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Google's dark designs
Posted by: Hooz on: 11/21/2005 12:05 AM [ Print | 4 comment(s) ]
Why has Google been buying so much dark (i.e., unused) fiber? According to Robert Cringely:
|The probable answer lies in one of Google's underground parking garages in Mountain View. There, in a secret area off-limits even to regular GoogleFolk, is a shipping container. But it isn't just any shipping container.|
is home now
#38401 Posted on: 11/21/2005 02:54 AM
Go for it Google! I think this is amazing. I don't remember the exact number but during the Enron days, they [Enron] laid like tons of fiber (now dark) in Portland, Oregon alone.
Perhaps The Google Internet will be Internet 2.0.
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#38402 Posted on: 11/21/2005 06:02 AM
I think it is horrible. Caching all your personal information. GMail and GNet too much snooping. Do you really want google to know everything you do on the internet and cache all the information?
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#38403 Posted on: 11/21/2005 01:27 PM
What makes you think they don't, already?
P.S. - The idea of having 5000 CPUs in a single box sounds somewhat appealing.
Now with more Gallatin!
#38405 Posted on: 11/21/2005 06:55 PM
5000 CPUs in a shipping container? Hmm.
Regardless, go j00gle...glad I own stock
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