Google File System

How to search things from a collection is one problem.

How to keep things (in a collection) for a searching is another problem.

And the latter one could be a really big problem, if you have to keep “3,307,998,701 web pages” like Google does.

Google File System: Technical paper, by Sanjay Ghemawat, Howard Gobioff, and Shun-Tak Leung. This is a technical paper that explains Google’s custom scalable cluster filesystem for storing their gigantic database of the entire Web across thousands of low-cost PCs.

From Google Weblog.

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