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Cruncher Pete

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Project Overview
« on: May 24, 2009, 10:46:25 PM »

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Project Summary
Majestic-12 is working towards creation of a World Wide Web search engine based on concepts of distributing workload in a similar fashion achieved by successful projects such as SETI@home and Majestic-12 is developing a search engine scalable to billions of web pages that is based on support by the community. Since the task of building a World Wide Web search engine is so huge, we have chosen to make Majestic-12 Distributed Search Engine based on the concept of distributed computing. The idea being that many machines work on one task to get it done quicker than one large machine alone. One of the biggest challenges with the search engins is actually getting billions of pages, and to do this cost effectively we have created a client software called MJ12node that can be run on otherwise idle computers. This concept was used successfully by projects like SETI@HOME and

MJ12node software combines machines from all around the globe to crawl, collate and then send back it's findings to the master server. The crawled data will be analysed (indexed) and added to the Majestic-12 search engine. The result? Hopefully the biggest crawl of the web, and perhaps even the most up to date search engine of it's time.

The following platforms are supported:

Microsoft Windows x86     (32bit)
Microsoft Windws x86_64  (64bit)
Free BSD
Mac OS x
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