A peek into google platform

19May06

Google has been coming up with some great services lately. Now how does google integrate the existing tools with the new one easily? To answer this you might require a decent knowledge on the google platform.

Wikipedia has good article explaimning the platform in which google is established. The article is only an overview and explains how various setrvices get integrated into one unit called google.

Google has several clusters in locations across the world. When an attempt to connect to Google is made, Google’s DNS servers perform load balancing to allow the user to access Google’s content most rapidly. This is done by sending the user the IP address of a cluster that is not under heavy load, and is geographically proximate to them. Each cluster has a few thousand servers, and upon connection to a cluster further load balancing is performed by hardware in the cluster, in order to send the queries to the least loaded Web Server.

Racks are custom-made and contain 40 to 80 servers (20 to 40 1U servers on either side), new servers are 2U Rackmount systems. Each rack has a switch. Servers are connected via a 100 Mbit/s Ethernet link to the local switch. Switches are connected to core gigabit switch using one or two gigabit uplinks.

Its a good read and definitely a good starting point if you are planning on a web based project.

Google Platform



One Response to “A peek into google platform”

  1. 1 ertyuykiulo

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