Google's cluster (fwd)
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 13:05:24 +0100 (CET)
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Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 23:37:51 -0800 (PST)
From: Alvin Oga <alvin@Maggie.Linux-Consulting.com>
To: Greg Lindahl <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Google's cluster
On Sat, 15 Mar 2003, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2003 at 04:11:54PM -0500, Tom A Krewson wrote:
> > Does anyone know what software/hardware/interconnect they are using on the
> > linux cluster running at the Google search engine company?
> It's well known: the cheapest intel boxes they can buy, and 100 megabit
> ethernet. The rocket science is in the software, not the hardware.
they also just use network boot ( pxe ) to install their generic server
and google patches on top of redhat ( last i heard )...
and its tweeked at the last minute to become a db frontend or webserver
frontend when its deployed
and if the machines die... they leave it there .... its not fixed
( they've got thousands of dead boxes sitting there
and they use high speed dark fiber to transfer data between their
( say between sf, ny, dalla ... forgot the exact cities its located in )
--- and thought the largest "cluster" was the "seti network" ( search for
extraterrestial screeen saver thingie ) and also distributed.net
-- startrek ... teraquads ... its late ...
- if a byte is 8 bits...
- a word is 16...
- a quad is 32bits...
--> does that mean that 200GB disks is just 50 teraquads ??
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