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Google then and now - 1999 vs 2006

The Google project at Stanford 1999
* 2-proc Pentium II 300mhz, 512mb, five 9gb drives
* 2-proc Pentium II 300mhz, 512mb, four 9gb drives
* 4-proc PPC 604 333mhz, 512mb, eight 9gb drives
* 2-proc UltraSparc II 200mhz, 256mb, three 9gb drives, six 4gb drives
* Disk expansion, eight 9gb drives
* Disk expansion, ten 9gb drives


2006 NY Times Story on Google's computing center in The Dalles, Oregon
The article estimates Google has 450,000 servers.


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