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Take a look at a Google server

Google has long been a leader in the search industry, but did you know that the company is also a pioneer of data center technology? The video above shows a typical Google web server on display at the Google Data Center Energy Summit in 2009.

As you can see, Google doesn’t use normal servers. All of its systems are custom-built to meet its needs. It also keeps much of its technology secret, so seeing this server in-person is a big deal. The power supply has a built-in battery that acts like a UPS, for instance.

The most obvious feature is the large amount of RAM. The Mountain View company supposedly stores all server data on memory for fast retrieval.

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