The development of the Google algorithms was carried on on a
variety of Computers, mainly provided by the
NSF-DARPA-NASA-funded Digital Library project at Stanford.
Crawling the web to obtain its link structure required an enormous amount of storage in comparison with typical student projects at that time. We show here the original storage assembly, containing 10 4 Gigabyte disk drives, providing a total of 40 Gbytes. The Google equipment in its laboratory setting, in a room on the basement floor of Gates Information Sciences.
From 2003 to 2010 the Google storage unit was exhibited in the basement hall of Gates Computer Sciences .
In 2010 the Google Storage unit was loaned for permanent exhibit in the Octagon of the new Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center.
|The setting, exterior|
|The setting, interior|
|Front side view|
|Rear view, with disks|
|Top view, with powersupply|