New Ask Datacenter Expands Search Capacity

In the on again off again debate about whether Ask remains serious about search, a new blog post suggests that Ask is making a bid to improve its search index and efficiency, having completed a move to a new datacenter: Our engineers were going to have to spend more time on improving efficiency, and less time on new feature development. So we've been in the planning stages for moving to new datacenter spaces since 2006, and we've executed the move of thousands of systems over the past several months . . . We're excited about our new infrastructure position because it supports new and [...]


Ask.com Chooses Central Washington For New Data Center

Ask.com, Intuit bringing new data centers to state reports that Ask.com has selected Washington State for the location of a new data center, designed to help save Ask.com money on power. Although Ask.com did not mention which building they have selected, we know they "signed a lease in an existing building in Moses Lake." Rumors are that they have picked the Titan building, which is in a "former NORAD Missile Control Center." In related news, Google's North Carolina deal may get reviewed by the Senate Finance Committee, according to this AP story. Senate leader Marc Basnight "said he will [...]


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