Use open source to build your own top-class online presence for nothing, part
one

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| Ok, not really nothing: it’ll cost you $9.99 for a domain name.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15281/1054/

Where would Google be today without Free software?


Related:

How Google Works

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| Specifications:
|
| * Over 450,000 servers[1] ranging from a 533 MHz Intel Celeron to a
| * dual 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium III (as of 2005)
| * One or more 80GB hard disks per server (2003)
| * 2–4 GiB of memory per machine (2004)
|
| The exact size and whereabouts of the data centers Google uses are
| unknown, and official figures remain intentionally vague. In a 2000
| estimate, Google's server farm consisted of 6000 processors, 12,000
| common IDE disks (2 per machine, and one processor per machine), at
| four sites: two in Silicon Valley, California and two in
| Virginia.[6] Each site had an OC-48 (2488 Mbit/s) internet
| connection and an OC-12 (622 Mbit/s) connection to other Google
| sites. The connections are eventually routed down to 4 x 1 Gbit/s
| lines connecting up to 64 racks, each rack holding 80 machines and
| two ethernet switches.
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http://geek2live.blogspot.com/2007/1...gle-works.html


Google: one million servers and counting

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| Gartner reckons that Google now make use of more than 1 million
| servers, spitting out search results, images, videos, emails and ads.
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http://www.pandia.com/sew/481-gartner.html