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Ever wonder how big google is?

Discussion in 'Google' started by GPGrieco, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. anglefourfivemedia

    anglefourfivemedia Banned

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    #21
    I think they use something called cloud computing, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing , it's basicly millions of cheap computers all pooled collectively to deliver relivant info for searches(eg., http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/08/technology/08cloud.html ).
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    anglefourfivemedia, Jan 19, 2008 IP
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    HPA Notable Member

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    #22
    Wow, that's huge.... :D
    I bet they are 500k by now :)
     
    HPA, Jan 19, 2008 IP
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    kgrad Well-Known Member

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    #23
    Yeah, I guess so..they are expanding everyday, with new site being born. :)
     
    kgrad, Jan 19, 2008 IP
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    #24
    or a floppy drive, lol :D
     
    ColorWP.com, Jan 20, 2008 IP
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    Quesada Peon

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    #25
    If thats how much a search engine is hosted on..
    Think how much rapidshare is hosted on :D
     
    Quesada, Jan 20, 2008 IP
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    dillontim Active Member

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    #26
    Google must be extremely big... they even have a club of their own.. I believe there are more datacentres yet to be found
     
    dillontim, Jan 20, 2008 IP
  7. GPGrieco

    GPGrieco Peon

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    #27
    Looking at wikipedia we see that rapidshare is also big.

    Also wikipedia shows us how big the internet is.

     
    GPGrieco, Jan 20, 2008 IP
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    Serega Peon

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    #28
    interesting))))thanks
     
    Serega, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    #29
    I think its beyond what we all know LOL...
     
    corlock, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    #30
    the article details what computers they started on, it says IBM donated
    them they must be kicking themselves
     
    py2kjr, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    #31
    Believe it or not, that world use to exist. And guess what? We were fine.

    -boxer126
     
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    #32
    And to think, once quantum computers are successfully created, one small laptop will be able to do the same work of those 500k+ servers.
     
    kenbrower, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    #33
    Actually it's run on an Atari 800 with a million 5 1/4" floppy drives. Check it out, I snuck into the googleplex and got a picture of the floppy with their top secret algorithm on it...

    [​IMG]

    and to think, you wondered where all those old AOL floppies disappeared to :D
     
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    #34
    Am sure at least 250K servers have stickers on them -> p-o-r-n
     
    CanisMajoris, Jan 22, 2008 IP
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    #35
    Wow, 450k servers, massive.. lol
     
    SoulTak3r, Jan 22, 2008 IP
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    #36
    Imagine how much of these 450k servers contain spam and duplicated content (but rewritten in order to fool Google). I'm not wondering why Google penalizes and deindexes pages more and more often now, making it's webmaster guidelines more strict. They are constantly developing their algorythm. :rolleyes:
     
    ColorWP.com, Jan 23, 2008 IP
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    #37
    Thats huge, I think Google has large warehouse for there server.
     
    igme, Jan 23, 2008 IP
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    #38
    Wow..thats more servers than I can imagine.
     
    dekcom, Jan 23, 2008 IP
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    #39
    I wonder how many of them are dedicated to indexing. And how many are just storage for site info that are already indexed, expecally their cache, tons of sites are stored on their servers.
     
    GPGrieco, Jan 23, 2008 IP
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    #40
    ........and, they'll only get bigger ;) :)
     
    x3xsolxdierx3x, Jan 23, 2008 IP