|Weblog:||The Greatest Test of Open Source: Beating Google|
|Subject:||More then one thing powers Google greatness.|
Google. One thing powers its greatness. Software.
I would disagree. The infrastructure -- particularly its scale -- is as much a part of their greatness (perhaps even more so) as the software that powers it. This is implied, though not acknowledged:
...Nutch hasn't prospered to where I would like it to be because of the costs of running the operation. To truly test the system you need a big index. You need to spend a lot of money crawling. To test it against Google anyway.
So, I really don't think this is a challenge open source can entirely address since there is no such thing as "open source hardware" or "open source bandwidth" that is necessary to match Google's feat.
Open source needs to do it different
2005-02-14 16:05:33 babelex [View]
More then one thing powers Google greatness.
2005-02-14 07:15:48 Steve Mallett | [View]