[FoRK] Sismon on AKAM and GOOG's cpu cluster models

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Mon Apr 26 15:11:02 PDT 2004


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Lucas Gonze writes:
> On Monday, Apr 26, 2004, at 17:55 America/New_York, Justin Mason wrote:
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> > Rohit Khare writes:
> >> Leave it to Simson to figure out a new lede on an undercovered
> >> "comparable"... --RK
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> > I'm not sure I agree with him on this one -- IMO, *Google* is
> > the open one.   I've pretty much never even seen a developer
> > API from Akamai, whereas Google has several.   Google may keep
> > some secrets secret, but they keep the rest more open than
> > any of their competitors (or "could-be competitors").
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> Agreed.  I was a little shocked when they published the paper on the 
> Google File System, because it's clearly a proprietary advantage.

Yeah, but a really great paper ;)

- --j.
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