How Does google search so fast !

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Found 19th Mar 2010
It takes my computer 10 minutes to search through 100,000 files but google goes through every last thing on the internet in 0.2 seconds ? Is it just an amazing computer or something else behind it ?

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Something to do with spiders, iirc.

"If you type Google, into Google, you WILL break the internet".

initially i thought stupid question...............but when you put it like that youve got a point!

baffledsalmon;8152571

"If you type Google, into Google, you WILL break the internet".



And if you type Bing into Bing then nothing happens, 'cos Bing is s***:thumbsup:

Lost Symphonies;8152586

And if you type Bing into Bing then nothing happens, 'cos Bing is … And if you type Bing into Bing then nothing happens, 'cos Bing is s***:thumbsup:



What's Bing?

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Penny Saver;8152597

What's Bing?



micro$ofts search engine

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it is indexed, so pre seached if you like

if you use microsoft search assistant it indexes data (takes ages to do) but speed up the search to near instant

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jubbyme;8152632

it is indexed, so pre seached if you likeif you use microsoft search … it is indexed, so pre seached if you likeif you use microsoft search assistant it indexes data (takes ages to do) but speed up the search to near instant



this

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whatsThePoint;8152618

Your computer and its software wasn't designed to search files at a high … Your computer and its software wasn't designed to search files at a high speed



I understand that, but it can still it go through the whole internet in next to nothing speeds. If you stop and think about it, actually quite amazing

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en.wikipedia.org/wik…%29

for more accurate info

searches even before google didnt take ages, maybe a few seconds, google was first to bring it near to instant

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Paddy_o_furniture;8152670

Pidgeons http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html



Them darn pidgeons

ryman1000;8152641

I understand that, but it can still it go through the whole internet in … I understand that, but it can still it go through the whole internet in next to nothing speeds. If you stop and think about it, actually quite amazing



Indexed as said earlier, if you work with database you ll appreciate it more....

Penny Saver;8152597

What's Bing?



Chandler's surname :thumbsup:

jubbyme;8152644

searches even before google didnt take ages, maybe a few seconds, google … searches even before google didnt take ages, maybe a few seconds, google was first to bring it near to instant



Nothing to do with speed. Before Google search engines were just as fast.

The problem is that there are a lot of rubbish web pages out there. Before google the order in which search results were displayed was more or less random, so often you had to load and check lots of web pages and sometimes go to the second or third pages of search results before you found anything that was useful.

Googles breakthrough was to invent an automated system for ranking web pages so that all the good stuff appears on the first page of search results. Each subsequent page of search results are of lower and lower quality until the last page of search results is all the rubbish pages.

altavista used to be my search engine of choice, that must be 15 or 16 years ago now. Along with Netscape for my browsing

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nick1austin;8153431

Nothing to do with speed. Before Google search engines were just as … Nothing to do with speed. Before Google search engines were just as fast.The problem is that there are a lot of rubbish web pages out there. Before google the order in which search results were displayed was more or less random, so often you had to load and check lots of web pages and sometimes go to the second or third pages of search results before you found anything that was useful.Googles breakthrough was to invent an automated system for ranking web pages so that all the good stuff appears on the first page of search results. Each subsequent page of search results are of lower and lower quality until the last page of search results is all the rubbish pages.



I agree google made the results far more meaningful

but they did too make searches much faster, and prided themselves and were the first to tell you the results speed (and still do)

it's because the google computer has around 5gb of RAM, upgrade your PC to 5gb and it will be just as quick.

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greg_68;8154743

it's because the google computer has around 5gb of RAM, upgrade your PC … it's because the google computer has around 5gb of RAM, upgrade your PC to 5gb and it will be just as quick.



i'd hope by now google has more than 1 computer!

They use custom software and hardware, mixed with complicated mathematics and many thousand linked computers around the world.

jubbyme;8154898

i'd hope by now google has more than 1 computer!



And more than 5GB RAM in each too!

razta;8154943

They use custom software and hardware, mixed with complicated mathematics … They use custom software and hardware, mixed with complicated mathematics and many thousand linked computers around the world.



they run datacentres around the world, each with thousands of servers running a custom built OS (a form of linux) which is going to become Google OS.

You willl soon be able to run a google pc, using a google browser running on google internet :w00t:

faevilangel;8155064

they run datacentres around the world, each with thousands of servers … they run datacentres around the world, each with thousands of servers running a custom built OS (a form of linux) which is going to become Google OS.You willl soon be able to run a google pc, using a google browser running on google internet :w00t:



Er... where did you get that info from? I can understand their servers running a form of linux but it's not the same as Google OS...:?
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