Did you know Google used LEGO bricks for its server cabinet

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Did you know Google used LEGO bricks for its server cabinet

It’s been over a decade since Google has been helping people around the globe in a few clicks, but did you know the first storage device for the server was made of lego pieces.

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, while pursuing PhD at Stanford University in 1996 used Lego pieces to house their first storage device.

In the start 4GB hard disks were the largest available, so they stacked 10 of them into a cabinet using Lego bricks.

The development of the Google algorithms was carried on on a variety of Computers, mainly provided by the NSF-DARPA-NASA-funded Digital Library project at Stanford.

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Crawling the web to obtain its link structure required an enormous amount of storage in comparison with typical student projects at that time.

From 2003 to 2010 the Google storage unit was exhibited in the basement hall of Gates Computer Sciences.

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