According to Netcraft, GMail is alternating between Linux and Solaris 8?
I always read and heard that Google runs Linux exclusively on their huge cluster. (here’s another link)
So I wonder if…:
- …Netcraft is determining the operating system incorrectly
- …Google is actually using Solaris 8 on some of their machines in the cluster
- …Google is using a few systems with Solaris as a “gateway” to their Linux cluster
- …I am the first person to notice this outside of Google. (Or at least the first to create a blog entry about it.)
Maybe we will hear something official. Or if there has been some kind of information released by Google regarding Solaris 8, please add a link to it within the comments.
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