Google's cluster

Greg Lindahl lindahl at keyresearch.com
Sat Mar 15 22:50:24 EST 2003


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.

> but I never see their cluster in any of the top 500 cluster lists.

... because you have to run Linpack to make it onto that list.

-- greg
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