OLinux.com.br: An Interview with Sergey Brin of Google
Oct 28, 2000, 14:01 (1 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Fernando
Ribeiro Corrêa for this link. ]
"...OLinux: Currently, Google search engine
runs in more than 5000 Red hat Linux servers. I read that Google
system install and configure 80 servers at a time. What kind of
tools coordinate this mass installation? What are the
administrative tools used to monitor, check and replace servers
failures? How is Linux used at the Google Projects? Why was Linux
choose to improve Google search engine?"
"Sergey Brin: Actually, we currently run over
6,000 RedHat servers."
"Linux is used everywhere...on the 6,000+ servers themselves, as
well as desktop machines for all of our technical employees. We
chose Linux because if offers us the price for performance ratio.
It's so nice to be able to customize any part of the operating
system that we like, at anytime. We have a large degree of in-house
Linux expertise, too."
"Most of our administrative tools were developed in-house, as
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