Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Microsoft, big computation, and big data

In his post, "Inside Microsoft's Internet Infrastructure & Its Plans for the Future", Om Malik highlights some interesting "facts about Microsoft-owned data centers":
[Microsoft is] adding 10,000 servers a month

Network backbone ... soon ... [will be] 500 Gigabits.

Data in the near future will soon approach 100s of petabytes.
All the computation you could want and all the data you can eat. Perhaps now it makes more sense why I am at Microsoft?

Please see also my April 2006 post, "Microsoft is building a Google cluster".

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