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From Ken Krugler <>
Subject Re: Serving remote lucene client - RMI vs HTTP
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2007 02:34:02 GMT
>Hi Everyone,
>We are using lucene,nutch and spring framework to create a specialized
>search engine. Due to growing traffic we are trying to scale. By doing some
>tests we found out that the bottle neck was lucene search. We used some
>heavy traffic simulation and logged the time taken by each portion of the
>server response and found out that the bulk of the time was spent in
>searching from lucene index.
>In order to accomodate higher traffic we are planning on splitting our
>application in 2 portions:
>1. Web application (on 1 machine)
>2. Search application (one more than 1 machine)


Nutch already supports distributed Lucene searchers, using Hadoop RPC.

-- Ken
Ken Krugler
Krugle, Inc.
+1 530-210-6378
"If you can't find it, you can't fix it"

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