How does Google work?

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The search feature on my computer can take up to a minute and google can search the entire internet in a fraction of a second. How does it do that?

Even with everything archived, it seems like the processing power needed to run such a search engine would be astronomical.
 
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Pengwuino
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Rabid said:
Even with everything archived, it seems like the processing power needed to run such a search engine would be astronomical.
http://www.googleguide.com/google_works.html

They also have an article on their latest search result query system here http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html [Broken] :rofl: :rofl:
 
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Google has a really large linux cluster based on commodity hardware.
 
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Simple Answer :: Google Owns.

But if I were to take a guess, I would say that google does not search the entire internet. But narrows down the search via your keywords. Im not exatly sure of that, however.
 
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Yes, Google uses "spider" bots to "crawl" portions of the Internet to index sites, along with their keywords.
 
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http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html [Broken]
 
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Rabid said:
The search feature on my computer can take up to a minute and google can search the entire internet in a fraction of a second. How does it do that?

Even with everything archived, it seems like the processing power needed to run such a search engine would be astronomical.
The Founder's Ph.d. Thesis is out there. it discuses the tech he ended up using in building google. I forget the name of the paper. some one used it as a presentation topic in my seminar class.
 

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