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"Google's not-so-very-secret weapon"


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"On the banks of the windswept Columbia River, Google is working on a secret weapon in its quest to dominate the next generation of Internet computing. But it is hard to keep a secret when it is as big as two football fields, with twin cooling towers protruding four stories into the sky.

The towers, looming like an information-age nuclear plant, mark the site of what may soon be one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, helping to supply the ever-greater horsepower needed to process billions of search queries a day and a growing repertory of other Internet services..."

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/...ess/search.php

I wonder how one of these would run WoW.

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Oh Google, one day we will all call you master...

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google = Skynet


just watch. terminator is coming.

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Haha, that's what I named my wireless network at home. When I boot up my laptop, I get a little message saying, "You are now connected to SkyNET" muhahahaha

My only concern with this Google data center project is - what if terrorists decide to make it a target and blow it up? How will we use the Internet?? :dummy:
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i read the same article on cnet news and it said that Google wanted to be known as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in Harry Potter. Or that microsoft said that google wasn't known as that. ( i didn't get it fully.)

read full HERE.
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My only concern with this Google data center project is - what if terrorists decide to make it a target and blow it up? How will we use the Internet?? :dummy:
Oh please. That would be suicidal to everyone. Terrorsts use the internet as a platform of communication, putting down google would only render a few Gmail accounts useless and leave everyone searching Altavista.

Google is Google, not the company that ownz the internet. not yet. lol.

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Ha i was thinking the same thing! lol

and yeah, google is nothing more than the MircoSoft of the internet. or the yahoo of 2000
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ha you know what I mean.. and if you don't... well they have a huge wide dominated market going for them.. but its all free so who cares I guess
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Haha, that's what I named my wireless network at home. When I boot up my laptop, I get a little message saying, "You are now connected to SkyNET" muhahahaha

My only concern with this Google data center project is - what if terrorists decide to make it a target and blow it up? How will we use the Internet?? :dummy:


They probably have lasers and stuff installed like Anti Air Turrets and the works. Google doesnt mess around.... I wonder if they will ever relase their OS. I remmeber reading a little here and their about it not to long ago. hmmmm

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