Single Google Query uses 1000 Machines in 0.2 seconds
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Google is normally quite secretive about their search infrastructure but, in a break from tradition, they have revealed that a single search query on Google can consume the processing power of 1000 machines. Google Fellow Jeff Dean, in a keynote talk at WSDM 2009 ,
shared some numbers about Googles impressive growth run from 1999 to
2009. According to Dean, while both search queries and processing power
have gone up by a factor of 1000, latency has gone down from around 1000ms to 200ms . Crawler updates now take minutes compared to months in 1999. READ MORE
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