I’ve just finished reading Google, The Inside Story in which it is told how when Google was but a research project, Sergey and Larry wanted to download the entire internet onto their laptops. They ended up failing at that but succeeding in downloading it to a whole bunch of low cost machines.

In a “lets attack this from a different angle” twist – researchers at IBM are postulating that could tweak their Blue Gene supercomputer to essentially run a LAMP stack (OK, a huge LAMP stack). The theory goes that rather than massively connected, but seperate processors, lots of efficiencies could be gained by running stuff on the one super machine.

Wow – that’s pretty cool…

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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