Basic question

Joachim Worringen joachim at lfbs.RWTH-Aachen.DE
Tue Jan 22 06:45:29 EST 2002


Horatio B. Bogbindero wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 01:08:00PM +0530, Rahul Torvi wrote (wyy sez):
> >
> >  I m running a search server for our company on one of the server I have.
> > This server is built using java. Can I set up a Beowulf cluster to run this
> > search server so that I may get better results. If so what do I need to do.
> >
> of course, you can run you program in a beowulf cluster. but....
> you have to recode it of course.

Ask the guys at Google how they did it... 

But generally, I think it must be a *very* big company with heavy search
traffic if a single server can not perform this task. I really doubt
that this is the case here. Therefore, it might be easier to buy a
bigger machine than to go parallel for this. Did you analyze where the
bottleneck is?

 Joachim

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