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Monday, July 03, 2006

Googleplex again

Urs Hölzle, senior vice president for operations at Google, says the company has considered designing chips.Googleplex again: Googleplex is an amazing infrastructure for an amazing search engine.
To be closer to its users and speed response time, it is building a worldwide string of data centers, including a huge site in The Dalles, Ore., with technologies it designed to reduce its ravenous need for electricity. These computers in turn use software developed with advanced tools that Google also designed itself. There are signs that Google is even preparing to create its own custom microchips.


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