Take a peek at our system administration team hard at work on one of the
many pre-launch projects.
that video was exciting!
The music is pornish but the pictures are interesting; I visited the site pointed to in the previous link and find that we launch in May, but apparently not yet in May.
Is this a hoff video? I bet it is….
where is the narrator track explaining what this massive computer does?
Can I have a job working with you please???
Racking up server is a blast, as long as you don’t have to redo anything.
Very cool! Good to see there is room for expansion too
To be well prepared for user demand and technology evolution, …
… please make your service accessible for mobile users !
I will happily test it on mobile devices and
spread the word within my (web) communities focusing mobile devices:
LinkedIn Group “Windows Mobile” (~1000 members)
XING “Windows Mobile Business Forum” (~1500 members)
Learnbemobile (new German website for info and reference on mobile devices)
PPC-Welt (well established German Pocket PC Web Community, > 40000 members)
Club Pocket PC MÃ¼nchen (local user group)
and several other communities in Germany / Central Europe
I can’t wait anymore to see….. how wolfram Alpha is going to change the whole search scenario
Wolfram Alpha is an amazing ambitious project. It isn’t going to change the search industury in the sense you may be thinking. Wolfram Alpha is going to build on what we have and offer different and exciting services to us all. Search engines, like Google, will continue to do what they do best. Wolfram Alpha is different.
Que poco queda para el cambio!
The anticipation builds, I am waiting to see this thing come live :) But I hope there is enough power behind these servers, there will be the whole internet hammering on them in the first days.
A question on your rack installation:
I didn’t notice any in rack cooling being installed (maybe I missed it), are you guys using any sorts of point of use cooling or are you using the existing room a/c? I’d think you have those racks pretty full for ambient cooling, especially since you already have the raised flooring and drop ceiling to run duct.
As someone who’s personally worked in computer rooms and data centers since the late 1970′s, I know and have lived this video, and what all is required to bring up a server farm.
It would be nice to see W|A track the electricity and cooling used to support these servers…Maybe this data center should look into having solar-panel backup? Having no idea where this data center is located, I’m assuming there is some sunlight available to store power?
We used to keep 6-packs of Fosters beer under the raised floor. It was like a large fridge and we’d try to find beer under random floor tiles!
PS> I’m a long-time Mathematica user – since the late 1980′s, when it was available only on the Mac…
Well… . I’m waiting, the date of launch was fot TODAY 1st of May…. .
we wait with bated breath, good luck :)
wow!!! thats a lot of servers. I had no idea it will take so many servers and huge amount people and cost to start a good project, atleast that biggg.
My one computer gets so heated, not sure how much heat they generate by placing on top of each other. Hopefully there will be no fire.
Do you have a plan to support Chinese? We have seen that in Google, Yahoo…
Hope you didnt lease the building, but bought it. Waiting for the day. I too would like to be a mobile tester. I come from a different field, please don’t lock me out, Law Enforcement we need this to protect the people.
The video was great – I watched carefully. I know you worked/are working hard on it, both on the setting up of the system and the video itself. As a very small critisism it lacked the joint team’s (smiling of course) picture at the end when you switched on and all those leds operated for the first time! That would have been a good shot. Good luck with your venture – these computer systems and the internet as a whole are just unbelievable!
Ron VK5AKR, Tanunda, South Australia …
You guys are having too much fun! Nothing like un-boxing and installing the hardware!
You’re building your own server room? Um, why?
Nice vid..is that all required to start a search engine..thats g8..i wish wolframAlpha team will give the details about there resources :)
When in May, 2009?
Looks like it was good fun!
One step closer for end user testing?
Longest, most boring Dell (and Cisco) ad I’ve ever seen
So is this one of a number of clusters around the world or is it just this one for day one?
It looks like you guys need to be signing up a serious renewable energy supply contract with someone too, that or plant a helluva lot of trees to offset those servers when running!
Agree with dr. h – crap so far, hope the services provided has multimillon x times of delivery
I will love to see the same video after 20 years again :)
It’s always good to see theory becoming reality! Good Luck!
Very interesting! I wish I could’ve been there.
hope you did not get all the DELL equipment from Dell boy .lol
Dell boy is a character in ~only fools and horses ~UK tv series
waiting for you to be up and running
may all go well
Ya o de una vez???
Fabulous -and not long ago I was worried about changing a graphic card
Big is beautiful
Bien, bien y ahora a trabajar….
and now so what! expected to see more in relation to the the soft.
Muito massa, very good
quem me dera trabalhar com voces
Wow, makes me miss the days I had with various startup ventures, building everything from the ground up. Makes me want to join you guys in the fun. Good luck and may you have great success! JAH
Hi, similar to my job. Structuring ,Ericsson AXE, digital telephone systems , routers, racks etc.
Good luck to your attempts
Surprised to see traditional JBOD servers in such a large environment where everything was brought in new? Any technical reason not to use blade servers or disk less traditional servers with a proper SAN behind it? Power consumption and space would have been drastically reduced and de-duplication of data, faster replacements, on the fly backups without the need to quiesce the databases, etc…
Nice to see it getting of the ground can’t wait to use the tool just puzzled with the hardware side of things.
i whant too say it’s a god idea to have another search engine and brvo too you it’s big and good may gad help you all Very interesting! I wish I couldâ€™ve been there just too help you and see it in the reality :)
Although it all sounds very exciting, I really do not think what is promised by Wolfrmalpha can deliver the results with a single rack of hardware. It may only take the load for couple of thousands of people with all that heavy calculations to serve. You need a city block size super computer to serve millions of people.
While your methodology may be inspirational as well as groundbreaking, how are your going to handle government censorship of information as well as spying on individual browsing habits? While you may have devised a better mousetrap, there’s a bigger rodent your trap can’t catch or ignore.
Hoping to test your efforts real soon… You will have a winner when you launch, it’s a much needed system for serious researchers and knowledge junkies..!
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How much money does all this servers cost???
Brilliant! Congratulations, can’t wait to try it out :)
Ok that’s not even music, thats just noise pretending to be music, i thought you’d have done better than that.
Wasn’t there a mathematica thing for doing ringtones or sum such… should have used that.
Nice ad for Dell, did you get a discount ;-)
The music comments are right on…wolframtones is the way to go and brand ALPHA. It is a program highly underrated, even by the Wolfram community.
Look at Apple, (not DELL), to see how sound and visuals are actually an integrated representation of the product.
I am excited with the new search methods in ALPHA, because it promises to help any user (like me) do more and do it better. But fans like me will also challenge it…
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