Meta is making a small but powerful upgrade to its data centers

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Meta launched (opens in new tab) a new network timing protocol for its data centers called the Precision Time Protocol (PTP), which it claims will improve accuracy and precision in its networks.

The tech giant previously used the older industry standard Network Time Protocol (NTP) to handle usage scenarios such as messaging, video conferencing and online gaming, which rely on precise, accurate timing between multiple servers and sometimes multiple data centers.

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