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How Big Is Google?


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#1 brooksey!!!

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:33 PM

i wonder how big google is? like how many TB of data they must have? i cant belive google started in a dorm!!

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:11 PM

They probably have thousands apon thousands worth of Petabytes. If they have almost every result cached, your talking about copying and backing up the entire Internet, practically.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:32 PM

Here's some stats, as of Oct. 2004

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To provide sufficient service capacity, Google's physical structure consists of clusters of computers situated around the world known as server farms. These server farms consist of a large number of commodity level computers running Linux based systems that operate with GFS, or the Google file system, with the largest of these farms have over 1000 storage nodes and over 300 TB of disk storage (Ghemawat, S., Gobioff, H., and Leung, S. T., 2003, pp 2).
It has been speculated that Google has the world's largest computer. The estimate states Google as having up to:
899 racks
79,112 machines
158,224 CPUs
316,448 Ghz of processing power
158,224 Gb of RAM
6,180 Tb of Hard Drive space


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Posted 30 August 2006 - 07:02 PM

Google's content is only surpassed by the Mind of God.
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Posted 31 August 2006 - 06:45 AM

Google's content is only surpassed by the Mind of God.
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Only because Google hasn't figures out how to index God' mind yet.
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Posted 31 August 2006 - 09:59 AM

899 racks
79,112 machines
158,224 CPUs
316,448 Ghz of processing power
158,224 Gb of RAM
6,180 Tb of Hard Drive space


Why cant I get so much on my computer :thumbsup:




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