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Xairos Newsletter: February 15, 2023
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Xairos Newsletter: February 15, 2023

✍️ Theme of the Week

The Server Lights Are Big and Bright
Deep in the heart of Texas, they are building new power plants - for data centers.
Over 200MW of capacity, enough to power a small city, is being built to handle our social media addiction.
It has been estimated that 30 minutes on Netflix is equivalent to driving four miles.
And the problem is only getting worse.
But there is a solution - better synchronization.
Yes, more accurate time synchronization in data centers improves efficiency and reduces power consumption.
A Facebook and NVIDIA study found that a synchronization improvement of 80x made a distributed database run 3x faster, a huge improvement.
They created the Time Appliances Project with the mission statement: “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.”
The relation between synchronization and efficiency is not that intuitive, so the simple analogy: distributed databases work by sending and receiving data.
The data goes through lots of doors, and opening these doors takes energy.
Waiting for the doors to open and close reduces efficiency, which can be reduced if they are synchronized.

Last Week's Theme: Teamwork

🏆 Achievements
  • Check out our Start Engine campaign page to own your own piece of Xairos!
  • Held our second quarterly Investor Update with a review of our progress and look ahead. If you missed it, you can check out the summary presentation here.
  • Our Foundation for the Future podcast to be released soon.
  • Planning our Workshop on Synchronization and Timing Systems keynote address, and more interviews, presentations, and conferences. March will be busy!
  • Working on new proposals and development of a testbed that will expand on our proof-of-concept.
  • Standing up a UK subsidiary to address new business opportunities.
  • Planning for our next Board of Advisor meeting.
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