about google 101 and computing power from electricity
"In a sense, there are only five computers on earth." He[Prabhakar Raghavan, Yahoo Research Chief] lists Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon. Few others, he says, can turn electricity into computing power with comparable efficiency. (businessweek.com)
Gain your insights from the businessweek article on Google's 101 course in which they start teaching web-scale computing in the universities. This is how they reach out to find new generations of engineers to fuel the never-ending appetite of the Googleplex for young brains.
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