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How does Google work?

  1. Aug 24, 2005 #1
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2005
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    Google has a really large linux cluster based on commodity hardware.
  5. Sep 19, 2005 #4
    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.
  6. Sep 19, 2005 #5
    Yes, Google uses "spider" bots to "crawl" portions of the Internet to index sites, along with their keywords.
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  8. Sep 19, 2005 #7
    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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