Web address total tops one trillion

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Web address total tops one trillion
 
According to the world's largest search engine, web addresses, or more accurately, URL Index has just topped 1 trillion. To put it another way, that's 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 (Non-US and scientific community) URL's. Astounding!
 
The search giant said that its databases have catalogued the mammoth number by counting URLs, recording each link within a page.

The milestone number comes ten years after Google revealed its first site tally, which recorded some 26 million sites. By 2000, that number had grown to one billion.
 
The figure only applies to unique URL addresses, and not actual web pages - strictly speaking, the number of pages out there is infinite.
 
As the web has expanded, so have the requirements for indexing. Google could process and rank each of the 26 million pages on the web with a single workstation.

These days, the task of calculating page rank is equal to indexing and ordering every single intersection in the US, multiplied by 50,000.

Today, Google downloads the web continuously, collecting updated page information and re-processing the entire web-link graph several times per day.
 
What a sobering thought.
 
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24-07-2008, 08:03:15

Toxcity
The GTX 260 seems to be doing well for itself according to online stores.

News Article.

24-07-2008, 08:04:52

PV5150
Yes the price drop has certainly made them a more attractive option

24-07-2008, 08:06:59

Toxcity

link is broken mate

Edit: Fixed



Lol, I always forget. :)

24-07-2008, 08:08:37

TonyG
Linky not working

24-07-2008, 08:11:00

PV5150
works fine here

24-07-2008, 08:21:29

Ham
Where can you get em for £180?

Seems pretty good tbh. People wanting to stick with the green team who weren't stup... extreme enough to go for the priced 280 I guess.

24-07-2008, 08:47:44

Toxcity
Cheapest on the net here (not including postage mind you).

Second best [URL="http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Xpertvision-GeForce-GTX-260-896MB-GDDR3-Dual-DVITV-Out-PCI-E,-Retail_7723.html"]here.[/URL]

24-07-2008, 09:03:45

nepas
thats the same as what i payed for my 8800gt less than 12 months ago,so thats pretty good value

24-07-2008, 09:51:47

Jim
Even at the price of £199 that we used in our 4870 review it does quite well:

[IMG]http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/articles/2008/07/23070414382l.png[/IMG]
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