The Original GOOGLE Computer Storage
[Page and Brin] (1996)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, giving 40 Gbytes total. Click to see the 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, as shown on this page.
In 2010 the Google Storage unit was loaned for permanent exhibit in the Octagon of the new Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center.