Here’s some interesting news on how long it takes for a single Google query.
Well, the answer is that it takes about 200ms, using the power of 1000 machines. Now, those 1000 machines could probably handle a whole bunch more queries in the same times frame so don’t get surprised.
Google Fellow Jeff Dean, in a keynote talk at WSDM 2009, shared some numbers about Google’s impressive growth run from 1999 to 2009. According to Dean, while both search queries and processing power have g