Originally called BackRub, it’s home was Stanford University in 1998.
The young search engine, written in Java and Python, ran on the following hardware:
- Sun Ultra II with dual 200 MHz processors, 256MB of RAM.
- Storage boxes included 3 × 9GB drives and 6 × 4GB drives.
- 2 × 300 MHz Dual Pentium II Servers, 512MB of RAM.
- Internal 9 × 9GB drives between the two.
- F50 IBM RS/6000 with 4 processors, 512MB of RAM and 8 × 9GB drives.
- IBM disk expansion box with another 8 × 9GB drives.
- Homemade disk box which contained 10 × 9GB SCSI drives.
- Donated by the Intel 2 and IBM 3 corporations.
The mature search engine is now a verb, just BackRub it.
All for freedom and for pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world