Google’s First Server ever and Google Master Plan!

Google’s first server

Google Master Plan

Whoa, check out Google first server ever and Google Master Plan! (Click on picture to zoom)

…with the hair pulled back, revealing a rack of cheap networked PCs, circa 1999.

Each level has a couple of PC boards slammed in there, partially overlapping. This approach reflects a presumption of rapid obsolescence of cheap hardware, which would not need to be repaired. Several of the PCs never worked, and the system design optimized around multiple computer failures.

According to Larry and Sergey, the beta system used Duplo blocks for the chassis because generic brand plastic blocks were not rigid enough.

[via] flickr

6 Responses to Google’s First Server ever and Google Master Plan!

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  2. girrrrrrr2 says:

    ok… so how much mem can it hold???

  3. KeithCu says:

    That is hilarious! Where’s the rest of the picture?

    Google is so random. It wouldn’t bother me if they weren’t so proprietary as well. They have some free code, but not their language translation, spam filters, etc. Google “owning” strong AI is scarier than Microsoft owning Windows and Office.

  4. max says:

    This is the only one that exists right now I think, spy shot from couple years back.

  5. KeithCu says:

    Is that a real plan? It makes Darth Vader seem unambitious!

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