Ever wonder how Google uses Linux?

Check out this article on LWN.net.  The author, Jonathan Corbet, describes how Google is customizing the Linux Kernel.  One of the most interesting facts was "Google runs something like 5000 threads on systems with 16-32 cores. "  Pretty incredible when you see the big issues they have to over come to give us all are searches in less than a few seconds.  A neat article to remind most of us just how much we could be doing with the kernel if we really wanted to.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.