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Google File System II: Dawn of the Multiplying Master Nodes

Aug 13, 2009, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cade Metz)

[ Thanks to Cabal for this link. ]

"In an interview with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), Google's Sean Quinlan says that nearly a decade after its arrival, the original Google File System (GFS) has done things he never thought it would do.

""Its staying power has been nothing short of remarkable given that Google's operations have scaled orders of magnitude beyond anything the system had been designed to handle, while the application mix Google currently supports is not one that anyone could have possibly imagined back in the late 90s," says Quinlan, who served as the GFS tech leader for two years and remains at Google as a principal engineer."

And it is still closed-source-- ed.

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