Friday, April 21, 2006

Geeking with Greg: Google Cluster Architecture

Geeking with Greg: Google Cluster Architecture

In this article, there is a quote that just struck me.

Google quite literally stores a copy of the entire web to implement their
snippet feature.

I assume that everyone knows what he means by snippet. That is the little part of the page that Google shows you when you do a search, I've always thought of it as proof that they really did find your search terms on the page. I have found that this feature is incredibly useful during searches, since it lets you check the context in which your search terms were found.

The hardware and software problems being solved by Google stagger me.

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