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June 28, 2002: Technology Behind Google

Jim Reese, Chief Operations Engineer for Google explains the technology behind it (Q&A session). Note that this recording is from way back when (2000-10-19) -- they only had 6000 machines back then!

There are some great details about the hardware guts of the Google operation in here. And some interesting philosophy: "Although we are philosphically against patents [...] we have to keep proprietary for business reasons." "We would like to contribute code back to the Linux community."

Posted by Aaron Swartz on June 28, 2002 06:24 AM