Behind the scenes at Google

ZDNet Australia has a really interesting article about everyone's favorite search engine. It goes into more detail than I've seen before about Google's operation - more than 30 clusters of over 2,000 Intel servers each. All no-name, single (IDE!) disk machines. With over 4 billion web pages in its index, there are certainly some unique operational challenges that Google has met to keep their service fast, reliable, and up to date.