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Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest site

Peter Alguacil at Pingdom wrote a HighScalability worthy article on Facebook's architecture: Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest site. It covers the challenges Facebook faces, the software Facebook uses, and the techniques Facebook uses to keep on scaling. Definitely worth a look.


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1 person brain + 1 Server --> Can create a site that server up to 15k users a day


300 person brain + 10 k Servers --> Can serve 400 mil users


What is so great about it ?

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGK

The great thing about it is that they don't have a single person with Maths ability like you in their total 300 people. It's funny to hear your simplification of Scalability problem into more-people-hiring problem :).

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNBT80

Perhaps you should study what is Tipping Point. In fact the condition reverses after a certain period, say science.

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervishnu

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