Time to measure the Pi

Peter Membrey, Darryl Veitch, Kow Chuen Chang

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The Raspberry Pi platform is increasingly being used for network measurement due to its low cost, ease of de-ployment, and ability to run Linux. Timestamps are a critical part of measurement data, yet the suitability of the Pi for timing has not been established. We use ref-erence hardware to characterize the Pi's STC hardware counter, and to evaluate its performance when paired with a low cost yet powerful GPS 'hat'. We find that the platform can support timing adequate for most mea-surement purposes, but with some caveats.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMC 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Internet Measurement Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450345262
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016
Event2016 ACM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2016 - Santa Monica, United States
Duration: 14 Nov 201616 Nov 2016


Conference2016 ACM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Monica


  • Clock synchronization
  • GPS hat
  • Internet of Thing
  • Network measurement
  • PPS
  • Raspberry Pi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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