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June 8, 2009

Lego Love

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1244505575 ) Play

What is this funky looking thing and what is its historical importance?

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Cracked by: udupendra , superbrat , Johny Walker , varuns88 , p vs np , Raghuvansh , Shrey Gupta , dheeraj , sidsen , K.Manish , lordmaldy , bikram , Rogi , Logik , Siddharth Jain , Ps , Joshan , Dibyo , Gautam DN , byslexia , akhi and Rithwik K.

Answer:

The first storage server used by el Google.


26 Responses to “Lego Love”

  1. udupendra
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    The original Google storage, to quote the plaque.


  2. superbrat

    Original Google Server Casing made of Lego bricks


  3. first Google server


  4. varuns88
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    Apparently, Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, once used LEGO bricks as an external low-cost and expandable casing for ten 4GB hard drives while developing Google’s search engine.


  5. p vs np
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    This was the low-cost cabinet (euphemistically put, the original storage assembly) comprising of ten 4GB hard drives, used by Brin and Page to test their Page Rank (TM) algo on the WWW, when first conceived by them at Stanford.


  6. Raghuvansh
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    First Google server


  7. Google initial Server at Stanford


  8. dheeraj

    Google Lego server

    “The original LEGO server casing is still around and is currently on display as part of an exhibition chronicling 80 years of computing machines at Stanford University in California.”
    http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/ar....._back.html


  9. sidsen
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    page brin
    lego server
    i am back


  10. K.Manish

    Google’s first server


  11. Common question..
    Google\’s first storage towers at Stanford U.


  12. bikram

    lego computer case??


  13. Rogi
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    Page and Brin’s disk array for storing Pagerank algorithm testing scenarios. It was comprised of 10 four gig drives.


  14. Logik
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    The original set of hard disks used as a Google storage stack by Brin and Page.


  15. Siddharth Jain
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    Google’s first server


  16. Ps

    The first of googles storage setup for their server, and 40 gbs of giganomous space complete with lego blocks and protective gods.

    Available presently at stanford
    http://infolab.stanford.edu/pu.....Google.htm


  17. Joshan

    its the original google storage


  18. KRIK

    LEGO MINDSTORMS OR LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER


  19. Fakeer

    it’s not an ol’ fridge, is it?
    please don’t count if it’s a wrong answer. i am already -1
    ..lol :P


  20. Dibyo
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    the ORIGINAL google server in stanford.


  21. Gautam DN

    Google’s first server


  22. byslexia

    The original google servers. Brin and Page came up with this during their student days at Stanford.


  23. akhi
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    Google Lego computer :D


  24. akhi
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    Lego storage server rather :)


  25. akhi
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    it’s the first one that Google actually used..


  26. Rithwik K

    Google Server Casing made of Lego bricks


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