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A Scavenger Grid for Intranet Indexing

Nakashole, Ndapandula and Hussein Suleman (2008) A Scavenger Grid for Intranet Indexing. In Proceedings 11th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, Bali, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Digital library services, such as searching and browsing, are increasingly needed in more restricted environments than the public Web. This paper proposes a scavenger Grid of idle desktop workstations to support computationally-intensive indexing services. A prototype software system was developed using commodity Grid middleware and information retrieval tools. This system demonstrated that the overhead incurred by Grid middleware is manageable and that performance gains are significant.

EPrint Type:Conference Poster
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.3 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
ID Code:474
Deposited By:nakashole, ndapandula
Deposited On:18 September 2008