Regular readers are well versed on Google’s GFS file system. This article from the International Herald Tribune gives an update on their new Dalles, Oregon datacenter with dual four story cooling towers.
Besides cheap hydro power and great windsurfing, IHT reports that
The towers, looming like an information-age nuclear plant, mark the site of what may soon be one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, helping to supply the ever-greater horsepower needed to process billions of search queries a day and a growing repertory of other Internet services.
And Microsoft is spending an additional $2 billion to try to compete with Google. Somehow I don’t think that Windows Clusters have the Mojo to compete with GFS. Stay tuned for the dramatic battle between Googzilla and Microsofthra!