OLinux.com.br: An Interview with Sergey Brin of GoogleOct 28, 2000, 14:01 (1 Talkback[s])
[ 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 well."