How many requests does the pool handle?


Due to the distributed nature of the pool system we don’t know exactly; but based on some sample measurements we estimate that the overall pool system on average handles somewhere between 40 and 120 thousand NTP requests per second.

If we assume it’s 50,000 a second, that makes a bit over 4300 million requests a day!

In a year that’s about 1500 trillion (american) / billion (other countries) requests a day. (1576800000000, if I’m counting the zeroes right).

That’s a lot of accurate time distributed; and yet triains, planes and meetings run late. :-)


I am from the Memphis TN area.
I am in the United States CENTRAL time zone.
I couldn't figure out why my clock kept changing.
Finally I realized that it was set to be synchronized.
This was a problem because the server thinks that the time here is one hours under the real time here.
I fixed the situation by unchecking the synchro box.
I think it would be great to be synchronized if the time were acutally correct.