[Beowulf] Re: Interesting google server design

Jason Riedy jason at acm.org
Sat Apr 4 17:24:23 EDT 2009


And Robert G. Brown writes:
> For them servicing/replacing a system is cheap: Box dies.
> Employee notes this, grabs box from Big Stack of Boxes, carries
> it to dead box, removes dead box, replace it with new working
> box, presses power switch, walks away.

Plus, your operator can be unskilled.  Then build your data center
in a depressed area, pay rather little in a global sense (but
relatively much in a local sense), be lauded as a hero, and reap
the tax credits.  Yes, I have kept an eye on job listings in
Lenoir.  ;)

Jason
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