Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Searching for Google

I had an interesting chance encounter with a senior server designer at Google yesterday. He said the company was buying off the shelf boards for its systems up until 2003, but since then has been "designing everything but the chips." Asked specifically about interconnects for big data center clusters, he said Google definitely wants to have in-house expertise in that key area. I hope to delve more into this subject with a future interview to get Google's views on servers, networking and data center technology issues, so stay tuned.

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