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The previous Standford Google.

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7:07 am on Dec 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I was browsing through Archive.org (past time hobby :)) and found this very interesting page about "The Google" in 1998, and its hardware at that time.

[web.archive.org...]

Look at the donations by Intel and IBM, looks like they had some "excellent" support at that time, those boxes which were donated for free would be worth thousands of bucks now days.
I can't believe this was "The Google" in a small room, which now serves more than a billion queries a day, and spiders more than million pages a day!

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That is one of the outstanding questions about Google that was NEVER sufficiently answered. We hope the Prospectus for a IPO will be most illuminating on the subject.

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The entire origin of Google [web.archive.org] is mostly a giant blank. Much of that blank space history will be rewritten before the IPO.

How much $$$ does Stanford get for having their name on the PageRank Patent?

Do Darpa and Nasa still having anything to do with Google?

Are the original sponsors of Google (IBM, Intel, Sun...etal) getting anything back for all their donatioins?

How could a pair of students working under the tutulage of Stanford, walk away with the Goldent Goose that was clearly built on other peoples systems?

Here is a better page: (especially the doc on dupe docs):
[web.archive.org...]

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The sponsors of the University Project called "Google" should get back their money because, for example, look at Google's popularity, and compare with IBMs popularity, which one do people use the most, Google or IBM? You would certainly have to say Google, but if it wasn't for IBM and other sponsors, would there be a Google? considering it was a University project by 2 students only!

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which now serves more than a billion queries a day

Woah there, cowboy... where'd ya get that crazy-high number? I thought the latest (public) figures were 250 million or so! Not that it's any less impressive, really...

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where'd ya get that crazy-high number?

I didn't get that number from anywhere, but it was the roughest estimate as to showing how Google was, to what it is ;) and you're right, it does receive about 250 million queries a day.

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How much $$$ does Stanford get for having their name on the PageRank Patent?

This is not the first time I've heard this question. A few of us had an interesting discussion at the last SES about this very topic.

 

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