The Magic Of Google

Learning what makes Google tick

Just take a moment to look at what makes the great Google tick!

  • More thanfour billion Web pages, each an average of 10KB, all indexed and cached (copied).
  • Up to 2,000 computers in a cluster. With over 30 clusters
  • Over 60,000 computers! Yes 60,000 pc’s.
  • 104 interface languages (how many can you name!).
  • One petabyte of data in a cluster — so much that hard disk error rates of 10 to the power 15 begin to be a real problem if not planned for.
  • Constant transfer rates of 60Gbps. (Gigabites per second)
  • An expectation that sixty machines will fail every day.
  • No complete system failure since February 2000.

Want to know what makes Google tick? Some pretty interesting stuff, a good read too! Check out the full article I found here tonight….

Author: Ken McGuire

Runs Event Media and The Devious Theatre Company and writes about food at Any Given Food. You'll find me on Twitter here and here.