Thursday, 3 March 2005
Google's secret of success? Dealing with failure | CNET News.com. Here are some interesting insights from the VP of operations responsible for Google's infrastructure - the real asset strength of the internet uber-company. It's interesting that they use their own tweaked version of Linux, with a modified file system, and that they gear their systems for massively parallel tasks by default, in the expectation of system failure from the component level right up to the location level.