Google's Caffeine search index goes live

Google's Caffeine search index goes live

Summary: Google's new search index, Caffeine, processes thousands of Web pages in parallel every second.

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Google on Tuesday rolled out its new Web search index, dubbed Caffeine.

With the new search index, Google is promising 50 percent fresher results and the largest collection of Web content.

In a blog post, Google said it rebuilt the search engine to capture real-time data, video and richer content. In a nutshell, Caffeine will continually index the Web. When information is updated, Caffeine will absorb the changes into the index.

Among the key stats Google outlined about Caffeine:

  • Every second Caffeine processes thousands of pages in parallel.
  • The new index takes up 100 million gigabytes of storage in one database.
  • Caffeine adds hundreds of thousands of gigabytes of data per day.

Topics: Browser, Google

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  • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

    Yawn! Bing is looking much more interesting than Google, these days:

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/how-i-got-suckered-into-going-bing-for-a-week/35661

    Even after Google has copied the background image concept from Bing.
    Tim Acheson
    • Bing = Bong

      Google as a company has done more good for humanity in it's short lifespan than MS has EVER in its 30+ years.
      geeman44
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        Google announced a top secret project called Caffeine yesterday ? it?s mostly under-the-hood stuff, so users shouldn?t immediately notice any differences between the old technology and the new.<br><br>One of the goals of Caffeine is to index content much faster ? that means Google could be trying to figure out real-time relevant search. A better way to search Twitter is probably fairly high on the list ? as ?Bing? has been dabbling in that as<a href="http://www.accessmedicalbooks.com/"><font color="light&amp;height"> accessmedicalbooks</font></a> from this we <a href="http://www.cartecampus.com/"><font color="light&amp;height">cartecampus</font></a> to get the <a href="http://www.internetparalaevangelizacion.org/"><font color="light&amp;height">internetparalaevangelizacion</font></a> will have any <a href="http://www.pcloshwdb.com/"><font color="light&amp;height"> pcloshwdb</font></a> that can be <a href="http://www.estudielenco.net/"><font color="light&amp;height">estudielenco</font></a> from well.
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        It?s the first step in a process that will let us push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other dimensions
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        If you are interested in trying out the new technology, head over to
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        Google is looking for feedback, so make sure to submit it using the ?Dissatisfied?? link at the bottom, and include the word ?caffeine? in your comment.
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        Google is asking for your help checking out its tweaks to its search engine?not that you?ll notice
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        much difference. These Google search changes would usually happen behind the scenes without
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        much fanfare. So what?s this about? Perception.
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        For the last several months, a large team of Googlers has been working on a secret project
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        a next-generation architecture for Google?s web search. It?s the first step in a process that will
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        let us push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

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        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        Needless to say that Techmeme is all aflutter. Its great that Google is asking for feedback. Some folks say that the latest Google tweaks are faster and illustrate the search giants focus on technology. Others are focused on real-time indexing of Twitter and SEO. Im in the camp that cant find much difference. On topics near and dear to me like antibiotics and Lyme diseaseIm taking enough antibiotics right now to kill a horsethe results are about the same. Maybe something gets moved here and there, but overall its the same old Google<a href="http://ipadbagblog.com/"><font color="light&height"> ipad bag blog</font></a> of best <a href="http://www.sutudeg.org/"><font color="light&height">sutudeg community</font></a> the modern <a href="http://wposfv.com/"><font color="light&amp;height">education news</font></a> and country and results.
        Linux Love
      • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

        power searchers might notice a few differences, so we?re opening up a web developer preview to collect feedback.
        Linux Love
    • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

      @Tim Acheson Also, Microsoft has already committed to owning OS updates for WP7. They've adoped a completely new strategy since Windows Mobile. Handset makers and wireless carriers will no longer get to dictate which phones receive OS upgrades. Based on how well Microsoft treated Zune owners over the years.
      Arabalar
  • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

    Seriously? Bing "looks" more interesting. Google's never been about how it looks. It's the best search engine because of what it does. If Bing can do what Google can do and better, that will give me reason to switch. Not because it looks prettier. Let's see if Bing can keep up with Caffeine. I wouldn't put money on it.
    Immobius
    • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

      @Immobius
      Agreed, Google has given me the best overall results than any other search engine. I've tried to switch to yahoo, ask, even bing, but they just aren't as good for the majority of searches I do.
      mrdt
    • RE: Google's Caffeine search index goes live

      @Immobius
      Exactly. I don't care about graphics and pretty pictures. Down here in Australia, a lot of people still use dialup; especially on some corporate outposts. The google page loads instantly on dialup, mobile, and slow connections. Search results are returned extremely quickly with the minimum of fuss. And, from the little play I had with Bing, Google search results are still the best for my needs. I do a lot of searching for device drivers for old hardware, hardware ID's, error codes/messages, and java exceptions. Google beats Bing hands down for my search needs.
      Shinsengumi
  • Bing sucks!

    Like every thing else from Microsoft
    jestewart1