amznVibe - 5:24 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)
This is a facinating video with some details I have never heard elsewhere:
Produced by:University of Washington, October 21, 2004
Google: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
In this program, Jeff Dean of Google describes some of these challenges, discusses applications Google has developed, and highlights systems they've built, including GFS, a large-scale distributed file system, and MapReduce, a library for automatic parallelization and distribution of large-scale computation. He also shares some interesting observations derived from Google's web data.