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Original Google lab and harddisk photos

google15lrear-customEver wondered how google was started? Did you know that great brain behind google had to test their algorithms on a which needed huge hard drive space at those time which was unthinkale. In the post will discuss in breif about the project and also is shown here the original storage assembly, containing 10 4 Gigabyte disk drives, giving 40 Gbytes total. Looks like the hard drives where mounted on lego buliding blocks. Futher more the google algorithm where mainly used at NSF-DARPA-NASA-funded Digital Library project at Stanford. In year 1995 fall, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, now Google’s President and CEO respectivel, began their joint work on Stanford’s Digital Library Project.

Page, with web experience and a degree in electrical engineering, and Brin, with expertise in data mining and degrees in computer science and math, together created a data search algorithm, the technology that would become the heart of Google. After Google’s lab inception, Brin and Page added their promising infant search engine to the Stanford website. As google.stanford.edu, first members of the Stanford community, then increasingly others, began to enjoy the upstart assistant and trust its ability to find what they wanted on the web.

Below is the full view of the hard dive that was to used to store data that was got from cralwing through the web and indexing it 

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Computers that were used to code and test now whats known as the google search engine

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Another View of the Datastorage component (AKA hard drive)

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Images credit (infolab.stanford.edu)