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Description of Pictures: Preview Case: American Enterprise
September 14, 2013 – January 13, 2015
This sneak peek at the museum's renovations features a Google Cork Board server.
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SIAHGO_141014_07.JPG: Google "Corkboard" Server, 1999
In 1998 Stanford University graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin launched Google, a web-search company, in a garage in Menlo Park, California.
To maximize searching at the lowest cost, Page and Brin built thirty racks of servers, including this one, from cheap parts. Each server row used corkboard insulating pads -- hence the name -- and had eight 22-gigabyte hard drives and four personal computers. Because components frequently failed, the system required effective fault-tolerant software.
From this modest, but highly innovative, beginning, Page and Brin built one of the largest and most influential information companies in the world.
Learn more about American innovation and business in the Museum's new exhibition American Enterprise, opening in 2015.
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2014 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Winchester, VA, Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA),
Michigan to visit mom in the hospice before she died and then a return trip after she died, and
my 9th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles).
Ego strokes: Paul Dickson used one of my photos as the author photo in his book "Aphorisms: Words Wrought by Writers".
Number of photos taken this year: just over 470,000.
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