1999-2000 Final Year Projects

Cluster-based Search Engine

Supervisor(s): Dr. Wang C. L.( clwang@csis.hku.hk)

No of students:3

Prerequisite: None

Project Type: CS


The students taking this project will build a full-text searching engine on a cluster of PCs running Linux. The goal of this project is to achieve high throughput and short response time for serving queries, by exploiting the parallelism of the multiservers in the cluster. The cluster-based approach can achieve better scalability and fault resilient. It is also the most inexpensive solution to develop a search engine. The project involves CGI programming and the use of Socket for communication.