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FAST Server Farm?

Looking for information about the FAST server farm

   
2:41 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Google has occasionally released information about their server farm. However, I have never seen any information about FAST's server farm other than it uses DELL's servers.

Is there any information available on FAST's server farm such as:

How many servers (Google has 54,000! according to a NYTimes article.)
How much data is on each server. (At one point, Google was putting only 40GB drives on each machine.)
How the servers are organized...

etc.

I am writing an article on distributed search technology and am trying to locate information about how FAST's server farm works and/or how their software manages their server farm.

Thanks,

-Art

3:00 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member heini is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Pollarda, there's some info on Fast.no/fastsearch.com.
Gives an overview how it works.
For more specific info I would try and contact them directly. If it's for research purposes they might give you something.

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