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Posted Mar 11, 2011 17:53 UTC (Fri) by jzbiciak (✭ supporter ✭, #5246)
Posted Mar 12, 2011 18:15 UTC (Sat) by Per_Bothner (subscriber, #7375)
Imagine 100 years from now somebody updating the HyperPedia article on Google, to note that Google ran on a small number of machines, and using this sentence as a reference.
History could be re-written because of careless sarcasm.
Posted Mar 13, 2011 4:23 UTC (Sun) by dmag (subscriber, #17775)
Riiight. A future in which LWN is the only known text of this time? And just this page so future historians don't notice his penchant for witty comments like this?
Besides, Google hasn't even hit 10M machines yet, so I think Corbet is spot on.
Posted Mar 13, 2011 5:39 UTC (Sun) by neilbrown (subscriber, #359)
Further, it is widely reported that google go to some efforts to squeeze as much work as they possibly can out of the computers that they do have, which is the real point of background to this article.
So it certainly appears that they do not have spare computing resources.. is that the same as "not many computers" - It's hard to say. Many is a relative term:
I do have many computers at home - 7 or 8.
Google doesn't have many computers in their data centers - less than 10 million.
Posted Mar 14, 2011 13:14 UTC (Mon) by alextingle (guest, #20593)
Posted Mar 14, 2011 13:43 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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