The Story of Google and Its 3500 Linux Computers

“Back in 2001, the famous open source encyclopedia Wikipedia was
just a website that provided access to a considerable amount of
information. Because the page evolved a lot, Wikipedia archived the
entire collection of old articles and posted them on a separate
domain entitled Nostalgia Wikipedia. The information displayed by
Google is at least interesting because the Mountain View giant is
described as a company that owns 3500 computers equipped with Linux
platforms. As Google Blogoscoped reports, the current number of
Google’s computers is not known but the users are talking about
hundreds of thousands.

“Google is an Internet search engine founded in 1998 by Larry
Page and Sergey Brin, two Stanford candidates, who developed a
technologically advanced method for finding information on the

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