Inside Google - The Movie

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Google: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
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University of Washington video about Google

Search is one of the most important applications used on the internet and poses some of the most interesting challenges in computer science. Providing high-quality search requires understanding across a wide range of computer science disciplines. In this program, Jeff Dean of Google describes some of these challenges, discusses applications Google has developed, and highlights systems they've built, including GFS, a large-scale distributed file system, and MapReduce, a library for automatic parallelization and distribution of large-scale computation. He also shares some interesting observations derived from Google's web data.

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and a month later, it makes it to WMW (front page, no less). I do so enjoy feeling cutting-edge and down with the pulse on the street.

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