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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: multi-station netspread indexing
Date Wed, 12 Feb 2003 17:40:16 GMT
The RemoteSearchable class (in the latest CVS) will let you do this.  It 
uses Java RMI to let you search indexes on other machines.  With a 
MultiSearcher you can then search a number of independently maintained 
indexes on different machines.  MultiSearcher searches indexes serially, 
but it would be fairly simple to extend it to be able to search in 
parallel, with each search in a separate thread.  That should, in 
theory, scale fairly well, but I don't know if anyone has tried this. 
If you do, please send a message to describing your experience.


Piotr Martyniak wrote:
> Hi,
> It's kind of newbie question - i'm working on a small system allowing to
> allocate independent tasks on diffrent computers in local network
> I've been wondering if it is possible to use Lucene with system of this
> kind - I mean if 2 client-computers get 2 diffrent URLs, is it possible for
> them to do indexing job independently and then just send the results to the
> server which will connect those with other results.
> If it's possible at all, do you think it makes sense to do it on 10, 100,
> 1000 client-computers? What kind of advantages and disadvantages you see in
> solution like this?
> Thanks in advance for all your opinions.
> Peter
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