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Lamport timestamps

Lamport timestamps are a way to help computers keep track of time and make sure that everything is happening in the right order. If a computer needs to do two tasks, it needs to make sure it does them in the right order, so it will assign each task a number, called a Lamport timestamp. This number tells the computer which task to do first and which one to do next. Using Lamport timestamps makes it easier for computers to keep track of time and make sure everything happens in the right order.
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