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July 17, 2011

Row, row, row your boat

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1310947195 ) Play

There are two places marked on the map below (with the usual Google map markers). What is the significance of the two places, and the major geographical feature you see in the map?

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Answer:
Amazon.com’s first page rendering engine was called Obidos, named after the town on the banks of the Amazon. This was phased out and replaced with Gurupa, another town on the banks of the Amazon and seemingly ‘upstream’ :)

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25 Responses to “Row, row, row your boat”

  1. jowens
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    Amazon’s content-delivery infrastructure versions (on, of course, the Amazon river)


  2. Rogi
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    Obidos and Gurupa are both towns along the Amazon River. And both are also names (In order of modern river flow). for the engine Amazon.com has used to render pages on it’s site


  3. SV
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    From wiki:
    Gurupa is the name of Amazon.com’s content delivery infrastructure. It is abbreviated to “gp” in Amazon URLs, such as http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009IQZFM/. The prior content delivery infrastructure was called Obidos.


  4. shrik
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    The Obidos and Gurupa content delivery systems used by Amazon.com (the major geographical feature being the Amazon river)


  5. Manish Achuth
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    Gurupa is the name of amazon.com’s content infrastructure delivery system. The prior content delivery system was called Obidos. The geographical feature is Amazon river


  6. Shwetha Maiya
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    Gurupa is the name[citation needed] of Amazon.com’s content delivery infrastructure. The prior content delivery infrastructure was called Obidos.
    The major geographical feature is the river Amazon.
    Gurupa and Obidos being places on the Amazon river.


  7. username
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    Gurupa is the name of Amazon.com’s content delivery infrastructure.
    The prior content delivery infrastructure was called Obidos.


  8. Ananth
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    Obidos reminds me of Amazon.

    Both are software used by Amazon.com for content delivery.


  9. Bharath
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    Gurupa is the name of Amazon.com’s content delivery infrastructure. It is abbreviated to “gp” in Amazon URLs, such as http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009IQZFM/. The prior content delivery infrastructure was called Obidos.

    The AMAZON river is shown in the pic.


  10. rickde
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    Gurupa :Amazon.com’s content delivery infrastructure.
    It was earlier known as Obidos
    This is the amazon river


  11. Swarun

    The river is Amazon and the two places mentioned here are Gurupa and Obidos.

    Obidos was the name of the original page rendering engine used by Amazon.com and was later replaced by a new Gurupa.


  12. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Obidos was the name used by Amazon.com for their original page rendering engine, and appears in many of their URLs. Obidos was subsequently phased out and replaced by the Gurupa engine.

    Obidos and Gurupa are also names of two cities on the Amazon River


  13. Raghuvansh
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    Gurupa and Obidos are Amazon’s content management systems. The feature is, of course, the Amazon.


  14. Rahulk
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    Gurupa is the name of Amazon.com’s content delivery infrastructure

    Obidos was the name used by Amazon.com for their original page rendering engine

    The major geographical feature is the Amazon river


  15. Obidos was Amazon’s original page rendering engine. It was later replaced by Gurupa.
    Both Obidos and Gurupa are places/towns near the Amazon river, which is the geographical feature in the map.


  16. Bipin Banavalikar
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    The words in Amazon.com URLs, usually referring to various components of the company’s web site software, are nods to the Amazon River and Brazil:

    obidos (the name of the old page-rendering engine) comes from Óbidos, the meeting place of the Amazon’s tributaries;
    gp is short for Gurupa (the page-rendering system that had completely replaced Obidos by the late 2006), a region in Brazil near the mouth of the Amazon.


  17. Amazon.com’s content delivery infrastructure, Gurupa and Obidos
    River Amazon:
    Gurupa is the name of Amazon.com’s content delivery infrastructure. Gurupá is a city on the Amazon River in Brazilian state of Pará, located on the world’s largest river island, Marajó.
    The prior content delivery infrastructure was called Obidos.It was named after the town of Óbidos in Brazil near the Amazon River. Óbidos is a town in Pará, Brazil located at the narrowest and swiftest part of the Amazon River.


  18. Bharath-TK

    Both the places, Obidos and Gurupa, were the names of the page rendering engine used at Amazon.com. Obidos was the first name which was replaced by Gurupa in 2006. The major geographical feature is the Amazon river.


  19. Gurupa and Obidos are names of Amazon’s Content delivery infrastructure.


  20. anurag

    Obidos was the content delivery/ page rendering system used by Amazon which was replaced by Gurupa. The map shows these 2 Brazilian cities near the Amazon river.


  21. krudebox
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    Amazon.com’s content delivery infrastructure. And the map is of the Amazon river.


  22. Dibyo
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    this is the amazon basin, and gurupa is the previous content delivery system at amazon.com, and the earlier one was called obidos

    too easy


  23. The two places are part of Amazon.com’s content delivery infrasturcture


  24. dineshk
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    The Amazon rainforest. The two places are Obidos and Gurupa, the names of Amazon.com’s content delivery software.


  25. Sai Subramanian

    Obidos was the name used by Amazon.com for their original page rendering engine, and appears in many of their URLs. Obidos was phased out on August 31, 2006 and replaced by the Gurupa engine.
    Its Amazon river


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