BW: …Team Behind Gnutella… Pioneers World’s First Distributed, Real-Time Search Engine…

“InfraSearch.com (www.infrasearch.com), the world’s first
technology prototype search engine that lets online content
providers respond to search queries in real-time and with dynamic
data, was announced today by key contributors of the Gnutella
movement. Based on Gnutella — a fully-distributed
information-sharing technology — InfraSearch.com is the industry’s
first search infrastructure developed to showcase how commercial
content providers such as portals, traditional search engines or
any commercial web site can push customized responses to search

“Gene Kan, architect of an open-source Unix Gnutella client and
founder of InfraSearch explains, “InfraSearch is poised to
revolutionize search. It makes no sense to throw up a web site and
hope that search crawlers come around to index it.” “What makes
sense for commercial content providers is to take charge and drive
traffic by controlling the way searches are answered. These
providers own the data, so they should manage the search. It’s the
only part of the user experience companies don’t even try to

“At this announcement, InfraSearch is not an incorporated
company but a prototype in development running on a Linux machine
which doubles as a web server. InfraSearch is a fully-distributed
system comprising several major components, each of which can be
made redundant and load-balanced with extreme ease through Gnutella
technology. For Gnutella software client downloads, go to
http://gnutella.wego.com. InfraSearch founders include Gene Kan and
Yaroslav Faybishenko of UC Berkeley’s elite Experimental Computing
Facility, and Cody Oliver.”

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