Google: 10,000 dancing Linux servers

Anyone mystified by sudden changes in Google results should check out Google Dance, a technical discussion of how the search engine's index is updated:

The Google search engine pulls its results from more than 10,000 servers which are simple Linux PCs that are used by Google for reasons of cost. ...

Not only Google's index is spread over more than 10,000 servers, but also these servers are, as of now, placed in 13 different data centers.

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that shows power of linux....

No kidding. I'd love to read about the engineering behind a system of that magnitude.

It will only be a matter of time before Linux becomes a major threat for Windoes operating systems. It is becoming a great substitute for Windows platforms.

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