Google’s Computing Approach

It’s not often that we get a sneak peek at how the machinery behind the search engines work.

Luiz Andre Barroso, leader of Google’s platforms engineering group, has worked on Google’s computing infrastructure, on such things as load balancing, fault detection and recovery, and more.

In the latest issue of the ACM Queue, he writes about some of the issues that face Google from a computing standpoint in The Price of Performance.

An article at Arstechnica notes that this may lead to Google’s adoption of some new hardware in the future.