Issue No. 02 - March/April (2003 vol. 23)
Luiz André Barroso , Google
Jeffrey Dean , Google
Urs Hölzle , Google
<p>Amenable to extensive parallelization, Google?s web searchapplication lets different queries run on different processors and,by partitioning the overall index, also lets a single query usemultiple processors. To handle this workload, Google's architecture features clusters of more than 15,000 commodity-class pcs with fault-tolerant software. This architecture achievessuperior performance at a fraction of the cost of a system builtfrom fewer, but more expensive, high-end servers.</p>
L. A. Barroso, U. Hölzle and J. Dean, "Web Search for a Planet: The Google Cluster Architecture," in IEEE Micro, vol. 23, no. , pp. 22-28, 2003.