internet service providers. At the University of Melbourne, the electrical engineering department will test RADclock by providing timeservers. Now, there are already 20 of them running, with an additional 10 being installed in other cities in Australia. The plans are to continue installing the servers in capital cities around the world including those in the United States.

The present versions of RADclock works only with open source operating systems like Linux. If you are only accustomed to using a Windows operating system, then you will have to wait for some time. A version that will run on Windows is yet to be released.