Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
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This is what makes Google tick

Would you build a world-beating business out of servers like this? They're motherboards stuck on thin sheets of fibreboard, shoved into a rack, and hooked together with piles of ethernet. No cases, no additional cooling, and hard disks bolted onto yet more fibreboard. If one dies (and it will), you just move its load onto another...

This is what makes Google tick

Google did. This is one of the original server racks, now on display in the Computer History Museum.

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