Tarry for the Nonce

September 29, 2005

To Infinity and Beyond

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 2:49 pm

I didn’t realize that Google was after Microsoft’s market.

Google Inc. confirmed Wednesday that it will build up to 1 million square feet of offices at NASA Ames Research Center and collaborate with the space agency on research surrounding topics such as supercomputing that could benefit everything from moon launches to online searches . . .

For Google, the new partnership comes at a time when the Internet search engine is expanding by leaps and bounds, hiring on average 10 people per day. Experts say the company, which now employs more than 4,000 people, has ambitions beyond Internet search and could pose a serious threat to Microsoft Corp. for supremacy in desktop consumer computing . . .

“Our planned partnership presents an enormous range of potential benefits to the space program,” said NASA Ames Center Director Scott Hubbard. At 1 million square feet, the new campus would be larger than filmmaker George Lucas’ new Presidio complex and nearly as big as the 52-story office tower in the Bank of America Center in San Francisco’s Financial District.

I guess San Francisco and San Jose lost out.

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1 Comment

  1. I didn’t realize that Google was after Microsoft’s market….supercomputing….

    You mean someone trusts Microsoft for supercomputing applications?! WOW!

    When I hear supercomputing, I think Cray, IBM, UofI/NCSA…I do NOT think Microsoft. Hell, I don’t even trust the Microsoft ATM software.

    On a similar topic, that BoA Center in San Fran looked fairly nice.

    Comment by Andrew P. — September 29, 2005 @ 3:37 pm


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